sleep improves wellbeing

La La Land….zzzzzz The amount of sleep you require differs according to age and generally decreases over your lifetime. Most people know how much they need to feel alert and energised, so make sure you plan your bedtime to allow enough time before your alarm goes off! Because sleeping improves wellbeing. Adequate sleep is important for your mental and physical wellbeing. Let’s focus on the quality… How easily do you go to sleep? Ideally within 20 minutes. Do you wake through the night? It’s common to be aware of waking or moving but then continuing to sleep without coming fully awake. Do you experience excessiveRead More →


It Isn’t Just Respiration. It seems like breathing should hold a place of greater importance for us. We can’t live without it right? However, it is one of those things a lot of people just take for granted. Notice the quality of your breath right now. Is it soft and shallow, or strong and deep? Are you holding yourself in a way that allows you to breathe easily? You can improve your breathing. Here’s a few things it does for you. Respiration is crucial to life because we inhale air to obtain oxygen and exhale to eliminate carbon dioxide. Oxygen equals energy! Breathing helps toRead More →

Acupuncture in the workplace

Optimise your workplace with Acupuncture.   Acupuncture can increase workplace vitality and productivity. By reducing both emotional and physical stress responses your chances for a better workplace environment can be achieved. Blue Balance Acupuncture can help professionals in Brisbane CBD. Achieve your best by feeling your best and resolving underlying pain and stress. Scheduling regular sessions with health professionals to enable you to perform at your best, is a strategy for success, both at work and at home. Many businesses offer easy access to health professionals for a healthier workplace that include specialised services like acupuncture and massage. These therapies offer many benefits that extend beyondRead More →

Chronic pain research


The Science of Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Relief. Modern science not only confirms that acupuncture is an effective therapeutic method, but also reveals molecular, neuro-endocrine mechanisms of its efficiency. The mechanisms underlying how acupuncture is so effective for treating chronic pain have been researched extensively for over 60 years. While there is still much to learn, the neural pathways from acupuncture point stimulation, to the spinal cord, to the deactivation of the pain centres in the brain have been mapped.(1,2)  Acupuncture has been demonstrated to activate a number of the body’s own opioids (compounds like endorphins which suppress the transmission of pain signals to theRead More →

Sports injury recovery

Treatment plan for Injury Recovery using Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory of TCM in relation to Musculoskeletal conditions: TCM regards pain caused by injury as a stagnation of Qi and Blood. Bio-medically, this relates conditions such as inflammation, bruising, swelling, scarring, fluid retention, adhesions and reduced movement. Treatment using TCM involves acupuncture, cupping, bleeding, massage, exercise, herbal soaks/liniments and herbs taken internally. Treatment via Western Medicine may include pharmaceutical drugs (anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, analgesic) and also possibly a cortisone injection. Acute Stage These are injuries directly following trauma/surgery. This stage may only last a few days or extend to a week. There will be swelling, pain, inflammation withRead More →