Acupuncture is the technique of inserting hair-thin needles into specific points on the body and with manipulation, optimizing the body energy, qi which flows along the meridian or channels of the body, to balance health.
Auricular acupuncture is the technique of stimulating specific points in the ear that correspond to different parts of the body with the use of specialized beads or needles. It is effective and convenient especially in treating addiction, pain modulation and chronic conditions.
The application of burning herbs on or above the skin at selected acupuncture points. The herbs radiate its therapeutic properties onto the points to induce warmth and healing.
Chinese Medicinal Herbs
Herbs and Acupuncture are complementary components of Chinese medicine, comparable to synthetic drugs and surgery of the western medicine. Again, the herbs normalise the flow of the body Qi for healing.
The application of glass cups to specific areas of the body is to stimulate the flow of Qi that dispels the wind and dampness which are the causes of dis-ease. The skin is ‘suckéd’ up with the negative pressure created by burning away the oxygen in the cup The skin area where the suction cups are may be bruised.
Tui-Na is a form of massage which embraces the meridian concept to normalize the body energy. Modern day Tui-Na practitioners may incorporate manipulative technique to improve the flow of Qi and normalize the locomotive apparatus of the body.
Chronic pain, colics, headaches & migraines, neck and back pain including sciatica, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, osteoarthritis joint pain, facial pain (including cranio-mandibular and TMJ disorders) , pain due to endoscopic examination;
Cigarettes, alcohol (dependence and detoxification), & drugs (opium, cocaine and heroin dependence);
Pain modulation, adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy, leucopenia;
Fibromyalgia and fasciitis, numbness & pins-and-needles, radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome, sprain & strain, bursitis, tendinitis, disc herniation, muscle spasms, sports injuries such as tennis elbow;
Strokes and post-stroke rehabilitation (paralysis), tremor, primary Raynaud syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, Bell’s palsy, carpal tunnel syndrome, dizziness & vertigo including Ménière’s disease, post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles);
Women & Pregnancy
PMS, menopausal syndromes, painful or irregular periods, endometriosis, fibrocystic breast disease, infertility, morning sickness, pre- & post- natal care, induction of labour, correction of malposition of fetus;
Renal colic, urinary incontinence, recurrent lower urinary-tract infection, female urethral syndrome, chronic prostatitis, non-organic male sexual dysfunction;
Mind & Mental States
Stress, anxiety, insomnia, irritability; depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke), competition stress syndrome, ADD/ADHD;
Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Lupus;
Ear, Nose, Throat, Respiratory
Allergies, rhinitis including hay fever, sinusitis, bronchial asthma, post-extubation in children, sore throat (including tonsillitis), ear infections (acute and chronic), common colds/flu, cough, emphysema, sore throat, non-organic breathing pain, hiccough & burp;
Nausea and vomiting, stomach-ache, food poisoning, epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastro-spasm), hiccough & burp, biliary colic, cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation cholelithiasis, abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm), chronic ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, hemorrhoids;
Non-organic chest pain, poor circulation, essential hypertension, primary hypotension, arrhythmia, varicose veins, thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger’s disease);
Pruritus, premature aging, eczema, acne, urticaria, rashes, psoriasis, warts, Acne vulgaris;
Obesity, morning sickness, thyroid conditions, immune system deficiency;
* World Health Organization 2002 – Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trial