Acupuncture, which originated in China more than 2,000 years ago, uses needles to stimulate points in the body. It appears to help in the treatment of some conditions.
Complementary therapies - an overview
Complementary therapies such as homeopathy, naturopathy and acupuncture are sometimes used alongside conventional medicine. Here's an overview.
Chinese traditional medicine
Trusted information about Chinese traditional medicine from leading Australian health organisations, including links to complementary medicines.
Back pain diagnosis and treatment
Find out how a doctor diagnoses the cause of back pain and how to treat it, including with pain relief medication, physical therapy, acupuncture and self-care.
Nerve pain treatments
Treating nerve pain can be difficult, but underlying conditions can often be managed. Here’s how to control nerve pain, and a list of pain clinics.
Nerve pain (neuralgia)
Nerve pain can feel like a shooting, stabbing or burning sensation. There are many ways to treat it, such as traditional pain relief medicines, exercise and alternative therapies. Learn how to identify symptoms and manage nerve pain.
Hip pain is very common. Learn more about the signs, symptoms, treatments and self-care options and when to seek medical attention.
Nerve pain medication
There are many different types of medicines used to help ease nerve pain. Find out more about what medicines to take from a trusted source.
Hiccups can be caused by overeating, or eating too quickly, spicy foods, hot or fizzy drinks, alcohol, smoking, stress, fear or excitement. Learn more here.
Pain relief during labour
Learn about the different ways to relieve pain during childbirth, and how your support person can help you.