What Is Acupuncture?
Over 2000 years ago Chinese medical writings described acupuncture channels with transporting energy (qi) around and through the body. Qi is said to be influenced in specific ways at acupuncture points which lie along these channels.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
When qi flows freely the body will function well, when Qi becomes blocked, organ function is impaired and symptoms of illness will appear
Traditional Acupuncturists believe that gentle stimulation at precise acupuncture points applied on the basis of correct diagnosis, will aid the bodys own defensive and self healing systems, thus promoting and maintain wellbeing.
Why Try Acupuncture?
Acupuncture uses ultra-fine sterile disposable stainless steel needles inserted into specific parts of the body on acupuncture points or meridians. Acupuncture is not a painful experience – you may feel a mild sensation.
Acupuncture supports managemant of :
What Happens During a Treatment?
We start by taking a case history with you, which involves asking questions, taking your pulses and looking at your tongue.
Once we understand your concerns, you then either sit or lie down and relax while we apply acupuncture.
We may also apply cups or moxa if required. Moxibustion is a Chinese herb stick, used to warm certain points on the body and calm the mind.
Cupping is the applying of glass cups to the skin. These glass cups are heated to create a vacuum and placed on your skin’s acupressure points or area of pain. Cupping supports the increase of blood flow which in turn supports well being.
Why Try a Cupping Treatment?
Cupping has been used in China for thousands of years and there are recordings in Egypt of cups used from approximately 1500BC. Cupping supports the management of stress, pain and colds and flu.
Contraindications of cupping – if you are pregnant, have inflamed skin, high fever, cramping or if you bleed easily then cupping is not recommended.
What To Do Next?
After an acupuncture or cupping session Chinese Herbs maybe recommended to take home to compliment your health. These Chinese Herbs are user friendly and easy to take in a pill form.
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