Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique that can have a prominent place in modern life. This is especially true for those seeking help with pain relief, stress reduction and a variety of health conditions that the practice has been shown to alleviate. This ancient art involves the insertion of very fine needles superficially into Acupuncture points to regulate energy. Such needles are used in combinations to treat a wide variety of health disorders.
Needles are always sterilised and only ever used once. Your body is an amazing machine that has the innate ability to heal itself under the right conditions.
Some of those conditions include getting adequate nutrition and enjoying a balanced flow of energy. Recent research and computer imaging of the brain during an acupuncture treatment revealed dynamic activity occurring in many structures and regions within the brain.
Your body is an amazing machine that has the innate ability to heal itself under the right conditions. Some of those conditions include getting adequate nutrition and enjoying a balanced flow of energy.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a healing system developed in China more than 2,000 years ago, incorporating therapies that are in some cases millennia older. TCM focuses on strengthening the body’s defences and enhancing its capacity for healing and to maintain health.
TCM encompasses how the human body interacts with all aspects of life and the environment, including the seasons, weather, time of day, our diet and emotional states.
It sees the key to health as the harmonious and balanced functioning of body, mind and spirit, and holds that the balance of health depends on the unobstructed flow of QI (pronounced chee) or “life energy” through the body, along pathways known as meridians. TCM practitioners see disease as the result of disruptions in the circulation of QI.
Generally, the cups are left in place for about 10 minutes (typical range is 5–15 minutes). A reddening of the skin occurs due to blood flow congestion. The cup is subsequently removed by the gentle pressing of the skin near it to allow outside air to flow into it, thereby neutralising the pressure and releasing it. Occasional bruising along the site of the rim of the cup is normal.
Cupping is typically recommended for the treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions, gastro-intestinal disorders, lung disease (especially asthma and chronic cough), and paralysis. Areas of the body that are fleshy are generally preferred sites for cupping.
Contraindications for the use of cupping include inflamed areas of the skin; high fever, cramping or convulsions, areas prone to bleeding (ie, levels of low platelets); the lower back during pregnancy or abdominal area.
Conditions Successfully Treated with Acupuncture :
- Physical Pain
Back / Lumbar / Sciatica / Neck / Shoulder / Knee / Carpal Tunnel / Tennis Elbow / Muscle Aches / Sprains / Strains / Osteoarthritis / Rheumatoid Arthritis / Fibromyalgia
- Emotional – Psychological
Stress / Anxiety / Depression / Stop Smoking & Detox with NADA protocol
- Digestion Disorders
Bloating / Heartburn / Acid Reflux / Nausea / Constipation / IBS / Weight Loss
- Women’s Health
Fertility / Menopause / PMS / Menstrual Problems / UTI / Endometriosis / PCOS / Fibroids
- Head – Eyes – Ears – Nose – Throat
Common Cold and Flu / Allergies / Sinus Problems / Headache / Migraine / Tinnitus / TMJ / Bell’s Palsy / Facial Pain / Vision Problems
Fatigue / Insomnia / Hypertension / Restlessness