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Pain conditions

Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow: Managing pain and function

"Tennis Elbow" is the most common chronic musculoskeletal pain condition affecting the elbow. Despite its name, only 5-10% of sufferers play racquet sports. Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment planning is extremely flexible and pragmatic. It has always been a very individualised medicine, aiming to take...

Irritable bowel syndrome

Managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

IBS has unknown cause and is separated according to symptoms in the Western approach. In Chinese medicine, people with IBS may be assessed according to whether their symptoms are worsened with stress or whether their IBS began with a gastro infection....

Acupuncture knee osteoarthritis

Acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee

Various Chinese medicine therapies have been studied as treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee. Some have been found in large-scale studies to be effective for relieving pain, increasing function and improving quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Effective therapies for osteoarthritis...

Chronic low back pain

Acupuncture for chronic low back pain

Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for chronic low back pain, bringing improvements in pain intensity and function. Results may be enhanced by combining acupuncture with other therapies. Chinese medicine looks at the whole person, working with body and mind to bring about positive changes....

Migraine treatment prevention

Acupuncture for migraine – treatment and prevention

A recent high-level review investigating acupuncture for migraine treatment suggests that adding acupuncture to symptomatic treatment of attacks reduces the frequency of headaches, and that the effect of acupuncture may be similar to migraine prophylaxis (prevention) drugs, but with fewer adverse effects....

Tension headache

Acupuncture for tension headaches – treatment and prevention

A recent high-level review of clinical trials has concluded that acupuncture is effective for treating frequent episodic or chronic tension-type headaches. Every person is different, and all headaches should be checked by your doctor. Contact us to discuss whether acupuncture may be suitable for you....

Cancer-related pain

Acupuncture for cancer-related pain

  "Acupuncture is effective in relieving cancer-related pain, particularly malignancy-related and surgery-induced pain. Our findings suggest that acupuncture can be adopted as part of a multimodal approach for reducing cancer-related pain." 1   A recent systematic review has looked at acupuncture as a treatment to help with cancer-related...

Recipe: Grilled Caramel Figs

Recipe: Caramel Grilled Figs

Fresh figs are in season around the beginning of Autumn - see if you can catch them at the markets or your local green grocer. Here's an indulgent fig treat...