By restoring the energy balance of the body, Acupuncture is aimed at naturally promoting health and alleviating aches, pains and illnesses through the stimulation of specific Acupuncture points.
Acupuncture works on a deep level to correct imbalances and aims to relieve pain and to improve and maintains optimum health.
The World Health Organisation now states that acupuncture is effective for a variety of conditions such as digestive issues, migraines, musculoskeletal problems, anxiety, addictions, fertility.
World Health Organisation report - Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials.
Cosmetic facial acupuncture aims to improve your facial appearance by reducing fine lines and wrinkles, revitalising the skin and toning face muscles.
At your initial consultation, a full assessment is taken and areas of concerns are being addressed.
The treatment will focus primarily on points and muscles on the face and neck.
Very fine intraderma needles are used to
improve elasticity and collagen production of the skin and support self-healing of the body.
Your practitioner will also add some constitutional points in arms and legs to help balance from within.
During a cupping treatment, a flame is used to create a vacuum inside glass cups which are then placed on the patient’s skin in areas where treatment is required. The suction created stimulates the flow of Qi and blood in the area, thereby clearly stagnation within the meridians and promoting the body’s self-healing. Cupping is most commonly used in the treatment of muscular aches and pains.
Gua Sha or ‘scraping pressing’ is a traditional treatment in which a tool (traditionally a Chinese ceramic soup spoon) made of either jade or plastic, is pressed and scraped along the skin to stimulate blood flow. Gua Sha is used to help releasing stubborn knots, or stagnation, in the muscles, as well as more general stiffness and pain.
Shonishin is a style of acupuncture therapy specially designed for babies and children.
Because the Qi of children is so easy to access, Shonishin does not use needles, but gentle blunt tools to massage, tap or brush on acupuncture points and meridians without penetrating the skin. Because it is so pleasant and relaxing, most children enjoy the experience.
Shonishin is a great way to keep your children healthy, balanced and boost their constitution and have a positive impact on common symptoms such as weak immune system, frequent illnesses, colics, night terrors, bed wetting, digestive health, hyperactivity, behavioural issues.
The ear is home to 200 acupuncture points which correspond to the internal organs and other parts of the body.
Certain points on the ear are stimulated with thin needles or herbal or metal seeds to offer treatment and prevention of ailments.
Ear acupuncture is a quick and easy treatment that is particularly good at helping to overcome addictions from smoking, alcohol and drugs, for relaxation and to lose weight.
A traditional part of Chinese medicine, it is used alongside Acupuncture, in which the herb Moxa (Mugwort, or Artemisia vulgaris) is burnt either directly on the skin of the patient or on top of the needle at specific acupuncture points or along a meridian.
In more recent years it has also been prepare as a cigar-shaped moxa stick which is burnt near the skin. The heat produced form the burning of moxa permeates the skin, creating a warming, soothing sensation. Moxa is not appropriate in every treatment and will therefore be used at the discretion of your practitioner.
Naturopathy is a holistic approach to health that sees the patient as a whole and focuses on the self-healing powers of the body. If appropriate, your practitioner may use nutritional advice, herbal remedies and lifestyle recommendations to address the imbalances that can lead to emotional and physical illness.
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