Acupuncture is the placement of very thin, sterile needles in the acupuncture points that correspond to the patient’s condition. The goal of an acupuncture treatment is to renew the healthy flow of Qi and restore the body to balance.
Acupuncture treatments tend to be a very relaxing experience without pain.
Homeopathy is a natural system of healing that works by using a small dose of a substance to help stimulate the body’s healing process. Homeopathy is an effective, safe and gentle treatment. Homeopathy is based on the principle of the “law of similars”.
Oriental medicine is also called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) or Chinese medicine. This is an ancient medical system that dates back more than 3,500 years. Treatment modalities include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tui Na (massage), Gua Sha, Moxa, Cupping, Nutritional Therapy, Qi Gong and Tai Chi.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is another very important treatment modality that is widely used in Oriental Medicine. Chinese Herbs is a powerful method of healing. It can be used both for the treatment of illness and optimizing health and to prevent disease. It is effective for physical, psychological and emotional problems.
Cupping is an ancient form of therapy and used in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the application of small vacuum jars to the surface of the skin. Cupping increases Qi and blood flow to the area where the cups are placed, relieving pain and inflammation, as well as stimulating well-being and relaxation.
Gua Sha is part of traditional Chinese medicine, dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It commonly involves using an instrument with a smooth edge to press-stroke or scrape lubricated skin in one direction to produce intentional redness on the skin, known as “sha.” Gua Sha increases the blood circulation and releases stagnant blood and toxins and relieves pain.
Moxibustion or ‘Moxa‘ is the application of a therapeutic warming herb near the surface of the skin. It produces a mild, warming effect, which expels pathogens, moves Qi and blood in the channels, relieves stagnation, muscle stiffness and pain. It is used to strengthen the body’s vitality and stimulates its natural capacity to heal.
Diet and nutrition have always been a key component of oriental medicine, used alongside acupuncture, herbs, exercise and bodywork. It is based on concepts such as eating a varied, yet balanced diet in moderation.
Western Herbal supplements are dietary supplements that come from plants. A few that you may have heard of are gingko biloba, ginseng, echinacea, and black cohosh.
Auricular Acupuncture, also known as Ear acupuncture, involves inserting needles or ear seeds into specific points on the ear. Stimulating these points is thought to promote healing in other areas of the body. It is often incorporated into standard acupuncture treatments.
Scalp acupuncture is a contemporary acupuncture technique integrating traditional Chinese needling methods with Western medical knowledge of representative areas of the cerebral cortex. It is done to stimulate the brain neurons of the underlying area, in order to facilitate a return of function in that area.
Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a very mild microcurrent is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. This practice augments the use of regular acupuncture, can restore health and well-being and is particularly good for treating pain.
APIT (Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy), also referred to as biopuncture, is the administration of injections containing low dilution homeopathic remedies, vitamins (like vitamin B-12), minerals and other botanical substances, compounded and dispensed in ampoules. It is used to help regulate inflammatory processes in the body, stimulate the body’s own natural healing ability and aid in detoxification.
The TDP Far-Infrared Heating/Mineral Lamp that I use in my clinic, is a unique type of heat lamp. TDP stands for “specific electromagnetic spectrum”. The TDP lamp contains a round plate coated with a mineral formation consisting of 33 elements essential to the human body. It offers a safe and natural solution to a variety of conditions, but is best known to reduce pain and inflammation.
WE SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY TREAT A WIDE RANGE OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING:
• Musculoskeletal: neck, shoulder & back pain, carpal tunnel, sciatica, acute and chronic pain, swelling, localized traumatic injury, sports injury, sprains, strains, tendonitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, fibromyalgia, arthritis.
• Neurological/Psychological: headache, migraine, Bell’s Palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, stroke rehab, insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD.
• Gynaecological and Genitourinary: fertility, menstrual pain, PMS, menopause, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, repeated miscarriage, morning sickness, pregnancy support, chronic bladder infections, incontinence.
• Respiratory: asthma, cough, sore throat, seasonal allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis, cold and flu.
• Gastrointestinal: constipation, acid reflux, nausea, poor digestion, weight loss, abdominal pain or bloating.
• Other: smoking cessation, chronic fatigue, autoimmune disorders, addiction, high blood pressure, Meniere’s disease, ringing in ears, shingles, eczema, chemotherapy / radiation support.
Strengthening the Constitution…
Do you feel that you need to take mega-supplements, tonics and maintain a strict diet or else your chronically recurring problems will flare up? Symptoms are all signs our body gives us when our immunity (vital force, governing system) is stressed out and off-balance.
To a Homeopath these symptoms are great clues in the investigation for the remedy that most closely matches YOU—your constitutional remedy!
RESTORING YOUR BODY’S BALANCE.