Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine treats such conditions as:
|Neck & shoulder pain||Muscle & Joint pain||Diabetes|
|Gastrointestinal disorders||Skin problems||Colds / Flu|
What is it?
Acupuncture originated in China more than 3,000 years ago. Today it is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a viable means of treating a wide range of conditions. Due to its proven effectiveness it had been embraced throughout the world.
Acupuncture is a complex medical system that is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being. It can focus on physical, psychological, or emotional problems. The aim of the Practitioner is to treat the Root Cause of the illness rather than just the Symptoms.
Acupunture involves the insertion of extremely fine pre-sterilised needles at predetermined points on the body’s surface to restore health.
What does a typical treatment involve?
The initial consultation can last anything between 30 and 60 minutes. A detailed case history is taken, a tongue and pulse analysis, and a brief physical examination is conducted where appropriate. The entire proceedings are safeguarded by total confidentiality.
Therapies used are:
- Acupuncture – the insertion of fine pre-sterilised needles at pre-determined points on the body’s surface to restore health.
- Moxibustion – a form of gentle and relaxing heat treatment – very effective for certain aches and pains.
- Cupping Therapy – a safe, painless and non-invasive technique which involves placing suction cups on certain areas on the body for specific problems in the flow of Qi.
- Electro-acupuncture – an electric current passes threough the needle which stimulates stagnant Qi – very effective for chronic pain.
- Heat Lamps – heat passes through the needles stimulating the movement of Qi.
- Herbal Medicine – dispensing of patented herbs suitable to teh condition presented to assist in the healing process.
- Dietary Advice – some of which is specialised in Chinese Medicine terms.
Is it painful?
Acupuncture needles are very fine and flexible, about teh diameter of a human hair. In most cases, insertion is performed without discomfort. You may experience a sense of heaviness or electricity in the area of insertion. Most patients find the treatments very relaxing and many fall asleep during treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Many conditions may be alleviated very rapidly by Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and only one or two treatments may suffice.
However, some conditions that have developed over a course of eyars will be relieved only with slow, steady progress. In this case a course of six treatments or more are recommended.
As with any form of healing the patient’s attitude, diet, determination and lifestyle will affect the outcome of a course of treatment. Patients are encouraged to actively participate in their healing process.
How does Acupuncture work?
The ancient Chinese recognised a vital energy behind all life forms. They called this energy Qi (pronounced chee). This energy flows along specific pathways in the body called Meridians. Each Meridian is associated with a particular physiological system and internal organ. By inserting needles into Acupuncture Points along these Meridians we effect a change in the associated organ – promoting the free-flow of Qi and Blood where there is stagnation, tonifying where there is deficiency and expelling excesses such as heat, cold and damp.
These imbalances can cause symptoms such as aches and pains, tiredness, headaches, irritable bowel, insomnia, anxiety, and can lead to illness. Acupuncture aims to restore the natural balance of the body’s Qi, and in effect the body heals itself in the process.