Acupuncture

Philosophy of TCM: Chinese medicine has its roots in Taoism and the belief that everything in the universe is interconnected. What happens to one part of the body affects every other part of the body. The mind and body are not viewed separately, but as part of an energetic system. Similarly, organs and organ systems are viewed as interconnected structures that work together to keep the body functioning.

Both Chinese and Japanese medicinal practices respect these principles and build on the understanding that through a subtle understanding of the body, we can influence these systems through diet, exercise, herbs, oriental therapies and correct mind-body attunement. In doing so great health is achievable.

Here at Equinimity, we approach health with this understanding that every person’s requirements are different and we tailor each treatment to the individual to achieve maximum results.

Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a modality of healing that focuses on improving not just specific ailments but the overall wellbeing and body functioning of the patient. Health problems are treated by the insertion of fine, disposable needles into the body at specific points. Originating in China, these points have been mapped out over two thousand years and have been proven effective by medical science.

Traditional acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi (energy) and Xue (blood) through distinct pathways or meridians that cover the body. Acupuncture stimulates and enhances the free flow of Qi therefore regulating the harmonious energetic balance of the body. This consequently relieves pain and restores health. Needles are left in anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the condition being treated, during which time the patient is able to relax, rest and enjoy the effects of the acupuncture.

Acupuncture can successfully treat a wide range of health complaints:

 

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fatigue, CFS
  • Gynaecology/Fertility related issues
  • Headaches and/or Migraines
  • Health maintenance
  • Immunity
  • Infection
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause
  • Morning Sickness
  • Muscular Aches & Pains
  • PMT / PMS
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Sinus
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress

Treatments will often involve:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese herbal medicine
  • Cupping & Moxibustion
  • Lifestyle recommendations tailored to individual needs.

Cupping: The purpose of cupping is to create a vacuum or negative pressure on the surface of the skin. Drawing up the skin is believed to open up the skin’s pores, which helps to stimulate the flow of blood, balances and realigns the flow of Qi, breaks up obstructions, and creates an avenue for toxins to be drawn out of the body. Cupping is an enjoyable treatment and will leave you feeling relaxed and invigorated.

Moxibustion: Is a method in which the herb mugwort (artemesia vulgaris) is burned above the skin or on acupuncture points. It can be used as a cone, stick, loose herb, or applied at the end of the acupuncture needles. The purpose of moxibustion is to expel cold, remove stagnation and warm the meridians by applying heat to the acupuncture points. This leads to a smoother flow of blood and Qi around the body, increasing good health and wellness. Moxa is an extremely pleasant and grounding experience leaving you with a feeling of calm and overall wellbeing.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Chinese herbs are an important part of the treatment and healing process. Herbal formulas have been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of illnesses safely and naturally. The herbs that are prescribed are used to complement the overall treatment strategy and are prescribed in accordance with the signs & symptoms. Herbs work not only to alleviate symptoms; they also address the condition that is causing the symptoms and continue the effects of the acupuncture between treatments.

 

Some of the benefits of regular treatments include:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved digestion
  • Regulated bowels
  • Reduction of aches and pains
  • Balanced emotions
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Enhanced clearer thinking
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Fresher, clearer approach to life

The effects of treatment are measurable; a deeper experience of relaxation as well as increased vitality; a major tonification of energy and the free flow of qi around your body.

We invite you to experience the power and relaxation of these Oriental Healing Arts today….