| Introduction |
It involves the insertion of very fine sterlised needles into the body surface at strategic points. The doctor will leave the needles in place for about 20 minutes to 30 minutes. The use of needles is virtually painless.
Chinese Herbal Therapy
You start by taking the medicine everyday. As the treatment continues, our doctors monitor your progress through regular consultations, altering the prescriptions and reducing the doses accordingly. Since all patients and conditions are different, treatment can vary from a few weeks to several months. It is intended that after a period of treatment you are able to stop taking the medicine.
The application of mild heat to the body, again at particular points with glowing Moxa wool (a finely chopped herb - Folium Artemesia), entirely painless.
A therapy in which a jar is placed on the skin surface to cause local congestion through the removal of the air (creating a vacuum) in the jar. This method promotes the free flow of Qi and blood in the channels, diminishes swellings and pains, and dispels cold and dampness.
Acupressure ( Chinese Medical Massage - 'Tui Na' )
It differs from western massage in that finger and palm pressure is applied using a wide range of techniques. It stimulates Qi mobilisation to regain Yin-Yang balance in certain parts of the body. It is particularly effective in healing and dispelling of pain in conditions such as back, neck and joint pain, headaches and sports injuries etc.
Chinese Herbal Patent Medicine
In addition to acupuncture and prescribed herbal medicine, a large range of Chinese patent medicines are also available over the counter without prescription. They can be used for treatment of various diseases or simply used for maintaining good health.