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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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 →
What does spring time mean to you? Newness and all that's fresh and enlivening? Quiet times in nature, or pottering in the garden? Cooking up a storm with abundant fresh produce? The torments of hay fever or asthma? (and yes, acupuncture and herbal medicine may help with either of these conditions) Feel free to share... Continue Reading →
How does acupuncture work? Brisbane acupuncture practioner Margi Macdonald shares a video from the talented team at RMIT
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 →
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 →
Clayfield acupuncturist Margi Macdonald shares Lifeline's community health initiatives and resources for stress management.
Tits, boobs, puppies, girls, hooters, fun-bags, bazookas, boozies and norks. For the next few minutes, we're peeking into bras, bedrooms and beliefs as we discover how marvellous and multi-faceted our breasts can be. What's in a name? Plenty, it would seem. Is there any other organ which so visibly embodies what it means to be... Continue Reading →