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Treatments

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Traditional Chinese Medicine
& Acupuncture Treatments 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient form of health care that has evolved over thousands of years. The body is seen as a system of channels that transport Qi (or energy) to your muscles, tissues, skin and organs. The smooth flow of Qi is essential for health.

 

Engaging techniques such as acupuncture, cupping and dietary and lifestyle advice, patients receive a holistic approach to health care aimed at bringing balance back to the body.

We Offer a Wide Range of Services

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Ten or so extremely thin, single-use pre-sterilised needles may be inserted into the body at specific acupuncture points. This helps Qi and blood flow smoothly around the body.

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Gua Sha

Rose quartz boards are rubbed on the skin to release tension or knots, helping with muscle pain. It is also a wonderful way to invigorate the face.

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Cups can be applied to the body to help relieve tension or stagnation. They create a vacuum, sucking up the skin, and can be left in one place or moved around to give a relaxing massage effect.

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The Chinese style of massage. Many different hand techniques can be used to help relieve muscle pain, as well as help other complaints. (It is used in conjunction with acupuncture, not as a stand-alone treatment).

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Moxibustion (Moxa)

Moxa (a herb called Ai Ye/Mugwort) is burnt to create heat. This heat is applied indirectly over acupuncture points to help with healing. It is generally found to be very warming and relaxing.

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Diet & Lifestyle Advice

Chinese Medicine needs to be supported by a good diet and lifestyle, otherwise symptoms are likely to reoccur. Therefore advice can be given in these areas when beneficial.

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Conditions Treated

Patients have found relief from a variety of different symptoms, including menstrual problems and pregnancy-related concerns (morning sickness, pain, labour preparation), acute and chronic pain, dizziness, headaches, insomnia and constipation.

 

Research is continually being conducted into the benefits of acupuncture*. There is a growing evidence base showing that acupuncture may be beneficial in helping treat many acute and chronic problems, such as:

 

 

*Research for the Acupuncture Evidence Project.

Some of the conditions we treat:

Back Pain

Pain can come in many forms – acute sporting injury, chronic stress-related back and neck pain, neurological pain, period pain or headaches, to name a few. Western medical pain management can range from mild pain-relief, to more serious medications that have potential side effects, especially if needed long term. Acupuncture can offer a natural alternative.

Headache

Migraines can be totally debilitating, negatively affecting every aspect of our lives, stopping us from working, fulfilling our responsibilities as parents, and enjoying our spare time. If you are looking for more natural approaches to reducing migraines or headaches, acupuncture may be for you.

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There are many different causes for insomnia, including stress, anxiety, diet, poor sleep habits or pain. Sleeping tablets can help you sleep through the night and are sometimes necessary. But what traditional Chinese medicine does is look at the root causes of the problem and try and rebalance these issues in a drug-free, safe way.