MIND AND BODY
I strongly believe in always offering my patients caring, nurturing, treatments, addressing the root causes and not just the symptoms of pain and ailments.
An Ancient Science
There are 360 different points over the body and each one can help to alleviate ailments linked to both physical and mental wellbeing. These exist along 12 Meridians or Channels within your body, and are all ultimately linked. Even if one part of a Channel is “blocked” by physical or emotional injury, our energies or “Qi" cannot travel around all the Channels as successfully - if you liken it to the London Underground and certain tube lines not running smoothly, the underground system becomes clogged up, sometimes grinding to a complete stop - the same thing happens in our bodies with energy becoming “stuck” or stagnate. Needles direct the flow of Qi to trigger your body’s healing response and to restore physical, emotional and mental harmony.
Remove stagnation and stimulate flow of Qi
Cupping is used to remove stagnation and stimulate the flow of Qi. Qi or vital energy circulates through the body and if disrupted or disturbed, it can create stagnation (blockages) or imbalances in the body.
Cupping treatment involves warming and placing cups, usually made of glass, on the skin. By warming the air within the cup, a vacuum is created, and when it is applied to the skin, the tissue is drawn up into the cup. This increases the blood flow, loosens the fascia or connective tissue, and is thought to stimulate healing.
Promoting healing through warmth
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique involving burning a dried herb called mugwort to promote healing. The practice expels cold and warms the meridians, which leads to smoother flow of blood and qi. In Western medicine, moxibustion has been used to turn breech babies into a normal head-down position prior to childbirth.
There are two types of moxibustion:
direct where a small, cone-shaped amount of moxa is placed on an acupuncture point and burned. It is
extinguished or removed before it burns the skin. Patients feel a pleasant heating sensation that penetrates deep into the skin.
Indirect the practitioner lights one end of a moxa stick and holds it close to the treatment area for a few minutes until the area in warmed. Another form of indirect moxibustion is where a needle is inserted into an acupoint and the tip of the needle is wrapped in moxa and lit, which creates heat in the point and surrounding area(s).
Potential to treat larger areas
A form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. This can allow for larger areas of the body or Channels/Meridians to be treated removing blockages, restoring health and well-being, and is particularly good in the treatment of pain.
Used to treat muscle pain and release tension.
Gua sha is the practice of using a tool to apply pressure and scrape the skin to relieve pain and tension. This action causes light bruising, which often appears as purple or red spots known as petechiae or sha. The treatment should not be painful for the patient.
MORE ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE....
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Initial Consultation & Treatment £60.00 ( 11/2 hours - 2 hours duration)
All subsequent treatments £50.00
(1 hour duration)
Payments to be made via online bank transfer immediately after treatment.