One of the first questions asked when considering acupuncture as a treatment option is ‘how many acupuncture treatments are needed for insomnia/sciatica/anxiety/etc.’ It is difficult to answer exactly how many acupuncture sessions are needed as it differs on a case by case basis. The full picture of one’s health and the nature of the issue […]
Acupuncture is a natural health care option for the treatment of neck pain. It is often combined with other tools of East Asian Medicine. These include massage, moxibustion, gua sha or cupping. All these approaches offer a natural, drug-free alternative for neck pain relief. They also address the underlying causes of neck pain. This article […]
Acupuncture is a natural health care option for the treatment of 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 the diagnosis of the tongue […]
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 are the essential criteria to consider in choosing from potential acupuncturists? Where do you look to find the best acupuncturist in Melbourne (or where ever you live)? Here are some considerations on how to choose an acupuncturist […]
From time to time I am asked if someone can leave a review for me. I most certainly appreciate the gesture, and reviews 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 guide to […]