Acupuncture | Chinese Herbal Medicine
Appeals to those who seek an alternative to chemicals. We utilize points on the body to balance the whole system. Many organs affect the beauty of the skin and the eyes, and a series of acupuncture treatments can optimise the functioning of the internal organs.
Gua Sha is a TCM technique whereby the skin is gently scraped with a smooth tool of jade or water buffalo horn, to stimulate the release of inflammatory molecules in the connective tissue. A transient red mark is left along the area of skin which has been treated. Conditions such as Colds, muscle aches and tension respond well to Gua Sha.
Many ailments have stress as a precipitating and aggravating factor. Acupuncture allows chronic stress hormones to be reabsorbed and metabolised by the body, and re-sets the endocrine system so that the patient can ‘bridle’ and use the energy of stress, instead of feeling overwhelmed by it.