Acupuncture for insomnia. Yes or no?

  Yesterday somebody asked me if acupuncture for insomnia has been proven effective, so I checked a meta-analysis, and quickly reviewed "insomnia". Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep and/or the inability to remain asleep, with non-restorative sleep lasting for a month or more. Anyone who’s experienced insomnia understands how this can affect their quality... Continue Reading →

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What’s up with that?! A gazillion embedded gold threads in somebody’s knees, and a media beat-up.

Recently, an X-Ray image has done the rounds of the interwebs. It first surfaced here and has been widely discussed by biomedical doctors, doctors of acupuncture, and the tabloid media. Do well-educated, AHPRA-Registered Acupuncturists practicing in Australia routinely treat osteoarthritis like this? No. And it's an assumption to think that we do. You can read... Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes in an acupuncture clinic

During the quiet days of January, many acupuncturists began preparation for national registration of our profession in 2012. We’ll be more accountable, and more closely regulated than ever before. This is a good thing for public safety and for standards of care. Registration will elevate acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to professional status, alongside doctors,... Continue Reading →

Bears in there? We’re Wildlife Aware

From the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd You may have seen last night’s Channel 7 Sunday Night feature on “Something About Mary” which informed viewers of Mary Hutton’s story. Mary is the founder of the ‘Free the Bears Fund Inc’ (www.freethebears.org.au) and has made it her mission to protect various species of bears... Continue Reading →

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