Acupuncture originates from Traditional Chinese Medicine which dates back to one of the oldest medicines in the world. Chinese Medicine works in a holistic manner endeavouring to restore balance in mental, emotional and physical health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends acupuncture for:
- Musculo-skeletal injuries
- Hay fever
- Post-operative pain
- Abdominal pain (gastritis and peptic ulcers)
- Low back pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Post-stroke recovery
- Gynaecological and obstetric disorders (Dysmenorrhea, morning sickness)
Acupuncture includes a number of treatment methods, including:
Insertion of needles at certain acupuncture points on various parts of the body. Acupuncture needles are hair-fine and unlike syringes there is no cutting edge or hollow shaft. The main sensation experienced is usually numbness, heaviness, warmth or tingling. Many patients find acupuncture treatments very soothing and fall asleep.
Heat therapy by the burning of the Chinese Herb Ai Hao (Artemisia Vulgaris) close to or actually on the inserted needle to warm the patient long-term from the inside.
The heat is able to penetrate deeply into the muscles and essentially strengthens the actions of the needles. By drawing more “qi” and blood into the area, Moxa can greatly aid the healing process. It is the burning of Moxa which gives many acupuncture clinics their characteristic aroma!
Creating a vacuum in a cup to lift the skin in order to massage the muscle deeply and remove any tension or discomfort.
Cups frequently will leave circular bruises on the skin but these will not be painful and will clear after a few days.
Chinese massage focuses on channels or energy points that will effectively transport and guide blood and energy, or “qi,” throughout the body. The aim is to relieve aches and pain and to achieve balance to protect the person against different types of infection and maintain the optimum function of all organs. When the channels are impeded or blocked, the person experiences pain and is prone to health problems.
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