Acupuncture needles are inserted at specific points along the meridians of the body, in order to re-establish the free flow of Qi. This generates the body’s organic healing response in order to restore equilibrium. When Qi flows freely, our body, mind and spirit are brought to optimum health and better able to sustain wellness.
Acupuncture needles are extremely thin, with some being as thin as a single hair on our head, and a ‘thicker’ needle still less than a quarter size of a sewing needle.
All acupuncture needles are sterilised and single use.
Cupping is a technique whereby an alcohol swab is set alight to heat a glass cup which is then placed onto the skin.
The removal of oxygen by the flame creates a suction which, when placed on the body, stimulates the flow of Qi to the area and expands the blood vessels bringing blood and nutrients and dispelling toxins.
It is particularly effective for soft tissue and muscular tension, aches or pains as well as being beneficial for skin complaints.
Air suction cups may also be used.
Guasha is a technique which involves using a flat jade tool to repeatedly apply pressured strokes across the skin.
This improves circulation by stimulating Qi and Blood flow to the area and so, like cupping, Guasha is effective at treating muscoskeletal inflammation.
Guasha can treat joint pain and headaches, as well as treating the common cold.