Peri-menopause treatment and evidence

A recent meta-analysis looking at 14 trials involving 1030 women again showed that acupuncture and Chinese herbs can alleviate the symptoms that come with perimenopause and menopause. The study in 2020 reaffirmed that while periods may cease, it doesn’t have to be a time of pain, discomfort, hot sweats, mood swings and insomnia. What is…

cosmetic acupuncture

How does acupuncture micro-needling stimulate collagen and reduce wrinkles?

Facial acupuncture using micro-needles can stimulate collagen production and reduce facial wrinkles. But how? The needles stimulate the body’s immune system and wound-healing mechanisms. As the acupuncture micro-needles penetrate the skin this causes micro-wounds and triggers an inflammatory reaction that begins a cascade of subsequent reactions. The skin’s nerve receptors and defence mechanisms sense these…

frozen shoulder

Frozen Shoulder (aka Adhesive Capsulitis)

Frozen Shoulder (aka Adhesive Capsulitis) Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a painful condition typically characterised by pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. While the triggers which cause this debilitating inflammatory condition remain uncertain, its characteristic pain and stiffness can make simple daily tasks such as dressing, using a hair dryer, changing…

How Traditional Chinese Medicine can help with treatment and prevention: Part III

Not everyone will have a deadly reaction to the Coronavirus. Like any virus, there are those that will contract the virus and overcome it without any intervention, and those who may need to be hospitalised.  We want to fall into the category where our body’s defences are able to overcome the viral infection upon contraction…