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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Acupuncture treats rash in pregnant women

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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Photo showing the back of a woman with a sore shoulder. Her hand is on her shoulder.

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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