Traditional Chinese Medicine

There are eight pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

– Acupuncture
– Moxibustion, Cupping & Gua Sha
– Herbal medicine
– Nutrition -Qigong
– Massage/Tuina
– Meditation/Mindfulness
– Breath work

TCM has been in existence for over 3000 years and has flourished as a practice in this modern age as it produces results that help people feel better.

How does it work? The human body has many systems like the cardiovascular, digestive and nervous system which inter-weave and layer together to form an integrated whole. One of the more subtle ones is the meridian system – channels that penetrate all aspects of the body and carry Qi in order to sustain all other bodily systems. It’s not only with the Physical that Qi interacts, it also affects emotional and psycho-spiritual levels of Being as well.

Qi is the Vital Life Force that moves throughout the meridians. When this freedom of movement is impeded, Qi stagnates and results in some form of imbalance or illness. Acupuncture helps Qi to move through blockages & strengthen it where deficient. Stimulating the Acupuncture points along the meridians changes the quality and flow of Qi, allowing more freedom of flow and the easing of pain.

There are many ways to increase the flow or transform Qi as it responds to different kinds of stimulation such as needling, heating with Moxa, focused meditation, Qigong and breathing exercises, acupressure, guasha, laser/light, herbs and diet.

“Getting acupuncture during IVF treatment could significantly increase a women’s chance of a successful pregnancy…” Acupuncture helps IVF conception: study- The Age newspaper, 22 Oct 2008.

Osteoarthritis Patients Treated With Acupuncture Show Improvement. – Journal Article, Arthritis & Rheumatism Research News, 11 November 2006

Migraines, Tension-Type Headaches Respond to Acupuncture -Medscape Medical News, 23 Jan 2009.

Acupuncture works – even without needles “Acupuncture brought more relief to people with back pain than standard treatments, whether it was done with a toothpick or a real needle…”- The Age newspaper, 12 May 2009.

We can help with the following conditions:

Women’s Health – Help fertility and support IVF treatment, improve chances of conception, maintain pregnancy, reduce menstrual pain, PMT, menstrual irregularity and amennorhea.

Sports injuries – We can help you by promoting peak performance and promoting faster recovery from injuries.

Physical pain – Treat musculo-skeletal conditions, stiff shoulders, back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines.

Addictions – Help is at hand to support you while quitting smoking. Stress and anxiety – We can assist you to gain your sense of balance and equilibrium.

Depression – There are many useful methods we can share with you to improve your mood so you can feel more uplifted. Tiredness – Increase your energy levels.

Digestive problems – Such as bloating, indigestion, IBS, constipation and diarrhoea. Asthma, allergies – Including rhinitus, hayfever and sinusitis.

Weak immunity – Strengthen your body’s natural ability to fight infection and disease.

Sleeping disorders – We can assist you to sleep better.

Contact us now to enjoy the benefits of improved wellbeing.

If you are fortunate to not have any particular health concern, Acupuncture may still be beneficial for you as a preventive medicine. Treatments on a regular basis, perhaps once a month, can promote a healthy immune system, decrease stress and enable your body to be better prepared to fend off bugs and cope with stress.

After an initial consultation to assess your particular pattern, treatments are tailored to address the root cause of your particular issue. Treatments are holistic and the most effective combination of the modalities listed below are used, along with herbal remedies.

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