As health care and medicine get more and more high tech, and seemingly removed from the actual body of the patient, there has been a quiet return to more holistic and natural ways to diagnose and care for patients--the type of medicine invented by the Chinese thousands of years ago, and still practiced today.
For the past couple of years obesity has been on the rise in Australia. In 2011-2012, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that 62.8% of Australians were overweight or obesity. In 2014-2015, the percentage increased to 63.4%. With obesity on the rise, Australians are trying to create solutions to make a healthier lifestyle more simple and attainable. Traditional Chinese Medicine is one solution that will help Australians combat obesity and discover the cause of obesity.
Australia is on the brink of an opioid overdose epidemic that threatens to rival that of the one now raging in the United States, where nearly 100 people a day die from opioid overdose. Not even car accidents kill that many. In Australia, deaths from opioid overdoses have more than doubled since 2007. A quarter of these deaths involve young people aged from about 25 to 35.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is rapidly growing in popularity and has already proven to be one of the most highly sought-after alternatives to traditional, pharmaceutical medicine that is commonly practiced in many Western cultures. While students who major in TCM may have more narrow field of choices for employment than other traditional health science graduates, there are still plenty of job options available to students who choose to study TCM.
The inability to conceive a child can be a source of much sorrow for a couple. Sometimes there is no apparent reason for the problem, and that just makes it harder. But there is hope. Acupuncture has an amazing ability to help couples conceive and is fast becoming a recognised and effective method for treating infertility.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient combination of therapies that address internal imbalances that lead to illness and disease. These imbalances are often caused by an external stimulus like injury or stress. Remedial massage is one traditional Chinese method that specifically addresses injury-related imbalances.
Scientists and practitioners have built a strong case for the use of traditional Chinese acupuncture. Over the last three decades, research has continued to confirm the extensive benefits of this therapy. Expanding on acupuncture's proven effectiveness as an analgesic, exciting new developments combine acupuncture with other technologies to advance medical treatment plans.
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With a background exceeding 3000 years, acupuncture remains among the more familiar therapies of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Promoting self-healing, a trained acupuncturist stimulates precise body parts targeted by inserting sterile needles. While the much-publicized opioid addiction epidemic inspires intense research, crystallizing acupuncture's benefits, its application to other ills defies overestimation.
Cancer is a treacherous disease that devastates individuals and families. While medical advancements have increased the survival rate for many forms of cancer, the individuals affected must still deal with the pain and side effects of aggressive treatment plans and recovery. Fortunately, proponents of Traditional Chinese Medicine have long known that acupuncture is an effective analgesic, and there is an increasing collection of data that supports this practice.