Kerry Wratten AcupunctureAcupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that promotes natural healing of the body. The science and art of acupuncture involves insertion of fine needles into specific points along meridians, or channels, of the body to stimulate the nervous system, which then activates mechanisms which bring about balance and healing within the body. Acupuncture is a great way of getting well and helps maintain good health enabling you to stay well. Acupuncture is a safe and effective natural therapy and an increasingly popular form of healthcare used to treat a wide variety of ailments, both physical complaints and emotional issues - chronic or acute - as well as for general wellbeing. This holistic approach means that not only does the original complaint improve but other minor complaints too. The treatment: Fine, single-use, pre-sterilised, disposable needles are used at specific acupuncture points on the body to stimulate energy. Because many acupuncture points are located on the lower arms and legs, it is helpful to wear clothing that allows easy access to these areas. When combined with other Chinese Medicine techniques both clinical results and speed of recovery can be enhanced. ? Moxibustion: in which heat is applied to an acupuncture point or area using moxa (a therapeutic herb) to warm and relax muscles and move energy ? Tuina: which is Chinese therapeutic massage and is used to relieve muscle tension and stimulate acupressure points ? Cupping: glass cups with a vacuum seal are placed onto the skin to stimulate blood flow and clear stagnated energy ? Guasha: which involves rubbing of the skin to increase blood flow. Most people find acupuncture relaxing and often feel very calm after a treatment. It is possible to feel a little tired or sleepy, therefore it is best to refrain, after treatment, from anything too demanding. Advice may be given regarding lifestyle. Where necessary, referral to other healthcare practitioners for specialist care may be su...
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