Continuing professional development in Acupuncture

If there’s one thing I like more than practicing Acupuncture, it’s doing more research and study into new paradigms and methods of Acupuncture. The latest course I completed was over 3 x weekends (Friday – Sunday) delving into the world of Channel theory, Organ energetics, the ELEMENTS and most importantly, Abdominal palpation! Recently I completed the very first course in …

Sleep – The overlooked immune booster

Sleep Walker

“Tick tock….tick tock……” It’s 1am, and you’re laying in your comfy king sized bed staring at the ceiling, tired but wired, frustrated about not being able to fall asleep, worried about when or if it will happen and terrified about how you’ll cope the following day on an empty battery. “Stop thinking!!!!” you shout to yourself in your head, loud …

North Hobart Acupuncture Clinic Open

It’s been a nice long break, but it’s great to get back into the clinic. There’s been many changes on site with the main operator for Precisely Chiropractic, making some impressive changes to the reception area and provision of a suite of other therapies. Now on site at 3a Pitt Street, we have Chiropractic, Health Councillors, beauty therapists, Massage Therapy …

Pain Management – 7 things that might be causing your pain

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(This article originally started out a few years ago as “5 x things that might be causing your pain”. It then was then edited to “6 things that might be causing your pain” on Friday 29th July 2022. And now once again on 23rd September 2022 I’m adding more. So it’s turning into more of a comprehensive guide on “What …

How do we assess and manage pain with Acupuncture?

Pain seems to be a popular word in the English language……. You may have heard the sayings: “A pain in the…”, or “It pains me to say”, or “no pain no gain”. But, usually when I get a call from someone looking for Acupuncture, the saying usually goes something like: “I have Back Pain, please help”. Some people can even …

Pain According to Buddha

“Just Observe” he says. S.N Goenka After 1 x hour of sitting straight, my legs are completely numb and the back painful. Sitting in meditation, scanning the body from head to toe, the awareness and concentration of the meditation finally comes to the back region. Every part of me wants to avoid identifying it, or seeing exactly where it is, …

Acupuncture treatment success strategies

The length and success of Acupuncture treatment is dependant upon the commitment of the client that is seeking the treatment, the practitioner, the type of medicine being used and the relationship or “teamwork” that is built from the patient and practitioner Many clients that ring up for an Acupuncture appointment (at my Hobart clinic) have often tried every other therapy …

The spleen and digestion in Chinese medicine.

CHINESE MEDICINE HOBART – DIGESTIVE HEALTH Most people are aware of the importance of diet on our well being. Bodybuilders use it to gain muscle, athletes use it to develop energy and capture greater performance. And some use it to “sweeten people up”. So as Tina Turner might say: “what’s Spleen got to do with it?” In Chinese Medicine, the …

What’s stress all about?

Having moved to Tasmania from Darwin, Northern Territory some 3 years ago, I’ve got mixed notions on stress and how it affects people in Tasmania. One of my first experiences of someone else’s “stress”, was in the first few weeks of arriving to Hobart. It somehow appears my slow driving caused some frustration to another driver, and in return for …

Leaning into the Fight or Flight

People are curious and sometimes slightly confused, when I mention that I moved to Hobart from Darwin 3 x years ago……”What made you come all the way down here?” they ask…. well…….”What could be more logical than going from as far North as you can go, to the Southern most part of Australia?”. In the same sense……There’s probably more confusion …