Other conditions

Acupuncture for Lymphedema

In normal circumstances tissue fluids that are located in between the cell spaces are  moved by the lymphatic system to prevent build up. In the event of the lymphatic system not functioning as it should, fluid can build up causing edema. In severe cases it can lead to lymphedema. Causes of ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Ganglion Cysts

The cause for ganglion cysts from a western medical point of view is still unknown. Theorists have hypothesized that an injury or overuse lead to tissue breakdown in the local area and this debris keeps building up causing a larger and larger lump. This excess tissue then bulges out through the ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Hashimoto’s Disease

Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid becomes chronically inflamed and leads to primary hypothyroidism. Blood tests are used to determine the level of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and other signs of Hashimoto's disease may include tiredness, sensitivity to cold, ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis is another autoimmune disease that acupuncture may treat. The incidence of the disease is quite small effecting about one in seven thousand people. From a western medical scientific perspective, there is no cure and the treatment usually involves steroids that have a short limited ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Crohn’s Disease

Crohn's disease is regarded as an autoimmune disease of no known cause. Some researchers suspect that some micro-organism may involved but this has been undetected so far.Ulcerative colitis may run in the families of those people with Crohn's disease and  it it is not understood why the incidence of ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Cushing’s Syndrome

Cushing's Syndrome is due to excess secretion of Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) by the pituitary or over prescribed ACTH such as in Addison's disease. There may be a number of symptoms including tiredness, fluid retention, muscular weakness and accumulation of fatty tissue around the shoulder ... Continue Reading >>

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 >>