Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese medicine dates back almost 5,000 years where its basic concepts were established in a time when people lived closer to nature and the changing seasons. Chinese medicine believes that the many different facets in our lives contribute to our overall health by looking at the big picture, showing us that health problems cannot be viewed in isolation.
How does Acupuncture work
Acupuncture is a stream of Chinese Medicine in which very fine (disposable) needles are inserted into various acupuncture points on meridians. The treatment works by increasing the flow of Qi, blood or fluids to specific areas of the body, or redirecting opposing energy Qi from others.
A good example of this is stimulating blood flow to the ovaries and uterus for fertility treatments.
There are many branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture to help a patient depending with their health needs. The following are used by Sandra at Essence of Health:
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Chinese Cupping
- Meditation & Breathing Techniques
Benefits of Acupuncture
Many people associate acupuncture with muscle and joint conditions such as;
- Back pain
- Rye neck
- Tennis elbow
- Knee complaints
Acupunctures history and origin deals more with internal health and wellbeing.
Sandra specialises in all areas of internal health, particularly;
- IVF support
- Women’s health
The philosophy has a strong belief it’s never just the physical, Sandra helps patients with emotional issues also.
Other common health conditions that can be treated with acupuncture include:
- Immune Health
- Gut Health
- Skin conditions
- Stress, Anxiety and Depression
- Hay fever & Sinusitis
- Headaches & Migraines