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why you want to do herbs and acupuncture together

Herbal medicine and acupuncture are two of the five treatment branches of Chinese medicine. Do they go separately or can you have them together? Chinese Medicine Doctor, Marie Hopkinson explains why you want to have herbs with your acupuncture. In my experience, acupuncture is much more well known than other aspects of Chinese medicine like Read more about why you want to do herbs and acupuncture together[…]

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Improve your training with Chinese medicine.

How can Chinese medicine be used to improve your training? Acupuncture (and associated treatments like cupping) is often sought out by athletes because it’s not adding anything into your body. While there’s nothing illegal about Chinese herbs used in Australia, it is a legitimate concern for high level and competitive athletes using substances that may Read more about Improve your training with Chinese medicine.[…]

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Sinusitis symptoms are a very common presentation in the Chinese medicine clinic. Acupuncture can help to reduce symptoms often with immediate effect. An acupuncturist will use points according to your Chinese medicine diagnosis, which are often on the hands and feet, combined with what’s known as local points to alleviate the symptoms like pressure in the Read more about Sinusitus[…]

Acupuncture just as good as placebo

Acupuncture just as good as Placebo?

This is a comment by Acupuncturist, Marie Hopkinson on Today’s news reporting on a recent study for Acupuncture in the treatment of hot flushes. Reported by ABC  “Real and fake acupuncture both ease the symptoms of menopausal hot flushes: study” and even in a very limited “article” in the West Australian today: The current published report Read more about Acupuncture just as good as Placebo?[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Is there more to my back pain?

In my practice, I see a lot of back pain patients. Acupuncture is something well known to relieve pain, particularly for any musculoskeletal pain related conditions. Take for instance, lower back pain. Acupuncture, as part of Chinese medicine has its own understanding of the cause of back pain. Back pain can be caused by: 1) EXTERNAL Read more about Is there more to my back pain?[…]

Concession Day Acupuncture

Concession Acupuncture – Available Fridays at Metro Health with Marie Hopkinson.  To support all our patients who are going through a hard time financially, pensioners or health care card holders Marie offers $40 acupuncture treatments on Fridays. Call us to see if your eligible and to make an appointment. Clinic is open Fridays, 8am – Read more about Concession Day Acupuncture[…]

Podcast: Does Acupuncture hurt?

Does Acupuncture Hurt?  Marie discusses this common question:   What is it like to have acupuncture? Will sticking needles into me be painful? This is a great question, and a very simple explanation of how acupuncture needles work will help you feel more at ease if it’s your first time to consider seeing an Acupuncturist.  Answering Read more about Podcast: Does Acupuncture hurt?[…]