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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing traditions in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine this art &science has been used for over 2000 years and is based on the model that says that disease results from disruption in the flow of qi and blood and an imbalance yin and yang. The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical points on the body using a variety of techniques including moxabustion, cupping, laser therapy, electro-stimulation and massage. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points). read more…

Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy

Acupuncture point injection therapy involves the injection of small amounts of saline solution administered by qualified acupuncturists. Like acupuncture, fine needles are inserted into acupuncture points or trigger points just under the skin or into muscles. As the name suggests, this therapy evolved from acupuncture and has long been a therapy used by acupuncturists in China. read more…

Cupping

The only exposure to cupping for many people is the strange marks sported by Gwyneth Paltrow at a New York film premier in 2004.

Cupping was used by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians and some Eastern European countries for many centuries. Cupping is also a technique used by Chinese medicine practitioners. Traditionally cupping involved the use of sections of bamboo.  read more…

Chinese Herbal Medicine

We generally prescribe Chinese herbal medicine in one of three forms based on your individual requirements:

  • Granules – Are a dried, concentrated herbal extract that looks like a fine powder. Your herbalist will dispense a combination of these granules to tailor a specific herbal formula based on your needs. You then take the granulated formula by mixing a measured amount in hot water and drinking it. While there are many traditional formulae used in modern practice, the great advantage of using granules is formulae can be individually modified to suit your particular requirements. It is also more convenient that the traditional method of boiling raw herbs in a pot on your stove.
  • Capsules –- Are similar to granules in that they are a concentrated herbal extract. The difference is that they are already combined into a specific formula before being packaged into capsules. The advantage is that they are very convenient to take and unlike decocted granules, they are tasteless.
  • Pills – Are much smaller than capsules and are great for those who cannot tolerate the taste of decocted herbs or cannot swallow capsules.

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Dry Needling

Popular with both professional and weekend athletes, dry needling uses an acupuncture needle to relax contracted muscles by  releasing trigger points, reducing muscle spasm and pain.

As with the rest of acupuncture, the exact mechanism of dry needling is not yet known. What is clear is that there are local mechanical and biochemical effects that begin a chain of reactions, stimulating the nervous system’s natural healing response. read more…

Weight Control

Our weight control programme is focussed on resetting the body’s metabolism to function as it was intended. This is achieved with a combination of everyday foods to deliver the correct balance of protein, healthy fats and the right type of carbohydrates. Supplementation is used where necessary to correct imbalances in the body. read more…