The cornerstone of Chinese Medicince is the provision of holistic individualised treatments. At the initial consultation, an extensive case history is collated by interviewing the client about their current health concerns, past health conditions and a range of related matters, including digestion, lifestyle habits, reactions to temperature, sleeping patterns, appetite, menstrual cycle (women), stress reactions and food or other sensitivities.
To further identify what are known in Traditional Chinese Medicine practice as 'Patterns of Disharmony' other health indicators are also vital such as the colour of the face, inspection of the tongue, the sound of the voice and the qualities of the radial pulse at the wrist. Depending on the presenting issue, palpation may also be important. Treatment plans are then ensued with appropriate Chinese medicine interventions e.g. Acupuncture, Cupping, Chinese Herbs, Moxibustion, massage, diet & lifetstyle modifications as well as conscious breathing techniques.
Acupuncture involves inserting fine sterile needles into specific anatomic locations to
spark the body's innate natural intelligence to heal and restore harmony.
Practitioners may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods
including Moxibustion, Cupping, Laser Therapy, Electro-stimulation and massage.
Acupuncture origins can be traced back at least 2000 years in China.
Chinese Herbal Medicine ancestry dates back at least five thousand years, making it one of the oldest and most long-standing health care systems in the world.
Herbal Medicine involves classic combinations of Traditional Chinese Herbs to strengthen and stimulate the body's resources enabling balance, healing and wellness.
Cupping involves placing small cups on the skin's surface, the air in the cup is heated by a flame before it is placed on the skin, as the air cools, a vacuum is created which pulls the underlying fascia, stimulating fresh blood and lymph circulation to the area.
Moxibustion is a warming treatment, using the herb Artemisia Vulgaris or Mugwort. The herbal stick is held above an area or Acupoint to help move the Qi.