Self Help tips for Headaches
Do you, or does anyone you know suffer from headaches? Did you know that there are some simple strategies using the wisdom of TCM that you can use to bring relief to your symptoms?
Here is a self-help worksheet for you to download, print out, and keep somewhere handy for when the next headache strikes. It includes acupressure points, a specific meridian stretch for headaches, and a range of essential oils.
Remember that acupuncture is a treatment that may help you get to the root cause of your headaches, so contact us for help if this is a recurring problem for you. In the meantime, I hope these tips help you nip your next headache in the bud. Take good care of you.
EDIT: Please note in the handout below, it looks as though the acupressure/acupuncture point "BL-10" is on the front of the neck, but it is actually opposite, on the back of the neck at the same position. Think of it as an X-Ray view of that particular point.
Acupuncture and HIV
If you are living with a positive HIV diagnosis, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be powerful allies in helping you remain as healthy as possible, supporting you physically, emotionally and mentally, at whatever stage you are at. It is more important than ever to have a wholistic approach to caring for your health, and an acupuncturist can offer you this support in conjunction with your primary health care providers. Acupuncture may help to improve your immune system, energy levels and mood, and may be of benefit for concurrent health concerns or managing the side effects of medications. Taking care of your body's needs and your emotional well-being is vital and is the key to living well with HIV.
This is the second in a series of articles highlighting recent research findings in the field of acupuncture. Acupuncture is sometimes discounted as a sham or as a placebo, however there is a great deal of research consistently proving acupuncture to be an effective, safe and natural way to treat many problems that lots of people face today. We seek to bring you relevant and interesting updates in this series.
We are so incredibly blessed to have an exhibition of works by local artist Alex Snellgrove in the waiting room this month.
Since their installation last week, everyone entering the room has been blown away by these wonderful paintings. There is a real sense of calm and space as the theme of the exhibition is plants and flowers, including this painting of the echinacea shown here on the right. Please note the photos included in this post do not do these gorgeous artworks any justice!
This series of paintings was created during the last year and was inspired by the cool-climate gardens of the Blue Mountains near Sydney, where Alex has spent a great deal of time. The effects of light and movement on plants, and their freshness, energy and life force, are the elements she finds exciting and inspiring.
Over the last few blog posts, we have shared some valuable information about how new mothers can look after themselves beautifully in the period following the birth of their baby. These have included: the Chinese tradition of a Sitting Moon; Mother-warming and Meditation;Acupressure for new mums; Nutrition for the Postnatal period; and aSelf-help checklist for mothers. During this exhilarating and tiring time, you may also want to consider seeing a professional acupuncturist for extra support. This blog post is dedicated to sharing some of the wonderful ways that acupuncture can help a new mother during the post-natal period and beyond.
Here are just some of the ways that acupucture can benefit a new mother:
Self- healing techniques for the Postnatal period, Part Three: Nutrition for new mums
As a new mum, you may barely have enough time to eat, let along cook – and what you do eat might compose of whatever is easy and quick rather than something deeply nourishing and healing. I remember in the early days with my son, being so caught up in looking after his needs that I would very often forget about my own, only realising when I was absolutely starving, exhausted and needing a hit of sugar 'fast'!! This is not a good scenario as proper nutrition is the most effective way to restore your energy, heal your body and give your beautiful baby a healthy start in life, especially if you are breastfeeding. I'd like to share some tips that I found helpful in my journey and that will help you to embrace this magical time feeling replenished and revitalised.
This is the first of a series of articles highlighting recent research findings in the field of acupuncture. Acupuncture is sometimes discounted as a sham or as just a placebo, however there is a great deal of research suggesting that acupuncture can be of benefit for many problems that people face today. I seek to bring you relevant and interesting updates in this series.
Acupuncture and Fertility
Acupuncture and Anxiety
Acupuncture and Stress
Acupuncture and Depression
Acupuncture and Immunity
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