Treatment

Traditional Acupuncture

Traditional acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi (energy), also referred to as Chi and Xue (blood) through distinct pathways or meridians which are energy channels of the body. Acupuncture is a therapy in which fine needles are inserted into specific points (acupoints) on the body along the meridians, stimulating and enhancing the free flow of Qi, therefore regulating the harmonious energetic balance of the body. This consequently relieves pain and restores health.

The location of the points selected, the nature of the problem, the patient’s size and age, and the acupuncturist’s style are all factors that will determine how deep the needles actually go. With acupuncture treatment, the patient will feel some cramping, heaviness, distention, tingling, or electric sensation either around the needle or travelling along the energy pathway. The pain level, however, is considered mild. The number and length of treatments required for healing varies depending on many factors such as type, severity, duration of condition and nature of the complaint. In general, however, a patient should notice changes to their condition during treatment for chronic conditions, and much more for acute conditions.

As a natural form of health care, Acupuncture is effective in the drug-free treatment of a wide range of common health conditions, and it can also provides a holistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, linking body, mind and emotion, and assists in the prevention against disease and illness, to maintain general health.

 

 

Neurological conditions such as: headaches, migraines, difficulty sleeping, nervous tension, stroke, some forms of deafness, facial and inter-costal neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, some forms of paralysis, sequelae of poliomyelitis, peripheral neuropathy, noises in the ears, dizziness, and Meniere’s disease.

Cardiovascular disorders such as: high or low blood pressure, fluid retention, chest pain, angina pectoris, poor circulation, cold hands and feet, and muscle cramps.

Respiratory conditions such as: bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, chronic cough, laryngitis, sore throat, influenza and the common cold.

Digestive system disorders such as toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis, mouth ulcers, hiccough, spasms of the oesophagus, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastric hyperacidity, gastritis, heartburn, hiatus hernia syndrome, flatulence, paralytic ileus, colitis, diarrhoea, constipation, haemorrhoids, liver and gall bladder disorders, and weight control.

Urogenital disorders such as cystitis, prostatitis, orchitis, low sexual vitality, urinary retention, kidney disorders, nocturnal enuresis, and neurogenic bladder dysfunction.

Gynaecological and obstetric disorders such as premenstrual tension, painful, heavy or irregular, or the absence of periods, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge, hormonal disturbances, disorders associated with menopause, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, difficulty with conception, and morning sickness.

Skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, nerve rash, herpes zoster, acne, scar tissue and resultant adhesions, hair loss and dandruff.

Eye conditions such as visual disorders, red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis, simple cataracts, myopia in children, and central retinitis.

Musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis, sciatica, lumbago, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, tenosynovitis, shoulder and neck pain, cervicobrachial syndrome, “frozen shoulder”, and “tennis elbow”.

Sporting injuries such as sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, corking and tearing of muscles, torn ligaments and bruises.
Psychological conditions such as depression, phobias, emotional disturbances, anxiety, nervousness and addictions such as smoking.