Acupuncture Therapy

How Acupuncture Treatments can help you.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world and can be a great adjunct to chiropractic care. Its aim is to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body which activates the body’s natural repair mechanisms. Acupuncture can aid in the relief of many conditions, including pain, muscle tension, allergies, digestion, and much more.

Other great Benefits may include:

  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mood Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Cold, Flu
  • Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting
  • Dental pain
  • Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines
  • Labor pain
  • Low back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis

We also offer other Traditional Chinese Medicine such as; Electro Acupuncture Therapy, Cupping Therapy, Bloodletting Cupping Therapy, and Herbal Chinese Medicine Detoxes.

Auricular Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that there are acupuncture points representing all areas of the body, in the ear.  These may be stimulated using very fine, minute steel needles.  Tiny press needles or seeds on an adhesive plaster may also be used and in fact, may be left in the ear for up to one week at a time.  This method is particularly useful for treating addictions such as smoking or alcohol.  It is also used in conjunction with body acupuncture for the treatment of infertility very successfully.

Electro Acupuncture

This is used in conjunction with Body Acupuncture.  It is where an electro acupuncture machine is connected to the top of the Body Acupuncture needles.  The needles are then stimulated with an electric current.  The patient feels a mild, tingling sensation.  This is useful for many conditions but is not suitable for all patients.

Cupping Therapy

This is where either glass or bamboo cups are used in conjunction with acupuncture.  The therapist lights a flame and places it in the cup briefly.  This causes the oxygen in the cup to burn off and this creates a vacuum effect.  The cup is then quickly placed on the desired area.  The vacuum within the cup causes a suction effect and the cup sticks onto the area.  The cups can feel quite tight on the skin and it may even feel like a pinching.  Occasionally, bruising or discoloration may occur on the area where the cup was used. Cupping increases therapeutic benefit greatly when treating certain conditions especially those
involving stagnation of Qi or energy. Cupping is not painful!

Bloodletting Cupping (Hijama)

Involves the application of cups through vacuum to certain points on your body. Once cups are in position blood is drawn into the cups through small skin incisions made prior. The aim of Hijama is to extract stagnated or congested blood from certain points around your body. The theory is that such blood could slow down the delivery of much needed oxygen, mineral electrolytes, vitamins, enzymes, immune system cells & antibodies  to your cells, tissues and organs. With stagnated or congested blood present in your body; your cells, tissues and organs may not function at the best and so latter become progressively weak, inefficient or easily overcome by Bacteria, Infection etc.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Ancient Formulas have been established by the Chinese over thousands of years for the treatment of many conditions.  These formulas combine different herbs, which come from China and have different treatment properties.  Care should be taken when combining Chinese Herbs with Western Medicines.  You should seek the guidance of your Chinese Herbalist.  Not all medicines and herbs are compatible.  Chinese Herbs are, however, invaluable in the treatment of many conditions whether used on their own or in conjunction with acupuncture.  All the therapists in our clinics have completed their Chinese Herbal Medicine training and have many years of experience in treating patients with them.