It involves the insertion of very fine sterilised and disposable needles into the body surface at strategic points. The doctor will leave the needles in place for about twenty to thirty minutes. The use of the needles is virtually painless.
Moxibustion is the application of mild heat to the body, again at particular points, with glowing Moxa wool (a finely chopped herbal Folium artemisia), entirely painless.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbs are an integral part of the TCM. They are specially formulated in China and include flowers, leaves stalks, barks, seeds, fruits and roots. Each herb has healing properties, which are used for specific purposes and perform particular functions.
The practitioners prescribe combinations of herbs (carefully selecting from a total of 300) specifically suited to treat you and your condition. Each prescription is therefore tailor made. The herbs are cooked and drunk as a decoction (tea) or taken in tablet form, to get to the root of the problem.
You start by taking the medicine every day. As treatment continues, the Practitioners closely monitor you progress through regular consultations, altering the prescriptions accordingly. Since all patients and conditions are different, treatment can vary from a few weeks to several months. After a period of treatment you are able to stop taking the medicine.
Acupuressure ("Tui Na"or Chinese Meridian Massage)
It differs from Western massage in that finger and palm pressure is applied using a wide range of techniques. It stimulates Qi mobilisation to regain Yin- Yang balance in certain parts of the body.
It is particularly effective in healing and dispelling of pain in conditions such as back, neck, shoulder and joint pain, headaches and sports injuries etc.
A therapy in which a jar is placed on the skin surface to cause local congestion, through the removal of the air in the jar. This method promotes the free flow of Qi and blood in the channels, diminishes swellings and pains, and dispels cold and dampness.
Formulated Chinese Herbal Medicine
In addition to acupuncture and prescribed herbal medicine, a wide range of Chinese patent medicines are also available over the counter without prescription. They can be used for treatment of various diseases or simply used for maintaining good health.
Treatments are designed and suggested to suit individual needs after the consultation. Anyone or a combination of the following treatments may apply:
- Acupressure (Chinese Meridian Massage, Tui Na)
- Cupping Therapy
- Auricular Acupressure/Acupuncture
- Chines Osteopathic Therapies
- Nutrition Diet
- Chinese Physic & Chinese Exercise
- Chinese Herbal Medicine Including Formulated Chinese Herbal Medicine