Acupuncture is one main pillar of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There are however several other important tools available in the Chinese medical tool kit. Based on a complete assessment and diagnosis, some of the following non-needle options may be recommended:
Other Chinese Medical Modalities
Acupuressure or tui na is the Chinese medical form of massage therapy. Acupressure points in the body can be stimulated in the body to provoke deep relaxation and a healing response that has some similarities to acupuncture.
Heat therapy is provided at our clinic via TDP mineral lamps. These lamps emit far infrared waves, as well as 33 trace elements that improve micro-circulation and stimulate metabolic processes in the body. In some cases, traditional moxibustion may also be helpful.
Cupping is used in many medical traditions. Its practice has been refined over two thousand years in by Chinese doctors. We use glass fire cupping to assist with the release of tension and stagnation, greatly increase circulation, break up adhesions in fibrous tissue and to boost energy. It can also be used to reduce cellulite and improve the complexion by stimulating collagen and elastin.
Gua Sha is a form of soft tissue manipulation and mobilisation. It has a similar effect as cupping. Gua Sha is a Traditional Chinese Medical technique, similar to ‘Graston Technique’ used by Chiropractors and Physiotherapists. It enhances microcirculation to the painful/tense area treated (usually the neck, or back), and relieves pain and tension.
Chinese herbal medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is another main pillar of Chinese medicine, and is not currently available at Cranbrook Acupuncture Clinic. If it is something that would benefit you, we can recommend excellent herbal TCM practitioners.
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