ACUPUNCTURE

About Acupuncture

Through promoting natural healing, acupuncture has helped patients for over three thousand years. This is achieved by inserting fine hair-sized needles into patients at points of meridians or channels to achieve Yin and Yang balance. The brain releases endorphins during treatment which reduce pain and inflammation whilst encouraging relaxation of the mind and spirit.

In a healthy person, blood and Qi (vital energy) flow smoothly through the meridians or channels of the body without interruption. The body’s internal organs should be regulated and in balance (Yin and Yang). Sickness can indicate that the meridians or channels are blocked and that organs are out of balance. Acupuncture can stimulate a certain point of the body to unblock or regulate the meridians and the organs.

 

What acupuncture can treat:

According to the World Health Organisation traditional Chinese acupuncture can help a wide range of illnesses including:

  • Physiological
  • Mental and Emotional
  • Muscular-Skeletal
  • Neurological
  • Genito-Urinary and Reproductive
  • Dermatological
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Children's Illnesses
  • General Health

NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) recommended acupuncture treatment for Lower back pain.

If you would like to more information please visit the British Acupuncture council’s website.

DDS THERAPY

DDS in Chinese is 透皮给药, which has been translated as Drug Delivery system, In the USA, the name drug is very misleading to most people. An alternative translation is Direct Detoxification System

The DDS machine merges with the ancient Chinese traditional medicine principles to transmit a low electric current through the body. This penetrates into our body to help stimulate and reactivate the blood cells and increase energy and metabolism and blood circulation.

DDS - Digital Device System technology is the name of the machine used to implement traditional Chinese medicine and energy meridians within the body.

It is the perfect combination of Chinese traditional medical theory and modern high-energy bioelectricity principles.

DDS is a safe and drug-free alternative treatment option as it prompts the body to produce endorphins to help relieve pain.

DDS is both safe and reliable. It incorporates massage therapy rather than acupuncture.

DDS generates a bio-electric field in conjunction with the massage and the subject's own bio-electricity is enhanced when used with the specially formulated cream.

DDS technology aids in regulating the body's acid-base balance.

 

DDS Bio-Electrotherapy features:

  • It is painless.
  • Provides the benefits of acupuncture (without the needles), body massage, scraping, and cupping.
  • Helps relieve pain.
  • Helps promote wound healing.
  • Helps boost the immune system.
  • Helps with insomnia.
  • Helps improve anti-aging by increasing blood circulation.
  • Helps to improve blood circulation.
  • Helps minimize fatigue.

We use natural, organically grown, herb-based creams and essential oils to balance the body's Ph level so you stay healthier.

 

What Happens During Bioelectric Massage Therapy?

During bioelectric massage therapy, flat rubber adhesive discs (called electrodes) are applied to your skin at the prescribed areas to be treated.

The electrodes are hooked up to a computer that programs the precise Bioelectric current dosage required.

High frequency alternating electrical currents are then applied to the electrodes.

The currents move through the skin quickly with little discomfort. During Bioelectric massage treatment, your response to the electrical stimulation is measured.

When the clinician applies the energy oil and cream during the Bioelectric massage therapy, the skin absorbs most of the oil and cream to help blood circulation and ease the pain.

TUINA MASSAGE

Tuina is a therapeutic massage used in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). It has been practised in China over thousands of years. Practitioners work on the surface of the body to stimulate major points to achieve and improve the body’s natural healing process through tension release, Qi and Blood circulation.

Tuina massage can be deep, penetrating and vigorous, relaxing and calming, or a combination - it depends upon the condition being treated and your own preferences. It can be performed through light clothing or directly on the skin.

During the treatment, the Tuina practitioner will stimulate different Acu-points to unblock many meridians or channels thus breaking down adhesions. Now, Tuina has played a very important role in the Chinese medical world over taking Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Osteopathy in China.

Tuina is suitable for children and adults, including older people who may be more frail, and is of particular benefit to anyone who does not like needles. I most commonly combine it with acupuncture when treating headaches, shoulder, neck and back pain and other muscle and joint problems and for relaxation at the end of a treatment.

MOXA TREATMENT

Moxibustion treatment (Jiuliao in Chinese) is a form of heat therapy in which dried materials (Mug wort) are used as moxa. 

During the treatment, the practitioner burns it on or close to certain acu-points to warm the surface of the skin with the intention of invigorating and warming the flow of Qi (energy) and blood in the channels/meridians. It also helps to stimulate circulation and lymphatic flow, expel pathogenic influence such as cold, Qi and blood stasis.

Moxa can help stop internal bleeding, warm up the womb particularly for gynaecological issues such as prolonged menstrual bleeding and alleviate menstrual pain usually alongside acupuncture treatment.

Most of the time, moxa is used for pain management. This includes arthritic pain which increases with cold; digestive issues; migraines and headaches; gynaecological issues with breech position of the foetus. Regular moxa treatment can boost immunity by increasing your protection Qi.