Acupuncture is one of the most effective methods in treating various health problems and the key component of traditional Chinese medicine. It normally involves the insertion of fine, sterile acupuncture needles into specific sites/acupuncture points on the body. According to Chinese Medicine theory, human body is a complex system with channel networks linking organs. The ancient classic, Nei Jing states: the function of the channel is to transport the Chi and blood and circulate yin and yang to nourish the body. Acupuncture regulates the flow of Chi and blood through the channels, harmonises the exchanges between the organs and the tissues, expels external pathogens and restores the balance of yin and yang in the body.
Cupping is a classic Chinese Medicine treatment method which can help to promote the circulation and eliminate toxins from the body. During the treatment, Air is drawn out of the glass cups to create a vacuum when placed on the skin. The cups can be placed over dedicated acupuncture points, and/or on painful areas or knots. It is particularly usefully when the Chi is blocked at certain points or when it needs to be drawn out to the surface from deeper muscles. Cupping is commonly used in conjunction with an acupuncture treatment, although may be used alone for those with an aversion to needles. The cupping is effective particularly in the musculoskeletal pain.
Bleeding needling is a specific treatment technique of acupuncture. It involves piercing a vein or small artery at the tip of the body-finger tips, toes, or top of the ears. According to TCM theory, a few drops of blood let out from one or more peripheral points by quickly stabbing the skin with a lance can significantly dredge the channels and collaterals. It can be very effective for treating heart diseases, hypertension and all hot conditions. To some patients, the treatment process of bleeding needling may seem strange and a little bit scary. We will thoroughly explain the procedure to the patient before the treatment and conduct it in the most professional and safe way.
Herbal medicine prescriptions are individualised and cater for all diseases and illnesses. A typical formula or prescription is made up of 8 or more herbs that are specifically matched to treat the patient’s individual health problems. Formulas are prescribed in such a way to eliminate any toxicity that may occur and to maximise treatment outcomes for patients. Traditionally prescriptions are given to patients as raw herbs; this service is available to you if you would like to experience the “traditional” way of taking herbs. You may also take the herbs in the forms of pearl, capsule, powder and teabag, which are particularly helpful for those who are busy or dislike the taste of herbs.
Recently we developed a new form of herb medicine treatment - Herb Teabag. It normally consists of four or five traditional Chinese medicine herbs and the total amount of each dose is about 2-3 grams. You can simply put the herb teabag into a cup of water and take it as tea or coffee. The treatment mechanism behind the herb teabag medicine is to focus on the overall body condition, to restore the physiological functions of the human body, and to balance the pathological regulation. The herb teabag is suitable for various illnesses from common cold to serious cancers. It can also be used for the purpose of heath care and preventing potential illness