ACUPUNCTURE AND CHINESE MEDICINE IN CARDIFF.
Offering a treatment plan tailored to the individual, Chinese Medicine doesn't just treat the presenting problem, but the person as a whole.
Treatment can include:
Cupping can be used for injury, pain or viral infections. It involves using suction cups to stimulate acupuncture points or to access the underlying fascia and muscles in order to move fluids that may be stuck. Furthermore, it draws fresh blood and fluids to the area to promote healing. It is a favourite of those with stiffness, pain and muscle injury.
Moxibustion is a traditional technique involving the burning of moxa - a herb - to facilitate healing. Treatment involving moxa is aimed at
strengthening the blood and stimulating the flow of qi, in order to maintain health.
Acupuncture helps to maintain your body's equilibrium. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body to help regulate the flow of qi - the vital energy of the body. Due to our lifestyles today, qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, resulting in pain and illness. Acupuncture can help to restore this balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.
Gua sha - which translates as scraping - uses a round-edged tool traditionally made from jade. Pressure is applied in long strokes along the skin, aiming to break down stagnation. It helps to relieve pain and tension in the muscle and fascia and increase blood flow to the area to promote healing.