Acupuncture - Complementary Treatments
MoxibustionMoxa treatment or moxibustion is a wonderful warming therapy, which brings relief to "cold" conditions, backache, muscular aches, period pains etc. Moxa is a deeply relaxing treatment. It is held above an area or point to gently warm and increase blood and qi flow to a problem area. It is especially useful for musculoskeletal and gynaecological conditions. It can aid fertility and healing.
Auricular AcupunctureEar Acupuncture or auricular therapy involves the stimulation of the points on the surface of the ear in order to treat various organs and conditions. The auricle is like a miniature of the human body – each body part is reflected in the ear map. Small, fine needles, seeds or magnetic ear pellets are applied to the appropriate points to achieve the desired effect.
Other TCM TechniquesTechniques such as Acupressure and stimulation of acupuncture points using an electronic device (like a tens machine) can be effective especially for musculo-skeletal conditions and labour Induction for child birth.
Shiatsu TreatmentShiatsu developed as a fusion of traditional Chinese medicine and Japanese and western anatomical physiology. Both Acupuncture and Shiatsu are about balancing your qi your energy and life force which determines your day-to-day energy, vitality and immune system.
Apart from developing a deep state of relaxation, shiatsu like scupuncture promotes homeostasis and the body's own self-healing mechanisms by balancing your vital energy systems. Shiatsu and Acupuncture soothe your digestion and breathing by activating the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system. This is the opposite of the "fight or flight" reaction. This is why we tend to feel so relaxed after a treatment.
What to expect from Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is given through loose clothing on a futon on the floor. Similar to the Acupuncture diagnosis although less detailed, I will use verbal, visual and touch diagnosis to locate your areas of energy blockage. Shiatsu helps the realignment and maintenance of bone structure, joints tendons and muscles. As with Acupuncture, Shiatsu helps to relieve stress and emotional tension. It is a gentle yet powerful therapy.
Therapeutic MassageAlongside shiatsu massage (see above), others forms of therapeutic massage offered include:
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