Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese medicine dating back thousands of years. Acupuncture utilises the Chinese channel system that encompass the entire body. Channels are pathways of energy that connect and influence each organ and system of the body. Along these channels are the Acupuncture points each having a different function.
The human body is bursting with electrical energy. Every single one of our atoms contain electrically charged protons, eletrons and neutrons, which is why we use stainless steel acupuncture needles - as metal is a great conductor of electricity!
There are many different styles of Acupuncture and schools of thought.
However, all styles are aiming to restore balance and harmony to the body. When signs and symptoms surface, it is an indication that something internally is out of balance. They are warning signs from the body alerting to something deeper going on.
The goal is to restore the balance and strengthen the body so it is able to maintain homeostasis and live a healthy, strong, thriving life.
In Chinese medicine we look at the person as a whole, rather then a collection of disjointed symptoms. Patients are always amazed when the dots are joined and they see that the symptoms they are experiencing are connected, and not completely isolated from each other. We take a detailed consult, ask about diet and lifestyle, look at the tongue and feel the pulse to get a detailed overview of how the person is functioning and what state their health is at; mentally, emotionally and physically.
An acupuncture treatment may also include other treatment methods such as cupping, gua sha and moxibustion.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Chinese herbal medicine is a system of medicine that utilises herbs to target specific ailments.
A selection of herbs are chosen based upon ancient traditional herbal formulas and tailored to the person's specific needs. The herbs work together synergistically to bring about change in the body and facilitate healing.
LIFESTYLE & DIETARY ADVICE
Health conditions, signs and sypmtoms do not come about purely by random chance in Chinese medicine.
It is understood that poor health pracitses for a prolonged peroid of time will usually result in less then ideal circumstances.
We know diet and lifestyle play a huge role in our health and wellbeing, which is why it is such a key aspect of treatment. Can you really expect to see an amazing health transformation without ever changing daily health practices? Each person is absolutely unique with their own health challenges which is why a tailor made treatment plan including dietary and lifestyle advice is key to unlocking your health potential.