Traditional Chinese medicine has many different treatment styles – which all work in their own unique way. At Juno, I principally implement three different methodologies; Acupuncture, Cupping and Moxibustion. After an initial consultation, I will tailor the treatment to each person’s individual needs using one or a combination of the three styles.
The body is a complex system of connected points, which harmonise the flow of qi and blood in the body. However, blockages can occur at a specific pressure-point, which can impact the overall flow of your emotional, spiritual, mental and physical self. Remove that blockage and the flow becomes smooth again throughout the network.
Using an understanding of the symptoms that result from these blockages, acupuncture points are selected to act as a catalyst for your body’s own healing response.
Paediatrics has long been considered an important branch of Chinese medicine.
Often a group of children will come down with the same illness, however the signs and symptoms may differ between each child. This is because everybody – even every little body – is unique. Acupuncture considers this uniqueness, as well as other factors that influence your child’s health, such as diet, school schedules, exercise, play and their home environment. In consideration of the symptoms as well as all these factors, we can tailor a treatment plan that works for you and your child. This may include paediatric massage, Chinese diet therapy, moxibustion, and/or acupuncture.
Glass cups are used to produce a suction effect on the skin’s surface to draw out toxins or break up congestion or stagnation. For this reason, cupping can often be particularly beneficial for releasing locked-up muscles.
Cupping marks can result and are a good sign that the congestion is being broken up, but the marks can take a little time to clear, so you may need to consider your wardrobe choices in the weeks following cupping before booking in!
Moxibustion is a type of heat therapy created through the burning of dried mugwort over specific acupoints, with the intention of inducing a smooth flow of blood and qi in order to stimulate circulation and put yang into the body..
It can be a very powerful stand-alone treatment and, when appropriate, is something I can teach you to do at home to supplement between treatments.
I can try to explain HOW acupuncture works, but, ultimately, you want to know IF it works.
In 2017, The Acupuncture Evidence Report was published. It reviewed 122 conditions and concluded that whilst the effectiveness of acupuncture was supported by strong evidence in many conditions, it was effective on some level for 117 of those 122 conditions.
Conditions in which there is direct evidence that Acupuncture & related therapies are beneficiary in alleviating include:
- Acute stroke
- Allergic rhinitis
- Lower-Back pain
- Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
- Hypertension (with medication)
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Menopausal hit flushes
- Post-Operative pain