Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. It involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points related to your condition. This helps to clear blockages and correct imbalances in the flow of energy or “qi” through the body’s meridians or channels. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine aims to restore balance and harmony in the body when it is no longer functioning optimally, due to stress, injury, illness, overwork or poor diet etc.
Acupuncture offers a unique wholistic approach that focuses as much on optimising health and preventing illness as it does on treatment of a specific illness or symptom. Acupuncture is great not only for pain and muscloskeletal problem but also provides a natural approach to treatment of many diseases and illnesses. Chinese medicine can link body, mind and emotions, treats the underlying cause of disease as well as symptoms and assists in the disease prevention as well as maintenance of general wellbeing.
Other Chinese Medicine techniques used may include
•moxibustion (the burning of herbs)
•cupping (placing suction cups on the skin)
•Guasha (scraping of the skin)
• Chinese herbal medicine prescription and dietary and lifestyle advice.