Clinics Reopen

June 11, 2020
Dear clients,

Both of our clinics in Penrith and Workington are now open. To manage the transmission risk of Covid-19, we are only arranging appointments over the phone at this stage. On the call we will do a risk assessment for Covid-19, and between each appointment we will carry out proper cleaning for treatment rooms and facilities. We will be using face coverings during treatment. Appointments will be spaced out to avoid contact between patients.

When you arrive for your appointment please try to be punctual and enter the clinic without company. We encourage you to wash your hands on arrival. After the appointment, if you develop Covid-19 symptoms or have a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19 within 14 days of leaving our practice, you must inform us immediately.  

We look forward to seeing you again.     

Acupuncture for Trigeminal Neuralgia - Case 2

February 27, 2020

Jean, 80-year-old farmer's wife, suddenly started getting a terrible pain on the right side of her face. She had unpredictable attacks of intense, electric shock-like pain, which would last from a few seconds to a few minutes. Sometimes a light touch on the right side of her nose could trigger the pain. Her doctor believed it was trigeminal neuralgia, which could be related with her long standing condition of multiple sclerosis (MS). In MS, trigeminal neuralgia is most often caused by damage ...

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Clinical Evidence for Association of Acupuncture and Acupressure With Improved Cancer Pain - A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

December 21, 2019


Importance  Research into acupuncture and acupressure and their application for cancer pain has been growing, but the findings have been inconsistent.

Objective  To evaluate the existing randomized clinical trials (RCTs) for evidence of the association of acupuncture and acupressure with reduction in cancer pain.

Data Sources  Three English-language databases (PubMed, Embase, and CINAHL) and 4 Chinese-language biomedical d...

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Acupuncture for Coccyx Pain - Case 2

October 11, 2019
76-year-old Iris suffered from a pain in her coccyx for over 20 years. It all started after a fall. The pain was mainly felt in sitting position and sometimes spread to her right buttock. Recently it got worse and even hurt in the night. Following a friend's advice, she came to see me for acupuncture. On physical exam, her lower back and right buttock were tight and tender. So I used local points for electro-acupuncture. On the second visit she said her coccyx had been pain free but the right...
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Effects of acupuncture on nutritional state of patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): re-analysis of COPD acupuncture trial, a randomized controlled trial

July 23, 2019
Masao Suzuki,corresponding author1,3 Shigeo Muro,2 Motonari Fukui,3 Naoto Ishizaki,4 Susumu Sato,5 Tetsuhiro Shiota,6 Kazuo Endo,7 Tomoko Suzuki,1
Tadamichi Mitsuma,1 Michiaki Mishima,8 and Toyohiro Hirai5


There are an increasing number of evidences that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a systemic illness and that bodyweight loss is its prominent
manifestation. We focused on the nutritional outcomes to find out the effec...

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Acupuncture for Loss of Smell

May 22, 2019
58-year-old Mr Kanp is from Germany. He was on holiday in our area and staying with a friend. When he complained about his loss of sense of smell, his friend recommended he come to see me. He told me that five months ago he had a very bad cold and took antibiotics for it. After that he lost part of sense of smell. He could only sense a strange, unfamiliar smell when some odours were very strong. His throat felt uncomfortable and his taste was also affected. Doctors were not sure what caused t...
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