Pain has been a huge topic for discussion for a long time now. Nearly everyone feels it (I say ‘nearly’ because there is actually a very small minority of people with a special condition that does not allow them to feel pain), and it varies in character and severity depending on what part of the body is involved. And for the most part, none of us like being in pain. When we feel pain, normally the first thing we do is to look for a way out of it (of course a small minority tr
The concept that the human body is like a chain has been around for a long time. The body is a complex network of systems that all work together to allow us to move and do the things we like to do. When referring to movement, most people straight away think of muscles, bones and joints. However, there are a whole host of structures required to function together in order to produce movement. The musculoskeletal system is primarily associated with movement. From head to toe, ou
Do you often feel like taking your morning vitamins is a part time job? Or like you could rattle when you walk your taking that many things?
I often come across many patients who talk to me about if they really need to be taking everything they are, or if its just 'money down the drain'!
The supplement industry is often under the spotlight for people self prescribing and paying way more than they need to be on supplements that may not even be beneficial for them or they'r
Acupuncture is fast gaining acceptance in mainstream medicine right across the Western world.
It's already used routinely in several Australian hospitals and is currently undergoing a trial in three Melbourne hospitals to alleviate pain from acute migraines, back pain and ankle sprain. Researchers have just mapped acupuncture's effect on the brain and have found that it changes specific neural structures, deactivating the areas in the brain associated with the processing of