Author Archives: Ian Murray

About Ian Murray

Ian is a registered acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Medicine practitioner at Kenmore Centre for Health. This website contains general information about medical conditions and treatments. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such.

My Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Posted ago by Ian Murray

From 1 July 2012 Chinese medicine joined some 13 other registered health professions and became part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS). The primary objective of the national scheme is public safety. This is achieved by setting and maintaining …

Cupping therapy & the Olympics

Posted ago by Ian Murray

World famous Olympic gold medalist, Michael Phelps showed up to events at the Rio Olympics with strange round marks on his shoulders and back. They were the result of cupping therapy. Phelps is an avid user of cupping therapy and uses …

Are You Feeling Tired? Is the Iron in Your Diet Part of the Solution?

Posted ago by Ian Murray

It is estimated that 1 in 5 women in Australia are at risk of iron deficiency. An Australian health survey collected blood samples from women between the ages of 16 and 44 and showed that about 25% were at risk …

Is it Shoulder Pain, Bursitis, Rotator Cuff Syndrome or Frozen Shoulder

Posted ago by Ian Murray

If you suffer shoulder pain then you are not alone. Bursitis, rotator cuff syndrome, impingement syndrome and frozen shoulder are common painful shoulder conditions. Shoulder pain is the third most common musculoskeletal problem that takes a person to their GP …

To PSA or not to PSA? How to Check Prostate Health

Posted ago by Ian Murray

For many years now there has been much debate around the benefits and possible harms of the PSA test for prostate cancer. It may come as a surprise to some that despite advances in medical technology there is still no consensus on …