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
“Bad Heart Linked to Depression”
So stated The Courier Mail last week. Hmmm What is a 'bad heart' anyway? What makes a heart go 'bad'? Cholesterol? Adiposity in excess? Love gone wrong? Existential crisis? Being bitter? Check back in a day or so for a Traditional Chinese Medicine, Care of the Soul, and Tarot-based interpretation of this important issue. Today,... Continue Reading →