Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese Medicine used to regulate and restore the balance of the body in order to assist and accelerate the healing process. It is based on traditional Chinese theories; the flow of qi (energy) and xue (blood) through meridians or pathways that cover the body, somewhat like nerves and blood vessels. According to this theory, when one or more of these pathways is blocked, illness pursues… or when there is an imbalance of energy, illness follows.Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points shown to be effectivein the treatment of many health conditions. The Chinese have recorded these points over a period of two thousand years. In recent times, many scientific studies have established the validity of acupuncture.The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledge that acupuncture treatment can effectively treat a wide array of acute and chronic conditions.Furthermore, acupuncture is known to provide quality effective healthcare that results in a healthier well being.
Moxibustion is the painless burning of the mugwort (Artemesia Vulgaris) herb over acupuncture
points.This warms and nourishes the area, and can move blood to increase circulation.
Working on the same diagnostic basis as acupuncture, Chinese herbalism works by re-establishing
the natural balance and harmony within the body. A herbal prescription will include several herbs
working together in combination to treat the person as a whole. It is this individual designing
of prescriptions that increases the effectiveness of the treatment. Chinese herbal medicine is
especially effective in the areas of infertility and menstrual irregularities, skin conditions and acute
illness such as colds and flu. Herbal medicine can be used separately but is often seen in conjunction
with acupuncture.Traditionally Chinese herbs were taken as a drink by boiling up dried herbs.
In our clinic we are able to provide the same treatment in powder or capsule form. In today
busy world, this is more convenient method of taking herbs, requires no preparation time and
is just as effective. We are providing traditional treatment for the modern world.
The cupping technique involves using suction with glass cups over certain areas of the body
(such as back or abdomen). It is often used to relax muscles, relieve pain, and increase blood flow
to the area it is applied. The sensation is similar to massage. Patients agree that this method of
therapy is relaxing, soothing and quite effective.