Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine takes a holistic, or whole body approach to health. This means you as a whole, not just your symptoms, are taken into account to uncover the origin of your health concerns. Aspects like lifestyle as well as emotional and mental well-being are considered fundamental factors.
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Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine sterilised single use needles into specific therapeutic points on the body known as acupoints. In Traditional Chinese Medicine this process adjusts and alters the body's energy flow known as Qi (pronounced Chee) into healthier patterns. It is used to assist in treating symptoms a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions.
Cosmetic acupuncture involves much smaller single use, sterile needles than acupuncture needles used on the body. Many people are using cosmetic acupuncture as a natural anti-aging treatment. It works by targeting specific points on the face and neck to assist in triggering the formation of collagen under the skin. This assists in giving the skin a plumper, more youthful appearance. Cosmetic acupuncture can be used on fine lines, blemishes, acne, pores, uneven skin tones, puffiness under the eyes and much more.
Moxibustion is the burning of the medicinal herb Artemisia Vulgaris also known by its common name: Mugwort or Moxa.
House of Qi applies Moxa using cones to assist in enhancing the client’s experience and to increase the success of the treatment.
Moxa cones are placed onto the acupuncture needles and lit. Clients can experience a heat sensation that penetrates through the needle into the specified acupuncture point.
Cupping is the process of applying round glass cups to the skin. Before being applied a Taper flame is briefly inserted into the cup, exhausting all the oxygen inside, which creates a vacuum seal using negative (tensional) pressure through a decrease in atmospheric pressure. This acts to lift the tissue therefore changing pressure under the skin and in the surrounding muscle and fascia to alleviate stagnation and opens the meridians.
Point injection therapy is the process of injecting a very small amount of saline solution into specific therapeutic points in the skin or muscles.
The saline solution used in point injection stimulates these therapeutic points for an extended period of time, increasing the warm feeling of flowing qi that you may experience during an acupuncture treatment. Also like acupuncture, point injection therapy targets the direct source of the pain, not just the sensation.
Point injection is most commonly used where inflammation and injury of the bodily tissue has occurred. The injection of saline may assist in improving the quality of nutrient and waste transfer between the cells and bloodstream while also alkalizing local connective tissues.
House of Qi uses point injection therapy in conjunction with acupuncture.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can be traced back at least 5,000 years establishing it as one of the oldest and long standing health systems in the world.
It encompasses many different treatment techniques used either by themselves or as a combination to enhance a treatment principle and assist with restoring health faster.
Other principals include:
· Chinese Herbal
· Shi Lao (Dietary Therapy)
Assessment and diagnosis is used to establish an individualised treatment plan. Once this is established and after careful consultation explaining your condition and treatment, a formula suited to your diagnosis is prescribed.
Formulas are dispensed in a convenient capsule from high grade Chinese ingredients. All medication does not contain contrabanned ingredients. No medicine is sourced from endangered animals.
House of Qi complies and promotes the Traditional Chinese Medicine Endangered Species Certification Scheme (ESCS).
The purposes of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Endangered Species Certification Scheme (ESCS) are:
* to raise the level of awareness, education and compliance with the legal requirements associated with the international wildlife trade;
* to recognise professionals and traders involved in the ethical research, recommendation, prescription, supply, export or import of traditional Chinese medicines; and
* to provide a credible mechanism to acknowledge and support professionals and traders to publicly promote that they do not use or support the use of Chinese medicines containing illegally traded wildlife ingredients.