In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the healthy body is balanced with Qi (vital energy) flowing freely throughout the body in specific channels and nourishing the organs. If the free flow of Qi is interrupted, patterns of disharmony occur leading to illness or pain. Acupuncture aims to treat not only the symptoms of disease but also the cause. Following a medical history and assessment of the condition, the needles are placed in specific acupoints along the relevant channel. These points may also be stimulated using techniques such as Moxibustion, Cupping, Electroacupuncture or Tuina.
Moxibustion treats various conditions by applying heat to specific points in the body. A moxa stick which is composed of dried herbs is heated and applied close to the acupuncture needle or acupoint directing heat into the painful area.
Cupping is a procedure in which glass or bamboo cups are attached to the skin using suction. It relieves tension and pain in muscles.
In Auricular Therapy, specific points on the external ear are stimulated to promote health using either needles or press – seeds which may remain in place between treatments prolonging the effectiveness of treatment.
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands on treatment that uses a light touch to examine membranes and movement of fluids around the nervous system. Restrictions found in these tissues then be released promoting a sense of wellbeing. Craniosacral Therapy can be used for people of all ages including babies and children. It can be used as part of a treatment for but not limited to the following conditions: Migraines and headaches Insomnia Sinus infections Neck pain Mood disorders TMJ Neck pain If you are not sure if Craniosacral Therapy would be of benefit to you please contact Martina for a chat to discuss you condition.