Acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched forms of Medicine being practiced alongside Western and other integrated therapies. This ancient and dynamic practice has been shown to raise levels of specific hormones, white blood cells, generally helping helping the body to maintain its natural balance and support its own immune system processes. It has also been shown to release the bodys own pain killers, the endorphins.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), your overall health is determined by the quality of Qi (energy) flow through the energetic pathways (meridians) of your body. Very fine disposable needles are inserted at various points along the meridians of the body to stimulate the flow of Qi. It's focus is to improve the overall well being of the patient, rather then just being an isolated treatment for specific symptoms. Acupuncture can help activate the bodys natural healing response.
TUI NA MASSAGE
Tui Na (pronounced "twee nah"), which literally means "pinch and pull"is a therapeutic massage that has been practiced in China for centuries. It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Tuina seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the meridians, allowing the body to naturally heal itself.
LIFESTYLE & DIET
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Chinese Herbal Medicine is recommended according to your body's specific disharmony. The foundation of this approach is to support the body's natural healing response. An effective treatment for the relief of a wide range of health conditions it assists with general well-being, prevention of disease and to enhance one's health and vitality.
Moxibustion is the warming of the mugwort plant (Ai Ye) near acupuncture points on the body. It alleviates pain, and activates the qi in the meridians (energetic pathways). It is especially effective at warming the womb for the treatment of infertility and conditions associated with the menstrual cycle.
Cupping has been a part of Chinese Medicine for 2,500 years. It relieves aches and pains and improves circulation. It facilitates the cleansing and strengthening of your Qi (energy) and brings toxins to the surface so that they can be released from the body. Cupping involves placing glass cups on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. It is also beneficial for colds and flu, digestive issues and stress and tension. The aim is to provide an overall sense of health and well-being.
Dietary and lifestyle advice is given based on your specific body constitution and chief complaint.
Chinese Medicine encourages an “everything in moderation” approach. This not only refers to the amount and types of food one eats but also the type and amount of exercise one does for their constitution.
Food can be considered a form of medicine in itself and plays an important role in our recovery from illness and maintenance of good health.
Exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, having many beneficial effects on our physical, mental and emotional health.