ACUPUNCTURE & TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
with Lisa Cole R.Ac
Acupuncture is rooted in TCM and is a safe and effective natural medicine which can treat a multitude of health conditions. TCM Acupuncture considers the person as a whole and treats the mind and body. An Acupuncturist will aim to identify and treat symptoms and the root of symptoms.
Acupuncture includes the use of very fine needles inserted into the skin at specific acupoints along the meridians. Acupuncture needles are very thin, sterile, stainless steel and are single use only.
Each acupoint regulates specific functions in the body. Acupuncture needles inserted at specific acupoints, initiates the body’s natural healing process and to restore balance in the body and mind.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a natural medical system that has been practiced for over 3,000 years. TCM recognizes that meridians run throughout the body, serving as pathways for vital substances to travel and support all processes in the body. A free flow of these substances maintains balance and harmony within the body and mind. Disease is an indication of imbalance in the body.
A guasha massage tool is used to scrape the skin. This produces a light petechiae on the skin. Guasha promotes the circulation of blood and lymph, relieves muscle tension and pain, promotes mobility and range of motion, decreases toxins and stimulates acupoints and meridians.
Acupressure massage involves the use of fingers and hands to stimulate acupuncture points and meridians. Acupressure massage promotes the circulation of blood and lymph, relieves muscle tension and pain, stimulates acupoints and meridians. Acupressure massage can be used in place of acupuncture needles in situations when it is required and where possible.
Moxibustion is a form of heath therapy that involves the use of dried leaves of Chinese Mugwort (Artemisia argyi or A. vulgaris), known as moxa, on or near the surface of the skin.
The medicinal properties of dried mugwort (moxa) are used in a variety of clinical situations and helps to promote the circulation of blood, warm the body, relieve muscle and joint pain and stiffness, as well as inflammation.
Acupuncture applied to the ear. Beneficial for a variety of conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, addictions, obesity, insomnia, migraine headaches and acute pain, just to name a few.
Cupping involves the use of special cups, placed on the skin, creating suction. Cupping can be applied to specific acupoints and along larger body surfaces, such as the back. Cupping promotes the circulation of blood and lymph, relieves muscle tension and pain, promotes improved mobility, stimulates acupoints and meridians, and decreases toxins.