Month: November 2016


How Acupuncture Really Works

How Acupuncture Really Works Misinformation about acupuncture There’s a lot of misinformation around about how acupuncture really works. Much of this comes down to poor translations of ancient Chinese texts into English almost 100 years ago. Acupuncture is not magic or ‘voodoo’ Despite popular views acupuncture does not work by manipulating invisible energy along invisible …

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Acupuncture and Medications

Acupuncture and Medications In Chinese hospitals, Western and Chinese medicine are integrated to provide a ‘best of both worlds’ care for patients. Many people think they should get either medication care or acupuncture care, but they shouldn’t look at them in isolation. Acupuncture Plus Medications Medications can do a very good job at relieving symptoms, …

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Acupuncture Momentum

Acupuncture Momentum Acupuncture works on momentum.  Whilst on a very rare occasion I fix a patient in one treatment, most patients need a series of treatment to get better. Why Does Acupuncture Usually Require a Series of Treatments? Acupuncture works by stimulating and retraining the body’s natural repair mechanism.  When we hurt ourselves, the central …

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Massage or Acupuncture?

Massage or Acupuncture? What’s the difference and which one is better? Massage improves blood circulation to help the body eliminate waste and increase nutrients to the area massaged; releases nerve compression (by the muscles) to help relive nerve pain; relaxes muscles; and feels great! Acupuncture Acupuncture does everything massage does, but in addition it: ‘reprograms’ …

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