Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese practice of inserting fine needles into specific points on the body along meridians through which the qi (or body’s energy) flows. It has been used for thousands of years and is very effective for all ailments and also for all kinds of muscular skeletal problems. It works quickly compared to most other methods and will blend in with herbal medicine, naturopathy or medicinal drugs. At this Clinic we use disposable stainless steel needles and alcohol swabs for all treatments.
Naturopathy is a holistic system, meaning that naturopaths strive to find the cause of disease by understanding the patient as a totality of body, mind, and spirit. Most naturopaths use a variety of therapies and techniques such as Diet & Nutrition, Herbal medicine, Vitamin & Mineral supplementation & Homeopathy. There are two areas of focus in naturopathy: one is supporting the body’s own healing abilities, and the other is empowering individuals to make lifestyle changes necessary for the best possible health. While naturopaths treat both short bouts of illness and chronic conditions, their emphasis is focused on the prevention of disease and patient education.
Herbal medicine has been used for centuries and over the years it has become Nature’s wonderful tool to help us fight both acute and chronic sickness. Over recent years Chinese herbal medicine has become very popular, but every culture has its own history of herbal medicine and in many instances the herbs used are the same – they just get called a different name. Children and young people respond very quickly to herbal medicine and it is sad to see the over use of antibiotics and other drugs when nature has its own answer. For older people, it is often the answer when nothing else has worked for you. At this Clinic, the herbs are organic and made on the premises for my clients. They are individually blended for each person’s health requirements, which means that they are very effective.
Diet and Nutrition
Corrective eating habits and knowledge of the right type of foods to eat are an essential part of holistic medicine. Regardless of the best herbs, acupuncture and other treatments, a full return to health almost always means a change of diet and lifestyle changes.
Each person is different and each person will need dietary and nutrition advice that applies to his/her unique body requirements. Personalised diets work when applied correctly. Correct nutrition means that a person’s individual dietary intake is suitable for them personally. It has to take into account the workload of that person, the climate in which they live and the lifestyle they are leading. It is not necessary to result to fad food dietes as a good all-round intake of fresh healthy food is needed by all to ensure adequate nourishment. Your diet can include meat if you wish, or be vegetarian.
Massage causes physiological changes in the body through the relaxation response, which is an involuntary response of the nervous system to massage techniques and touch. Mechanical responses also occur which are physical effects when pressure is applied to the soft tissues. Together, these responses can produce physical and emotional benefits such as the relaxation and normalization of the soft tissue. Massage also improves blood and lymph circulation leading to the removal of waste products and a reduction of swelling in the soft tissues. Gain a FREE MASSAGE with every acupuncture treatment.