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Sea of Qi
"Sea of Qi" (Qi hai) is the name of a specific acupuncture point on our lower abdomen that corresponds to the "dantian" or centre of life-force energy. This is a pivotal focal point in self-cultivation practices to promote a healthy body and in the control of thoughts and emotions.
Used in ancient Chinese philosophy, this Sea of Qi encompasses various abstract concepts.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine it commonly refers to the vital energy that sustains our body as well as the environmental forces around us. We nourish our internal "qi" through the air that we breath and the food that we eat.
Anthea is a registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner with a passion for helping to relieve discomfort or pain and restoring health.
Although addressing a range of general and chronic disorders (both musculoskeletal and internal), Anthea works regularly with women's health concerns. Menstrual issues such as pain or hormone regulation are addressed. Through her additional practical training in IVF and IUI support, she is able to work closely with gynaecologists and obstetricians to receive the best results for the client. Anthea understands how acupuncture can be used for pregnancy and post-pregnancy care, as well as related conditions such as incontinence or pelvic floor muscle stability.
As the owner and main practitioner at Sea of Qi Acupuncture, Anthea believes firmly in freely imparting knowledge with regards to the Chinese medicine framework, whilst working with other medical practitioners to develop a treatment strategy that helps to manage a client’s own healthcare.
Anthea is continually furthering her own knowledge though regular acupuncture seminars, professional forums and private study.
Your initial consultation at Sea of Qi can last up to 90 minutes and will assess your existing complaints and general medical history, whilst developing an appropriate treatment strategy. This will be followed by a preliminary acupuncture treatment, which - with client consent - may include any of the treatment options listed below.
To achieve the best possible outcome for your health and wellbeing, we are more than happy to work with your existing GP or other healthcare providers.
Fine needles are inserted into the skin at specific points along what are considered to be lines of energy (meridians) throughout the body. Stimulation of specific acupuncture points helps to corrects and redirect imbalances in the flow of qi (chi).
The use of non-invasive gold-plated micro-magnets on the face are used to rejuvenate and detoxify the skin.
This is a very old treatment technique using specially designed glass cups to create local suction on the skin. Cupping promotes blood flow to the affected area whilst relieving any tension. In combination with the use of oil it can also be used as a relaxing massage technique.
This is simply acupuncture with the added stimulation of a mild electric current created between two needles and is often used to reduce the symptoms of stiff muscles or acute pain.
One of the oldest forms of Chinese medical treatment moxibustion is a traditional therapy using dried mugwort leaves (moxa). It indirectly warms and stimulates various acupuncture points in order to speed up the healing process and reduce painful symptoms. It has also been used to turn breech babies.
Used in combination with acupuncture, inexpensive Chinese herbal formulas can help facilitate a quicker and longer-lasting health outcome for each individual.