Acupuncture is the art of inserting sterile thin needles into specific acupuncture points, depending on the symptoms and diagnosis. It can be used in pain management and in treating a wide range of ailments. The main principle of acupuncture is that it aids in the restoration of the flow of qi in the body.
Many patients are afraid to undergo this treatment due to the fear of pain. In our clinic, our physicians are well trained in this field of treatment. There will be little or hardly any pain experienced when proper treatment is administered. Each treatment lasts approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
Heat stimulation and cupping may also be used together with acupuncture to improve the efficacy of healing. The number of treatments will vary from patient to patient depending on their health conditions. Some symptoms may be relieved after a few treatments, while others may take between 10 to 20 treatments.
Cupping Therapy is done by inserting a flame into the glass cups, this creates a partial vaccum within the cup which accounts for the suction mechanism.
The area undergoing suction will experience some warmth as blood circulation improves and this is useful in pain management.
Cupping can be used to treat numerous illnesses, such as fatigue and back pain.
Tuina therapy is a form of Chinese therapeutic massage based on the TCM meridian and qi flow principles.
Tuina uses the same principles as acupuncture except that the hands and fingers are the medium used instead of needles. Tuina leaves you with a deep sense of physical and mental relaxation, revitalisation and well-being.
Tuina is best suited for treating certain types of chronic pain, musculoskeletal conditions and stress-related disorders.
Paediatric Tuina is an effective and safe therapy that aims to balance the child's body and regulate the immune system. It involves massaging of acupoints on a child's body to aid in recovery. As it is simple and painless, it is usually well received by children.
It is often used to manage a wide range of ailments, such as digestive conditions, cough and cold, colic, weak body constitution etc.