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January 17, 2021

Favourite Neck Stretches (Muscle Tightness Relief)

This video features my favourite neck stretches. These neck stretches can help relieve
muscle tightness and tension. You see, due to poor posture, the head and the neck can
drift forward. Over time, the muscles in the neck and chest shorten and become tight.
This, usually what causes neck and shoulder pain. Fortunately, there are neck stretches
you can do to relieve neck and shoulder tension.

Moreover, these stretches can also help increase flexibility. They can also help improve
the range of motion in your shoulder. Thus making these neck stretches a habit, can help
defuse stress. In fact, adding these stretches to your daily routine can have a positive
effect on your state of mind.

Be sure to watch the video “Favourite Neck Stretches” and feel better. To know more about
how Chinese medicine can help, call 07 3399 1002. Meanwhile,
you can also send us an email to info@artofacupuncture.com.au

January 17, 2021

Acupressure for Sinusitis (Sinus Congestion Relief)

The video shares acupressure for sinusitis relief. But, did you know that a sinus infection
affects 31 million people in the US alone each year? Thus, catching a sinus infection and
developing sinusitis is more common than you thought.

The sinuses are small air pockets. They are located behind your forehead, nose,
cheekbones, and in between the eyes. Also, the sinuses produce mucus. A thin and
flowing liquid that protects the body by trapping and moving the germs away.

However, sometimes a bacteria or allergen causes the sinuses to produce too much
mucus. The excess then blocks the openings of your sinuses. The mucus buildup can
become thick and encourage bacteria and germs which can lead to a bacterial or
viral infection.

The infection causes the sinuses and nasal passages to become inflamed. This inflammation
is called sinusitis. Most sinus infections are viral. The infection commonly goes away in a
week or two without treatment. However, if symptoms do not improve, it is advisable to
consult your doctor.

Be sure to watch the video to know the acupressure points for sinusitis relief! If you want
a more holistic approach in treatment. You might want to consider acupuncture. It is a
Chinese medicine practice that stimulates the natural healing process of the body.

To know more, call us at 07 3399 1002 or send an email to info@artofacupuncture.com.au

January 16, 2021

Acupressure for Post Concussion Syndrome

The video talks about the acupressure point for post-concussion syndrome. Now the
post-concussion syndrome occurs when concussion symptoms last longer than the
recovery period after the initial injury.

Usually, the recovery period for head injuries lasts from 3 weeks to 4 months. However,
there are other factors that play a major role in a patient’s recovery. For instance, the
degree or extent of the injury suffered by the patient. Furthermore, the healing ability
of the patient should also be considered.

Nevertheless, even if the injury is healed sometimes the symptoms won’t just go away.
This is what we call the post-concussion syndrome. The symptoms associated with this
condition include dizziness, headaches, and problems with concentration and memory.

To sum it up, be sure to watch the video on acupressure for post-concussion syndrome.
Additionally, to know more about how Chinese medicine can help, call 07 3399 1002 or send an
email to info@artofacupuncture.com.au

January 16, 2021

Nail Colours Are Good Indicator of Your Health

Did you know the colour of your fingernails reveals clues to your overall health? Yes,
you read it right. in fact, nail colours reflect any medical condition you might have. For
example, a touch of white, a rosy tinge, or even bumps on the surface of your nails
can be a sign of disease!

On the other hand, healthy fingernails have a pinkish or mauve hue and are evenly
coloured. Hence, the discoloration of the nails can signify various health problems.
This is why it is important to pay attention to any abnormal signs on your fingernails
and toenails. Additionally, anything that does not look normal should be addressed
by a doctor. Consulting a doctor can help you identify the underlying cause.

To illustrate, you need to watch out for these nail discolourations:

Yellow – yellow nails may be due to lymphedema. It is a buildup of lymphatic fluid in
tissues. It may also be a sign of lung disease or psoriasis.

Green – this is also known as the “green nail syndrome”. This condition is often caused
by a fungal infection called pseudomonas.

Brown – brown stains in the nails can be from nicotine use or excessive use of
nail polish. Chemotherapy can also be a cause.

Red – a red or purple streaks in the nails can be a result of a splinter hemorrhage.

Blue – the blue hue in the nails can be a result of taking minocycline, an antibiotic.
Oral medications can also turn the nail colour into blue.

Black – severe infection or bruising are oftentimes the most common reason for
getting a black nail. However, melanoma can also be the cause. You better see a
dermatologist if you are exhibiting a black nail.

If you notice some of these nail colours or any unusual texture or appearance
on your nails, consult a physician immediately.

if you want to know more about how Chinese medicine can help, call us on
07 3399 1002 or send an email to info@artofacupuncture.com.au

January 15, 2021

Types of Migraines : Understanding a Neuro Disease

This video talks about the different types of migraines. A migraine is a pulsing or throbbing
pain in one side of the head. Subsequently, it causes nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light
and sound. Contrary to common beliefs, migraines are not all alike. Your migraine can be very
different from someone else’s. Thus, it is essential to identify the type of migraine you have.
To ensure you are doing the right course of action.

The three most common types of migraines include:

  • The first common type is the migraine with aura. It is also known as complicated
    migraine. It is because an aura can occur before or during a migraine attack. Specifically,
    an aura is a series of sensory and visual changes. These include zig-zags, black dots, and
    tingling numbness to one side of the body. To some, an aura serves as a warning sign.
    People with migraine confirm that it is a prelude to incoming severe head pain. 
  • The second common type is migraine without aura. It a pulsing and throbbing pain
    usually associated with migraine. This type of migraine can last anywhere from minutes
    to hours. However, without the warning phases like the aura, you will not see a common
    migraine coming until it occurs. 
  • The third common type is migraine without head pain. It is also called the silent or
    acephalgic migraine. In contrast to the other types of migraines, this migraine behaves
    differently. You experience the aura and all other visual discomforts. Other symptoms
    of migraines might also be present such as vomiting, sensitivity to light, or sound. The only
    thing that is missing is the headache. Hence, the name.

There are still several types of migraines with different characteristics and symptoms.
The above mentioned are just the most common types of migraines identified by the
International Headache Society.

If you want to know more about how Chinese medicine can help manage migraine symptoms,
call 07 3399 1002 or send an email to info@artofacupuncture.com.au.

January 15, 2021

Partner Massage: Tight Traps (Tensed Trap Muscles)

This video shares tips on tight traps relief you can do for your partner. Sitting for a long
period of time can cause tight muscles in between the shoulder blades. That is because
unconsciously, when we are focused on our work or in front of a computer, your shoulders
protract forward. Your body arches and it sits like that for a time. As a result, muscles in
the neck, shoulders and lower back become tensed, sore and tight. Now some of these
muscles can be loosen by just stretching. However, there are muscle fibers that need a
trigger point release to relax again. This include tensed and tight trap muscles. Now, this
is where a massage can become handy and effective.

In addition, you can also learn more about how Chinese medicine can help 
call us at 07 3399 1002.
You can also email us at info@artofacupuncture.com.au.

January 14, 2021

Foot Cramp Relief (How To Relieve Foot Cramps)

The video shows tips on foot cramp relief. In Chinese Medicine, the hands treat the feet
and the feet treats the hands. Watch the video to know the acupressure
point to relieve cramps on your feet.

In addition, you can also learn more about how Chinese medicine can help 
call us at 07 3399 1002.
You can also email us at info@artofacupuncture.com.au.

January 14, 2021

Dry Eyes Relief: A Personal Experience

Excessive and prolonged exposure blue light that emits from our gadgets and computer
machine can cause serious eye problems. In fact this condition is called the “ computer
vision syndrome”. Symptoms include blurred vision, headache and dry eyes. But if your
work revolves around computers and spend long periods of time looking at the screen?
Is there anything you
can do to avoid dry eyes?

Follow the 20/20/20 rule. To keep your eyes moist and comfortable, you need to take
a 20-second break from your digital device. Do it every 20 minutes and look at an object
20 feet away. You can also set an alarm on your smartphone as a reminder.

Additionally, a humidifier adds moisture to dry indoor air. You might considering having one.

Try also not to stare on your computer or gadget screen for too long. Make an effort to blink
frequently. And try to keep your computer at an arm’s length away.

Moreover, do not slouch over and press your face too near to the screen. Try to hold your
devices at least 20 inches from your eyes.

You can also take supplements like omega 3 and vitamin A. These can really help promote
optimal eye health. You may also take chrysanthemum and eyebright tea which are popular
natural remedies for restoring eye health.

Furthermore, you can also learn more about how Chinese medicine can help,
call us at 07 3399 1002.
You can also email us at info@artofacupuncture.com.au.

January 13, 2021

Tips on Bloating Caused By Nerves

Bloating is when your belly feels swollen after eating. It can often cause pain, discomfort
and a “stuffed” feeling. Additionally, bloating can be caused by anything. This includes
liver problems, period problems, indigestion or IBS. It can be any of these. Moreover,
without real diagnosis it is difficult to tell what causes your bloating. However, watch
the video to know what you can do to alleviate the symptoms and experience relief
from bloating.

You can learn more about how Chinese medicine can help. 
Call us at 07 3399 1002.
You can also email us at info@artofacupuncture.com.au.

January 12, 2021

Common Signs of Diabetes

This video shows the common signs of diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic health condition. Mainly, it affects how your body turns food into energy.
To better understand diabetes, you need to understand how food are used by the body. The
food you eat is broken down into sugar which is also called glucose. Subsequently, the glucose
is then released into the bloodstream. They then travel throughout your organ systems to be
used as energy.

Thus, when the blood sugar in body the goes up, your pancreas releases insulin. Insulin is
responsible for making sure glucose is absorbed by your body and used as energy.

If you have diabetes, there are two scenarios. One is that your body does not produce enough
insulin. And second, your body cannot use the insulin it makes as it should. As a result, glucose
stays in your bloodstream and causes health problems.

Additionally, know the common signs of diabetes today by watching the video.

Aside from practicing a healthy eating habit, complement your efforts with Chinese medicine.
To know more, call 07 3399 1002.
You can also email us at info@artofacupuncture.com.au.