Acupuncture | Diet And Lifestyle | Moxibustion
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical treatments in the world. As a natural (drug free) form of healing, acupuncture provides a holistic approach to body’s health. Treats a wide range of ailments, treats the underlying cause of illness as well as the symptoms. Acupuncture is one of the medical therapies of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It involves the insertion of very fine (less than 0.30mm, stainless steel, sterile and disposable needles) into specific points on the body.
In simple terms, we can say that Acupuncture is based on the concept that everyone has "vital energy" that the Chinese call "Qì" .
Qì circulates throughout the body in "invisible channels" known as acupuncture channels, also called "meridians".
An imbalance in the flow of Qì throughout a meridian is how an illness begins.
The acupuncture needles are inserted in specific points along the meridians in order to restore the natural flow of Qì and thus restoring the internal balance, helping the person to return to full health.
Acupuncture has been used widely in China for thousands of years and if you have to visit a hospital or a health centre there, you will find acupuncture and other TCM therapies available and practised successfully in conjunction with Western medicine in a safe and professional environment.
The World Health Organisation illness list that responds well to Acupuncture
- Back pain
- Bell’s palsy
- Digestive Disorders
- Hay fever
- ME, lack of energy
- Migraine and Headaches
- Menstrual disorders
- Muscle and joint pain
- Sport injuries
- Stroke rehabilitation
|Infant: Colic, Teething, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Respiratory problems
Treats disease by applying gentle heat to acupuncture points. Smouldering “mug worth” herb is held near the acupuncture points to create a warm sensation. This treatment is commonly used for Arthritis
Diet and Lifestyle
The principles of Chinese Medicine state clearly that food and exercise play an important role in maintaining good health by contributing to an optimal balance. In fact, the Chinese believe that food is one of the three sources of Qì (food, hereditary, and environment). Therefore, according to TCM, the foods we eat directly influence the excesses and deficiencies in our bodies.
Foods are seen as having different properties: yin or yang, warming or cooling, drying or moistening, etc. Certain foods are better for some people than others, depending on the person’s type and condition.