Chinese Acupuncture in Chesterfield
The first visit will start with a discussion about general health and lifestyles. Traditional Chinese Medicine makes use of the tongue and pulse as part of the diagnosis, in helping decide on the best course of treatment.
Treatments in Chesterfield Chinese Acupuncture Clinc include:
Acupuncture is a system of healing that has been practiced in China for over 2500 years. Acupuncture is a form of therapy in which fine, disposable needles are inserted into specific points on the body call “Acu-points”. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy – known as “Qi” – moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of meridians (channels) beneath the skin. Qi consists of equal and opposite qualities – Yin and Yang – and when these become imbalanced, illness may result. By inserting fine needles into the channels of energy, an acupuncturist can stimulate the body’s own healing response and help restore its natural balance.
Ear/ Auricular acupuncture is Acupuncture on ears by compressing herbal seeds or inserting fine needle on its Acupuncture points.
Moxibustion has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years; in fact, the actual Chinese character for acupuncture, translated literally, means “acupuncture-moxibustion.” The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health.
Traditional Chinese herbal remedy is one of the oldest systems of health supplement in the world. It is primarily concerned with establishing and eradicating the cause of ill health through holistic treatment of the individual. Our herbal practitioners use whole plant extracts and believe that by using plants in their natural form, many of the side effects associated with modern medicine can be avoided. Our well trained practitioner prescribe combinations of herbs (carefully selecting around 8 – 20 kinds usually from a total of more than 400) specifically suited to treat you and your condition. Each prescription is therefore tailor-made. The herbs are processed, cooked and then drunk as a decoction or taken in granule form, which is produced using low temperature then extracted and concentrated from the raw plant. This method is becoming increasingly more popular in our modern world. Some of our classic and patent prescriptions are also available in tablet or capsule form.
Hot cupping involves placing glass cups over specific points on the back and then heating them to create a vacuum. It unblocks lymph nodes along the spine, which in turn helps the body to work more efficiency. Cupping also stimulates tissues to release toxins and activates the veins.
Note: Cupping Therapy may leave marks on the area where cups have been applied but usually will vanish in no more than a week.
Acupressure (Tui Na) Massage
Chinese medical massage – “Tui Na”, differs from western massage in that finger and palm pressure is applied using a wide range of techniques. “Tui Na” uses techniques and manipulations to stimulate acupuncture points or other parts of the body surface so as to correct physiological imbalance of the body and achieve curative effects. For soft tissue injuries, “Tui Na” relaxes muscles and tendons and promotes smooth passage of the channels. It also promotes blood circulation and removes blood stasis. It is both relaxing and therapeutic.
Reflexology is sometimes known as Zone Therapy as the body is divided into different zones represented by a point in the foot or hand. Nerve endings are embedded in feet and hands that then travel to the spinal cord and to various parts of the body. Traditional practitioners believe that simulating these nerve endings helps to improve circulation, activate “Qi” (vital energy) in the body and also promotes relaxation and wellbeing.
Hopi Ear Candles
Hopi ear candles have been used for centuries to treat ear problems. The burning action of the Hopi ear candle infuses the herbs and essential oils into a vapour, which is drawn into the auditory canal. This performs a massaging function as well as softening any impurities. Gentle heat from the ear candle stimulates blood circulation, increases the cleansing circulation of lymph from the lymphatic system, intensifies the immune system and stimulates energy points and reflex zones.
The benefits are helpful for ear wax removal and relieving earache and headache ear nose stress and nervousness whilst also balancing pressure in the ears, forehead and sinuses.