private health insurance

Private Health Insurance covers Acupuncture. Yes! You will continue to claim for my TCM services: Acupuncture and Herbs!  The new changes to private health insurance come into effect in April 2019 and may effect you. There have been some natural therapies removed from “Extras”, so you will no longer be able to claim for services such as Naturopathy. You can still use their services. And certainly if you get benefit from them you should. But you won’t be able to claim from your private health insurance. The Government believes that there is not enough evidence showing effective outcomes for the excluded therapies. By removing these therapies, insuranceRead 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 achieve their best by feeling their 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 which offers many benefits that extend beyond the office.Read 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 →

Frozen Shoulder Treatment Have you been putting up with shoulder pain? Perhaps diagnosed with Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), damaged or inflamed rotator cuff muscles? This is a very painful condition that affects many people. Don’t put up with pain. I’ve seen Acupuncture and EFT work wonders and get people back their mobility. The occurrence of frozen shoulder becomes more common over the age of 50. It seems to affect women more than men. It is seen to appear without injury. This can be very frustrating. But worse is the pain. Constant pain interferes with your quality of life. Without proper sleep our body doesn’t replenishRead More →