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Tui Na

Tui Na massage is an ancient healing art of Traditional Chinese Medicine which has been practiced in China for over 4000 years.

The name Tui Na comes from "Tui" meaning "push" and "Na" meaning "Grasp". It is used to treat conditions that in western medicine ordinarily would require a physiotherapists, a chiropractor and an osteopath.

Tui Na not only works on the muscles and joints, but also at a deeper level, affecting the flow of vital life energy in the body. This 'life energy' is referred to as "Qi" (pronounced "chee") and flows through the whole universe as the activating force for all life.

Qi flows through channels in the body called "Meridians". Meridians supply Qi energy to the organs, body tissues and mind. Tui Na applies pressure to the Meridians and specific points on the to even out the flow of Qi through the body.

Traditional Chinese Medicine always views disease as an imbalance in the flow of Qi. When your Qi flow is balanced you feel confident and energetic as it affects you emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical well being.

During treatment, the trained practitioner will ask questions about the patient's lifestyle making careful observations. It is fundamental to Tui Na that the therapist and patient have an awareness between them. Feedback received from the patient during massage guides the therapist towards the points to treat and the amount of pressure to apply.

After Tui Na treatment, the patient will most often feel energised, happy and enlivened, however it can also release blocked emotional energy. This may result in the patient feeling emotional afterwards.

Tui Na is regarded as a very safe therapy, however there are times when Tui Na is not suitable for patients.

Tui Na is not to be used on:
children under the age of 5 (their meridian systems have not fully developed and a different technique is used)
people with brittle bones (osteoperosis)
people with serious heart disease or cancer
the hip area where an artificial joint is fitted inflamed or broken skin
lower back or abdomen during pregnancy

Fire Cupping & Moxibustion

Moxibustion and cupping are used within the traditional Chinese medicine system. Completely unique in the Western world these two modalities complement acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Cupping involves placing heated cups over the skin to encourage blood flow, Qi and body fluids such as lymph. The result is the cup creates an area of low pressure, causing the blood to gather under the cup near the surface of the body.

During a cupping treatment, the patient experiences a mild pulling sensation which calms the sympathetic nerves and allows deep relaxation to move throughout the body.

The general benefits of cupping are; improved circulation, purification of blood, regulation of the autonomic nervous system and an overall cooling effect. Cupping also reduces pain and swelling and speeds up the natural healing process in the specific areas of application.

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese therapy used for improving the circulation of blood and Qi through the meridians. Moxa herb (mugwort) is burnt and the warming ember is placed near the body to create a warming effect to the points. Moxa is used to warm regions and acupuncture points of the body with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of Qi and blood.

Basic treatment plan
Init-visit
complete analysis of a patient based on patient's time, day and month, and year of his/her birth.
Diagnosis using 4 methods (asking question, tongue, pulse, and palpation diagnosis).
Acupuncture treatment. Prevention of future symptom.
Future treatment plan presentation including exercise and diet.

Follow-visit
checks the progress of previous treatment.
Differential diagnosis based on the previous treatment.
Follow-up treatment plan. Acupuncture treatment.
Additional treatment methods

dry cupping ------------------- 15min
stimulate acupuncture points by applying suction through a metal, wood or glass cup, in which a partial vacuum has been created.
treat low backache, sprains, soft tissue injuries, detox, and help relieving fluid from the lungs in chronic bronchitis.

Bleeding cupping ------------ 15min
bloodletting cupping treatment based on therapeutic method.
Remove blood stagnation and heat.
Achieve better and faster result than dry cupping.

Electro-stimulation --------- 30min
stronger stimulation.
Treat paralysis, Bell's palsy, and weight loss(fat burning), etc.

What conditions are treatable by acupuncture?
Addictions / Allergies / Arthritis / Asthma / Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / Colds / Constipation / Depression
Dizziness (Vertigo) / Chronic Fatigue / Headache / Heart Problems / Indigestion / Insomnia / Pain / Sciatica
Leg Pain, Cramps / Tingling, Numbness
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