The nature of Traditional Chinese Medicine is truly holistic and looks at the complete pattern of an individual’s health, vitality and contributing life style factors.
Ailments are seen as an imbalance or blockage in Qi (oxygen, energy or vitality) and health is regained when a healthy flow of Qi is reestablished.
Acupuncture is based on this ancient theory of the flow of Qi and Xue (Blood) through channels or meridians that run throughout the body, similar to the nervous and circulatory systems. The insertion of fine needles at specific points on these meridians has proven to effectively stimulate a healing response throughout recorded medical history. There are no side effects with acupuncture as it is effectively a tool to allow the body to rebalance and heal itself at a profound level.
The application and benefits of acupuncture and herbs have been documented for over 2000 years. Yet it is only recently that systematic exploration of Chinese Medicine using scientific methodology has allowed acupuncture to become recognized and accepted worldwide. Clinical studies of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of illnesses have led to acupuncture’s acceptance and recognition by the medical establishment, the World Health Organization and increasing numbers of insurance companies.
Does it hurt?
Acupuncture is a pain free process relative to interventional medical treatments. (Consider the discomforts associated with surgery or the side effects of many pharmaceutical drugs.) An acupuncture needle is as fine as a hair and does not compare with an intravenous syringe. Most people feel little to no discomfort at all and after the initial stimulation, drop into a deep state of relaxation while the needles do their work.
We pride ourselves in offering a highly supportive, nurturing and sensitive treatment protocol, well suited to needle phobic patients.
Treatable Disorders using Acupuncture, Massage and Herbal medicine
Everybody is unique and presents with a pattern of dis-ease or imbalance specific to their individual history. We evaluate the underlying symptoms and conditions and treat Western described illnesses using the TCM model. We have had a great deal of success with the following conditions to name a few.
- Both Women’s & Men’s Fertility and Health Issues
- Vibrant ageing
- Injuries & Pain Management
- Arthritis & Tendonitis
- Allergies & Asthma
- Weight Loss
- Anxiety & Stress
- Cosmetic Acupuncture
- Digestive Health
- Headaches & Migraines
The following is the World Health Organization’s list of diseases that can be treated with acupuncture. The inclusion of herbal remedies broadens the range of disorders that may be successfully treated:
• Trigeminal neuralgia
• Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months)
• Paresis following stroke
• Peripheral neuropathies
• Meniere’s Disease
• Nocturnal enuresis
• Cervicobrachial syndrome
• Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
• Intercostal neuralgia
• Disc problems
• Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendonitis, contractures
• Work and sports related injuries
• Low back pain
• “Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”
• Acute rhinitis
• Common cold
• Acute tonsillitis
• Acute bronchitis
• Bronchial asthma
• Central retinitis
• Myopia (in children)
• Cataract (without complications)
• Toothaches, post extraction pain
• Acute and chronic pharyngitis
• Irritable bowel and colitis
• Acute and chronic gastritis
• Gastric hyperacidity
• Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
• Acute duodenal ulcer (without complication)
• Acute and chronic colitis
• Acute bacillary dysentery
• Paralytic ileus
• Menopause syndrome
• Benign irregular menstruation
• Benign amenorrhea
• Somatization disorder
• Appetite suppression