What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a complementary therapy where fine needles are inserted into points that are located all over the body. These can be acupuncture points that have a specific function (benefit sleep, calm the mind, etc.) or these can be local points around an area of trauma or injury. This therapy has been… Continue reading What is acupuncture and how does it actually work?
As mentioned in the previous post there are four things that practitioners look for when trying to determine the 'Causative Factor' (CF) in someone - colour, sound, emotion and odour. These associations with the Fire element have been taken from classical Chinese texts. Colour It's not surprising that the colour associated with the Fire Element… Continue reading Five element acupuncture – Fire
In every style of acupuncture the practitioner aims to treat the root of the problem. Rather than treating symptoms as separate issues everything is taken into account and we look at the person as a whole rather than the individual symptoms that they present with. Five Element acupuncture can be particularly effective when it comes… Continue reading Five element acupuncture – an overview
In my clinic you'll quite often see me using other therapies alongside the use of needles. During some treatments I may not even use needles if I feel like that's the best treatment option for my patient. The other therapies I use may look scary but they are effective and painless treatments. Moxibustion The… Continue reading Cupping, moxibustion and gua sha