Acupuncture is a safe and effective natural therapy that is used to heal illness, prevent disease and improve well-being. Tiny, hair thin needles are inserted into specific points in the body, where they are gently stimulated to trigger the body's natural healing response.
Acupuncture is effective for controlling pain and can regulate the body's physiological functions to treat various internal dysfunction and disorders.
Chinese medicines are predominantly herbs, although lots of animal parts and mineral form a part of them. Broadly speaking, traditional Chinese medical considers all our daily food and medical products, such as herbal plants, deer velvet and chemical drugs as medicines. There is a saying in Chinese medicines that the medicinal substances and food share the resources.
Refers to the warming or heating of individual acupuncture points or regions of the body by burning the herb mugwort close to or actually on the inserted needle. The heat is able to penetrate deeply into the muscles and essentially strengthens the actions of the needles. By drawing more Qi and Blood into the area, Moxa can greatly aid the healing process. It is the burning of Moxa which gives many acupuncture clinics their characteristic aroma.
The application of vacuum cups to the skin most commonly used on the back to increase the flow of Qi and Blood to the area. Cups frequently will leave circular bruises on the skin but these will not be painful and will clear after a few days.
There is a long documented history in Traditional Chinese Medicine of using dietary remedies and herbal preparations to encourage health. It is not just a matter of eating nourishing healthy food but of eating nourishing healthy food that is right for each individual person and their current state of health.