The patterns of nature observed thousands of years ago pointed to the realisation of an underlying, cyclical flow of energy: the Five Elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Each element is found in every living being and by understanding the relationships of the Elements we can discover and treat the imbalance within the body; the root of a person’s illness, restoring health to the body, mind and spirit.
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Moxa is a spongy looking dried herb that is used to gently and safely warm the body, relax muscles and supplement energy.
Often used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxa can enhance the effect of the treatment; to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of energy and maintain general health.
Moxa can also be used as a stand-alone treatment and I sometimes teach people how to use moxa effectively themselves at home.
Guasha involves stroking your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. It is very safe and gentle, frequently used in the treatment of children. It is particularly effective to ease the symptoms of the common cold, neck and back pain
Guasha breaks up stagnant energy, reducing inflammation, so it’s often used to treat ailments that cause chronic pain, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, as well as those that trigger muscle and joint pain.
Cupping is an ancient technique that now uses plastic cups with suction valves that gently pull the skin giving one of the best deep-tissue therapies available. The pressure accelerates healing, improves circulation, releases blockages, relieves muscle tension and reduces inflammation.
Cupping is also considered valuable for the lungs; it can clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person’s asthma.
The ears are a micro-system of meridians and have about 200 acu-points relating to all parts of the body and can therefore be used to treat many conditions from insomnia and anxiety to hay fever and even addiction.
Most of my patients leave with a 'tourmaline ear seed', which I put on an acu-point relevant to them, this helps prolong and enhance the treatment effect.
We all know that 'we are what we eat' but we often become lost in a combination of contradictory advice from well-meaning journalists, endless new diet fads and recipe books, 'superfoods' and supplements.
I am a qualified nutrition advisor, I will learn about you, your body and your needs to provide you with a personal approach which together we can tweak until we get it just right for you to reach your goals; whether they be weight, sport, age or health related.
Unique to this style of acupuncture is the use of non-insertive needle techniques together with specialised diagnostic, evaluation and feedback methods.
The treatment is therefore gentle, pain free and very relaxing. It is particularly suited to children and the elderly as well as anyone who is wary of needles.
Growing in popularity as more people turn to this gentle, natural alternative to Botox, fillers and surgery.
Combining aromatherapy, guasha, tuina and acupuncture, East Asian facials have been around for thousands of years to help combat the signs of ageing, various skin conditions and reduce visible tension thereby improving general health and enhancing the natural lustre of the skin.