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Dry Needling Newcastle

Dry Needling or Acupuncture – What’s the Difference? What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a term that was derived in the early 1940s by a technique developed by Janet Travell and David Simons. The technique involved the use of hypodermic needles to stimulate and/ or inject trigger points or myofascial trigger points with substances such as corticosteroids, saline solution …

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Acupuncture Newcastle

Acupuncture Newcastle Bringing high quality, professional, experienced (in practice since 1995) and caring treatment with acupuncture Newcastle. What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a modality that falls under the branch of Chinese medicine which also incorporates, Chinese herbal medicine, exercise therapy (tai chi), tui na (massage), gua sha (scraping), cupping, moxibustion, diet, meditation (qi gong) and lifestyle adjustment. Acupuncture is the …

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Knee Pain Osteoarthritis Newcastle

Tired of knee pain from osteoarthritis? Trying to get on with your life when suffering with knee pain osteoarthritis can be tough. In much of our day to day using our legs is part of the gig so avoiding aggravation of the problem can be somewhat challenging. The pain from osteoarthritis can range from being a sharp pain when moving in …

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Insomnia – Home help tips

Insomnia You open your eyes and the light of day streams in through the bedroom window. It feels like you have just closed your eyes and opened them again but 8 hours have passed and you didn’t stir. One of the most powerful and pleasurable things in life is a solid nights sleep. The contrast for many of you is …

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Fertility, acupuncture, Chinese medicine

Fertility acupuncture and Chinese medicine Over the last decade there has been an increased awareness around various fertility options. So what’s the low down? Lets take a look at the issues that create infertility. THE MALE FACTOR (yes they feel much better in capitals don’t they) Regardless of the causes of infertility it takes two to tango. Having a focus …

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Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Quinoa breakfast bowl? Trying to get away from the traditional breakfast choices such as tea and toast or cereal, which both despite the breakfast cereal company claims have little nutrition and more cons than pros, is an issue many of my clients struggle with. ‘I need something I want to eat’ and ‘I need something quick’ are the regular comments …

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Healthy Body Healthy Mind. Which Comes First?

Healthy body – Healthy mind. Which comes first? It is a bit of a chicken and egg question really. Does a healthy body lead to a healthy mind or a healthy mind lead to a healthy body? It can be difficult to ascertain which is the most important. We know in all forms of medicine that exercise and a healthy …

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Chronic pain and Chinese medicine

Chronic Pain and Chinese Medicine Chronic pain is traditionally seen as pain that lasts more then 12 weeks however if any of you have experienced a pain condition lasting more than 2 weeks you will know how debilitating it can be. Pain not only affects the physical body but also the mental and emotional state. Depression and anxiety are two …