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What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?
22 Jan 2015

In west, we think medicine to be a way of dealing with disease and illness. In contrast, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) emphasizes on achieving health as well as wellbeing through cultivation of harmony within our lives. Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on Chinese concept of Qi and theory of yin and yang. According to TCM, harmony brings wellbeing, health as well as sustainability and disharmony leads to disease, illness and collapse. What is the viewpoint of TCM? TCM is a way to look at ourselves and the world, which sees everything as a whole and considers everything in the context. This perspective is known as taking while in TCM. It is applied to everything that affects the wellbeing and health; from exercise, diet and handling stress to how we interact with fr ...Read More

How Do We Manage Paediatric Acupuncture Treatment

How Do We Manage Paediatric Acupuncture Treatment
16 Jan 2015

For starting the process smoothly, we first ensure to educate parents on how to prepare as well as support their child at the time of acupuncture treatments. We do this especially during the first visit. Parents should know that they shouldn’t force their child to get the treatment of acupuncture done if they do not want it. I tell parents to not use words like pins, pokery, poke and needles in front of child because if the kid has had vaccination shots, this will make the treatment seem painful and scary, which isn’t actually. During the initial visit of the child, we generally take a significant amount of time discussing the health history of child and while we have toys I advice parents to bring something that’s liked by their child or will help entertain their ...Read More

Acupuncture May Boost Conception Success

Acupuncture May Boost Conception Success
15 Dec 2014

It has been estimated in the recent years that a number of Australian women have been unable to get pregnant even after a year of trying to conceive. As a result a lot of them have turned to the traditional fertility treatments for assistance. Many women are also trying out alternative therapies like acupuncture, says Northside Acupuncture’s Robert Bradford, the reputed practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine. For whatever reason it is, nowadays more and more women are delaying childbirth into their late 30s and early 40s. And because of this more and more women are having difficulty in getting pregnant. We all know that women’s fertility basically declines as she grows older. But that doesn’t mean a woman won’t be able to get ...Read More

Menopausal Symptoms and Treatments

Menopausal Symptoms and Treatments
09 Dec 2014

Menopause is the permanent end of the menstrual periods in a woman. It is a natural phenomenon. However, it may even be caused by radiation, chemotherapy or surgery. A woman is generally said to have completed her natural menopause when she hasn’t got her periods for twelve consecutive months. For Australian women, this usually happens around age 51-54. Menopause happens instantly when both the ovaries are removed surgically or if they become damaged due to chemotherapy or radiation therapy in cancer treatment. Menopausal Symptoms: The most common menopausal symptoms include: Night sweats and hot flashes Vaginal dryness leading to painful intercourse Changes in the mood like anxiety, depression, or/and irritability Physical complaints like tired ...Read More