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Moxibustion

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of herbs (mugwort) to facilitate healing. Moxibustion has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health.

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced (either by heat or suction) in order to draw and hold skin and superficial muscles inside the cup. Cupping is based on the meridian theory of the body, removing any stagnation in the body and opens the meridians so that qi can flow freely. 

 

TREATMENTS

The essence of acupuncture is improving the overall well being of the patient, as well as the treatment of specific symptoms.

It has been successfully used in treating stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, chronic fatigue, all kinds of pain, allergies, asthma, flu, sexual dysfunction, infertility, arthritis, headaches, musco-skeletal disorders, gastrointestinal conditions, hypertension, addictions, smoking, weight loss, hair loss etc. 

World Health Organization (WHO) on Acupuncture

 

The use of acupuncture has been shown to effectively treat many types of conditions. In 2003 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a report called “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials.” Below you will see a list of the conditions mentioned in that report.

Please note that there are plenty of additional conditions which centuries of empirical data have shown acupuncture treats effectively but for which there is little or no modern western research. If you have questions about a condition not listed below, be sure to contact us so we can address your specific situation.

 

 

Psychological Conditions

 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • OCD

  • PTSD

  • Somatization disorder

  • Hypersomnia

  • Insomnia

 

 

Neurological Conditions

 

  • Headache and migraine

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

  • Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months)

  • Paresis following stroke

  • Peripheral neuropathies

  • Meniere’s Disease

  • Nocturnal enuresis

  • Cervicobrachial syndrome

  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction

  • Intercostal neuralgia

  • Disc problems

 

 

Musculo-skeletal Conditions

 

  • Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness

  • Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendinitis, contractures

  • Arthritis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Work and sports related injuries

  • Low back and/or neck strain

  • Osteoarthritis

  • “Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”

  • Sciatica

 

 

Respiratory System Condition

 

  • Acute sinusitis

  • Acute rhinitis

  • Common cold and allergies

  • Acute tonsillitis

  • Acute bronchitis

  • Bronchial asthma

 

 

Conditions of the Eye, Ear, Nose & Mouth

 

  • Acute conjunctivitis

  • Central retinitis

  • Myopia (in children)

  • Cataract (without complications)

  • Toothaches, post extraction pain

  • Gingivitis

  • Acute and chronic pharyngitis

 

 

Gastrointestinal Conditions

 

  • Spasms of esophagus and cardiac

  • Irritable bowel and colitis

  • Gastroptosis

  • Acute and chronic gastritis

  • Gastric hyperacidity (i.e. acid reflux)

  • Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)

  • Acute duodenal ulcer (without complication)

  • Acute and chronic colitis

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Acute bacillary dysentery

  • Paralytic ileus

 

 

Gynecological Conditions

 

  • Infertility 

  • PMS

  • Dysmenorrhea

  • Menopause syndrome

  • Benign irregular menstruation

  • Benign amenorrhea

 

 

Cardiovascular Conditions

 

  • Essential hypertension

 

 

Other Conditions

 

  • Withdrawal from street and pharmacological drugs

  • Appetite suppression

 

 

Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.

Electro-acupuncture

The application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles as a means of stimulating the acupoints.. The procedure is to insert the acupuncture needle as would normally be done, attain the qi reaction by hand manipulation, and then attach an electrode to the needle to provide continued stimulation.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Based on the concepts of Yin and Yang, aiming to understand and treat the many ways in which the fundamental balance and harmony between the two may be undermined and the ways in which a person's Qi or vitality may be depleted or blocked. Clinical strategies are based upon diagnosis of patterns of signs and symptoms that reflect an imbalance.

(Auriculo) Ear-acupuncture

Ear acupuncture is generally incorporated into a regular acupuncture treatment. In addition to using acupuncture points on the rest of the body, your acupuncturist may select a few ear acupuncture points that they feel will be helpful for your particular condition.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic acupuncture is based on the priciples of traditional chinese medicine, where fine needles are inserted throughout the body to allow the free flow of “qi” (or energy) through many channels. From the Western perspective, it has been suggested that acupuncture stimulates the production of elastin and collagen fibres, improves circulation and relaxes tension in the muscles. 

A treatment would involve the insertion of about 30 to 50 needles, with the majority on the face and head, and some on other parts of the body such as the lower legs, feet, arms and hands. The needles would stay in the body for 30 mins and on average 12 sessions are one cycle of treatments. After approximately six week the collagen (the protein responsible for the skin’s firmness and elasticity) returns and the wrinkle is filled from within where significant results will be seen. 

The sessions may also be complemented with recommendations of dietary changes and herbal medicine.