March 27, 2018

What is Gua Sha? In Chinese, the word Gua (刮) is defined as scraping or rubbing, and the word Sha (痧) as an area of red skin. Together the words Gua Sha (pronounced Gwar Shar) indicate a method of rubbing or scraping to produce small red spots called ‘petachiae’. Varia...

March 19, 2018

Pain is one of the most common reasons a patient will seek help from Annandale Chinese Medicine's resident acupuncturist and Chinese medicine herbalist, Adam Haysom-McDowell.

The beauty of his approach is the flexibility that his qualifications and over 10 years experie...

March 18, 2018

Multiple randomised controlled trials have found promising results in using curcumin supplementation to aid with regulating blood sugars for those with Type 2 Diabetes

March 15, 2018

Have you had electro-acupuncture applied during a treatment from your acupuncturist?

While it may sound like a Dr Frankenstein moment, electro-acupuncture is a safe and effective addition to your acupuncture treatment to enhance results.

Regular acupuncture needles are...

March 15, 2018

Do you have gastric reflux, poor digestion or high cholesterol?  These beautiful little red berries of sweet and sour are from the Hawthorn bush (crataegus laevigata). Traditionally they are dried into these crisp berry wafers and decocted as tea or powdered for inclus...

March 14, 2018

We all feel better after a good night’s sleep. That's because humans, as with all mammalian animals, live in diurnal patterns. Well so do your gut biome (bacteria). The microscopic workers in your digestive system do different things at different times of the day.

Scien...

March 14, 2018

As any complementary medicine practitioner will eventually find themselves, I was recently part of a discussion relating to what research is there to support Chinese Medicine. This is a challenging area as it often pertains to whether you consider the results of scient...

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