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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome With Acupuncture

Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome With Acupuncture

There are many reasons why people experience pain, however one common complaint people have is carpal tunnel syndrome. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? When there is compression of the median nerve on the palm side of the wrist between tendons that flex the hand. This is called carpal tunnel syndrome. How Does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Develop?  There are a number of reasons why carpal tunnel syndrome can develop. Firstly trauma of the wrist may lead to thickness of the flexor retinaculum, creating compression of the median nerve. Secondly oedema or thickness of the soft tissue, lipoma or ganglion in the

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Managing Golfer’s Elbow With Acupuncture

Managing Golfer's Elbow With Acupuncture

Most people describe pain on the inner side of the elbow as “golfers elbow” while doctors use the term medial epicondylitis. On a wider scale, a small percentage of people diagnosed with golfers elbow actually play golf! What is Golfer’s Elbow?  When there is strain of the inner part of the elbow (medical epicondyle), it causes inflammation and acute or chronic pain. How Does it Develop? Overusing the forearm can create fatigue in the muscles and tendons. This fatigue increases the chance of muscle and tendon strain and tears, leading to inflammation. In Chinese medicine, there’s an additional reason why

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Managing Tennis Elbow With Acupuncture

Managing Tennis Elbow With Acupuncture

Most people describe pain on the outside of the elbow as “tennis elbow”, while doctors call it lateral epicondylitis. On a wider scale less than 5% of people diagnosed with tennis elbow actually play tennis. How Does it Develop?  Tennis elbow manifests when there’s strain of the forearm (extensor muscles) and their attachments near the outside of the elbow. Overusing and repetitive moving forearm muscles can create strain and tears in the muscle and tendons, leading to inflammation. In Chinese medicine, there is an additional reason why some people are prone to these types of inflammatory conditions. Once reason is

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Doctors Confirm New Hay Fever Treatment

Doctors Confirm New Hay Fever Treatment

New research shows hay fever sufferers can find relief with acupuncture. In a study of four hundred and twenty two people with grass and pollen allergies. Those assigned to twelve acupuncture sessions found more relief than patients who didn’t receive acupuncture. The Evidence On average each participant in the acupuncture group had greater improvement. Those in the acupuncture group were able to use less antihistamine medication over an eight week period. “The study was well done and ‘positive” said Dr. Harold Nelson, an allergist from a Denver hospital specialising in respiratory diseases. Lastly, “There are more people who want to

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Managing Chronic Fatigue With Chinese Medicine

Managing Chronic Fatigue With Chinese Medicine

As many as 2% of Australians experience chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) each year. CFS is a severe, long-lasting type of fatigue. There are no known disorders explaining it in a western medical framework. Currently there are no western medical treatment for CFS. How is CFS diagnosed?  Unexplained fatigue plus the following factors are used as a guide: Severe fatigue for six months or more Fatigue that isn’t due to exercise or improved by rest Reduced ability to perform daily activities Sore throat, low grade fever, and enlarged painful lymph nodes Muscle, abdominal, multi-joint pain New onset and severity of headaches Difficultly

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Managing Menopause With Chinese Medicine

Managing Menopause With Chinese Medicine

Menopause is a time in woman’s life that can become highly stressful. Hot flashes, night sweats emotional changes and more cause physical and emotional discomfort. What is Menopause? Firstly, menopause is a time of physical and emotional change that results from a natural decline in ovarian function. Secondly, this is different from premature menopause where ovarian decline is brought on before age 40. Smoking, living in high altitude and a lack of dietary nourishment may cause this. Finally, this is different again from artificial menopause. Medical interventions such as chemotherapy and procedures that impair ovarian blood supply are causes.  What

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Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Millions of Australian’s experience Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) each year. You might be here because you’re struggling with IBS or you know somebody who is. Perhaps you have tried many strategies to discover nothing have helped you yet. What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Irritable bowel syndrome is abdominal pain or discomfort for at least three days per month within the past three months. Plus two or more of the following: Relief by defecation Change in frequency of stool Change in consistency of stool Other diseases are ruled out via a physical exam and tests before IBS is diagnosed. Western Medical

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