Chinese medicine does not treat medical labels - it treats the whole person! The extent to which I can help you and how many sessions you'll need depends on many factors including how healthy you are.
- Stress, anxiety and insomnia: balancing the body and mind.
- Digestive issues: weight loss / diarrhoea / constipation / bloating / IBS / reflux / nausea.
- Pain relief: muscle and joint pain / sciatica / headaches / migraines / fibromyalgia.
- Fertility: regulating the menstrual cycle / amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea / support for couples to conceive naturally / IVF.
- Respiratory complaints: asthma / hay fever / sinusitis.
Contact me for a free 15 minute consultation to find out how Chinese medicine could help you.
Chinese medicine methods
Acupuncture: Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine sterile needles into the body to manipulate the flow of Qi in the various pathways that run through the body. It stimulates a number of biochemical processes that are conducive to healing, such as increased blood flow to muscles and organs, the release of endorphins or the removal of metabolic waste products. Acupuncture helps resolve blockages and restore balance, resulting in a greater sense of wellbeing. Find out what to expect at a session here.
Moxibustion, cupping and gua sha: These techniques can be used on their own, or as a complement to acupuncture. Moxibustion involves the burning of the herb mugwort (artemisia argyi) and has a deeply warming, nourishing, grounding and relaxing effect. Cupping and gua sha are used to release muscle tension, stimulate blood flow and to disperse cold or heat trapped in the body.
Dietary advice: Eating foods appropriate to both our constitution and the seasons is the single most important action we can take to keep healthy. Eating the right foods and preparing them in the correct way can avert disease and relieve symptoms, including high blood pressure, diabetes, migraines, mood swings and skin disorders. I regularly offer practical dietary advice to my clients so that they can maintain the benefits of my treatments.
Chinese medicine has been practiced for over two thousand years. It is today best known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a term that refers to the style of acupuncture and herbal medicine practiced in mainland China and taught in most acupuncture colleges in the West.
Few people know that despite being called traditional, TCM is less than hundred years old. Created in communist China, TCM represents an ideologically motivated simplification of the vast body of Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM).
Over the years, I have explored the vast arena of Classical Chinese Medicine, learning from senior practitioners of this medicine, including Dr Jeffrey C Yuen, Ann Cecil-Sterman and Dr Hung Tran.
This enables me to work with all five types of meridians that make up the complete system of acupuncture: