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Traditional Chinese Medicine ...

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is among the oldest forms Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been practise for thousands of years. This ancient philosophy is based on observing, palpating, treatment with Acupuncture, massage, herbs, diet and exercise. Acupuncture is one thread of the overall system of Chinese Medicine and likewise Acupuncture looks at the overall picture of disharmony and treats accordingly, not just treating the symptoms but looking for the root cause of the issue.

The concept of Acupuncture is based on the smooth flow of Qi ( energy ) through meridians in our bodies, if Qi flow is interrupted for some reason this can lead to blockages and disharmonies which can result in pain, lack of functions and illnesses.

How does Acupuncture work? 

By stimulating specific points on the body with pre-sterilized, single use, extremely fine stainless needles we aim to Tonify or release blocked Qi and assist with the body owns healing ability to restore the body systems to balance.

Electro-Acupuncture Therapy

Electro-Acupuncture therapy uses the same specific points on the body as traditional Acupuncture and is used to treat a variety of conditions such as chronic pain, sports injuries, spasms and paralysis.

By attaching the electrode to the needles a small current vibrates and stimulates the qi running through these points providing a stronger stimulus to the area been treated and as such generally Electro- Acupuncture may be a shorter treatment. Electro-Acupuncture promotes the flow of qi and blood, relieving pain, warming muscles and aids removal stasis (a blockage)

(Electro-acupuncture is not recommended during pregnancy, if you experience seizures, epilepsy or if you have a pacemaker)

Auricular Acupuncture and Magnet Seeds

The ear is a microsystem for the whole body and all the body’s organs can be treated through the ear by stimulating specific points with micro needles or magnet seeds. Auricular Acupuncture is great for addictions, cravings and weight loss. Magnet seeds can be left in the ear to continue the treatment at home, you can stimulate as required.

Abdominal Acupuncture

Like the Auricular Acupuncture there is also a micro system in our abdomen as all major meridians and qi passes through this area, the body’s systems can be stimulated by using Abdominal points alone and has some unique points specific to this area.  This is a standalone treatment and can treat a variety of concerns including anxiety, emotional issues, digestive problems, pain and many more.  This is an ideal treatment for anyone who is needle shy as it is a non-invasive needle insertion with gentle stimulation.

Tui-Na

This is a traditional Chinese method of massage, where you manipulation acupressure points to stimulate the Qi (energy) in the meridians to balance energy flow. It uses similar techniques to Swedish massage however it is more intense and dynamic in its application and Tui-Na is specific in its therapeutic benefits. It is extremely effective around chronic pain especially associated with muscles, joint and skeletal pain such as arthritis, sciatica, and muscle spasms. It also helps chronic conditions such insomnia, constipation, IBS, headaches including migraines, and all tension associated with stress.

Tui-Na is off the same concept as acupuncture but without the needles.

Cupping

This is an ancient Chinese therapy where a plastic, glass or bamboo cups is applied to the skin and a suction action has been created, the underlying tissue and skin is raised or sucked partway into the cup. Cupping is also based on the belief system of meridians in the body.

The benefits of cupping therapy

  • Stimulation of blood circulation, metabolism and lymph flow

  • Detoxification

  • Regulation of energy pathways

  • Stimulation of organ reflex zones on the skin

  • Strengthening and detoxification of the connective tissue

  • Loosening strained and painful muscles.Cupping is applied to acupressure points and can be left stationary or moved in the form of gliding. Length of time cups may be used can vary. Cupping can cause the skin to temporarily turn red, blue or purple depending on whether an injury or blockage under the area that has been cupped. The skin marks can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

Moxibustion

Moxa or moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of the herb mugwort over an area to facilitate healing.

The purpose of moxibustion is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi, and maintain general health. Moxibustion is used on people who have a cold or stagnant condition. The burning of moxa is believed to expel cold and warm the meridians which lead to smoother flow of blood and Qi.

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