This week many of you hit a wall. The past few months have caught up with everyone, and it's cold and wintery. Acupuncture and our warming therapies may help you to feel more comfortable and ease.
Good sleep needs good design (among other things)
Well, I had no idea last week, when I wrote this post, that it was Sleep Awareness Week. Who knew? Information-overloaded like so many of you, I almost missed this gem of an article. There are so many good ideas here. Let us know in the comments what's most appealing to you.
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 →
Do you really need your over-the-counter pain-reliever today?
Brisbane acupuncturist Margi Macdonald reminds us that exercise can be simple, fun and entertaining, and is a natural pain-reliever.
Alco-fuelled blues, violence and despair
After a weekend which saw a nationwide police blitz on alcohol-induced misbehaviour, today we learn that 7% of people in a group of 600 Australians 'drink [ alcohol ] to feel normal'. * The major reason people overdo alcohol consumption is to mask the darkness and despair of depression and other difficult emotional states. There... Continue Reading →
Pain is the biggest moral issue in Australia today
Chronic pain affects one in five Australians. Brisbane acupuncturist Margi Macdonald explores some of the options available for people living with pain.
Distress. De-stress. Stress Down and Dress Down
Clayfield acupuncturist Margi Macdonald shares Lifeline's community health initiatives and resources for stress management.
Grappling with the night – insomnia and related torments
Brisbane acupuncture professional Margi Macdonald explores good sleep and insomnia