The effectiveness of Acupuncture for Chronic Pain, Headache & Nausea/Vomiting

An Acupuncturist in action

Complementary alternative medication (CAM) and treatments have received a lot of attention and acclaim within the past years. Of particular interest is the use of acupuncture as an alternative to standard medical treatment. This article discusses the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of Chronic Pain, Headache & Fibromyalgia and Nausea/Vomiting.

Acupuncture as critical success factor in sport: Nibali and the Tour de France

Nibali’s Secret to a Tour de France Win

The mere mention of one of Vincenzo Nibali’s secrets on his way to victory at the Tour de France on Sunday is enough to make any cycling fan nervous: Needles on the bus. Almost every day. But these aren’t the kind of needles that have dented cycling’s credibility for decades. When Team Astana uses them to treat Nibali, nothing is injected, nothing is extracted.

Managing Stress

Managing Stress

Stress is the body’s natural response to danger. But long-term stress is bad for you, and won’t help your mental abilities either. Vic Galloway narrates this animated guide to understanding what stress is, and tips for dealing with it, from formulating a plan of action, to taking more exercise and having a laugh with your friends.

Acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathy use in Australia: Nearly 1 in 10 adults use Acupuncture


Over a 12-month period, approximately one in four adult Australians used either acupuncture (9.2%), chiropractic (16.1%) or osteopathy (4.6%) at least once. It is estimated that, adult Australians made 32.3 million visits to acupuncturists, chiropractors and osteopaths. The most common conditions treated were back pain and related problems and over 90% of the users of each therapy considered their treatment to be very or somewhat helpful.

Basics of Acupuncture

Gabriel Stux: Basics of Acupuncture

Basics of Acupuncture shows that it is possible to integrate Western medicine and traditional Chinese concepts. It starts with an updated review of the scientific bases of acupuncture and related research. A short introduction on the theory of traditional Chinese medicine is followed by a detailed account of diagnosis. Main topic is the description of the Chinese systems of channels, functional organs and the most important acupuncture points. The remainder of the book is devoted to treatment, based on western modes of diagnosis.