A heated glass cup is placed open sided onto the patient’s skin, in which a local suction is created via a mechanical pump, helping to improve the flow of ‘Qi’ in the body’s channels. An ancient practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine, it has gained publicity in recent times due to its use by sports celebrities.
Cupping can help with:
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Respiratory issues
- Sports injuries
- Weight loss
Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, moxibustion is the indirect application of mild heat, along particular points of the body, using a glowing ‘moxa wool’ (a finely chopped herb named Artemisia argyi), inducing a smoother flow of blood and lymph circulation within the body. It has shown to provide relief from pain, hypertension, and digestive issues and even help turn breech babies in the womb!
Reflexology is the application of controlled pressure to certain points of the feet and hands, using specific finger, thumb and hand techniques. It is based on the theory that every organ is mirrored in the feet and hands and manipulating ‘reflex points’ stimulates the corresponding organs in the body, helping to remove blockages, release tension and clear disease.
Hopi Ear Candling
Ear candling (thermal auricular therapy) is a delicate and non-invasive method for resolving problems of ear hygiene. The tapered end of a specially made hollow candle is carefully inserted into the ear, while the other end is lit, creating a partial vacuum and drawing out impurities safely and naturally.
Gua Sha is a healing technique used by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in which oil is applied to the skin, before being scraped and pressured by a special round-edged instrument, along the meridian pathways of the body, resulting in the appearance of small red petechiae or ‘sha’. Raising ‘sha’ releases unhealthy bodily matter created by blood stagnation within sore, stiff or injured muscle areas, returning normal circulation and metabolic processes, leaving the patient in a state of relief from pain, fever, nausea etc. Blemishing fades within 2 to 4 days.
Gua Sha has been found to be beneficial with the following:
- Chronic muscular pain
- Upper respiratory problems
- Digestive Issues
Skin Food Therapy
Skin Food Therapy is a customized skin treatment that works alongside Cosmetic Acupuncture, helping to enhance the effectiveness of it. Designed to deeply nourish the skin, this beauty therapy uses only natural, organic herbs such as invigorating ginseng, anti-oxidant rich vitamin C, calming green tea and tonifying liquorice root. The herbs have a calming effect on the skin and help to visibly relieve signs of inflammation and sensitivity, gently clarifying, toning and tightening enlarged pores, giving the result of a healthy, natural glow. All the ingredients are personalised to suit each individual’s skin requirements.
Regular treatments will ensure a younger, healthier looking complexion. Suitable for all skin types.