Needles are not a favorite form of treatment with many individuals, but an acupuncture treatment can actually put many people to sleep. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into appropriate points for their specific actions relating to the diagnosis. There are over 300 points on the body which aid in healing and relief from pain. These points are located on the channels or meridians which run their course over the body and allows for Qi or “chee” to flow freely.
Tuina massage is an ancient Chinese therapeutic massage following the principals of traditional Chinese medicine in diagnostic and treatment protocols. It involves a deep tissue massage to various acupuncture points without the use of needles. In many cases it is used for children, seniors and for individuals who may be afraid of needles.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese medicine is a system of diagnosis and health care approach which has evolved over 3000 years. The principles for TCM treatment is to balance the disharmonies of the body namely Yin and Yang. Often the diagnosis made sounds like a weather report as these practitioners balance out the elements of the body such as dampness, fire, water, wind and earth which all affect the Qi or “Chi”. TCM takes into account every aspect of life such as your surroundings,
Chinese Herbal Medicine
The herbal medicine may incorporate plants, animals, fruits, nuts, a combination of everything natural in order to treat your condition. The herbal medication is prescribed by taking into account what is happening to the inside of the body and what is causing the symptoms to show up. Through the questions it can be determined what combination of external and internal factors are causing the imbalances with in the body. The herbal prescription will be altered according to the factors affecting your body.
The best candidates for cosmetic acupuncture are individuals whoo want to reduce the signs of aging naturally without the use of plastic surgery. 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.