Chinese Medicine takes a holistic approach to health. The treatment is focused on the whole person rather than the disease, therefore, in our initial consultation, a thorough questionnaire, careful observation and palpation (if relevant to diagnosis), in addition to feeling the pulse and looking at the tongue are carried out. In Chinese medicine, each person is unique, so treatments are tailored to suit each one of us
Acupuncture is a gentle and effective treatment, the needles are single use, sterile and extremely fine so there is usually little or no discomfort on insertion. Patients usually experience a feeling of relaxation during the treatment.
In cupping therapy, glass (or silicone) cups are applied to the skin creating suction to increase circulation and blood flow in the area. The cups can be left on as well as be moved around the skin to stimulate a larger surface area giving a massage-like effect. Cupping is a relaxing and non-invasive technique to soften muscle tension and release toxins which can be stored in our bodies. After the cups are removed, there may be a bruise at the local area; this is normal and will disappear within a few days.