Acupuncture & Tuina

 
 

ACUPUNCTURE  Fine, single-use, disposable needles are inserted into the skin at specific locations known as acupoints on the body in order to achieve a therapeutic effect and influence the energies and balance of the body. Acupuncture may promote well being and bring harmony to the person.

Acupuncture may stimulate the body’s own healing responses and help as a preventative health care

measure. In more recent years, the benefits and effectiveness of Acupuncture has been endorsed by scientific research.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes 40 conditions that respond to acupuncture care, including hypertension, digestive disorders, respiratory disorders, allergies, chronic fatigue, pre-menstrual syndrome, nicotine and drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual dysfunction, stress disorders and depression.

According to information on the website of the National Health Service (NHS) 2012    

Visit www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Acupuncture/Pages/Evidence.aspx.

There is reasonably good evidence that acupuncture is an effective treatment for:

chronic back pain

dental pain

pain and discomfort during gastrointestinal endoscopy

headache

nausea and vomiting after an operation

pain and discomfort during oocyte retrieval (a procedure used during IVF)

osteoarthritis of the knee

According to evidence-based research, acupuncture has been proven to treat the following conditions;

• Nausea

• Vomiting

• Dental pain

  1. Pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.

CHINESE TUINA THERAPY is a Remedial Chinese Massage treatment and its method is associated with acupoints and meridians. Various massage techniques are used to stimulate the body in order to bring harmony and balance to the body systems, balance yin and yang and eliminate pathogenic factors. It is based on the same principles as acupuncture but the treatment does not involve the use of needles; pressure is applied to particular points on the body relating to the meridian pathways.

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