Reminder! Our Brisbane acupuncture appointments now available four days a week

By | 2017-08-24T10:46:35+00:00 August 24th, 2017|acupuncture|

Just a quick reminder that acupuncture treatments at our Holland Park, Brisbane acupuncture clinic are now available four days a week. Our Australian Government-registered Brisbane acupuncture practitioners are Nathan Francis and Margi Macdonald. Nathan Francis is available Tuesdays and Thursdays. Margi Macdonald is available Wednesdays and Fridays. Call them on 3342 0010 for a confidential [...]

Ground-breaking evidence for acupuncture’s effectiveness

By | 2017-08-15T18:03:23+00:00 July 4th, 2017|acupuncture|

Our acupuncturists Nathan Francis and Margi Macdonald are so excited by last month’s worldwide release of a review of acupuncture research, they felt they had to share the news with you! This ground-breaking review found evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture for 117 conditions, with stronger evidence for acupuncture’s effectiveness for some conditions than others. [...]

Release your neck and shoulder tension

By | 2017-08-15T18:03:23+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Try these between massage sessions, especially when doing something repetitive like deskwork or gardening. Reach up and grab the base of the left side of your neck with your right hand Squeeze and release, moving your hand down your left shoulder and arm. Repeat several times on both sides of your body. For a deep [...]

The importance of stretching

By | 2017-08-15T18:03:23+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Stretching is an important part of muscle health. It is a simple, quick and effective way to bring oxygen rich, nutrient rich blood into the muscles, making them more supple and relaxed. A relaxed muscle is less likely to tear or go into spasm. This means a decrease in body pain and an increase in [...]

Try this progressive relaxation exercise

By | 2017-08-15T18:03:23+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Try it when you feel anxious, stressed or when you can’t sleep. Doing it every day will give you the most benefit. Lie comfortably with your arms and legs outstretched. Clench one fist and hold it for 10 seconds. Relax the fist for 10 seconds, then clench again and relax. Repeat with the other hand. [...]

Building resistance to stress

By | 2017-06-01T07:19:41+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

These are healthful tips for better managing your stress levels. Jog, swim or bike Exercise increases the flow of endorphins, which are natural pain relievers responsible for what is called “the runner’s high”. In addition, exercising, if done two to three times a week, will improve your circulation and help relieve chronic tension and anxiety. [...]

The stress test

By | 2017-08-15T18:03:23+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Stress is not necessarily a bad thing; it can be a stimulus for positive change and growth. But excess stress can be detrimental. You can feel the effects of stress from one single large event or as a series of small ones accumulate. Even a small stressor in your life like a mild, but chronic [...]

All about stress

By | 2017-08-15T18:03:24+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Everybody experiences stress at one time or another. Some people would even say that the environment today is more stressful than it has ever been. With the advent of technology and the complexity of today’s world stress seems hard to escape. The key to not experiencing the negative effects of stress are related to how [...]

Tips for a good night’s sleep

By | 2017-08-15T18:03:24+00:00 August 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Insomnia is a problem for many people, and the worry about not sleeping can become a problem of its own. Occasional insomnia is common and may be a response to excitement or temporary worry. It will do you no harm as long as you remain reasonably energetic in your daily life. Also, you may not [...]