• Podcast: Acupuncture for fertility – female menstrual health

    Podcast: Acupuncture for fertility – female menstrual health

    Action For Wellness is a project ran by Maya Harish and Nava Avraham. Maya is a naturopath practising in Israel and she is currently studying towards her MSc degree. Nava is a parenting consultant who specialises in helping parents solve problems and issues in order to become a calmer, better parent.

    Their mission is to inspire and empower women. They are out to help you improve your life and well-being by implementing small, simple changes in order to feel happier, more fulfilled and to help you regain your peace of mind.

    On episode #9 of their Action For Wellness podcast, Maya interviews our clinician Sandro Graca to discuss fertility, infertility, why women need to get to know their menstrual cycle and how they can keep their hormones and themselves happy.

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  • Acupuncture for prostatitis – vlog #22 and #23

    Acupuncture for prostatitis – vlog #22 and #23

    Our acupuncture vlog turned one year old! Thank you everyone for the amazing feedback and for making it a success.

    We value our viewers and therefore we took the suggestion from one of the viewers (who is actually a patient in The Acupuncture Clinic) and recorded two vlogs about chronic prostatitis / chronic pelvic pain syndrome. We talked about the different types of prostatitis, looked at the symptoms to watch out for, the research published about acupuncture for the treatment of prostatitis, and also talked about the main dietary and lifestyle advice.

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  • Acupuncture for dysmenorrhea (period pain)

    Acupuncture for dysmenorrhea (period pain)

    Vlog #21 brings you the news about the study by Dr Mike Armour et al, where researchers from Western Sydney University and the University of Auckland worked together in a small pilot study of 74 women aged between 18 and 45 years old.

    The researchers found that more than half had at least a 50 per cent reduction in the severity of their period pain after undergoing acupuncture treatment for three months, with the effects lasting for up to a year.

    Dr Mike Armour, a postdoctoral research fellow at Western Sydney University’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine said: “Our pilot study found that using manual stimulation of the needles, rather than an electrical pulse, commonly used in many Chinese studies for period pain, resulted in reduced need for pain-relieving medication and improvement in secondary symptoms such as headaches and nausea.”

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  • Acupuncture for Back Pain

    Acupuncture for Back Pain

    Manheimer E. et al., 2005 concluded:

    “Acupuncture effectively relieves chronic low back pain”.

    “Current data show that acupuncture is more effective than sham acupuncture and no additional treatment for providing short-term relief of chronic low back pain. This short-term relief seems to be sustained over the longer term”.

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