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 as well as anyone who is wary of needles.
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 can discover and treat the imbalance within the body; the root of a person’s illness, restoring health to the body, mind and spirit.
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.
Cupping is an ancient technique which has been thoroughly modernised and 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.
Growing in popularity as more people turn to gentle, natural alternatives 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.
Gua sha 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 but also for adults, particularly to ease the symptoms of the common cold.
Gua sha 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.
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 is used to gently and safely warm the body, relax muscles and supplement energy. I use a variety of methods to get optimal results depending on each person's needs.
Moxa can also be used as a stand-alone treatment and I sometimes teach people how to use moxa effectively themselves at home.
Every cell of our bodies has a small amount of magnetic energy in them. By putting a small magnetic field near your body, your cells are stimulated and the natural healing process is accelerated. Widely recognised; circulation improves, oxygen absorption increases, resistance to infections improves, muscle damage recovers faster, bruising and swelling reduces, pain alleviates, mobility improves, blood pressure normalises and most importantly sleep improves which further enhances health.
I love to teach people new ways they can help look after themselves and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Sometimes this is teaching them how to do a particular technique, understanding ancient theories or pointing them in the direction of products that may assist them in reaching their goals.
Below is a little information about our retail site - for when you need a hug.
Alongside my practice, I joined forces with my friend and colleague, Maxine Silk, to curate a range of self-care products to help you find balance and maintain health at home, between treatments.
We would love you to visit our collection of aromatherapies, pillows, massage tools and even some clothing . . .