Acupuncture works by inserting extremely fine needles into the energy pathways of the body.
The acupuncture needles release blocks in these channels and stimulate the flow of energy to specific organs. As a result, your ability to heal yourself is activated.
Usually, your symptoms are relieved and you feel a greater sense of wellbeing.
Gua sha is a technique used in traditional East Asian medicine. It is often used to treat muscle pain and tension.
Gua sha aims to move energy, known as qi, around the body.
It involves using a tool to rub the skin in long strokes, applying enough pressure to create minor bruising.
Gua sha may help to break down scar tissue and connective tissue, improving movement in the joints.
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure).
Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy that consists of burning dried mugwort on or above specific points on the body.
It helps to warm areas of the body with the intention of stimulating circulation and lymphatic flow. It also helps to smooth the flow of Qi and blood and expel pathogenic influences.
Tui Na is a form of Chinese massage that gets to work on your muscles for major tension relief.Literally translated as ‘pinch and pull’, the treatment addresses specific areas of concern, a little like acupuncture.
The technique ‘harmonises yin and yang in the body’ through therapeutic massage and has been used in China for more than 5,000 years. Combined with acupuncture, it’s actually a vital part of Traditional Chinese Medicine.