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16/10/2014 - Acupuncture may help breast cancer patients

Experts say more than 60 percent of women with early stage breast cancer suffer from hot flashes, joint and muscle pain and depression caused by their treatment and Acupuncture may help breast cancer patients. See more details reported by Carl Azuz (CNN) Published: March 18, 2014, 11:00 pm Updated: October 16, 2014, 2:21 pm http://wwlp.com/2014/03/18/acupuncture-may-help-breast-cancer-patients/

18/06/2012 - Considerations for use of Acupuncture as Supplemental Therapy for patients with Allergic Asthma

Acupuncture has regulatory effects on mucosal and cellular immunity in patients with allergic asthma. Source: Journal: Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2012 Jun 3

24/05/2012 - Effectiveness of Acupuncture and bee venom Acupuncture in idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease

In this pilot study, both acu­puncture and bee venom acu­puncture showed promising results as adjuvant therapies for Parkinson’s disease. Source: Journal: Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2012 May 24.

Media release 16 January 2012: National regulation begins July 2012 for Chinese medicine practitioners.

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (the Board) today released the mandatory registration standards that practitioners must meet to register in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, which comes into effect for Chinese medicine practitioners from 1 July 2012.

Chinese medicine practitioners who are registered with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria on 30 June 2012 will automatically transfer into the National Scheme on 1 July 2012.

Chinese medicine is one of four health professions that will join the National Scheme on 1 July 2012 under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (the National Law) as in force in each state and territory. Chinese medicine, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice, medical radiation practice and occupational therapy will join the 10 professions already in the scheme.

About Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

TCM which has a history of over 3,000 years is fundamentally different from that of Western medicine. In the TCM theory, the understanding of the human body is based on the holistic understanding of the universe as described in Daoism, and the treatment of illness is based primarily on the diagnosis and differentiation of syndromes.

Zang-Fu organs are treated as the core of the human body in TCM. Zang and Fu consist of the five Zang and six Fu organs. The five Zang organs are the heart (including the pericardium), lung, spleen, liver, and kidney. The six Fu organs are the gall bladder, stomach, large intestine, small intestine, urinary bladder and the sanjiao (three areas of the body cavity). Tissue and organs are connected through a network of channels and blood vessels inside human body and Qi (or Chi) carry body information through jingluo system. The problem of Zang-Fu organs may be reflected on the body surface as a series of symptoms, and meanwhile the disorders of body surface tissues may also affect their related Zang or Fu organs. Affected Zang or Fu organs may also influence each other through internal connections.

The TCM practitioner then treats the health problems through the analysis of the entire system, and then focuses on the correction of pathological changes through readjusting the functions of the Zang-Fu organs. The clinical diagnosis and treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine are mainly based on the yin-yang and five elements theories. The phenomena and laws of the physiological activities and pathological changes of the human body and its interrelationships are studied in these theories. Herbal medicine and Acupuncture are two major typical TCM therapies.

Chinese herbs and acupuncture on treatment of infertility

Infertility refers to the inability of a couple to achieve conception after a year of unprotected intercourse, or the inability to carry pregnancies to a live birth. One-in-six Australian couples currently suffer from infertility. Approximately one-third of infertility cases can be attributed to male factors, and about one-third to factors related to the female partner.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a long history of treatment of infertility and miscarriage. Records indicated that the first herbal use date was back to 200 A.D and the famous ancient medical text Shang Han Lun mentioned some formulas that are still used for those purposes today. With respect to in vitro fertilization (IVF), acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may significantly benefit the outcome of this procedure. Prior to seeking TCM, all couples that fail to conceive should undergo a complete medical examination by a physician to determine the cause of the infertility. If the cause is a congenital or structural abnormality, TCM usually does not prove effective. It must be remembered that approximately one-third of infertility cases may fail to respond to all reasonable attempts. However, one advantage of the Chinese herbal approach is that even if pregnancy does not occur, benefits to health can be attained because the herbs address imbalances that affect other aspects of health besides infertility.