Fire cupping creates a vacuum which lifts the muscle tissue, blood& lymph up. This helps the lymph to eliminate toxins, old residual blood and introduce fresh oxygen; all of these actions allow for faster & more complete healing process. Cups are often placed stationary. We like to add oil so they glide over the muscles, it’s deeply relaxing & leaves less marks.
Chinese medicine has been practiced for thousands of years. It is an art form and the nomclemture very poetic. With the push for regulation & registration Chinese medicine has moved into the tight confines of EBM (evidence based medicine). Where rigorous studies are used to prove beyond doubt the pathways and mechanisms of how it works. Historically empirical evidence has been enough. For example the herb “Dong Gui” has been documented for use around 221BC-220AD for gynaecological problems in the Sheng Nong Ben Cao Jing ( Classic of herbal medicine) we now know Dong Gui has vitB12, folic acid, folinic acid, nicotinic acid, biotin, ferulic acid, and cobalt- this promotes haematopoiesis ( formation and development of red blood cells). We also know that area surrounding acupuncture points are rich in calcium, a conductor for the nervous system and relay system to the nerves and brain for up or down regulation. Stimulation of endorphins, enkephalins, and other neuropeptides for pain reduction.
Moxibustion is the use of a dried herb called “Mugwort: it is a very pungent herb that is used in many ways &forms: charcoal, burnt on top of salt or ginger, placed on top of the needle, burnt in a stick close to the skin. Moxa is used to increase wcc(white cell count) boost yang a term used for creating heat or boosting dynamic function of an organ or system.
Electro-Acupuncture: small anodes & diodes are placed on sets of acupuncture needles. This is usually to reduce strong or acute pain. This feels like small pulsing to the mild flick of a rubber band. Different frequencies (Hz) has been proven to have a healing effect. Great for sciatic pain.
Auricular acupuncture is a similar system to foot and hand reflexology where different areas of the body are reflex areas located on the ear. Small seeds or studs are placed to help stimulate certain areas of the body. These are used in conjunction with your treatment plan; like a takeaway treatment. They are usually left in place for a week with no discomfort at all.
Tui Na is a form of diagnostic medical massage it is used to treat health conditions in the way Acupuncture does with out the use of needles. It is done over clothes with a towel;is often utilised as an adjunt to a acupuncture treatment also. Great for those who are needle phobic.
Gua Sha is the scraping of the skin with jade, amber or ox bone. They all have different energetic qualities. You will notice touching Jade it feels very cool to touch so it is great for taking the heat out of headaches. Sha is the red mark that can be created when scraping the skin it indicates heat or inflammation. Great for sore muscles, headaches, cold & flu.
INFAR RED HEAT LAMP (TDP)
DIETARY ADVICE & HERBAL THERAPY
Dietary therapy is about balance to each individual, we only remove total food groups if allergies are involved. Dietary therapy is about the thermal nature of foods and how they effect each individual. Eating in a calm environment and eating seasonal & locally grown.
Chinese Herbal Therapy: all herbs are supplied in formulas, so no boiling stinky herbs that taste bitter. They will be suggested if needed.
For your convenience, we accept hicaps
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am -5 pm
Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 8.30am - 12.30pm
Please note all times specified are in QLD time.
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46a Wharf Street