Dry needling Brisbane

By | 2018-06-17T16:09:32+00:00 June 11th, 2018|acupuncture|

Dry needling Brisbane 6 things Brisbane people need to know about dry needling Dry needling Brisbane has become a popular therapy for people suffering from pain, especially pain that arises in muscles and joints like elbows, knees, hips and ankles. And there’s a great reason for that. This therapy does work. What is dry [...]

Finding the best Brisbane acupuncturist and best Brisbane massage therapist

By | 2018-06-09T10:31:01+00:00 May 20th, 2018|natural medicine|

With hundreds to choose from, finding the best Brisbane acupuncturist and best Brisbane massage therapist can seem daunting. There’s little doubt we all want the best when it comes to our health. Qualifications and referrals extremely important, and practitioners of acupuncture must be registered by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. But all this doesn’t necessarily mean [...]

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

By | 2018-05-21T15:38:17+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 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 chat [...]

Ground-breaking evidence for acupuncture’s effectiveness

By | 2018-05-23T20:10:48+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. [...]