The ancient practice of acupuncture was created to restore balance to the “qi” (vital air) by the insertion of needles at specific points where the Jing-Mai (blood vessels) are closest to the surface of the skin.
Each Jing-Mai corresponds to an organ that regulates specific bodily functions, creating good health and a sense of wellness. At the heart of traditional Chinese medicine is the belief that everything in nature is determined by a dynamic balance of yin and yang, and to maintain that balance the “qi” needs to flow freely. At AWS our results show that acupuncture will work to restore that balance and unblock stagnant flow while increasing blood circulation and stimulating positive neurotransmitter’s and hormones.
Acupuncture is a first line therapy for the treatment of chronic pain conditions, anxiety, fibromyalgia, migraine and fertility issues. At AWS we practice the art of distal needling acupuncture which stimulates the neural system while sending messages to the brain and releasing a chemical response that acts as a pain killing mechanism. Endorphins are released and the flow of blood and oxygen is optimised.
Based on the subtlety of sensation, structure and quality of the radial artery in the wrists, the ancient science of pulse diagnosis is a traditional diagnostic method practised only by highly specialised and certified practitioners – such as AWS.
Providing an intuitive insight into the patient’s constitution, pulse diagnosis can provide information on a range of imbalances and modern day ailments. Affording a window into previous illnesses, behavioural patterns and emotional conditions, early trauma and environmental stressors that may adversely impact the patient both on a physical and emotional level, pulse diagnosis is steeped in the wisdom of the ancients and heralds a new age of treatment.
The Acupuncture and Wellness Centre is only one of a few centres that offer this exceptional diagnostic method.
An ancient therapy originating in the East more than 5000 years ago, acupressure stimulates the self-curative abilities of the body to heal and rejuvenate while promoting balanced “qi”. Utilising the power and sensitivities of the hand, it is delivered via the gentle massaging of key healing points on the body.
At AWS your healer will use their fingers to release tension as circulation is increased and pain is reduced while you experience a sense of wellbeing and calmness.
Based on the same meridian and pressure points as acupuncture, it will help to boost the immune system and relieve pain in a non-invasive manner and is classified as a non-needle therapy.
The medicinal and healing properties of traditional Chinese herbal medicine is an advanced and highly specialised science and one in which the practitioners at AWS excel. An ancient practice that dates back to the 3rd century BC, pre-dating acupuncture, the customised prescription of Chinese herbs is an effective treatment for a myriad of conditions.
Formulated to restore and return the mind, body and soul to its natural healthy state, it can be used to treat digestive problems, skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, chronic fatigue, stress and gynaecological disorders.
A potent cure, Chinese herbal medicine offers unlimited potential in its efficacy with a low side effect profile in comparison to the practice of Western medicine.
Following the paths of the Jing-Mai (blood vessels), cupping is a highly effective technique used to loosen muscles, support increased blood flow and calm the nervous system – aligning and relaxing the “qi”.
The application of suction and negative pressure fuses to relieve back and neck pain, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, respiratory disease like bronchitis, the common cold and many musculoskeletal conditions. A purifying deep-tissue therapy, cupping is thought to affect tissues up to four inches deep, releasing toxins and blockages and shows excellent efficacy when used for weight loss and cellulite reduction.
Cupping is also used to improve circulatory, lymphatic, cardiovascular and digestive function.
Recognising the individual, the role of nutrition in Chinese medicine is tailored to meet the specific needs of the patient. In traditional Chinese medicine, diet is thought of as a first line defence in the prevention and management of many conditions.
At the Acupuncture and Wellness Centre, we complement our healing therapies with nutritional counselling in order to restore a sense of vitality and sustain good health.
We consult with you taking into consideration your personal taste preferences before implementing dietary changes that while requiring compliance and dedication will support you in achieving your health and wellness goals sooner.
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