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Muscular pain

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...

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....

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...