Acupuncture is a complex medical system used to diagnose and treat illness, improve wellbeing and prevent disease.
It is the world’s largest drug free healthcare therapy. It is compatible with Western (orthodox) medicine. Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of very fine pre-sterilised needles into the predetermined points on the body’s surface to restore health. It has been practiced in china for thousands of years and has been embraced throughout the world due to its proven effectiveness.
Our resident acupuncturist Natalie Jardine is our evangelist on acupuncture and its positive effects on the body! Natalie’s experience spans two internships in Beijing & Nanjing to gain first hand expertise of Eastern Medicine Acupuncture and was mentored by specialists in fertility, injury & pain relief.
- Herbal Medicine
- Dietary and lifestyle advice
- Tui Na
Tui na is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese Taoist and martial arts principles in an effort to bring the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into balance.
The practitioner may brush, knead, roll/press, and rub the areas between each of the joints, known as the eight gates, to attempt to open the body’s defensive (wei) chi and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles. Techniques may be gentle or quite firm.
The name comes from two of the actions: tui means “to push” and na means “to lift and squeeze.” The practitioner can then use range of motion, traction, with the stimulation of acupressure points.
These techniques are claimed to aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions
- Back pain
- Bells Palsy
- Chronic Fatigue syndrome
- Digestive and bowel disorders
- Hay fever
- M.E. Lack of energy
- Migraine and headaches
- Menstrual disorders
- Muscles and joint problems
- Nervous problems
- Pain of all sorts
- Smoking cessation
- Sports injuries
- Stomach disorders
- Urogenital disorders
Treatment of the upper lip takes approximately 5 minutes, whereas a back or both legs takes 60 minutes plus.
Tolerance of pain is very individual from person to person. No anesthetics are required, and most people describe the sensation similar to that of a rubber band snapping onto the skin.
The light used is completely safe. visible light. Potentially harmful wavelengths are removed by the unique Ellipse Dual Mode Filtering system.
- Do not use tanning beds
- Do not sunbath for 30 days before the treatment
- Do not apply fake tan to the area to be treated for 30 days
- Do not wax, tweeze or use depilatory creams 30 days before treatment
- Do wear SPF30 for the duration of your treatments and overall skin health