A holistic view of the body
In order to gain a thorough understanding of your body-system your first appointment will involve detailed questioning of current symptoms and your medical history, as well as such things as your sleeping patterns, appetite and digestion, and your general emotional wellbeing.
Together with the diagnostic of pulses taken from both wrists and an observation of the tongue a treatment plan is created. As well as needling acupuncture points other Chinese medicine techniques may be used: -
Chinese cupping is believed to be around three thousand years old and is a non invasive form of treatment. It works by loosening muscles and stimulating blood flow to a particular region to increase blood circulation. Thus, it can help relieve the stiffness of muscles, calm the nervous system, relax the patient and induce a sense of calmness and well being.
Moxa is prepared from the leaves of artemesia vulgaris latoflora; a plant known for the powerful chemical constituents in its essential oils. The ground leaves are often used in conjunction with acupuncture to enhance the effect of the treatment through gentle warming of the body, causing muscles to relax and qi to be supplemented.
Tuina, (pronounced “twee na”) is a deep tissue Chinese massage that works the muscles helping them to relax, removing stagnation and allowing the blood to flow more freely throughout the area, giving the muscle the optimum chance of repairing itself. There is no need to remove any clothing, only coats, shoes and jewellery.