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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves the stimulation of specific points on the skin, usually by the insertion of needles. In its original form acupuncture was based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine.

 

Traditional acupuncturists understand health in terms of a vital force or energy called “Qi” (pronounced “chee”) which circulates between the organs along channels called meridians. Qi energy must flow in the correct strength and quality through each of these meridians and organs for health to be maintained.

 

The acupuncture points are located along the meridians and provide one means of altering the flow of Qi. Acupuncture treatments also include at times the use of moxibustion and cupping.

 
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Teishin needling

Our therapist Helena also specialises in Teishin needling, which consists of non-penetrating needles.

 

This is ideal for anyone wanting the benefits of traditional Acupuncture but not comfortable with needles.  

 

It aims to balance the autonomic nervous system, not by pain stimulation but by tactile sensation. 

Teishin needling, as subtle as it is, is ideal for people who prefer sensitive and holistic treatment.

WHAT CAN ACUPUNCTURE TREAT

Hand Drums

Systemic Conditions

Viral, bacterial & fungal diseases

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteoarthritis

Weakened Immune System

Gout

Allergic Rhinitis

Upset Stomach

Visceral Conditions

Acute & Chronic Colitis

Biliary & Renal Colics

Post-operative vomiting / nausea

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dysmenorrhea

Premenstrual Syndrome

Constipation

Taking a Break

Mental Health

Depression

Anxiety

Cardiovascular Conditions

Hypertension

Primary Hypotension

Dancing on a Cliff

Neurological Conditions

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Sciatica

Post-operative pain

Bell's Palsy

Headache

Muscular-Skeletal Conditions

Headaches & migraines

Jaw pains

Neck & low back pain

Fibromialgia

Fascitis

Scars & post-surgical adhesions

Joint pains

Acute & chronic sports industries

Pregnant Belly

Childbirth & Pregnancy

Female infertility

Breech babies

Morning sickness

Pregnancy pains

Hormonal imbalances

The following is a list of conditions for which Acupuncture can prove beneficial in alleviation of symptoms but also, in some cases, resolution of the condition. Please contact us if you would like further information regarding a specific ailment. 

 

Source: World Health Organisation PDF

 

What is Anma Shiatsu Massage?

Shiatsu, similar to acupressure, uses finger pressure, manipulations and stretches, along Traditional Chinese Medicine meridians.

 

Shiatsu originated indirectly from acupuncture, the ancient Chinese healing art, from which principles were applied in the traditional form of Japanese massage called Anma. 

 

Shiatsu can be done through the clothes or on bare skin and uses static pressure, which can vary from light holding to deep physical pressure applied with the palm of the hand or thumb.

People can receive shiatsu for relaxation or to help them with specific conditions. In particular, shiatsu can help alleviate insomnia, anxiety, depression, headaches, muscular tension, digestive tract issues, and sinus congestion. In some cases it can also help increase local circulation and the movement of lymph.

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