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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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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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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