In some cases, acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.
It is also commonly and effectively used as a preventive care system to strengthen the immune system and maintain good health and wellbeing.
Acupuncture uses sterile single-use ultra fine needles placed at strategic locations around the body and selected according to the condition to be treated. The sensations felt by the patient vary, but they are usually described as a tigling dull ache. As for the treatment itself, a pleasant feeling of relaxation is often experienced by patients.
Apart from relieving the targeted condition, patients often mention that acupuncture increases their energy levels, promotes a better sleep pattern and a general sense of wellbeing.
What is cupping?
Cupping consist in using glass cups with a vacuum seal. These are placed on the skin to stimulate blood flow, clear stagnant Qi and relax muscle tension.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a Chinese medical system which has been developed and refined over 2500 years.
It is based on the concept of vital energy, also called, Qi, which is central to the view of integration between body and mind.
It circulates through a series of channels beneath the skin. When the flow of Qi is disturbed, it gives rise to all sorts of physical and mental disorders.
Acupuncture can help harmonize the movement of Qi to restore balance, thus treating the underlying cause of the symptoms.
What is Tuina?
Tuina is a form of Chinese medicinal massage using different techniques. The strength applied during treatment will vary depending on the patient's preference and constitution.
Although Tuina is not yet well known in the West, it holds a very important position in traditional Chinese medicine as it stimulates acupressure points as well as the flow of energy.
Patients benefiting from Tuina massages usually report a deep feeling of relaxation and an increase of energy.