Healing Heels – how acupuncture treats plantar fasciitis

Heel pain can have many causes, one common one is known as Plantar Fasciitis. From acute injuries and sport or activity over strain, and chronic pain experienced on a daily basis, acupuncture is often sought for heel pain relief. What is Plantar Fasciitis? It’s an inflammation of the band of tendon that runs from the Read more about Healing Heels – how acupuncture treats plantar fasciitis[…]

What is a Chinese Herbalist?

Exactly what does a Chinese Herbalist do? How is it different from a “herbalist” and why would I see a Chinese Herbalist? Marie Hopkinson, a Chinese herbalist from North Perth’s Metro health and Medicine explains: A Chinese herbalist practices according to the principals of Chinese Medicine.  Chinese Herbalist bases everything on Chinese Medicine. The diagnosis Read more about What is a Chinese Herbalist?[…]

Acupuncture just as good as placebo

Dry Needling & Acupuncture

Dry Needling & Acupuncture, so what’s the difference? This is a great question that I’m often asked, especially when I present to large groups, it inevitably comes up. The practice of dry needling is really just another acupuncture needle technique, based on a predominant musculo-skeletal or biomedial approach. This means it’s a way of doing Read more about Dry Needling & Acupuncture[…]

3 Instant Stress Busters

Stress. Just hearing the word itself can initiate a physical response in the body for some people. In this stress series, Marie Hopkinson, Chinese Medicine practitioner gives some quick tips to reduce the effects of stress on your body. IDENTIFY the feeling or symptoms you feel. What do you feel in your body? Tight muscles, aches Read more about 3 Instant Stress Busters[…]