What Is Acupuncture?
A time tested therapy that has been practiced in the Far East for thousands of years. It involves the insertion of tiny hair-thin needles to specific points on the body to trigger special responses in the brain which releases different neurotransmitters and natural painkillers to treat many different medical conditions.
Over 3000 years ago Acupuncture became a major branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine and it is the fastest growing movement in healthcare today.
The insertion of these fine needles triggers a mini immune response in the brain along with promoting blood circulation without having to puncture any nerves or damaging blood vessels. Acupuncture is a very safe, effective and painless form of alternative medicine that can treat more than 300 different medical conditions.
What Can Acupuncture Help With?
Acupuncture is suitable for all ages, from children to the elderly. Many people use acupuncture as a way to stay healthy, relax and re-balance. It can also be very helpful for a wide range of health conditions like:
• Helping to support optimum fertility for both male and females
• For migraines and headaches
• During pregnancy, labor pain relief and for post natal care
• Pain relief particularly lower back pain, muscular skeletal problems
• Help to give up smoking or compulsive eating
• Stress relief
• Anxiety and depression
• Eczema and asthma
• Staying well among the hectic demands of modern life
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Moxa or moxibustion is a term derived from the Japanese word mogusa or mo kusa, meaning, “burning herb.” It can be found in many forms, from moxa “wool” to moxa pressed into a charcoal stick, but it is always harvested from the mugwort plant (artemisia vulgaris or artemisia argyii).