Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an Eastern approach to treat illnesses and dysfunction of the body. Whereas Physiotherapy is evidence based, TCM is more holistic. It's theory is based on regulating "Qi" or energy flow of our body to promote healing. When our body is injured it can cause excessive or depleted flow of Qi in certain areas. Therefore the acupuncturist treats conditions by returning the flow of Qi back into balance. Treatment methods includes acupuncture, cupping and moxabustion.
What We Can Help With
Methods We Use
Acupuncture is a key component in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
How Does it work?
- Balances your "QI" or energy flow by inserting thin needles to specific points on your body.
- triggers anti or pro-inflammatory effects depending on treatment method
- Reduces pain by stimulating the release of endorphins
*Our clinics only use single use sterile needles
Cupping in TCM. Suction cups are first placed on the area of the body that requires attention. Then a vacuum is created to lift and separate the layers of tissue to help promote the flow of Qi. Thus, the stimulation of Qi encourages tissue healing
Moxabustion is a type of heat therapy. It utilises dried mugwort (a type of plant) burned close to the skin or on top of needles to invigorate the flow of Qi. Therefore, supporting your body's natural healing process