Traditional Chinese medicine in Kingscliff
Types of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a unique part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Originating in China more than 5,000 years ago this natural form of treatment involves the insertion of fine needles into specific acupuncture points along the body’s energy channels, also known as meridians.
The purpose of acupuncture is to harmonise the body, restoring a balance between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energies within. In Chinese culture, this energy—known as chi (qi)—should be free-flowing along the meridians and throughout the body. Acupuncture was developed on this concept, restoring the continuous flow of chi and blood using the 500+ acupuncture points along the meridians to harmonise the body.
Our clinic uses high quality surgical grade stainless steel Acupuncture needles.
These are a single use disposable product designed for the safety and efficacy for our clients.
Electro-acupuncture combines Traditional and Modern thinking by adding the technology of micro-stimulation to the skills and art of Acupuncture.
Electro-stimulation provides for a constant, consistent and measured application, using the sophistication of electronics, to stimulate your body in a precise manner to release powerful natural pain killing substances.
This technology allows for a comfortable, regulated pulse to be applied in a manner that best suits your needs.
Laser is used to stimulate the Acupoints and as an adjunct in reducing pain, swelling and inflammation, particularly in the joints and muscles associated with sports injuries, neck and back pain.
Types of Massage
This is the classic style of massage and uses stroking, kneading, plucking and percussion techniques, to reduce your muscle tension, improve your circulation and promote an overall relaxed sensation in your body which ultimately helps in reducing your stress levels. Please let your practitioner know just how much pressure is perfect for you.
Allow 80 minutes for a full body massage and 40 minutes for a neck, shoulders and back massage.
Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Sports Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is not a massage utilising firm pressure.
Deep Tissue Massage is a very specific technique. It is performed without lubrication and is, by design, to release the muscles that act around the joints, such as the shoulder and hip, to restore normal function.
To perform this type of Massage, your practitioner will use his fingers, thumbs and elbows and a much higher degree of pressure to penetrate into your body to release muscle tension. These techniques are designed to restore your smooth muscle function around the targeted areas such as the neck, shoulders, arms and legs.
As part of your treatment moxibustion may be used. This is another form of Traditional Chinese Medicine and uses a Moxa stick, a long cigar shaped product which is usually made from a herb such as Mugwort.
The Moxa stick is lit and burns very slowly to produce heat which is used to warm Acupoints, joints and muscles. Once the stick is lit it is held close to the skin, warming the area being treated until it feels hot. The stick is moved away for a moment and then the process begins again. This process is repeated many times so that the heat can penetrates deeeper and deeper into the affected area.
Arthritic pain is known as a condition of cold within the body, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine and therefore heat helps to treat arthritic pain of the joints.
Acupuncture, when combined with other methods of treatment, such as support groups or therapy, can be effective for those with addiction. Our acupuncturists work with people going through addiction to alcohol, drugs, smoking and sugar.
Acupuncture has an inate ability to harmonise your body and lower blood pressure, the calming nature of acupuncture on blood and energy (Chi) reduces stress. When you are less stressed the responses that lead to the addictive substance can be reduced. This can be helpful when trying to overcome smoking, drugs, alcohol or sugar addictions, along with other lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise and support mechanisms in place
For more information on how acupuncture can help those with addiction, please call or email us now.