Amongst the most common type of injuries to the body are sinew traumas such as sprains, strains and tears to musculature and surrounding tissues. This may be due to sports injuries but also repetitive tasks such as typing or gardening. A strain or sprain of a ligament or muscle can vary from minor, involving microscopic [...]
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The season of sneezing is upon us! This is the time of year when coughs, aches and pains, sore throats, headaches and stuffy sinuses start to appear as the weather changes. It’s typical to get these kinds of symptoms when the weather turns cold and windy and you happen to get stuck outside without enough warm [...]
Acupuncture is a time honoured 2000+ year old medicine that the general community is now turning to more often as word gets around about this potentially beneficial and low-risk treatment. It may assist management of many conditions such as headaches, arthritis or back pain, promoting relaxation or reducing stress. However, it’s perhaps most commonly known [...]
Arthritis most commonly occurs in two different forms. Osteoarthritis is the “wear and tear” type and is the slow degeneration of the cushioning cartilage in joints. The breakdown of this cartilage causes bones to rub against each other causing pain, stiffness and loss of movement. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease where the immune [...]
Damp is such a descriptive word. What do you think of? Wet? Cold or Heat? Sticky? Heavy? These are all excellent words to describe the nature of how the pathogen Damp, is viewed in Chinese Medicine (a pathogen is a biological agent that causes disease or illness). Chinese Medicine also considers Cold, Heat, Wind and [...]