Acupuncture – Grace Natakhan
Acupuncture encourages the body’s natural self-healing process to take effect by balancing the flow of Qi, our life force.
The flow of Qi can either be blocked or out of balance resulting in physical and emotional ill health. The acupuncturist regulates the flow of Qi by inserting sterile needles at specific points along the body’s energy pathways or meridians.
Chinese Herbal Medicine – Grace Natakhan
The use of Chinese Herbs is an integral part of wholistic Traditional Chinese Medicine, which has been practiced and developed over 3000 years. There are many different herbs used which are all imported from China. Chinese herbs are in tablet, powder, tea or tincture forms. Clients are prescribed a formula according to individual needs identified by symptom assessment and tongue and pulse diagnosis.
Orthodox Traditional Chinese Medicine – Grace Natakhan
TCM is an ancient holistic form of medicine that encompasses various practices including Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Massage, exercises and nutritional guidance. It recognises the ‘Qi’ (life force) within us and works to balance or enhance its flow throughout our body to improve and preserve our health and harmony.
Moxa – Grace Natakhan
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small spongy herb, to facilitate healing. The moxa is lit and smoked in a box resting on the stomach or in conjunction with needles.
It is used on people who have cold or stagnant conditions to warm the meridians, which stimulates circulation and induces smoother flow of blood and qi. This method is extremely helpful in alleviating period pains, arthritis and to assist the unborn child to lie in the correct birth position.
Cupping therapy uses glass or plastic cups to create localised pressure by creating a vacuum using heat or suction. This draws stagnant chi (energy) and blood to the surface. Cupping is often used to relieve colds and influenza.
Another healing aspect of cupping therapy is the release of toxins in the body. The suction from the cups can penetrate deep into the tissues, causing them to release harmful toxins. It triggers the lymphatic system, clears the blood vessels and stretches and activates the skin.