TREATMENTS

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is a system of medicine which originated in China, with more than 2000 years of clinical experience.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion involves the burning of Chinese mugwort - a soft and spongy herb - at specific acupuncture points.

Cupping

Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy that can be included as part of an acupuncture treatment.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha aims to improve circulation and blood flow. It involves scraping the skin in strokes with a tool (gua) that causes the skin to become purple or in red spots (petechiae or sha).

Tui Na

Tui Na is believed to be the oldest system of bodywork and is one of the four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine, alongside acupuncture.

Electro-Acupuncture

With Electro-Acupuncture, needles are placed in the body and then connected together using small clips and a wire which is connected to a device that delivers small electrical impulses.

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is a system of medicine which originated in China, with more than 2000 years of clinical experience. It involves the use of very fine, sterile, single-use needles to stimulates specific points along the body. It is a form of treatment that may include techniques such as Moxibustion, Cupping, Gua Sha, Tui Na massage and Electro-Acupuncture.

How does acupuncture work?

The original theory that is behind an acupuncture session is that the functions of the body are ruled by the flow of Qi, often translated as “energy” or “life force”, through a system of channels, often referred to as meridians. When the Qi is impaired, diseases occur.

As the practitioner inserts needles in specific acupuncture points, along the meridians, the flow of Qi is restored and hence general wellbeing. Both the root cause of illness and the presenting symptoms are treated.

What can acupuncture treat?

Many different conditions can be improved using acupuncture. Please visit Evidence Based Acupuncture which has reviewed research throughout the world and compiled reports accessible to the public.

Conditions seen in the clinic:

  • Circulatory disorders;
  • Respiratory disorders;
  • Digestive disorders;
  • Urinary disorders;
  • Migraines/headaches;
  • Diabetes;
  • Fatigue;
  • Facial paralysis;
  • Fertility;
  • Hay fever;
  • HBP;
  • Insomnia;
  • Menstrual problems;
  • PMS;
  • Menopausal symptoms;
  • Mental/emotional disorders;
  • Weight loss;
  • Musculo-skeletal conditions;
  • Arthritis;
  • Skin conditions;
  • Stress;
  • General wellbeing.

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is a system of medicine which originated in China, with more than 2000 years of clinical experience. It involves the use of very fine, sterile, single-use needles to stimulates specific points along the body. It is a form of treatment that may include techniques such as Moxibustion, Cupping, Gua Sha, Tui Na massage and Electro-Acupuncture.

How does acupuncture work?

The original theory that is behind an acupuncture session is that the functions of the body are ruled by the flow of Qi, often translated as “energy” or “life force”, through a system of channels, often referred to as meridians. When the Qi is impaired, diseases occur.

As the practitioner inserts needles in specific acupuncture points, along the meridians, the flow of Qi is restored and hence general wellbeing. Both the root cause of illness and the presenting symptoms are treated.

What can acupuncture treat?

Many different conditions can be improved using acupuncture. Please visit Evidence Based Acupuncture which has reviewed research throughout the world and compiled reports accessible to the public.

Conditions seen in the clinic:

  • Circulatory disorders;
  • Respiratory disorders;
  • Digestive disorders;
  • Urinary disorders;
  • Migraines/headaches;
  • Diabetes;
  • Fatigue;
  • Facial paralysis;
  • Fertility;
  • Hay fever;
  • HBP;
  • Insomnia;
  • Menstrual problems;
  • PMS;
  • Menopausal symptoms;
  • Mental/emotional disorders;
  • Weight loss;
  • Musculo-skeletal conditions;
  • Arthritis;
  • Skin conditions;
  • Stress;
  • General wellbeing.

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Adjunctive therapies

Moxibustion

Moxibustion involves the burning of Chinese mugwort – a soft and spongy herb – at specific acupuncture points. 

Acupuncture and moxibustion are often combined during a treatment. It is used when treating the following conditions:

  • Common cold and respiratory disorders;
  • Hay fever and seasonal allergies;
  • Digestive conditions;
  • Supporting the immune system;
  • Support during pregnancy;
  • Pain management & musculo-skeletal problems;
  • Menstrual problems.
Adjunctive therapies

CUPPING

Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy that can be included as part of an acupuncture treatment. It involves the placement of rounded glass cups on the skin which create suction, therefore increasing blood circulation to the area.

It is frequently used in musculo-skeletal conditions and to relieve muscle tension. Cupping improves overall blood flow and circulation, promoting cell repair. 

It is also used in the treatment of other conditions, not just musculo-skeletal.

Adjunctive therapies

GUA SHA

Gua Sha aims to improve circulation and blood flow. It involves scraping the skin in strokes with a tool (gua) that causes the skin to become purple or in red spots (petechiae or sha). This is similar to bruising and fades away after a few days. The appearance of this sha shows a stasis of blood, fluids or Qi in the area. Therefore, when using this tool, inflammation is brought to the surface and is released. It is used for: common cold, pain, musculo-skeletal problems.

Adjunctive therapies

TUI NA

Tui Na is believed to be the oldest system of bodywork and is one of the four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine, alongside acupuncture. In fact it works similarly to acupuncture, only hands/elbows/fingers are applied to acupuncture points, along the channels or in determined areas to balance Qi and blood flow.

Tui Na massage can treat:

  • Neck and back pain;
  • Musculo-skeletal disorders;
  • PMS and menstrual problems;
  • Fatigue and insomnia;
  • Headaches/migraines;
  • Arthritis;
  • Stress;
  • Digestive conditions;
  • Respiratory conditions.
Adjunctive therapies

electro-acupuncture

With Electro-Acupuncture, needles are placed in the body and then connected together using small clips and a wire which is connected to a device that delivers small electrical impulses. Often, several pairs of needles are stimulated at the same time. The frequency and intensity of the pulse that is delivered can be altered.

It can be used to treat: musculo-skeletal conditions, pain and inflammatory conditions.

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