Traditional Chinese Treatment is based on the Taoist concept of health, which is to attain balance between various opposing forces of the natural world. The natural effects of diet, lifestyle, emotions, environment and age all fluctuate in a natural rhythm, and any imbalance between them in the body will cause illness.
Chinese herbal Medicine
What is Chinese herbal medicine?
In response to changing clinical conditions, Chinese herbal medicine has continually developed throughout its 5000 years of history. This research continues with the use of modern medical diagnostic techniques, equipment and knowledge.
Chinese herbal combinations are specifically created for you in answer to your presenting medical complaints. The herbs are often taken as tablets, or stewed and drank as a decoction.
Chinese herbal medicine forms a major part of primary healthcare in China, and has been provided in hospitals in conjunction with western medicine.
What is the difference between Chinese herbal medicine and pharmaceutical drugs?
- The complexity of plant materials means medicinal herbs are far more balanced than pharmaceutical drugs that are based on isolated active ingredients. Natural herbal medicine are less likely to cause side-effects.
- Herbs are typically prescribed in combination, with the different formulae components balancing each other. This increases efficacy whilst enhancing safety.
- Chinese Herbal medicine corrects internal imbalances rather than treating only the symptoms.
In Western Medical understanding, Cupping therapy intentionally extravasates blood from the peripheral capillaries causing petechiae and sub-cutaneous blemishing (ecchymosis). It is not a capillary rupture like bruising, as it fades immediately if there are no problems in the area.
This encourages the replacement of stagnant blood with new blood flow to the muscles, tissues, and organs directly beneath the surface treated. Thus helping repair damaged cells effectively removing scar tissues and helping prevent repeat injuries due to weakness. It also promotes the production of more blood serum and encourages normal metabolic processes via lymph stimulation, thus improving the body’s immune system and speeding up recovery.
Cupping can be used for:
- Decrease or relieve pain and inflammation
- Release deep muscular issues
- Release and soften scar tissue
- Lift and stretch soft tissue
- Increased range of movement
- Open chest and lungs
- Improve circulation
- Drain lymph fluid, clear drainage pathways
- Sedate the nervous system
- Open energy flow of the body
- Dredging and clearing old residue (blood and solidified lymph from injuries, surgeries, and chronic movement patterns) out of the muscle and soft tissue — “milking the tissue
Scraping (Gua Sha)
In Western Medical understanding, Gua Sha therapy intentionally extravasates blood from the peripheral capillaries causing petechiae and sub-cutaneous blemishing (ecchymosis). In other words, the redness is due to the haemorrhage of capillaries and the release of red blood cell, haemoglobin into the system. It is not a capillary rupture like bruising, as it fades immediately if there are no problems in the area.
This encourages the replacement of stagnant blood with new blood flow to the muscles, tissues, and organs directly beneath the surface treated. Thus helping repair damaged cells and can effectively remove scar tissues and helps prevent repeat injuries due to weakness. It also promotes the production of more blood serum and encourages normal metabolic processes via lymph stimulation, thus improving the body’s immune system and speeding up recovery.
Chines Herbal Facial
Chinese herbs will not work as Western pharmaceuticals do, although the "active" ingredients in herbs can and have been isolated. An herb's effectiveness is not based on its ingredients, per se; all the properties of an herb work together in ways that Western science usually cannot explain.
True, many Chinese herbs contain amino acids, proteins, vitamins, antioxidants and other phytochemicals (plant-based nutrients) that Western medicine recognizes as helpful for the skin.
Cosmetic Acupuncture (Add On To Herbal Facial)
Cosmetic acupuncture is a powerful and natural treatment for anti-ageing, skin rejuvenation and
addressing any specific skin conditions. It works by invigorating Qi and blood flow to the skin as well
as treating internal conditions which may be leading to aged, aggravated or dull looking skin. Before
any treatment our cosmetology doctor provides a personalised medical skincare consultation.
· Dramatically boost skin nutrition.
· Improve hydration of skin, making the face look refreshed.
· Increase cell & collagen regeneration for renewed complexion & skin elasticity.
· Rejuvenate skin tone, restoring a lustrous glow to the face.
· Reduce crows feet, minimize fine lines & wrinkles.
· Firm and uplift sagging skin.
· Help clear dark circles and puffy eyes.
Tui Na Massage
This is an invigorating and deep Chinese massage using special techniques to stimulate your body's acupressure points and get your Qi flowing. Amazingly effective at treating all types of pain, sports injuries and for deep relaxation.
Tuina is based on the same theories as acupuncture and is concerned with unblocking any stagnation of your energetic Qi. In Chinese Medical theory, aches and pains are caused by a blockage of Qi (caused by bad posture, injury or another physical condition like stress). Tuina massage unblocks this stagnation to ease pain, free the muscles and joints and improve general health.