Each of the acupuncture points act as a gate—sending energetic information electromagnetically via the fascia deep into the body. Explore some of the ways acupuncture works below:
PROMOTES HEALING Offering a small electrical prompt to the body to restore homeostasis & balance.
RELEASES BLOCKAGE Releasing areas of blocked Qi which stimulates organ function & promotes health.
IMPROVES CIRCULATION Promoting circulation in the body improves function where needed.
DECREASES PAIN Acting as a natural analgesic, acupuncture interrupts pain signaling.
BALANCES BODY CHEMISTRY Influencing the body’s biochemical responses via the nervous system.
REDUCES INFLAMMATION Reducing proinflammatory markers, or proteins, in the body
of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. This body work helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, over-use of your muscles and many chronic pain conditions. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, it can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning. Massage therapy can help in the following conditions: inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis, stress relief, headaches and migraines, muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains, back pain, pregnancy discomfort, and post-injury and post-surgical rehabilitation.
Today, there are more than 450 substances commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine - most are of plant origin though some animal and mineral substances may also be used. You may find some in your kitchen, such as ginger, garlic and cinnamon, while others such as chrysanthemum and peony flowers, are more likely to be found in your garden!
How is Chinese herbal medicine prescribed?Chinese herbal medicines are prescribed individual, specific to each person. They are given either, singly or in formula which take into account the individual therapeutic action of each herb and well as the effects when combined together. A well constructed formula maximizes the effectiveness for treating a particular condition, while counteracting and minimising the unwanted effects of an individual herb.
What conditions does Chinese herbal medicine treat?
A wide range of health disorders such as the common cold migraines, menopause, immune system deficiencies, adrenal fatigue, skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne and more. Chinese herbal medicine is also preventative medicine, used to assist with general health maintenance and disease prevention. By strengthening and enhancing normal body functions, the immune system is boosted and a general sense of well-being promoted.
Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment. It stimulates the flow of Qi and blood, relaxes muscles and creates relaxation within the nervous system. It helps in the release of myofascial tissues.Cupping is used on its own or in combination with Acupuncture or Chinese herbs. Benefits of Cupping
Some of the common health problems cupping treats:
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