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.

The History of Acupuncture

The History of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is generally held to have originated in China, being first mentioned in documents dating from a few hundred years leading up to the Common Era. Sharpened stones and bones that date from about 6000 bce have been interpreted as instruments for acupuncture treatment, but they may simply have been used as surgical instruments for drawing blood or lancing abscesses.

The Science of Acupuncture

Screenshot Documentary: The Science of Acupuncture

This is an amazing BBC documentary about acupuncture, an ancient Chinese therapy. Acupuncture is a collection of procedures which involves the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques, such as penetrating the skin with needles that are then manipulated manually or by electrical stimulation. It is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and is among the oldest healing practices in the world.