Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M.) includes Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Chinese Herbs, Tuina Manipulative Therapy, Qi Gong, Tai-Chi and Electro-Acupuncture.
The birth of Chinese Medicine dates back approximately 5000 years and is a very empirical form of therapy – meaning it has been tried and tested for centuries, compared with Western conventional medicine (with its emphasis on drugs) which has only been around for about 100 years, the adverse effects of which cannot be measured in such a short period. Chinese Medicine is based on thousands of years of experience and study.
Have a look at the different treatment areas below.
Alongside Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine is the other major pillar of Chinese Medicine. Chinese herbs come from nature and for thousands of years have played an important role in disease prevention and cure. Currently their importance and significance have been recognised by the western world and they are now well received by the general public.
Cupping refers to an ancient Chinese practice in which special glass or bamboo cups are applied to the skin. Cupping is used to treat a variety of conditions from asthma to arthritis. Cupping therapy is integrated with acupuncture in as many as 80% of clinical cases.
In certain conditions, it may be appropriate to stimulate the flow of Qi by connecting a pair of needles to a small electrical charge from a specially designed Electro Acupuncture Stimulator. The Electrical stimulation of the needles, once they have been inserted, is very useful in many painful conditions.
Moxibustion is the process whereby Moxa a dried herb (Mugwort) is burned indirectly above the skin over specific acupuncture points. When lit Moxa burns slowly and provides a penetrating heat that can enter the meridians or channels to influence the Qi and blood flow. Moxa is tonifying by nature and can be used to strengthen kidneys, bladder, heart, stomach and all other internal organs and body systems.
Remedial Therapy is a natural therapy, by soft tissue manipulation, it has been in use since the origin of mankind, it has many benefits.
Modern science has developed new techniques that work on many levels, both physical and psychological, combining various techniques to benefit and relieve individual problems that make it versatile and effective.
Sports & Injury Therapy
Minor injury is by far the most common problem of modern days. They can be extremely painful, many injuries seriously affect a person’s occupation, sport or quality of life. if not treated properly at an early stage, a minor injury can lead to more serious conditions long term.
Sports Therapy and Injury Therapy can treat the majority of minor problems quickly and effectively by restoring normal function when an injury has occurred.
Remedial, Sports and Injury Therapy for – Whiplash, Frozen Shoulder, Tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, strains/sprains etc…