It works …..naturally
The origins of acupuncture can be traced back over 2000 years, making it one of the oldest health care systems in the world. Today, we can support the treatment of a wide range of conditions with acupuncture and the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Acupuncture and herbs are both an integral part of Chinese medicine practice which may help patients to manage a range of symptoms including pain, stress and fatigue.
Chinese medicine is generally considered to be safe, but occasionally (as with all health treatments) may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases.
How does Acupuncture work?
An acupuncture treatment will involve the insertion of fine, sterile, single use, disposable needles into specific sites (acupuncture points) along the energy pathways of the body (meridians). Energy blockages can then be cleared and the normal flow of energy (Qi) is encouraged throughout the whole body.
Patricia may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods such as laser therapy, electro-stimulation, massage, cupping, heat therapy and acupressure..
Chinese medicine treatment may be able to assist with:-
- Management of pain, stress and fatigue related to some autoimmune disorders, in consultation with other treating health practitioners
- Management of pain, fatigue and nausea related to many chronic diseases
- Management of nausea or vomiting arising from chemotherapy or pregnancy
Low Level Laser Acupuncture
Are you scared by the thought of having a needle? Do you pass out when someone comes at you with a hypodermic syringe? Are you the one not in the line to get a tattoo? Well, Laser Acupuncture may be the answer.
Laser acupuncture may be used in conjunction with other therapies such as cupping, massage or acupuncture needling, but can also be used on its own. This offers a great alternative to needles for children or those who are scared of needles.
I may also use suction cups in your acupuncture treatment. These cups would be applied using a suction method to soft areas of your body such as your back, shoulders or thighs.
Cupping is often used in the treatment of many conditions. Pains in your back are common conditions where I may use the cups. Other conditions include colds, chest problems, sporting injuries and some neurological disorders.
Gua sha is another traditional Chinese medical therapy that Patricia incorporates in her treatments. It involves scraping the skin with a specific tool. This aids in the stimulation of the flow of Qi and blood in the affected area.
This technique is especially useful for tight muscles, neck pain and if often used in conjunction with massage, cupping or acupuncture.