Hay fever Prevention Is Now

Have you noticed the wattle blooms in the last few days? Have you seen the bare trees with buds forming? Did you feel that wind and afternoon sunshine? Yup, Spring is around the corner.

Now is the best time to treat hay fever with Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture to prevent an itchy, sneezy springtime. That’s right. Before you have symptoms.

Want some more information and evidence? Here is some.

Did you suffer with hay fever last spring? Well you needn’t. We can help and we have a special on!

All Initial Acupuncture session for hay fever prevention with Dr. Shiro Akiyama are $20 off (in August 2017 only). You must mention this special when you book.

Dr. Shiro Akiyama

B.Sc Musculoskeletal Therapy & Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture

Dr. Shiro Akiyama graduated from Endeavor College of Natural Health with a Bachelor of Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy) and Bachelor of Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture).

He has a special interest and excels in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. Shiro enjoys a challenge! If you have a difficult problem that nobody has been able to help you with, come and see Shiro.

He incorporates gentle Japanese Traditional Medicine and acupuncture techniques, such as Japanese-style Moxibustion and Japanese fine needling.  Shiro is also an active member of Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA).
Outside of Freedom Chinese Medicine, he is a 2nd black belt Judo competitor and teacher. He is an active member of Judo Victoria (JVI).  He also plays soccer in his spare time.

Acupuncture for anxiety – what it’s all about

Emerging – by a very local artist; Mary Caia

It takes some work to recognise the feeling of anxiety. That’s because it’s different for different people. Some people think too quickly and jump from one fear into another, some people take themselves to the Emergency department for suspected heart attacks, and some people just need to go to the toilet – every ten minutes.

Acupuncture treats anxiety effectively for two main reasons. Firstly, it can calm down the sympathetic nervous system – taking us out of the flight-or-fright response. Secondly, it looks at the bigger picture that is the individual picture of the person.

What happened inside the person

During a consultation, an acupuncturist will ask how anxiety is affecting the individual. We take the pulse and look at the tongue, and if that’s not enough, we ask a bunch of other questions to gauge “what happened” to keep the individual stuck in this heightened state of worry, fear or negativity.

It can sometimes help to know the circumstances that led to the anxiety, but what we are really interested in, is what happened inside the person. We are interested in where the imbalance occurred inside the person, that wore down their resilience and prevented them from moving forward.

Different ways anxiety affects people

Symptoms we might monitor from week to week are broad, and can include:

  • Inability to relax, circular thinking, aversion to social situations
  • Irritability, anger, obsessive thinking, fears and phobias
  • Heart palpitations, sweaty palms, chest tightness, breathlessness
  • Insomnia, restless sleep, nightmares
  • Pain
  • Irritable bowels (diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, indigestion)
  • Urinary frequency and incontinence
  • Hair loss, fatigue, social withdrawal

How many acupuncture sessions required to treat anxiety

We usually recommend a course of 4-6 sessions for significant improvements.

Each session usually takes between 30-45 minutes. We prefer patients to feel more relaxed during and immediately after each treatment. We prefer for that relaxation to extend for longer periods after each session.

Patients report “feeling like themselves again”. A little bit at a time, people start to access optimism and confidence. They smile more often and laugh more genuinely.

Generally, patients find that looking after themselves (eating well, exercise and setting boundaries) becomes easier when the feelings of anxiety are reduced.

How effective is acupuncture for anxiety?

Ongoing studies continue to show that acupuncture is significantly useful in reducing anxiety across a broad range of situations and conditions.

Studies looking at women undergoing IVF[i], patients heading into surgery[ii] and students heading into exams[iii] all benefit from acupuncture for anxiety. Results were based on anxiety surveys, heart rate, blood pressure and skin electrodermal activity. Acupuncture results were significantly better than sham acupuncture in all cases.

Paul Keating, former Prime Minister, was also big fan of acupuncture for anxiety. He would receive acupuncture treatments weekly and also immediately before important events. In this interview, he discusses how “acupuncture makes you be relaxed, but brighter…. It just calms you down”.

Want to try Acupuncture for your Anxiety? $20 off your initial acupuncture session with Dr. Christine Lee (in August 2017 only). You must mention this special when booking.

Written by:

Dr Christine Lee

Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist @ Freedom Chinese Medicine

Dr Christine Lee has been practising as an acupuncturist and a Chinese herbalist since 2008. She graduated RMIT with a double degree in Applied Science (Chinese Medicine and Human Biology) and has completed further studies and a hospital internship in Nanjing, China.

Christine has extensive experience working in acupuncture general practice. She has worked with a broad range of patients: from children to seniors, from athletes to people with severe disability or complex chronic illnesses. She has special interest in treating women’s health, senior’s health, digestion, mental health and pain conditions.

Christine is passionate about open room (multi-bed) style acupuncture. She has been involved in this style for the past eight years and is convinced the positives are more than financial. She has developed a gentle touch that will allow patients to experience a full acupuncture treatment in a shared room, and also tap into a larger group relaxation.

 

References

[i] Isoyama D, Cordts EB, de Souza van Niewegen AMB, et al

Effect of acupuncture on symptoms of anxiety in women undergoing in vitro fertilisation: a prospective randomised controlled study Acupuncture in Medicine 2012;30:85-88.

[ii] Klausenitz C1Hesse T1Hacker H1Hahnenkamp K1Usichenko T1.

Auricular acupuncture for pre-exam anxiety in medical students: a prospective observational pilot investigation. Acupunct Med. 2016 Apr;34(2):90-4. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2015-010887. Epub 2015 Oct 5.

[iii] Shayestehfar M1Seif-Barghi T2Zarei S3Mehran A3. Acupuncture Anxiolytic Effects on Physiological and Psychological Assessments for a Clinical Trial. Scientifica (Cairo). 2016;2016:4016952. doi: 10.1155/2016/4016952. Epub 2016 Apr 4.

 

The Paul Keating interview hyperlink:

https://www.facebook.com/AACMA/posts/10155364681999557

10 Ways To Sleep Better

A guide to restful nights & refreshed awakenings

I’m sure you’ve all heard about circadian rhythms, and maybe even the role Melatonin and Cortisol have on your sleep and awake cycles. Chinese Medicine uses its own concept to explain this, and encourage best rest habits according to a Traditional Chinese Organ Body clock. The 24-hour cycle of Qi (energy) helps us know when to exercise, eat, rest and sleep, and keep our bodies and mind healthy.

It shows us that come 7pm -9pm, our energy enters into the Pericardium, and nutrients are carried to the capillaries and to each cell. This is the perfect time to read, relax, play quiet games with the family and wind down. From 9pm -11pm we should ideally be in bed, as this is the Triple Burner time, when the endocrine system adjusts the body into homeostasis, and prepares for deep rejuvenation. This is when cortisol naturally begins to diminish.

10 ways to Sleep Better:

1. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day.

Keeping a regular sleep schedule, even on weekends, helps to develop a sleep-wake rhythm that encourages better sleep.

2. Create a comfortable sleep environment.

You can try to control a number of the elements in your bedroom that will promote a good sleep, such as:

Temperature – For most people, cool is better than hot.

Light – Keep your bedroom as dark as possible. You might even consider wearing an eye mask.

Noise – Less noise means more sleep. You can reduce noise levels with rugs & drapes, earplugs, background “white” noise (eg. fan), or soothing music.

Comfort – A good mattress can improve the quality of sleep.

Function – Try not to use your bedroom for work, study or other such activities. Make your bedroom a stress-free zone.

3. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.

Alcohol may help you get to sleep, but it will make your sleep restless and uneasy. Caffeine-contained in tea, cola, and chocolate, as well as in coffee-is a stimulant and can cause problems for people trying to fall asleep.

4. Watch your diet.

A heavy meal or spicy foods before bedtime can lead to night-time discomfort, and fluids can require disruptive trips to the bathroom.

5. Get out of bed if you’re not sleeping.

If you dont fall asleep within 15 to 30 minutes, get up. Get back into bed only when you feel sleepy.

6. Exercise regularly.

Regular exercise has been shown to improve sleep. Exercising in the morning or afternoon at least 3 hours before bedtime, so you wont be too “revved up” will help you get a deeper, more restful sleep.

7. Cut back on or stop tobacco use.

Nicotine, like caffeine, is a stimulant can cause problems for people trying to fall asleep.

8. Avoid watching the clock.

Set the alarm and place the clock out of sight. Constant checking can even cause insomnia.

9. Create a relaxing bedtime routine.

Read a good book, listen to music, practice relaxation techniques, or take a warm bath.

10. Have a midday rest.

It’s true that a siesta is good for our health and our sleep cycles. If you can’t manage a snooze, even 10 minutes of quiet time will help. Disengage from your phone, errands, conversations.. Take some time to tune in to yourself and be at rest. Anytime between 10.30am – 2pm is best. And will set you up for a better sleep that night. Try it out and see for yourself.

If you tried the above 10 steps and still have sleep problems, it may be time for professional help. There are various options and we can help you find the best solution for you. Certainly, Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture can work wonders for insomnia relief. We have 7 excellent practitioners at Freedom Chinese Medicine who could help you. Haven’t seen us before or for over 2 years? Mention this article for $20 off your initial consultation.

Written by:

Dr Elaine Hickman
B.H.Sc.TCM (Acupuncture), Cert.Cl.Ac. (Beijing)

Elaine has trained and worked in various settings, both in Australia and China.  She has over 20 years experience in treating many health problems.  Elaine loves to provide a health care experience for people that is respectful, effective, empowering and enjoyable.  Elaine’s acupuncture treatments are gentle, powerful, amazingly relaxing and incorporate Japanese & Chinese techniques, as well as Medical Qi Gong if appropriate.  Elaine has a particular interest in Gynaecology, Fertility, Obstetrics, Family Medicine, Wellness promotion and Mental Health.

Supplements to take when trying to conceive

Both men and women can optimise their chances of conceiving by following a healthy eating regime that stocks up a range of important nutrients in the body.

It’s also important for both men and women to stop smoking and drinking before trying to conceive to give their bodies the best possible chance of producing healthy eggs and sperm and, of course, a healthy baby.

What about my diet? Eating a variety of wholefoods, fresh vegetables, healthy fats and protein is essential. If you or your partner need help quitting smoking or eating better, we can help. Do you need to supplement in pill form?

Ask yourself these questions first:

  • Do you skip one meal or more a day?
  • Do you have a food allergy or intolerance?
  • Do you have dark circles under your eyes?
  • Are you under a lot of stress at home or at work on a regular basis?
  • Do you eat a lot of processed foods?
  • Do you eat at least 2 servings of fruits a day?
  • Do you eat at least 3 servings of vegetables a day?
  • Do you get sick often?
  • During your menses do you have dark blood, cramps, or blood clots?
  • Do you get enough sleep?
  • Do you eat at least one dark leafy green a day?

There lies your answer.

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The Bare Essentials: – Supplements recommended if you’re healthy, and below 35 years old

  • Folic Acid. You can buy a 500mcg form of folic acid at your local chemist. $11 will give you a few months supply.
  • Iodine. Is essential for healthy thyroid function. Which affects progesterone production in a woman. Which affects fertility. Australian soils are generally depleted of iodine. So unless you’re eating lots of seaweed, which most of us don’t, supplementing is a good idea.
  • Vit D (if your levels have been low in the last 2 years).
  • Iron (if your levels are currently low)

Extra Support: – recommended if you’ve had some fertility or menstrual issues

  • Vit D. Even if your levels are within normal range. Vit D is what many of our hormones are made from. Healthy hormones mean healthier menstrual cycles mean better fertility.
  • Zinc– benefits our immune system and improves egg AND sperm quality
  • Vitamin C– benefits our immune system and improves egg AND sperm quality.
  • Vitamin E– An antioxidant nutrient helpful for egg AND sperm quality. You can take Vit E in pill form or consume foods like almonds and sunflower seeds.
  • B complex– helps our nervous system. Let’s face it, trying to conceive it stressful. Let’s give our nervous system a helping hand.

Optimal Support: – recommended if you or your partner are over 35 years old

  • Co Q10 – Improves egg AND sperm quality
  • Royal Jelly– Can improve egg AND sperm quality

 

What about him? If there is a him on the scene, his nutritional certainly counts. You will find conflicting opinions about this. But seriously, it takes a sperm and an egg to make a baby. The healthier both parents are, the healthier the sperm & eggs will be and the healthier baby will be made. This is putting it lightly. I could go on about epigenetics and what our nutritional status means for what genes (including those that carry inherited diseases) are switched on or switched off to pass to the next generation. But that’s a big conversation best left to another day. Join our blog here if you want in.

Why bother?

Let’s just say that the work you put into improving your health and nutritional status before you conceive, is worth it. Which means that ideally, we are working on preparing ourselves to conceive at least 3 months before even trying. Any self-respecting gardener knows that soil preparation and quality seed are the key ingredients for a healthy plant harvest.  We would do well to prepare to bring human life into the world in a similar fashion.

We stock all the above supplements at Freedom Chinese Medicine in Ivanhoe. In high quality form. We also offer practitioners who hold exceptional knowledge & experience in helping people conceive. We’d be happy to help you, so feel free to contact if you have any questions or need extra help.

 

Written by:

Dr Elaine Hickman

B.H.Sc.TCM (Acupuncture), Cert.Cl.Ac. (Beijing)

Elaine has trained and worked in various settings, both in Australia and China.  She has over 20 years experience in treating many health problems.  Elaine loves to provide a health care experience for people that is respectful, effective, empowering and enjoyable.  Elaine’s acupuncture treatments are gentle, powerful, amazingly relaxing and incorporate Japanese & Chinese techniques, as well as Medical Qi Gong if appropriate.  Elaine has a particular interest in Gynaecology, Fertility, Obstetrics, Family Medicine, Wellness promotion and Mental Health.

She runs a private practice in Ivanhoe and is the trusted family physician of many. Elaine is a registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She completed a Bachelor of Health Science – TCM, specialising in Acupuncture, and a hospital internship in China in 1998. Elaine is the Principal Practitioner at Freedom Chinese Medicine, managing a dedicated team of practitioners & staff, and supervises many TCM students in clinical training. Elaine’s passion for Chinese Medicine has her regularly furthering her education, Qi Gong training and sharing knowledge.

References:

https://www.thebump.com/a/vitamins-you-need-to-conceive

http://natural-fertility-info.com/multivitamin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optimal Health

What if you are not sick, but not well? Do you feel sluggish, stressed out, run down, tired or frustrated? Do you want to feel lighter, freer, relaxed, happier, and more vibrant? We can help. Chinese medicine works wonders at boosting well-being on many levels. And it doesn’t usually take many visits to get you there. And once you’re feeling and looking your best, maintenance is simple.

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What is optimal health? It is just the absence of disease and symptoms? Could it be to achieve and maintain a sense of well-being? Feeling like you have an abundance of vitality perhaps. A sense of peace and calm. Do you remember what it was like to feel at your optimum health? To have the energy to do whatever it is that you want to.

Do you sleep well, breathe well, look well, move well, digest well, whilst feeling calm and centred? You can feel that good. You deserve to feel that good! Yes there may be some ill health to remedy first, but it is possible. At Freedom Chinese Medicine, we are happy to be part of the wellness profession, happy to have helped thousands of people reach their optimal health for over 15 years.

What does Wellness Care Involve?

  1. Getting you as well as you can be or want to be.  
  2. Maintaining your optimal health with monthly or quarterly check up & tune ups

wellness careWe use whatever tools necessary to help people work through their health issues. Whether it be an Eastern or Western approach, or a combination, what matters is what works for you. At Freedom Chinese Medicine, we offer natural, effective, holistic and practical solutions for your health problems using the ancient and powerful methods of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Laser Acupuncture, Acupressure, Chinese Remedial Massage, Cupping, Moxibustion, Dietary Therapy, Medical Qi Gong, Health Counselling and Coaching. If you need another approach, we will happily point you in the right direction. What matters is helping you have the best health possible. We will help you deal with your specific issue, but also look forward to see what more can be done to help them feel better and prevent those problems from recurring.

How often do you see your dentist? Most people see their dentist once every six months. That’s maintenance care. How often do you take your car in for a lube-oil-filter? Every 5,000 kilometres. That’s maintenance care. Ongoing, maintenance care has a clear value. Keeping your teeth clean prevents cavities and saves a lot of pain and expense on dental work. A tune-up every so often is a lot cheaper than waiting until something goes wrong and you need new parts.

Do you know how high medical costs can be? One of the best things about seeing a Chinese Medicine practitioner is their ability to detect an imbalance in your body system, before it becomes a bigger problem.  If you are generally well and look after yourself, this could involve coming in for a check up every 3 months. The change of season in Melbourne is a perfect time. When was your last tune up?

 

Yours in optimal health,

Dr. Elaine Hickman

B.H.Sc. TCM (Acupuncture), Cert.Cl.Ac (Beijing)

Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Elaine has trained and worked in various settings, both in Australia and China.  She has over 20 years experience in treating many health problems.  Elaine loves to provide a health care experience for people that is respectful, effective, empowering and enjoyable.

Elaine is the Principal Practitioner at Freedom Chinese Medicine in Ivanhoe. Leading a dedicated team of practitioners & staff, and supervising many TCM students in clinical training. Elaine’s passion for Chinese Medicine has her regularly furthering her education, Qi Gong training and sharing knowledge.

Acupuncture for Arthritis

It is a known way to relieve pain in people, and now the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the first in the country to try acupuncture on a giraffe.

A nearly 2,000-pound patient named Sukari suffers from arthritis. Click below to see her getting an acupuncture treatment.

 

Natural Pain Relief

An Australian trial of Acupuncture in our hospitals has found the therapy is just as effective as drugs when it comes to relieving pain.

A trial of 500 patients showed that 80% of those who received the therapy said that it worked, a slightly better result than those who received traditional pain killers.

 

Grilled Mandarins for Chesty Cough

Mandarin and tangerine peels have been used in Chinese medicine for centuries.

They are added to medicines and recipes for their properties in:

• Stopping cough
• Dissolving phlegm
• Stopping vomiting and diarrhoea (minor effect)

As mandarins come into season, and coughs start spreading through the community, this can be a great and easy “food-medicine” to get back to good health. It’s also a yummy snack to have warm.

Grilling the mandarins will release some of the oils in the citrus peel into the fruit. This way, you can eat the fruit and benefit from the phenolic compounds found in the peel.

Grilled Mandarins for Chesty Cough in 3 simple steps:

 

1. Grill mandarins over a naked flame for 2-5 minutes

 

2. Allow to cool for 5 minutes

 

 

3. Peel and eat the fruit

 

Research has shown that citrus oils contain phenolic compounds that:

• Reduce blood triglyceride levels (great for managing diabetes)
• Reduce total blood cholesterol levels (great for heart disease)
• Contain antioxidants (to fight cancer causing damage)
• Contain a wide range of other functions that can be anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral.

Written by Dr. Christine Lee 

Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist

Dr Christine Lee has been practising as an acupuncturist and a Chinese herbalist since 2008. She graduated RMIT with a double degree in Applied Science (Chinese Medicine and Human Biology) and has completed further studies and a hospital internship in Nanjing, China.

Christine has extensive experience working in acupuncture general practice. She has worked with a broad range of patients: from children to seniors, from athletes to people with severe disability or complex chronic illnesses. She has special interest in treating women’s health, senior’s health, digestion, mental health and pain conditions.

Click here to read more about Christine or to book in.

 

 

Do You Have PADI?

Pressure. To perform in your daily work and family life? Or are you just on autopilot? Going from one place to the next to get things finished in the day.

Always on? Is your mind switched on all of the time? Thinking about what you have to do next?

Distraction? Do you have addictions to sweets, sports, TV, video games, music, computers, work, alcohol, sex?

Information Overload? On the phone all the time, Facebook, or Google to help you with a problem?

Yes we can all experience these during periods of higher stress. That’s fine. But is it an ongoing situation for you? If this sounds like you most of the time, you are certainly not alone. These are common problems in our society. They can lead to a myriad of health problems though. We can help.

Try this. Turn everything off and go inward f0r 5 minutes. Is this hard to do?

Stop, sit down, close your eyes and deeply breath into your lower abdomen (or Dan Tian as we call it in Chinese Medicine).

Sit with yourself and breath and feel into your body and what it has to say to you.

As you do this you may feel aches and pains come up. Or the mind racing on what you have to do next. Simply keep breathing and it will subside, sooner or later. We forget to just be. We are human beings not human doings.

We have all the answers within us, and we can learn to stop and calm the mind by listening to the bodies responses which can give us clues into how to change our lives and come from our highest potential and live in peace and harmony.

If this is something you would like to try, book an appointment with Sue and find out how Reiki helps mind and body connection and can bring about balance and harmony in your world. Mention this article for $20 off your session with Sue, this month (June 2017) only. Limited spaces available.  

Contact us on 9486 5966 or click here to book online easily.

Acupuncture is Effective for Migraine

The other day in the clinic, a patient and I were discussing the recent ground-breaking hospital trial media release about how acupuncture is as effective as drugs for relieving pain in people’s lower backs and from sprained ankles and migraines.1And I was telling her that in my 20 years of clinical practice, I’ve always been able to help a migraine sufferer. I realised what a statement that was, but the truth of it struck me. I have never seen a migraine sufferer that I couldn’t help. The latest case being a woman with chronic migraines who now has been migraine-free and drug-free for 3 weeks, a record for her. I got to thinking that if more migraine sufferers knew that Acupuncture was an effective treatment option for them, there would be more happy people in the world, and that’s gotta be a great thing right?

migraine

Acupuncture can be effective at reducing migraine symptoms immediately, and also for treating the cause of the migraines in the first place. It is this holistic effect that makes acupuncture wonderfully effective, even more so than drugs in my experience. Migraines often have multiple triggers, whether it be hormonal, fatigue, stress, dietary, sinus, or muscle tension related. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can alleviate these triggers, and the migraine pain, at the same time!

One of the best things about seeing a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine that specialises in Acupuncture, like myself, is that you get the best outcomes. Holistic treatment AND drug-free rapid symptom relief. An experienced practitioner can treat 2-3 problems effectively in the one session, so you get significant value for your spend. Of course, it usually takes more than one session to alleviate the migraines, and their triggers for the long term.

Depending on the individual case, a course of treatment can be as short as 4 sessions to more like 6 if hormones are a problem. The cost of each session can vary from $60 to $120, depending on the clinic. You can click here to see our fees Freedom Chinese Medicine. We also offer low cost/ community acupuncture sessions, click here for more info. Once you’re experiencing less migraines, then you need to maintain the balance. A great Acupuncturist will advise you about how you can best maintain your health and prevent a migraine, in your particular case.

If you’re in the Ivanhoe, Melbourne area, come and see me & my team of excellent practitioners. I’ve helped lots of people over the last 20 years, and I can help you.  I run a private practice in Ivanhoe and am honoured to be the trusted family physician of many. We have friendly receptionists to answer your questions and HICAPS facilities so if you have private health insurance with acupuncture extras, your benefit is claimed on the spot. Click here for more information about our practitioners or simply click here to contact us.

If you are not in the Melbourne area, find a great Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine specialising in Acupuncture near you. Ask your friends and family if they can recommend someone. To find well qualified practitioners, you can do a locality search here: http://www.acupuncture.org.au/Practitioner_Search.aspx. And if you’re worried that acupuncture might be painful, don’t be! A good practitioner can control how much sensation you feel, and it is usually nothing unpleasant! Most of my patients don’t feel the acupuncture needles go in.. new patients often ask “is that it?! That was nothing to worry about at all!” So don’t let the fear stop you. And if you don’t feel comfortable with the Acupuncturist you chose to see, chose another one! Just like finding the right GP for you, it can take some searching to find the perfect fit..

Nothing can replace the help of a great practitioner, while you are waiting to be able to see one, here are some general, natural, drug-free tips for migraine relief:

1. Increase the room temperature slightly

2. Take a break from light and noise

3. Sleep

4. Do Acupressure here:migraine-pressure-points-C4press

5. Do Acupressure here:

Acupressure for migraine
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6. Do Acupressure here:

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7. Inhale Peppermint oil

8. Inhale Woodlock Liniment (contact us for more information or to buy)

9. Take the Chinese Herbal pills Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan (contact us for more information or to buy).

10. Take the Chinese Herbal capsules Headache Relief. (contact us for more information or to buy) (No unpleasant taste and all plant-based herbs)

If the above suggestions don’t help you, don’t despair, you just need more specific treatment and relief. Every migraine sufferer knows how debilitating a migraine can be, how it can be impossible to function, let alone work during a migraine and its recovery phase. Don’t resign yourself to suffering from migraines. Try Acupuncture!

At Freedom Chinese Medicine, we address the symptoms as well as the cause. We can help relieve your migraine quickly, reduce the severity and frequency of your migraines and remedy your triggers.

We understand that migraines can be very unpleasant. You want to make sure that you feel comfortable with the practitioner who is helping you. That is why I’m offering a FREE initial health assessment this month, in which I do a brief assessment of your health (15 mins) and advise a treatment strategy for you. It gives you the opportunity to see if my team and I are the right people to help you. Contact us today to book or enquire on 9486 5966.

Yours in great health,

Dr. Elaine Hickman

B.H.Sc. TCM (Acupuncture), Cert.Cl.Ac (Beijing)

Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

References

1.: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/acupuncture-as-good-as-drugs-say-researchers-20140329-35q0v.html#ixzz2yQi5nh3F