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Acupuncture for Addison’s Disease

If the adrenal cortex is damaged and doesn't produce its hormones in adequate quantities,  it can result in  primary adrenal insufficiency known as Addison's Disease. Addison's disease can commonly occur because of the body attacking itself and hence is an  autoimmune disease. A condition known ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture, Jing and Stem Cells by John Kennedy

Many patients ask me if acupuncture can help improve he constitution or be used to treat chronic type problems that may have a genetic predisposition.We ask John Kennedy, a practising acupuncturist and herbalist based in Masterton who has a specialist interest in this topic.John's contact details ... Continue Reading >>

Latest Chinese Herbs research on dementia should benefit the shareholders of Shineway Pharmaceutical Group

The end of 2015 has a seen a new study being commenced in Sydney to ascertain if a Chinese herbal formula may benefit people afflicted with dementia. This research has had a mixed response from the general Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) profession which is now part of Australian Practitioner ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Post-operative Surgical Scarring

Scarring can often be a result of surgery and the degree of the scarring can cause problems and hinder the recovery process. For example, the scaring may lessen the normal range of movement of a joint and slow down and hinder the patient to partake in the appropriate rehabilitation and stretching ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Sicca (dry eye) Syndrome

Sicca syndrome is sometimes referred to as Sjogren's syndrome. To be accurate however, it must be noted that Sjogren's syndrome needs to have evidence of an auto-immune disease present. Ophthalmological examination is important because this condition can lead to more serious problems including ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Raw Food Diet Fanatic Syndrome

It seems the obsession with a raw food diet has made a resurgence. I thought it had died out in the late 70's but apparently not. The good news is that acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help all the associated damage that this kind of diet causes to the people who undertake to go on a raw food diet. ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese herbs and acupuncture for Lyme Disease

Lyme disease came about being called Lyme disease because it was first noticed in 1975 in Lyme, Connecticut. It can occur anywhere in the world including China. The disease is transmitted by a tick and can lead to a whole host of symptoms. The most common symptom is a rash and the second most ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren's contractures  more commonly affects the 3rd and 4th fingers and is  more prevalent in males than females. It is also regarded as having a family history and has also been called the "Viking Disease" because men from Scandinavia have a higher incidence. The liver is also thought to play a ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis can cause cramping and  pain in the lower left region of the abdomen.The large intestine can develop small pouches that bulge out like little sacs and these are called diverticula.As we age, the bowel develops more and more diverticula and then this is called diverticulosis.In fact, ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Intracranial Hypertension

Intracranial hypertension occurs  as a result of increased pressure around the brain. It results in headache, nausea and vomiting. Sometimes there may be severe visual disturbance, which in extreme cases can include blindness. There are two types of intracranial hypertension. One where the cause is ... Continue Reading >>