The Science of Why Acupuncture Relieves Pain & Makes You Feel Great!

By Dr Luke McPherson (CM) This explains the feel-good effect of acupuncture. When the needle is inserted, and then stimulated, it blocks the efferent neuron. This means that it is blocking the signal the injured/diseased site is sending to the brain saying “I’m hurt!”. This then allows the body to get rid of the inflammatory […]

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Acupuncture For The Relief of Back & Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

By Dr Luke McPherson (CM) As you get further into your pregnancy you will undoubtedly deal with lower back pain and/or hip pain. As someone who is already a little less mobile, and a little less flexible than before; an addition to back and hip pain can make life a whole lot harder. Back pain […]

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Cupping Therapy: The Science Behind Its Brilliance

Written By Dr Luke McPherson (CM) I have to provide a warning before you read on; to explain how cupping works, I have to delve into the body’s biochemistry. Some of the terminology can be a little dry, but in order to truly appreciate how amazing this medicine is, I have to use this terminology. […]

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Treating Mastitis At Home

Written by, Dr. Rochelle Hammond  (Acupuncture TCM) The companion article to this blog (Breastfeeding, Post Natal Care and Lactogenic Foods) has been published on the West St Wellbeing blog. Together they are intended as a brief guide to breastfeeding and treatment of common issues such as poor milk production and painful breast with at home […]

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Acupressure Course for Late Pregnancy & Birth

Attention pregnant Mummas and birthing partners, we have a new course specifically for you! Acupressure For Late Pregnancy and Birth When: Tuesday, 19th January 3-5pm, 12th February 6.30-8.30pm, 16th March 3-5pm, 16th April 6.30-8.30pm Where: West Street Wellbeing Studio – 64 West Street, North Sydney 2060 What to Expect: – An interactive hands-on course for […]

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Free Information Evening: Preconception Care & Difficulty Conceiving

West Street Wellbeing invites you to come and hear from our Practitioners as they share with you clinical insights about their area of expertise. September Topic: Preconception Care & Difficulty Conceiving This is a great opportunity to: Have a look around our clinic and studio Meet our knowledgeable practitioners and learn from their combined experiences Ask […]

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Acupuncture for Knee Injuries, Pain Relief & Cartilage Repair

Written by Dr Luke McPherson (CM) Relieve pain, and repair the joint! Knee pain can be debilitating! It is a load bearing joint that is in use the entire time we are on our feet. The fact that this can cause constant pain can really impact on your quality of life and make it difficult […]

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Preparing Mind & Body for the Healing Journey

Preparing Mind & Body for the Healing Journey   By Rochelle K Hammond Dr. TCM, Acupuncturist   In our last newsletter we spoke about the 3 key steps to Restore Gut Balance (http://www.weststreetwellbeing.com.au/3-steps-restore-gut-balance/) and outlined the importance of adopting dietary and lifestyle changes to support an effective nutritional/herbal program. This article is focused on the […]

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3 Steps to Restore Your Gut Balance in the New Year

By Rochelle Hammond,  Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Are you Looking to restore your gut balance after over-indulging this festive season? Did you know the traditional practice of acupuncture and Chinese medicine is the perfect way to give a thorough and lasting solution to this common dilemma.   New science is beginning to recognise what […]

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Acupuncture successfully treats chronic skin rash in pregnancy

Treating Rash in Pregnancy A published Case Study by Dr Luke McPherson (CM), Resident Dr of Chinese Medicine at WSW Publication details: McPherson, L., & Cochrane S. (2013) Case report: A rash in pregnancy resolved by Chinese medicine. Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. 8 (22) 21-24 Title:     A Rash in pregnancy resolved by […]

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Can acupuncture help with IVF?

If you are wondering, “Can acupuncture help with IVF?” The simple answer is YES. Here are my 4 top ways acupuncture can help with IVF: Acupuncture helps you relax – Many unsuccessful IVF cycles are now believed to be caused by stress and anxiety. In modern living stress is an epidemic. For those going through IVF […]

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Best Acupuncturists in Sydney

For anyone needing a starting point, here is my list (in alphabetical order) of the best acupuncturists in Sydney. I have been an acupuncturist in private practice for 12 years and over that time I have met a lot of acupuncturists, both in Australia and abroad and I can confidently say we are NOT all […]

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Acupuncture proven to work for Pain Relief

A study involving thousands of people in the US finds patients receiving acupuncture had significantly improved experience of pain after receiving acupuncture, compared with groups receiving either no acupuncture or sham acupuncture (a group established to test the possibility of the placebo effect). The doctor behind the study concluded “For a patient who is interested […]

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Acupuncture for Headaches: getting to the point of your pain

We have recently noticed a spike in the number of patients coming in to have acupuncture for headaches over the autumn and winter seasons.   Headaches affect the vast majority of us at one time or another.  The severity of the headache can range from irksome to debilitating; the common denominator in all headaches is that they […]

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Massage or acupuncture for stiff shoulders – an interesting clinical case

An interesting case occurred this week in clinic that warrants writing about as it demonstrates how useful acupuncture is for treating tight muscles. A patient came in seeking treatment for terribly tight shoulders with strong pain. She hadn’t sustained any particular injury, and she had been using deep tissue massage (not at WSW) as the primary treatment for the past year. The […]

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