Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain: A Natural Approach

A black and white photograph of a woman's feet in the shadow, hinting at heel pain possibly from plantar fasciitis.

Have you been hobbling out of bed each morning with a jolt of pain in your heel? Tried stretching, icing, and over-the-counter meds, but the Plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain, can be alleviated with various methods. just won’t quit? You’re not alone. This frustrating condition can leave you feeling defeated in your …

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What to expect after acupuncture: Taking care of body and mind

A person taking care of their body and mind by writing on a notebook while enjoying a cup of coffee.

Imagine you’re a well-tuned instrument that’s just been expertly played; that’s how your body might resonate after an acupuncture session. You’ve embarked on a therapeutic journey, where needles act as the maestro’s baton, orchestrating a harmonious balance within you. As the effects of the treatment surface, you’ll likely feel a sense of relaxation that suggests …

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Is acupuncture scientifically proven? Exploring the scientific evidence on acupuncture therapies

Acupuncture And Scientific Evidence

You may feel like the whole world’s buzzing about acupuncture, and you’re left wondering whether there’s real science behind the buzz. As you seek holistic, patient-centred care, it’s natural to question the evidence supporting this ancient practice. Rest easy knowing that extensive research, including thousands of studies and systematic reviews, has increasingly validated the effect …

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A Journey Through the Safety and Risks of Acupuncture and Common Misconceptions

Acupuncture, a time-honoured practice rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, is a journey of healing and self-discovery. It’s a path that invites you to engage with your body in a new way, using slender needles as guides to stimulate specific points on your body’s landscape. It is an increasingly popular alternative medicine choice for many. Often …

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Where are the acupuncture points of Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Where Are The Acupuncture Point Locations In Chinese Medicine

What are the acupuncture points used in Chinese Medicine? In the classical texts of Chinese Medicine the acupuncture points are described as places where the spirit Qi moves, enters and exits, where the Qi and Blood of the channel flow in and out. They are locations where the pathogenic Qi gathers and the Yang Qi …

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What is Acupuncture? [All Your Questions Answered]


Acupuncture is a little weird right? Someone sticks a bunch of needles in you and that makes you feel better. How is that even possible? Learn about acupuncture as you follow this conversation between Qi Bo and Huang Di. These two characters from one of our most ancient medical manuscripts, the Huang Di Nei Jing, …

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How many acupuncture treatments are needed to see results?

A man with acupuncture pins on his head, embracing the healing benefits of Chinese medicine for overall health and wellbeing.

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 …

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Neck Pain Treatment with Acupuncture, Does it Work?

Does acupuncture, a form of Chinese medicine, offer relief for neck pain?

Are you looking for neck pain treatment in Brunswick, Melbourne? Acupuncture is a natural health care option for the treatment of neck pain. At Dantian Health, acupuncture is often combined with other tools of East Asian Medicine for the relief of neck pain. These include massage, moxibustion, gua sha or cupping. All these approaches offer …

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Back Pain Treatment with Acupuncture, Does it Work?

Acupuncuture for Back Pain

Are you looking for back pain treatment in Melbourne to help you return to an active, pain-free and healthy life? Acupuncture is a natural health care option for the treatment of back pain to help you restore movement to your muscles and maintain healthy joints. At Dantian Health, acupuncture is often combined with other tools …

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How to Choose a Good Acupuncturist: What You Need to Know

How to Choose an Acupuncturist

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 …

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How to Review an Acupuncturist

Acupuncture review

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 looking to find the best acupuncturist for their healthcare. But as an AHPRA registered professional, there are certain guidelines that must be abided by. To this end, …

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Shimamura Sensei acupuncture training

Shimamura Sensei blind acupuncture treatment

In late February I took a week out of the clinic, flying to Brisbane. This was to partake in the final of 4 seminars with Shimamura Sensei. I have been following his teachings for the past 4 years, and this was the culmination of that study. Shimamura Sensei was the last disciple of Master Nagano …

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Nagano style acupuncture

Naiwa style acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, is practised by an experienced acupuncturist who utilises Chinese herbs.

Who is Master Nagano? Master Kiyoshi Nagano was a blind acupuncturist from the mid to late 20th century in Japan. His study of the classics and western medicine led to the development of his unique style. This was outside of many of the established styles of practice already popular in Japan. He utilised a highly …

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Acupuncture for natural pain relief

Acupuncture for Natural Pain Relief

Many people seek help from a practitioner of acupuncture for pain relief. The presence of pain causes distress and interferes with the ability to perform the activities we desire. According to Pain Australia, chronic pain affects the physical health of 20% of Australia’s population. An estimated 80% of sufferers not receiving adequate treatment. Pain may …

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