Acupuncture is a natural health care option to help people with back pain. It can be combined with other tools of East Asian Medicine including massage, moxibustion, gua sha or cupping. All of these approaches can offer a natural, drug-free alternative for back pain relief as well as address the underlying causes of back pain. […]
In Chinese medicine, the body is understood as consisting of twelve main organs. Each organ has a specific role to play in the body, and they must work together harmoniously to ensure peace and wellness within the terrain of the body. The concept of each organ extends beyond the anatomical organ as in Western medicine. […]
The Wu Xing, commonly known as the Five Elements are phases of movement or change. They describe stages of the constantly moving cycle between Yin and Yang. The Five Elements include Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.
For a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, tongue diagnosis is a fundamental diagnostic tool. The tongue reflects the material state of our body. Especially we can check the condition of blood and body fluids. It reveals information about the chronicity and severity of a particular pathology. We take the findings from diagnosis of the tongue in […]
In preparation for you first acupuncture session, there are a six things you can do to prepare. This will help you get the most out of your session.
This article is to help guide you in how to take Chinese herbs when prescribed in granule form. Some of these tips are also applicable to Chinese raw herb formulations. At Dantian Health I prescribed herbal formulas in granulated form. Granulated herbs are first decocted to extract their active ingredients. They are then combined with […]
So you have decided that acupuncture is for you! Amazing! Now how to find a reputable acupuncturist? What do you need to know about choosing an acupuncturist for you? Where do you find the best acupuncturist in Melbourne (or where ever you live)? What are the essential criteria to consider in choosing from potential acupuncturists? […]
From time to time I am asked if someone can leave a review for me. I most certainly appreciate the gesture, and leaving reviews on Google helps me gain exposure to people seeking acupuncture. But as an AHPRA registered professional, there are certain guidelines that must be abided by. To this end, I have written this short […]
It is that time of year again when talk of the impending flu season surrounds us. We are told to take precautionary measures to protect ourselves and prevent flu symptoms. The media becomes filled with horror stories and fear campaigns, implying that the only way to stay alive and healthy is to be vaccinated against […]
In late February I took a week out of the clinic, flying to Brisbane. This was to partake in the final of 4 seminars with Shimamura Sensei. I have been following his teachings for the past 4 years, and this was the culmination of that study. Shimamura Sensei was the last disciple of Master Nagano […]