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In modern Western Medicine, the body is made up of a series of complex systems...digestive system, central nervous system etc.... The theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) adds another dimension to the body. This additional dimension is known as channels where a vital energy known as ‘Qi’, (pronounced chee) runs throughout the body, interconnecting with tissue and organs.
The Qi flows through channels known as ‘meridians’, each one corresponding to a different organ. For the body and mind to be in healthy working order, Qi must be allowed to flow freely and sufficiently through the body. When the flow of Qi is impaired or is insufficient, illness occurs. The flow of the meridians can be impaired by physical trauma, poor diet and pent up feelings and emotions.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into specific points along the meridians. These points each have specific actions along the channel and with corresponding organs. Acupuncture needles are inserted to manipulate the flow of Qi, by unblocking and moving; or by redirecting the Qi to where it is needed most. Once the correct flow has been restored, the body can again function as it should.
Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture's effects on the various systems of the body including the nervous system, endorine system, immune system, cardiovascular system and the digestive system.
Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved, through controlled clinical trials, to be an effective treatment as published by the World Health Organisation:
Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression
Dysentery, acute bacillary
Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic
gastritis, and gastrospasm)
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
Induction of labour
Low back pain
Malposition of fetus, correction of
Nausea and vomiting
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
Periarthritis of shoulder
What is Moxibustion?
Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort leaves (Artemisia vulgaris); a herb to facilitate healing. The purpose of moxibustion, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of energy (called qi) and maintain general health.
What is Scraping?
Skin Scraping is based on the skin theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Like all TCM treatments, it is a non-evasive and a natural treatment. The theory states that by scraping the surface of the skin along the meridians promotes positive stimulation and improves your circulation. This can help dredge the stasis points and improve the circulation so the possibility for disease dropped and immune function are enhanced.
This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health and can address issues like chronic pain. Scraping is intended to address stagnant energy, called Qi, in the body that may be responsible for inflammation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Scraping the skin’s surface is thought to help break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
Our massages draw upon thousands of years of techniques to aid well being. One of the most practised medical massages in China is the Chinese Meridian Tui Na Massage
What is Tui Na?
There are an array of techniques used, such as kneading, chopping, hacking, perpendicular pressure and rolling fist which the clinician will use to remove tension/spasm in the muscles and blockages of “Chi” in the channels.
Tui Na embraces two aspects: firstly, just like modern western massages, it works the muscles helping them to relax, removing stagnation and allowing the blood to flow more freely throughout the area giving the muscles the optimum chance of repairing itself. Secondly, because of its Chinese origins, it works with restoring the balance of “Chi”. Tui Na presses on certain acupressure points in the body’s meridian system to stimulate the body’s own healing process.
Cupping is a therapy used in traditional Chinese medicine to remove stagnation and stimulate the flow of qi (chi). Qi is the free flow of vital energy circulating through the body and the world around us, if the qi is disrupted or disturbed, it can create stagnation (blockages) or imbalances in the body.
What is cupping ?
A therapeutic cupping treatment involves placing cups, usually made of glass, on the skin. By warming the air within the cup, a vacuum is created, and when it is applied to the skin, the tissue is drawn up into the cup. This increases the blood flow, loosens the fascia or connective tissue, and is thought to stimulate healing.
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