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Treating Infertility with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
The following is a case study demonstrating the effectiveness of Chinese medicine in the treatment of female infertility. It demonstrates that Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are an effective alternative to IVF.

Menopause in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
This paper reviews menopause and describes how this condition is understood in both Western medicine (WM) and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It further identifies the key diagnostic indicators for menopause in both medical systems and explains how these indicators reflect the disease pathogenesis, (including my understanding of menstrual features for WM and TCM). Furthermore, it will compare WM and TCM treatment protocols and outcomes for the menopausal syndrome (MPS).

Acupuncture for Low Back Pain
Acupuncture is highly effective in treating Lower Back Pain and is a very cost effective treatment covered by many private health funds in Australia. However, with the increasing scientific interest into the effectiveness of Acupuncture many clinical trials are not showing clear results. Why?

Mouthwash linked to Cancer
Dental experts are warning mouthwash could cause oral cancer and should be made available on prescription only. A review published in the Australian Dental Journal has linked mouthwash containing alcohol to an increased risk of developing the deadly disease.

Nanotechnology in Sunscreens, Noisturisers and Anti-Ageing Creams - a Cancer Risk
Recently, we looked at sunscreen factors (SPFs) and their possible health risks. Today, scientists from the CSIRO have shown, under laboratory conditions, that nano particles of metal oxides (as used in sunscreen lotions) can penetrate living cells and damage DNA, potentially leading to cancer.

What is the real cost of Natural & Organic skin and personal care products?
We are asked daily in our business about the cost of our products: some people want to know, given that our products are based on organic and natural ingredients, why they are so inexpensive and others ask why our products cost so much. Two different questions asked from two different perspectives...

Organic skin care specifically and organic products generally are gaining popularity
Herbal Skin Care Products that contain organic ingredients are a safer choice then products that contain many of the now known to be dangerous chemicals, which may include Parabens, Formaldehyde, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Diazolidinyl Urea, SLS, as well as synthetic perfumes, artificial colours, etc.

Alternative Medicine

Effectiveness of Acupuncture in Treating Torticollis
Acute Non-Specific Torticollis (ANST) is a common musculoskeletal condition seen in many Acupuncture clinics. It is estimated that every year over 30% of people suffer from an acute onset of Torticollis. Yet, despite the high incidence of ANST in the community, there is very little scientific information available and no Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) have investigated the effectiveness of Acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment thereof.

Herbal Skin Care Products: A different perspective
For some time now, more and more people have started to change their purchase habits to choosing natural, organic or herbal skin care products. Why? Because information in the media has alerted consumers about the potential dangers they were exposing themselves to by buying skin and personal care products that contained potentially toxic chemicals.

Herbal Skin Care Products for Men: Why You should Make the Switch
Herbal Skin Care Products for men are becoming increasingly more popular. The major reason for this is that shaving compromises the integrity of the skin and increases its vulnerability to allergies and infections.

Natural Acne Remedies: Aromatherapy and Essential Oils.
Using natural acne remedies is a far safer, effective and non-toxic way to manage acne and causes few, if any, side effects. The use of essential oils as a natural acne remedy has long been utilised by alternative health care professionals with positive short- and long-term results.

How These Chemicals Affect Your Skin and Health
According to a recent interview with Stacy Malkan, the co-founder of The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, young women use around 12 or more products a day and in doing so, are exposing themselves to over hundreds of potentially toxic chemicals.

Herbal Teas: The Health Benefits of Herbal Teas
Herbal Teas are possibly one of the most over-looked and underrated remedies sitting right there in your kitchen or growing in your garden.

An Introduction To Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine still practiced today. Written records of Chinese herbal medicine date back many thousands of years and modern medicine still uses herbal extracts and other herbal preparations in their pharmaceutical drugs.

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Individual Herbs & Herbal Medicine

Yellow Dock: A useful herb in herbal medicine
Yellow Dock is used extensively in the treatment of chronic skin complaints such as psoriasis and is thus often used in Herbal Skin Care Products.

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