A gentle procedure that awakens and strengthens the body’s capacity to heal
Acupuncture is a safe and effective natural therapy that is used to awaken the body’s natural processes to ease pain and encourage healing. It is one of the foundations of the Chinese Medicine. It involves inserting extremely fine, sterile, single use needles into specific points in the body. These points have been found effective in relieving pain or for the treatment of specific health issues.
An acupuncture treatment generally involves multiple therapies and can include elements of tuina massage, cupping, gua sha and heat therapy (or moxibustion – burning of the dried mugwort plant) as well as acupuncture needles. Multiple sessions are needed to address the issue well and encourage the wellbeing.
Acupuncture is based on the concept of Qi that flows through channels along the human body. These pathways are correlated with the vascular and nervous systems. They are interconnected with the internal organs at a deeper level.
The basic understanding is that everything is composed of two complementary (but interdependent) forces – Yin and Yang. These are considered as qualities within body on various levels. For instance a Yin aspect of an organ can be seen as its storage ability, while the Yang aspect will be about its activity, how well it works. Chinese Medicine identifies that disease can be caused by an imbalance with these two forces within the body.
The insertion of needles at the appropriate locations acts to restore balance and helps the body to return to homeostasis. Acupuncture adjusts the flow of Qi (and blood) in the body leading it to areas where it is deficient and draining it where it is excessive. In this way, acupuncture restores the harmonious balance of Body and Mind.
Response to Treatment
Each person is unique. The response to treatment varies. Some people experience a good improvement after the first treatment, while others may need a few treatments before seeing improvement.
In general, acute conditions may be resolved in as little as 2 or 3 treatments. Chronic conditions often need more sessions, usually combined with cupping or tuina, before a good progress is experienced. Usually, 2-3 tretments per week are recommended for the first two weeks, then once a week, after which the sessions are spaced further apart.
You are welcome to come for one off treatment to find out how you like it.
The use of a holistic approach enables a treatment of the whole person. My experience has shown that most people find unexpected benefits above and beyond their initial reason for seeking treatment. Examples include improved sleep, digestion or appetite; improved mental clarity; improved energy, inner balance and improved sense of well-being. In short, they make a big step towards their Zesty Life.
Appointments last 40min for kids and up to 1h for adults. Some cases require a short insertion of needles, 10-15min, while other cases need 30-40min. Please allow additional 20-30min for the initial consultation.
IF YOU WANT TO EASE PAIN AND RELIEVE STRESS I WILL HELP YOU TO REACH THAT
I want to provide you with the best and most effective complementary care possible.
I am here to help you get well physically, mentally and emotionally so that you can enjoy your Zesty Life.
Acupuncture is used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. It works powerfully by adjusting the nervous system, improving blood flow, stimulating stem cell release to injury sites, and helping various body systems to become active.
Facial rejuvenation involves face acupuncture, massage and a healing mask. It can reduce wrinkles, eliminate fine lines, lift sagging skin and improve skin colour and texture.
Tuina medical massage softens tense muscles, mobilises joints and tendons and gets the blood and lymph moving. It also works on the nervous system and improves the functioning of the internal organs.
Cupping is used to improve circulation, ease pain and inflammation, and achieve relaxation. It may work as a deep-tissue massage which is often beneficial for various injuries.
Gua sha healing massage can lead to an immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever, cough or nausea. It works well for acute and chronic organ disorders.
Singing bowls make sound that reach into every cell of the body giving a feeling of harmony, relaxation and joy. This is a treatment effective for people with an active lifestyle, resigned, depressed, burned or stressed-out.
Acupuncture & Massage in High Peak, Disley, New Mills, Chinley, Bugsworth, Chapel en le Frith, Buxton, Stockport and Greater Manchester.