Even though acupuncturists use effective physical therapies, physiotherapy can be a helpful adjunct to our treatments. Physiotherapy is a shortening of the term physical therapy. So in many parts of the world physical therapy is still the term for what physiotherapists do, and its practitioners are known as physical therapists. Histories of physiotherapy point to […]

Steve Sharp joins Straightup

We’re excited to welcome Steve Sharp to the Straightup clinic. He practices shiatsu as well as acupuncture and herbal medicine, and has dedicated himself to further training so that he has a full complement of therapies to restore you to health.

acupuncture prevents migraines

Acupuncture has been shown to prevent migraines. A recent Cochrane review of the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment at preventing migraines found that the evidence suggests that a course of treatments can be a valuable option for people with migraines, and that it may be at least as effective as prophylactic drugs at preventing migraines. Cochrane […]

thunderstorm asthma

It was a bad week for asthma sufferers in Melbourne, and also for some that were susceptible to airborne allergens but who had never had an asthma attack before. A heads up to hayfever sufferers: if you’re allergic to pollen enough of it could potentially cause an asthma attack. Studies have shown that Chinese medicine […]