Discover Your Healing Potential
Chinese Medicine is a very comprehensive system of medicine dating back 3,500 years. It can be used to address a variety of ailments from minor imbalances to chronic conditions. It is based on the belief that the human body is in an ever changing state of balance both internally and with the outside world. Excessive physical, mental and emotional influences can disturb the equilibrium and we become sick.
Treatment with Chinese Medicine is designed to suit individual needs and involves not just acupuncture and herbs, but also moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, and dietary and lifestyle advice.
Acupuncture is probably the most utilized tool in treatment due to its profound effect on healing mechanisms already present within the human body. Tiny, sterile needles (about the size of a cat hair) are inserted into selected points, which vary depending on the condition. Many people with a fear of needles resolve their concern within the first treatment – they do not resemble those used in injections or conventional medicine. Most people enjoy the experience and are surprised at the level of relaxation achieved.
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture and Oriental medicine to have a therapeutic effect on nearly four dozen common ailments, including neuromusculoskeletal conditions (such as arthritis, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness, and neck/shoulder pain); emotional and psychological disorders (such as depression and anxiety); circulatory disorders (such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia); addictions to alcohol, nicotine and other drugs; respiratory disorders (such as emphysema, sinusitis, allergies and bronchitis); and gastrointestinal conditions (such as food allergies, ulcers, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, intestinal weakness, anorexia and gastritis).