cupuncture is an entirely drug-free healthcare system. It works by restoring the body’s energetic balance by stimulating the body’s natural healing ability. Practised in China for more than three thousand years, acupuncture is a part of a complete system of medicine known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture enhances the energy or electrical system of the body, which runs through channels called Meridians. This energy flow is regulated by inserting fine needles into strategic points located on the energy channels on the body and enables the body to heal. Acupuncture is increasingly accepted throughout the Western World as an adjunct to or in place of western medicine. Other aspects of TCM include Herbal Medicine, manipulative therapy (Tuina/massage), diet, relaxation and special exercises (Qi Gong). continue…
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, sterile disposable needles at specific points on the body. In all treatments sterile, disposable needles are used.
Acupuncture effectively relieves pain, restores energy and improves individual health and wellbeing. Women can be treated for any complications of pregnancy without causing any harm to mother or baby, although certain acupuncture points need to be avoided if there is any likelihood of miscarriage.
Acupuncture can be used to treat most diseases and illnesses as well as physical injuries such as sport injuries and joint mobility. It is dramatically effective in the alleviation of pain, whether acute or chronic.
Traditional Acupuncture: This treatment entails a brief review of symptoms, after which needles are inserted to various points along the meridian/nerve pathway. Needles are left in place for 30 minutes. Overall time usually takes about 40 minutes. This treatment is good for acute conditions, although most conditions require a course of treatment. Can be combined with other treatments, eg. massage.
Holistic Acupuncture: This is a more in depth approach and therefore takes longer. In this treatment more focus is given to the source of the illness/condition. All symptoms are noted, however trivial or seemingly unconnected to the main symptom they may seem. We go through each symptom and see how they developed. We then trace how each symptom is related to others, and may be causing them. By seeing the interconnectedness of symptoms, this then guides us to the solution, where we can find true health. This can involve councilling from a holistic perspective as well as dietary and lifestyle advice. This treatment includes an acupuncture treatment. Allow about 2 hours for the initial consultation and 40 minutes for subsequent visits.
Taoist Acupuncture: This is more of an energetic/spiritual approach. Similar to the holistic acupuncture approach, Taoist acupuncture extrapolates the question from a Taoist approach, ie using the concepts of Tao, Chi and Yin/Yang. Roughly speaking, Tao is everything in the universe including all matter, forces etc. Chi is how various things and forces manifest, and Yin/Yang refers to the working of Chi. Chi can be used to talk about stars, planets, trees, rivers etc., as well as the working of the human body. Taoist philosophy (based around concepts of Tao, Chi, Yin/Yang), is based on the observations of nature. Taoist philosophy sees human beings as part of nature. Nature doesn’t have any language, Nature just is. We use language to express ideas and to communicate with others. Even though we use language to define the condition we are treating, the treatment itself is beyond words, ie, meditation in action. Like the other methods, we first need a diagnosis. This will give us a treatment strategy. Instead of acupuncture or herbal medicine, we concentrate on Medical/Healing Chi Kung. This treatment involves the practitioner using their Chi to activate the healing Chi in the patient. This allows the patient to enter deeper relaxation to activate their healing energy. Also included will be specific Chi Kung breathing exercises to be performed by the patient to aid in their recovery to better health. Allow about 2 hours for the initial consultation and 40 minutes for subsequent visits.
Cupping Therapy: Cupping is the application of a glass cup to the skin and a vacuum applied. This improves the blood flow in the local area. Followed by massage. This therapy is good for injuries as well as removing toxins from the body
Cosmetic acupuncture and facial acupuncture offer a natural alternative to invasive cosmetic surgery. Chinese doctors have been using points on the face for thousands of years to help combat signs of ageing in men and women and to help skin conditions. This treatment involves facial acupuncture combined with a facial massage as well as using breathing techniques to de-stress the body and mind. Allow 90 minutes for this treatment.
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