Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Versatile, simple and effective.
Using a variety of thin needles to stimulate key Acupuncture points, we can help you to resolve various ailments of your body. Chinese Medicine believes that our body has the innate abilities to regenerate and heal. However over time; aging, strain, blockages and repetitive injuries can prevent your body from effectively regenerating. Acupuncture can help to open up the blockages, and reduce strain to stop pain and restore the natural function of your body.
The risks of serious injuries by acupuncture is very low if you are receiving the treatment from a licensed Acupuncturist/Chinese Medicine Doctor using sterile needles. Some common side effects of Acupuncture may include soreness, minor bleeding or small bruising where the needles were inserted. Our governing standards require the use of single-use, disposable needles in order to keep the risk of infection to a minimal. If you have the following conditions, please let us know so we can modify the treatment to suit your condition:
Bleeding disorder – Your chances of bleeding or bruising from the needles may increase if you are taking blood thinners or if you have a bleeding disorder. Please inform our practitioners before treatment so we can make the necessary adjustments to suit your needs.
If you are pregnant – Some types of acupuncture and areas of treatment may not be suitable. We have a variety of treatment methods and will adjust the treatment to suit your needs.
According to the WHO, acupuncture can be used to treat various ailments such as;
Upper Respiratory Tract:
- Acute sinusitis
- Acute rhinitis
- Common cold
- Acute tonsillitis
- Acute bronchitis
- Bronchial asthma (most effective in children and patients who are without complicating diseases
Disorders of the Mouth:
- Toothache and post-extraction pain
- Acute and chronic pharyngitis
- Acute and chronic gastritis
- Acute and chronic colitis
- Acute bacillary dysentery
Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders:
- Headache and migraine
- Trigeminal neuralgia (TMJ)
- Facial palsy (early stage, i.e. within six months)
- Pareses following a stroke
- Peripheral neuropathies
- Meniere’s disease
- Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
- Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting)
- Intercostal neuralgia
- Cervicobrachial syndrome
- Frozen shoulder and tennis elbow
- Low-back pain
Moxibustion is technique that compliments Acupuncture which can treat the deficiency of the “active energy” in the body. Some signs and symptoms of this can include coldness in the body, especially during cold and damp weather, chronic fatigue, lassitude in muscles, chronic digestive disorders and more.
Typically, you will see Moxibustion in the form of a stick wrapped with herbs or in loose herbal cotton form. It is administered by burning the moxa and radiating the heat produced to the body to regulate energy and improve circulation.
The practice of Moxibustion is quite similar to acupuncture in the sense that they can both be applied to Acupuncture points or specific areas affected by disease. In the right situation, they can also be used together in treatment to provide a stronger therapeutic effect.
Some Common issues that Moxibustion can be used for are:
- Chronic pain and muscle tension
- Inflammation and swelling
- PMS, menstrual pain, menopause
- Pregnancy support, breech baby
- Increase blood circulation
- Allergies and asthma
- Lingering or recurrent colds and flus
- And more…
Fun Fact: In folk medicine, it is believed that the Romans planted mugwort by roadsides for travelers to put in their shoes to relieve aching feet and protect them from exhaustion!
Want to book? Select “Acupuncture” and remember to ask your practitioner if Moxibustion will benefit you! If you’re not sure, feel free to contact us.