Show your face to the world

Who doesn’t love clear, bright, soft and smooth skin? We are genetically dispositioned to prefer good skin -it’s a sign of health and attractiveness. This is why, when people suffer with skin problems it’s not just the discomfort, itchiness, or pain that are debilitating there is generally an emotional effect too. A study in the…

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

What it is, what it isn’t, how to help If someone complains of constantly being too tired to do anything, don’t discount it as a psychological problem. Chronic fatigue is real and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating illness. CFS is not a psychological issue – it isn’t depression. If in doubt, the key…

Acupuncture Treats Hypertension

Modern research now widens treatment options to patients with hypertension. Researchers at the University of California School of Medicine have proven that acupuncture lowers blood pressure in people with hypertension and they have explained the mechanisms behind how it works. This is great news for the 30% of Aussie adults who have high blood pressure…

Multiple Sclerosis and Acupuncture

A diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can be devastating but it need not be hopeless. Chinese medicine’s holistic approach is well suited to helping people manage this currently incurable disease and is a common choice of complementary therapy by MS patients themselves and, increasingly, their health-care provider(1).  According to the World Health Organisation, acupuncture is…

Why Acupuncture Is Good Science

This is one of the most frequently asked questions an acupuncturist hears. We understand that the thought of putting some fine needles into the body as a way of healing may seem a little…well..bizarre. So, let me explain why I think acupuncture is good science. According to the science council, science is the ‘study and…

Still Evolving

We are still evolving

Until recently it was thought that our species had stopped evolving far in the past. In fact, by peering into the human genome we have been able to see that our biology continues to change to suit particular environments. Most of us feel breathless in high mountain air because our lungs must work harder to…