What is Dry Needling?

By Sydney CBD Osteopath Dr Abbey Davidson Dry Needling is becoming more common in the world of hands-on health. What is dry needling? What is it used for? What is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling? What are the benefits and side effects? All your dry needling questions answered below. If you’re not in […]

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If only I could get some sleep

Michelle always felt tired and sleepy in the day time, because she could not sleep at night. It usually took her more than 1 hour to fall asleep, and sometimes even the whole night until 5-6am, even though she was really sleepy. Daniel a 12 years old, used to lie down on his desk at […]

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Insomnia, is acupuncture the answer?

Michelle always felt tired and sleepy in the day time, because she could not sleep at night. It usually took her more than 1 hour to fall asleep, and sometimes even the whole night until 5-6am, even though she was really sleepy. Daniel a 12 years old, used to lie down on his desk at […]

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Stress!

  Stress – the ultimate buzz word associated with modern living and many of us experience it at some time with stress symptoms presenting in many forms.   Stress symptoms may include: fatigue insomnia hyperinsomnia (sleepiness during the day) nausea depression high blood pressure unstable emotions craving sweet foods weight gain headaches lower back pain indecision […]

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Click..ouch! Was that my jaw?

Jaw pain is no laughing matter!   The jaw, also known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), is one of the most frequently used joints in the body. It is used for talking, eating, sucking and yawning. The TMJ muscles activate and oppose gravity to keep the mouth closed. When the mouth is slightly open, the TMJ […]

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Colds and Flu, An Eastern and Western Perspective

That season is upon us. No, not winter but its but its potentially nasty cousin, the cold and flu season.   For many of us colds and flu are just another part of life that we just have to suffer through, by spending unnecessary amounts of money on trips to the Dr, cold and flu […]

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A simple and easy guide to how acupuncture works

  Today, I was trawling through Facebook looking for ideas for another blog. When I came across an excellent short 3min video simply describing how acupuncture really works. It was so easy to understand that I decided to just simply post the link to the video, (link at bottom of this blog), as well as […]

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Gut Health – You are what you eat

Approximately 6-7 years ago I attended a seminar on “Gut Health”. Ever since then I have been a big advocate of the importance of gut health and the overall wellbeing. In health circles there isn’t a more important quote than; “you are what you eat”! What I am happy to see is the amount of […]

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Pain and Inflammation – how chiropractic and acupuncture can help

Is poorly managed pain and inflammation slowing you down and impairing your quality of life? The feeling of pain is your body’s way of telling you that there is inflammation present. Inflammation is associated with the classic symptoms of pain, redness, heat and swelling. It frequently accompanies injury and tissue trauma, such as sprains, strains, […]

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Acupuncture, how does it work?

Almost everyday I will get a new, (and sometimes old), patient that asks, “How does acupuncture work?” Then I have to explain to the patient that to answer that question is not as easy as a + b = c. Under our western understanding, the way acupuncture works borders with the esoteric to the religious, […]

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Acupuncture, stick out your tongue, please

Usually when you go to the Doctor with a sore throat the Doctor will put on some gloves, pull out what looks like a huge paddle pop stick, get you to open your mouth and stick your tongue. The Doctor will then press the tongue down, make you say, “ahhh” and look at your throat. […]

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