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December 15, 2020

Tips on Cupping Therapy and Vertigo

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which special cups are
used by therapists to create suction. It helps with relieving pain, reducing inflammation
and promoting blood flow, relaxation and well-being. Although cupping is great, it is mostly
used for musculoskeletal pain, tightness and discomfort. Watch the video to know the other
available options for you for vertigo.

More: https://youtu.be/8J4R20TydXI
Brisbane acupuncture clinic: http://artofacupuncture.com.au

If you would like to learn more about how Chinese medicine can help 
or if you would like to schedule an appointment call 0733991002
or email: info@artofacupuncture.com.au

December 14, 2020

Welcome to the Art of Acupuncture Clinic

The Art of Acupuncture Clinic is located in Brisbane. Our acupuncture services include
management in chronic pain, migraines and headaches, Bell’s Palsy, frozen shoulder,
neck and back pain, pregnancy care, labour induction and neurological disorders. Find
out more on how we can help you today.

More: https://youtu.be/8J4R20TydXI
Brisbane acupuncture clinic: http://artofacupuncture.com.au

If you would like to learn more about how Chinese medicine can help 
or if you would like to schedule an appointment call 0733991002
or email: info@artofacupuncture.com.au

December 12, 2020

How to Relieve Cold Hands?

If you are not exposed to the cold weather and you are experiencing cold hands, it
could be a sign of nerve problems or poor blood circulation to the hands. You can
these tips to relieve the symptoms, however, if the problem persists and if you had
colds hands for a very long time, better have them checked right away.

More: https://youtu.be/8J4R20TydXI
Brisbane acupuncture clinic: http://artofacupuncture.com.au

If you would like to learn more about how Chinese medicine can help 
or if you would like to schedule an appointment call 0733991002
or email: info@artofacupuncture.com.au

December 3, 2020

The Gallbladder Nerve Pathway

The Gallbladder Nerve Pathway is a string of connected acupressure points that runs
from your head down to your shoulders, trunk, legs and into your fourth toe. Pressing
these points can provide relief from headaches, trapezius muscle tension, insomnia,
digestion problems, jaw pain, neck tension, hip pain and migraine.

More: https://youtu.be/8J4R20TydXI
Brisbane acupuncture clinic: http://artofacupuncture.com.au

If you would like to learn more about how Chinese medicine can help or if you would
like to schedule an appointment call 0733991002
or email info@artofacupuncture.com.au

December 3, 2020

Acupressure Point for Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you have trouble falling and/or staying asleep.
The condition can be short-term (acute) or can last a long time (chronic). It may also
come and go. Acute insomnia lasts from 1 night to a few weeks. Insomnia becomes
chronic when it happens at least 3 nights a week for 3 months or more.

More: https://youtu.be/8J4R20TydXI
Brisbane acupuncture clinic: http://artofacupuncture.com.au

If you would like to learn more about how Chinese medicine can help or if you would
like to schedule an appointment call 0733991002
or email:info@artofacupuncture.com.au

November 25, 2020

How To Enhance Fertility

There are many factors that affect fertility in women. These can include age, lifestyle factors and medical conditions if there are any. However, you can always improve your chances of getting pregnant through natural remedies and alternative medicine such as acupuncture.

Brisbane acupuncture clinic: http://artofacupuncture.com.au

If you would like to learn more about how Chinese medicine can help or if you would like to schedule an appointment call or email:

info@artofacupuncture.com.au

March 26, 2020

We Are Still Open But….

Clinic updates: 26 March 2020

According to the government updates on covid-19 situation: we are a health-related service and can remain open. 
Of course safety and hygiene are number one. There’s a few things being implemented to insure the safety of everyone around us:

1)Social distancing. Patient appointments will be spread out to allow for disinfecting between visits and sanitizing. 
2)Patients must be screened before entering the clinic. If a practitioner or patient fails screening neither should attend the clinic. 
3)If patient and practitioner pass screening, then treatment can proceed with full infection control which now extends to masks 😷 gloves 🧤 and other protective equipment for at least the practitioner. 

This interpretation of the rules is as if 11:59p wed 25 March 2020

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September 25, 2018

How to do Acupressure: Natural Labour Induction

Acupressure Natural Labour Induction

Youtube Video HERE

Inducing Labour Natually with Acupressure:
 
Natural Labour induction one of the top reasons why people come see us at our Acunpuncture clinic.
 
Here are some acupressure points that we usually give our patients that are ready to give birth and would like to get the birthing process going:
 
Li4- located between you index finger and thumb. If you make a slight fist you will see the highest point come up like a mound.(see video). Press or knead for 15-20 or 30 seconds for 1-2 min every few hours.
Can do both sides alternating.
 
GB21 – On the line midway between your cerical spine and outside bone of shoulder. Tender spot in the middle of your trapezius muscle (see video) Press or knead for 15-20 or 30 seconds for 1-2 min every few hours. Also can done both sides or alternating.
Sp6- On the inside ankle 4 finger breadths away from the inner ankle just off the shin bone. Tender achy spot should be felt when pressing.
Press or knead for 15-20 or 30 seconds for 1-2 min every few hours. Also can done both sides or alternating.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to for natural labour induction through acupuncture give us a call or email:
info@artofacupuncture.com.au

Brisbane appointments http://artofacupuncture.com.au 07 3399 1002

If you would like to learn more about acupressure and how Chinese medicine can help optimize your health click here:
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This is not to be used as medical advice. If you are unsure please contact your GP or local doctor

Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of the top acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine practitioners in at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is not bring that knowledge and experience to help his patients.

Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane area and lectures for workshops and seminars for practitioners..For more information you can read his full bio or schedule and appointment.

*The owner of this site is not liable for any misfortune that should befall a visitor to this site.This site does not offer personal advice & no information on it can be construed as personal advice. In the event that you may feel our therapies may be of benefit, we advise you to contact the clinic to make an appointment for diagnosis and treatment.

 

September 9, 2018

Stroke Acupuncture Case Study Hemiplegia R Side

Acupuncture being performed by Dr James Liu for stroke patient

What is Stroke?

A stroke happens when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. It can happen to anyone at any time no matter what age.   Brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die causing impairment of different motor functions and neurological deficits. Severity of the stroke depends on where the stroke occurs in the how much the brain is damaged. Problems such as temporary weakness of an arm or leg on one side may occur and people who have larger strokes may be permanently paralysed on one side of their body and even lose their ability to speak.

Stroke Statistics

  • 795,000 per year in the USA
  • 15 million worldwide
  • 4th leading cause of death per year
  • 1st leading cause of neurological disability
  • 2/3 occur > age 65 but younger

Risk factors 

  • Atherosclerosis (plaque build up in the arteries)
  • Chronic Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Heavy Alcohol use

Types of Stroke

There are two types of stroke, Hemorrhagic and Ischemic. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when there is a break or rupture in the blood vessels in the brain. The other type which is Ischemic stroke,  occurs when there is a blood clot or plaque blocking blood flow to the brain. The last one is called TIA (transient ischemic attack) or mini stroke presents itself very much like an Ishemic stroke but lasts a few minutes or up to several hours. (Stroke Foundation)

Conventional Treatments for Stroke

Stroke is an emergency situation that requires immediate medical care. Patients are usually hospitalized for monitoring of vital signs and life support. Once symptoms are stabilized, patients will be discharged. As the brain starts to heal, some functions will return slowly but only to a limited extent. In order to recover more, rehabilitation therapy is needed.

Hemorrhagic stroke patients may require a surgery to drain the blood that has accumulated, to relieve the compression in the brain. In severe cases where there is swelling of the brain, a piece of the skull is removed to help decompress the brain.

Ischemic stroke patients are often given warfarin (also known by brand name coumadin). Warfarin is an anti-coagulant, a blood thinner. It prevents formation of new clots but it does nothing about clots that have already formed. Drugs known as “clot busting drugs” are also used help dissolve the clot as well once the location of the stroke is known. Sometimes a catheter is inserted into the area of the brain that is affected and the clot is removed surgically.

Once the acute stage is over and the stroke patient has stabilised, physical and occupational begins. It is a long and arduous process. Often times, progress is slow and it can be frustrating for the patient. The first 3 months are often the hardest. Patients are taught to reuse their affected side of the body again. Generally the recovery window for stroke recovery is 2 years. However, new research is now coming out that patients can still recover up to 5 years.

Neuro-fatigue

Stroke patients often feel tired and have no energy, That is because the brain is still trying to recover from and injury but at the same time still being used for daily functions. Imaging having a computer but having 15 apps running in the background. Although there may not appear to be much going on from the outside, there is so much happening in the brain because the brain is trying to multi=task so many things at once. On top of that, blood-thinning medications further induce fatigue because it causes stress on the liver to process the medication.

Goals of Treatment 

The goal of any treatment of stroke, whether it is western or eastern medicine, is to help get the patient better. The goals are to not only relieve pain, but to give patients back the mobility and try to regain quality of life. This will require work not just from the therapist, but from the patient themselves and the support of loved ones

Does Acupuncture Work for Stroke Recovery?

One of the major key factors in whether or not acupuncture can help stroke patients is time. The sooner a patient can get acupuncture treatment, the better likelihood of good lasting results. The longer the wait, the more likely the muscles deteriorate and will be harder to make a full recovery. It is vital the patient keep moving and active to get the blood circulating again.

What is Scalp Acupuncture?

Scalp acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years, dating back to ancient China. In modern acupuncture today it is one the most common treatments used for post-stroke recovery and as the name suggests, involves inserting acupuncture needles into acupoints in the scalp. In fact, scalp acupuncture rather than regular body treatment appears to be much more effective at treating neurological conditions including stroke.

Dr. Zhu performing acupuncture for stroke

The system we use at our clinic was discovered by Dr. Zhu Ming Qing, who is world famous for his work in helping stroke patients in their recovery. By combining traditional Chinese Medicine theory and western anatomy, points along the scalp are used to stimulate the brain and increase blood flow to the affected area.

How can Scalp Acupuncture assist stroke recovery?

Scalp acupuncture can be an effective way to improve neurological symptoms, including difficulty speaking/writing/reading, memory loss & reduction of motor skills, which can occur post-stroke.

The acupuncture needle insertion sites, being much closer to the affected areas of the brain, are believed to encourage the brains neuroplasticity by stimulating the cerebral cortex (region of the brain responsible for memory, perception, learning, cognition, awareness, language & motor function) (1). The needles are often stimulated slightly by the acupuncturist (this cannot be felt by the patient) and often left in for a number of hours afterwards.

How many treatments will it take to see results? 

Normally, a course of 6 treatments is suggested to start with to see how the patient reacts. There should be some improvement in motor function during that time. If no improvement we do not suggest further treatment.

I’ve had a stroke a long time ago. Can acupuncture still help me? 

Usually the more time has passed, the worse the prognosis. That doesn’t mean it is impossible. Often times we have patients who have had improvement in range of motion in the limbs and improvement in balance. Although 100% will be hard to achieve they may still improve their quality of life.

Questions on Stroke Acupuncture Brisbane? Email us at  info@artofacupuncture.com.au

Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of the top acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine practitioners in at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is not bring that knowledge and experience to help his patients.

Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane area and lectures for workshops and seminars for practitioners..For more information you can read his full bio or schedule and appointment.

*The owner of this site is not liable for any misfortune that should befall a visitor to this site.This site does not offer personal advice & no information on it can be construed as personal advice. In the event that you may feel our therapies may be of benefit, we advise you to contact the clinic to make an appointment for diagnosis and treatment.

 

References:

stroke foundation: https://strokefoundation.com.au/About-Stroke

scalpacupuncture.org: http://www.scalpacupuncture.org

May 4, 2018

Three Ways Acupuncture can Improve Fertility & Conception

For many couples, trying to fall pregnant can be a time full of joy & excitement, anticipating the arrival of their bundle of joy. Unfortunately for many others it can become a stressful & frustrating experience,with many couples left feeling defeated & confused. If this is you, you are absolutely not alone, in fact, around 1 in 6 couples experience difficulty with fertility. It’s important to not give up hope & always seek support.

Acupuncture can Improve Fertility & Conception

Acupuncture has been successfully utilized in both China & the West for many, many decades to improve fertility outcomes & has been clinically shown to have a positive influence over reproductive health, conception & pregnancy. Acupuncture improves fertility by assisting with a number of factors which greatly impact conception including regulation of hormones, stress reduction & nervous system support, as well as improved blood flow to the uterus.

Here are some ways in which Acupuncture may assist with fertility & conception:

1. Helps Balance Hormones

Regulation of the menstrual cycle & related hormones is essential for improving chances for conception. Pre-conception acupuncture treatment has been shown to have multiple beneficial effects on the menstrual cycle & fertility due to the regulatory & balancing effect it has on female (& male) hormones. Balancing hormones will not only help optimize ovulation but also have positive effects over other areas of reproductive health including:

  • follicle & egg quality
  • regulation of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • luteal phase quality > improve progesterone production &  implantation chances
  • balance of oestrogen & progesterone
  • improve sperm count, motility & morphology, in males

 

2. Helps to Reset the Nervous System & Reduce Stress

Stress has become a relentless & common part of many peoples everyday lives. What most people, especially couples trying to conceive, don’t fully recognize is just how much stress they are experiencing & the impact is can have over reproductive health & fertility.

Studies have shown that acupuncture both directly & indirectly activates the nervous system, helping to restore healthy function. Acupuncture achieves this by re-balancing the parasympathetic (rest-&-digest) & sympathetic (fight-or-flight) arms of the nervous system by decreasing cortisol (stress hormone) & modulating β-endorphins (stress reducing hormone).

Acupuncture also has positive influence on regulation of regulation of neurotransmitters, chemical messengers which allow the nervous system to communicate efficiently. Examples include:

  • GABA (responsible for helping calm & relax)
  • Glutamate (excitatory neurotransmitter responsible for cell signalling)
  • Dopamine (important for emotional function/control, movement, pleasure & reward)
  • Serotonin (mood, sleep, appetite)
  • Melatonin (sleep, circadian rhythm)
  • Epinephrine/Norepinephrine (essential in engaging the fight-flight response)
acupuncture fertillty

acupuncture helps reset the nervous system for fertility

3. Increases Blood Flow to the Uterus

Research has suggested that insufficient blood flow to the uterus may explain infertility in some cases. Acupuncture has been clinically shown to improve vasodilation (blood flow) to the uterus & create a healthy endometrial environment, therefore improving the chances of successful implantation & pregnancy.

If you & your partner are planning on or having difficulty falling pregnant book your initial consultation today or email info@artofacupuncture.com.au for further information.

Bob Wong is an AHPRA licensed, sixth generation acupuncturist from the USA. He  currently works from his acupuncture Brisbane clinic. He has experience working in China, USA, and Australia with a special focus in chronic pain, Women’s Health, Fertility, Pregnancy Care, Stroke Recovery, Neurological Disorders, Back Pain,Sciatica,Frozen Shoulder,Arthritis, Bell’s palsy, and other musculoskeletal ailments.

 

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References 
(1) Westergaard, L, Qunhui, M, Krogslund, M, Sandrini, S, Lenz, S & Grinsted, J 2006, Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women: a prospective, randomized trial, Fertility & Sterility, Vol. 85, No. 5(2) Chang, R, Chang, P & Rosenwaks, Z 2002, Role of acupuncture in the treatment of female infertility, Fertility & Sterility, Vol. 78, No. 6(3) Stener-Victorin, E & Humaidan, P 2006, Use of acupuncture in female infertility and a summary of recent acupuncture studies related to embryo transfer, British Medical Journal, Vol. 24, No. 4(4) Ding, S, Hong, S, Wang, C, Guo, Y, Wang, Z & Xu, Y 2013, Acupuncture modulates the neuro-endocrine-immune network, QJM An International Journal of Medicine, Vol. 107, No. (5) Li, Q, Shi, G, Xu, Q, Wang, J, Liu, C & Wang, L 2013, Acupuncture Effect and Central Autonomic Regulation, Evidence Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine(6) Uchida, S & Hotta, H 2008, Acupuncture Affects Regional Blood Flow in Various Organs, Evidence Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Vol 5, No. 2(7) Razik, M, Farag, M & Sheta, M 2015, Uterine and ovarian arteries blood flow during the mid luteal phase in women with unexplained infertility, Middle East Fertility Society Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3

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