Treatments

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TCM AND 5 ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture is one of the oldest and longest surviving forms of medicine in the world. Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of complementary therapies. It involves the insertion of very fine sterile needles into specific points on the body. 5 element acupuncture restores the overall balance of energy in the body; it may help you to feel better in a general way, by promoting an improved quality of well-being. http://www.5elementacupuncture.co.uk/what-is-5-element-acupuncture. Read more…

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ELECTRO ACUPUNCTURE

In electro acupuncture a mild electrical current is passed between needles. It is a well-researched method of treatment and evidence suggests that it is may be beneficial for pain in muscles, joints and tendons.

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EAR/AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE

Ear acupuncture, also called auricular acupuncture, involves the insertion of very fine needles into acupuncture points on the ear. It has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is largely helpful in treating problems such as addictions, insomnia, stress, anxiety, joint pain and fertility.

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MASSAGE: TUI NA AND INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE

Tui na massage is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine which uses acupressure massage to promote circulation, reduce pain and discomfort in the muscles or sinews, and promote health. It can be done through clothing, if preferred. Tui na is often used alongside acupuncture.

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INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE

Indian Head Massage is a fast, effective technique for de-stressing and calming. A treatment involves the massage of the upper back, shoulders, arms, neck, scalp and face, performed whilst seated in a normal chair. If preferred, aromatherapy oils may be used in this massage. It helps relieve muscular discomfort and tension as well as being calming and aiding relaxation; it also improves circulation in the head.

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OTHER COMPLEMENTARY TREATMENTS

A range of other complementary therapies is offered:

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CUPPING

Cupping therapy is a good way to treat pain, inflammation, stiffness, knots and injury to the muscles.

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MOXIBUSTION

Moxibustion (moxa for short) is a form of heat therapy where a dried herb is burned over an area of the body to introduce heat. It is a very relaxing form of treatment and has been shown to help with muscular problems, pain conditions, fertility problems and cold/flu symptoms.

The treatment increases blood flow to the painful area, which acts as an analgesic and promotes more speedy healing.

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GUASHA

Guasha (Gua Sha) is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine massage where pressure is applied to areas of the body to promote circulation and introduce heat to a specific area. A specialized tool is used to gently rub the skin over a problem area in order to release muscle tension, tightness and constriction. Guasha feels like a deep massage.

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