Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a healing system based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Taoist understanding of energy principles and anatomy. It has been practiced in China for more than 2,000 years.

Acupuncture facilitates and supports the body's innate ability to heal itself and to maintain optimal levels of wellness and vitality. According to TCM philosophy, energy (Qi) flows through the body along pathways called channels or “meridians.” If the flow of Qi is blocked or obstructed, it can lead to pain or disease in the body or along the affected pathways.

Acupuncture restores health and relieves painful conditions by rebalancing the flow of Qi in the body. It involves the insertion of very fine needles, as thin as a strand of hair, into specific points on the skin called “acupuncture points.” The treatment re-establishes the flow of Qi, thereby correcting imbalances and bringing about enhanced states of physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing..

It does not hurt—people report various sensations such as numbness, tingling or slight discomfort. The needles are sterilized and disposable.

Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with Western medicine to improve the effect of either treatment on its own. In some cases it can help reduce the need for prescription drugs or reduce their side effects.

Acupuncture is a safe form of treatment for pregnancy related conditions. Please let your practitioner know if you are pregnant of wish to become pregnant. This will ensure you are given the most appropriate treatment at all times.

Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of health conditions including:

Abdominal pain
Acne
Anemia
Anxiety
Appetite loss
Arthritis
Asthma
Back pain
Breech baby
Bronchitis
Colitis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Cold and Flu
Constipation
Cough
Depression
Diarrhea
Digestive disorder
Dizziness
Eczema
Endometriosis
Facial paralysis
Fatigue
Fibroids
Gastritis
Glandular fever
Hemorrhoids/piles
Hay-fever
Headache
High blood pressure
Hip pain
Hormonal imbalance
Indigestion
Induction of labor
Infertility
Insomnia
Irritable bowel syndrome
Irreg. uterine bleeding
Knee pain
Lethargy
Low back pain
Low libido
Mastitis
Menopause
Menstrual problems
Migraine
Morning sickness
Nausea and vomiting
Neck pain
Neuralgia, post herpetic
Painful periods
Palpitations
Panic attacks
Post-natal depression
Premenstrual Tension
Preparation for labour
Sciatica
Shingles
Shoulder pain
Premenstrual Tension
Preparation for labour
Sciatica
Shingles
Shoulder pain
Trigeminal neuralgia
Weight gain
Urinary tract infections
Vaginal infection/Thrush

Acupuncture For Beauty

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture (FRA) has been used in Asia to enhance beauty and preserve a youthful appearance. It aims to reduce fine lines, improve muscle tone and treat underlying imbalances that contribute to the aging process.

As we age, Qi is unable to flow upward to “lift” the face and blood fails to nourish the deeper facial tissue. This eventually leads to poor muscle tone, sagging skin and wrinkles. During a FRA treatment tiny needles are inserted into specific points that spread Qi and blood out via channels to fill the face. This encourages the upward flow of energy to “lift” the face and increases blood flow to the skin and underlying muscles. Regulating the flow of Qi and blood also prevents congestion and accumulation of toxins, which lead to puffiness, blemishes and skin infections .

It can be an alternative to the more invasive procedures such as Botox injection or facelift surgery. While FRA does not claim to replace surgery or work as quickly as Botox, it is far less costly and involves no foreign substances being injected into your face. There are no side effects or risks of disfigurement and is virtually painless (no anesthesia needed).

Japanese Acupuncture

Chinese medicine arrived Japan through Korea in the 6th century and has been practiced there for over 14 centuries. Both herbology and acupuncture have undergone some unique developments that distinguish traditional Japanese medicine from its Chinese or Korean counterparts. The acupuncture practiced in Japan today is a product of the strong influence of Western medicine starting in the 18th century. The dominant form of acupuncture practiced in Japan today is based more on the scientific model than traditional concepts.

Great importance is placed on palpation, careful location and stimulation of reactive points in Japanese acupuncture. So even though there is great variation in styles of acupuncture in Japan, there is a tendency to emphasize skillful palpation and gentle stimulation.

Japanese acupuncture uses a thinner needle and a shallower insertion.

Japanese acupuncture uses a thinner needle and a shallower insertion. It is helpful for all types of pain, fertility issues, menstrual problems, irritable bowel and insomnia.