Acupuncture for lupus

Lupus is Latin for wolf

Lupus is the common shortened term for Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus (SLE) and is an auto-immune disorder from an unknown cause. It predominately affects younger women. Lupus has flare ups along with remissions and acupuncture for lupus can help. One of the common presenting symptoms of lupus is the ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Fatigue during Pregnancy

Acupuncture helps fatigue during pregnancy

Tiredness during pregnancy usually occurs in the first trimester and again in the last trimester. Even though to experience tiredness  during pregnancy is common, it should not be regarded as being normal. This is  because from a Chinese medicine point of view, fatigue during pregnancy is regarded ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy

Post complication of Bell's palsy

Chinese research has demonstrated the effectiveness of acupuncture for Bell’s palsy. In America it is estimated that Bell’s palsy affects 40,000 people per year. It is caused by a dysfunction of the 7th cranial nerve leading to one sided facial paralysis. Bell's palsy can leave the person with an ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Vertigo

Vertigo

There can be many causes of vertigo including cervical spondylosis. Vertigo and dizziness can affect up to 30 % of the population and the incidence increases with age and more women than men suffer from this symptom. Sometimes problems with the inner ear can cause vertigo and there may also be ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Stress Incontinence

A sneeze can trigger stress incontinence

Stress incontinence affects mainly women and can occur after childbirth and menopause. It is thought that the lowered estrogen levels causes lower muscular pressure around the urethra causing small amounts of urine leaking out during laughing, coughing or sneezing. Incontinence also affects some ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Oedema during Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help oedema during pregnancy

In traditional Chinese medical diagnostic terms, oedema during pregnancy will have a different cause depending where the swelling is located. In addition, other symptoms accompanying the oedema will also have a bearing as to what the root cause of the problem may be. For instance, swelling of the ... Continue Reading >>