Arpil 2022 - For those struggling with an achilles tendinopathy or chronic achilles pain, you may find our latest series of videos useful. We cover the main recovery phases, the changes in treatment and exercises, and the benchmarks for progression.
October 2021 - For those with respiratory issues like sinus congestion, hay fever, asthma, recurring sinus infections, shortness of breath, snoring and/or sleep apnoea, as well as troubles with sleep, energy and concentration, you may find some of these videos particularly useful for you.
October 2021- Being an acupuncture clinic we are often asked about the difference between acupuncture and dry needling. There is a lot of confusion around this topic as the two appear to be identical so hopefully we can clear things up a little in this article.
July 2021- Ankle injuries account for a large portion of injuries in sport, depending on where you are in the world, it is reported that 50% to 80% of all sports injuries involve the ankle. In this article we’ll look at the different types of ankle injuries, how they are typically treated and where acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help.
July 2021- We see many people with headaches and migraines at Village Remedies. In this article we’ll look at headaches and acupuncture treatment for tension headaches.
May 2021- Many people come to see us seeking help to fall pregnant naturally or through assisted reproductive means, such as IVF. So, can acupuncture help you conceive?
March 2021- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gut issue worldwide & can be treated with a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine & modern pharmaceuticals.
March 2021- We are very excited to announce the opening of our second acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine clinic in Sydney’s CBD located at Level 5, Suite 1, 187 Macquarie Street Sydney.
February 2021 - Tennis elbow, is a common elbow injury usually caused by repetitive motions. Chinese Medicine & acupuncture can be a very effective treatment to relieve pain.
December 2020 - We’re often asked what to look for in a good acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner. However, in general, there are a few things you should look for. Follow These Tips.
November 2020 -Normally people associate stress as not being able to cope, being burnt out or overwhelmed but these extremes do not encompass the full spectrum of stress.
October 2020 - Modern electro-acupuncture was invented as an attempt by Chinese Medicine practitioners to be more efficient & treat more people in a shorter period of time.
October 2020 - Acupuncture has been used traditionally to help promote natural labour for thousands of years. At Village Remedies clinic in Balmain, Sydney, we often see expecting mothers seeking acupuncture to initiate natural labour over medical induction.
September 2020 - Spring has sprung! The roughest season for those with allergies & hay fever, where stuffy sinuses, runny noses and itchy watering eyes. Can Chinese medicine help with hay fever?
When spring blows in, it can mark the beginning of months of suffering for those with hay fever. Stuffed up sinuses, runny nose with itchy eyes, headaches and poor concentration can really make life rough when the pollen is in the air. For some it doesn’t even stop with spring time but continues all year round.
Growing up in a Chinese household, you might think that I had received acupuncture and herbal medicine every time I scraped my knee or caught a cold. This wasn’t the case: I grew up with the belief that Eastern medicine was outdated and pseudoscientific. However, when I began working in the public health system as a physiotherapist, I quickly became aware of some flaws with Western Medicine: when the focus is on treating only symptoms, it can be easy to forget to treat the whole person in front of you.
Brendan met up with Matt at Accelerate Strength in Balmain to talk about the effects of always being on the go and getting caught up in the fight or flight response, along with some useful tips to help you improve recovery and feel better. Have a listen to the podcast here and check out Accelerate Strength gym here.
In this article, we've teamed up with Liam from Crossfit GEO to talk about how over training / under recovering can negatively affect your health and training. Liam shares his experience with over training and how he gets himself back to peak performance as soon as possible.
Maddie from the Village Remedies team was recently interviewed by Lifestyle.com.au about the key concepts and benefits of Chinese medicine.
To celebrate Mother's Day, the Village Remedies team will be helping out at a special Mother's Day event at Lululemon Balmain. Join us and not only find a great gift for the special women in your life but also receive a free acupressure massage on us!
Recurring sports injuries are frustrating, especially when you are trying to build fitness and stick to a training schedule. Acupuncture can help manage sport injuries and enhance recovery.
So happy to announce that Madeleine Ong has joined the team she will be available for acupuncture and Chinese medicine consults in Balmain on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Madeleine is passionate about women's health and is an amazing asset to Village Remedies.
A recent hot topic in medical research is the gut microbiome (our gut’s ecosystem comprised of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria) and the gut-brain axis. These areas are particularly important in conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which is said to affect approximately 1 in 5 Australians.
Shoulder bursitis is often a chronic over use injury where the bursa becomes inflamed over time causing pain, loss of range of motion and strength. The pain is usually felt in the front of the shoulder and can travel down towards the elbow.
Dry needling is where tender spots in the muscle which are called trigger points. These points are needled to produce a twitch response that forces the muscle and facia tissue to relax. Which in turn reduces pain, improves range of motion and strength. This was made famous and progressed in the west by Janet Graeme Travell, M.D. who was also President John F Kennedy's personal physician.
Community acupuncture is done in a group setting with no set appointment times. By having acupuncture in this group setting, one person's treatment help pay for the next so by “helping yourself, you help your village”.