Entries by Szenan Phua, Acupuncturist Hamilton

Psoriasis Treatment

How Can I Treat Psoriasis? While there is currently no cure for psoriasis in mainstream medicine, there are many ways you can treat and manage the condition.  Since psoriasis is an autoimmune condition, any genuine holistic treatment would include an aspect of healing the immune system itself.  However, most available psoriasis treatments aim to relieve […]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

What is PCOS? PCOS, technically called polycystic ovary syndrome, is a condition that affects your ovaries.  One of the main symptoms in PCOS patients is high levels of androgens (male hormones).  Researchers believe that the higher levels of androgens interfere with your ovaries, the hormones they produce, and the process of ovulation.  In this article […]


What is Blindness? Blindness is when you have difficulty seeing things.  Partial blindness is when you have blurry vision or find it hard to see the shape of objects, while complete blindness is when you can’t see anything at all, even light.  If you are legally blind, it means you can only see something from […]

Acne Treatment

How Can I Treat Acne? Having acne can not only be irritating and painful, but it can also make you feel awkward or embarrassed too.  That’s why we’ve made this useful article which describes many of the treatment options available for acne.  Read on to find out how to treat acne and how Chinese Medicine […]

Dry Eyes Treatment

How Can I Treat Dry Eyes? Having dry eyes can be annoying and frustrating.  So, here’s a helpful list of the different treatments available to treat dry eyes.  The treatment option you choose depends on what’s causing your dry eyes, the severity of your symptoms, and your personal preferences.  Read on to find out more […]

Chinese Medicine for Endometriosis

What is Chinese Herbal Medicine? If you’ve heard about Chinese Medicine before, you might automatically think about acupuncture, needles, cupping, or even Gua Sha scraping.  But if these treatments aren’t for you, you’ll be relieved to hear that Chinese Medicine also offers herbal medicines.  Living with painful conditions like endometriosis can be difficult if not […]

Chinese Medicine for Acne

What is Chinese Herbal Medicine? Traditional Chinese Medicine has been practised for centuries, to treat multitudes of different health problems.  While other mainstream medicine practices often aim to cover up and even suppress health problems by merely focusing on the symptoms, Chinese Medicine addresses the underlying health issues which cause symptoms to arise.  An important […]

Dry Eyes

What is Dry Eyes? You may experience dry eye syndrome if your eyes don’t produce enough tears, or if you’re not able to maintain a layer of tears to coat your eyes.  Although having dry eyes can be very uncomfortable, you’ll be glad to hear that dry eye syndrome rarely causes permanent vision damage.  Read […]

Acupuncture for Acne

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a treatment technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  For thousands of years, Chinese Medicine practitioners have used acupuncture to heal many health conditions.  Recently, acupuncture has also been used for skin conditions like acne.  Read on to find out more about how acupuncture can help cure annoying acne problems. […]

Watery Eyes Treatment

How to Treat Watery Eyes? Watery eyes, (technically called epiphora), is a condition that occurs when our eyes produce too many tears.  While tears are necessary to keep our eyes healthy, too many tears can cause problems.  Excessive volumes of tears can obstruct our vision, disrupting daily life.  In this article we’ll discuss treatments for […]