Treatments
Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine is a system of healing which has been practised in China for thousands of years. Chinese medicine is based on the concepts of Yin and Yang. It aims 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 base upon a diagnosis of patterns of signs and symptoms that reflect the imbalance.

 

Chinese medicine treats the body as a whole, not only the complaint, but also the balance of the body. Further more, Chinese medicine recognizes that health is more than just the absence of disease but that it has a unique capacity to maintain and enhance our capacity for well being and happiness.

Chinese medicine involves several therapeutic methods, mainly herbs and acupuncture.

 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, sterile, disposable needles into specific acupuncture points along energy channel just beneath the body surface. When the needles are inserted, the sensation is often described as tingling or dull ache. The needles may be left in place for up to 20 minutes. During treatment, patients commonly experience a pleasant feeling of relaxation. The benefits of acupuncture are not only relief from a particular condition but also it may lead to an increase in energy levels.​

Ear candle

Cones for ear care are made of natural fabric, wax and bees-wax. It helps to revitalize the acupuncture points, stimulate the blood circulation and to free the clogged pores  Ear candle is a delicate and non-invasive method for resolving problems of ear hygiene safely and naturally.

Reflexology

The practitioner applies controlled pressure with thumbs or fingers to specific areas of the feet and sometimes the hands.It is based on the theory that every organ,structure and part of the body is mirrored in the feet and problems are reflected in the related part of the foot.By working the reflex points, a reaction can be stimulated helping to remove blockages and help clear disease.



Baby Tui Na Massage

It is a special Chinese Medical Massage designed according to the physiological and pathological characteristics of infants and young children, especially effective in baby or children with Diarrhoea, Vomit, Indigestion, loss of appetite, Constipation, fever and other common paediatric problems.

 

 

First Visit

Your first consultation will be full Chinese medical examination; most important checks are based on looking at your tongue and touching your wrist pulse, which could identity the pattern of disharmony of the body. Next the doctor will suggest a treatment for you. This may include herbal remedies, acupuncture and medical massage.



Allergy Testing

We can test your level of allergy to over one hundred items from a piece of your hair.

Herbal medicine

Herbs from plants such as flowers, leaves, stalks, seeds and roots form the formulae. The practitioner usually prescribes formulae rather than individual herbs. Formulae are groups of herbs working together synergistically.

 

A group of herbs is usually safer and better adapted to deal with a complex clinical condition. The practitioner prescribes a mixture of herbs to treat only your condition, so it is individual care.

 

Today herbs are applied in two ways. The modern way consists of tablets, pills or syrups. The traditional method is to process a mixture of dried herbs by boiling to make a tea which may at first taste unusual, it may seem bitter, but usually the majority of people adjust quickly to the taste. During treatment, the practitioner will closely monitor the progress by regular consultation and “fine tuning” the doses.

Moxibustion

The application of mild heat to the body, again at particular points, with glowing Moxa wool (finely chopped herb-folium Artemisia). It is famous for correcting abonormal fetal position.


Cupping Therapy

A therapy in which a jar is placed on the skin surface to cause local congestion, through the removal of the air in the jar. This method promotes the free flow of Qi and blood in the  energy channels.



Chinese Medical Massage-"Tui Na"

It differs from western massage in that finger and palm pressure is applied using a wide range of techniques. It stimulates Qi mobilization to regain Yin-Yang balance in certain parts of the body.

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