Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practiced in Asian countries for thousands of years to preserve health and diagnose, treat and prevent illness. In an acupuncture treatment, small, fine, sterile needles are inserted just under the surface of the skin to stimulate the body to achieve balance and harmony. It is a powerful treatment system that the World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed as an effective treatment for a wide range of conditions and illnesses.
Acupuncture is effective because it is a holistic therapy that addresses the cause of any disharmony as well as the symptoms. This means that as a result of acupuncture treatment, you will experience an overall improvement in the quality of your health as well as relief from symptoms.
This amazing system has the ability to work with many different types of health-related problems by treating the person as an individual and not just treating the disease.
The sensation of acupuncture can feel like a tingling, pulling or a dull aching sensation. After a treatment, patients commonly feel relaxed yet also energized. People who have only experienced injections or blood tests at the doctor or dentist are generally amazed at how painless acupuncture is.
Cupping is extremely useful at relieving muscle tension where stagnant energy has built up over time. It involves suction cups being placed over the areas of tension to release the tight spots. It excels in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, sciatica, neck and shoulder tension etc. It is also said to release muscle toxins and activate the lymphatic system. Patients often comment it is like having a deep-tissue massage.
Traditional Asian Medicine uses herbs for preventive treatment as well as for curing illness. Prescriptions are fine-tuned by the herbalist, as well as by the doctor, and formulated according to the patient’s constitution, as well as the nature of the herbs.
Bodywork therapies is a general term that refers to a group of body-based approaches to treatment that emphasize manipulation and realignment of the body’s structure in order to improve its function as well as the client’s mental outlook.