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Taking a complementary approach to your condition

The aim of complementary medicine is to enhance your body’s natural healing ability and to treat you holistically in mind, body and spirit. The function of your physical body can affect your emotion and mental state hugely, your mood can be affected by your physical pain or condition and vice versa a negative attitude can impact your ability to heal. Conditions are often linked physically and mentally to one another.

Do any of the following questions apply to you?

  • Has your quality of sleep been affected since your accident or injury?
  • Have you been anxious about your future since your injury?
  • Do you feel constantly under the weather?
  • Can you feel shock and trauma lodged deep inside you since the accident/condition began?
  • Do you feel frustrated about your situation?
  • Is your situation making you feel stressed and out of control?

Natural remedies can help with

  • enhancing your own vital force for recovery
  • pain management
  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • low mood
  • immunity
  • other chronic conditions

Quality of sleep is absolutely vital for recovery, this is when your body gets the opportunity to repair itself. If your sleep is affected by pain or anxiety then your speed of recovery will be less. Likewise the foods you eat can affect your sleep. If you are not looking after yourself nutritionally then it will affect your mind and your body. High stress levels consume precious nutrients for recovery and the body cannot direct the energy into healing if you are under stress.

A consultation with our therapist will througouhly assess your mental and physical well being, your therapist will ask you questions about your diet, your health, your sleeping patterns, your emotional well being, your work life, home life and relationships. This in itself can be very therapeutic. Once your therapist has a clearer picture of what may be driving your condition or blocking your healing then they can devise treatment programs or remedies that can support and enhance your healing.

This may include:

Acupuncture

  • Release stagnant energy and create smooth energy flow
  • Support liver function
  • Support digestive function
  • Increase relaxation and release tension
  • Support kidney function

Cosmetic Acupuncture

 

Why do I have more wrinkles than others?

Why are my cheeks flabby?

Botox may seem appealing, but it's a quick fix and does not address internal ageing.  When we think about anti-ageing or staying young and healthy, it is important to consider both your internal and external treatment of your body. 

Stress causes a massive impact on our digestive system, we cannot digest foods and absorb their nutrients when our digestive system is weakened, and we need these nutrients for nourishing our skin.  Stress also tightens are shoulder and neck areas, preventing blood reaching our head and face.  By treating organ functions, blood flow and quality of the blood our body can begin to rejuvenate itself.

How can acupuncture help?

 

In Chinese medicine the digestive system dictates the muscle tone.  With a weak digestive system the muscle slowly becomes saggy, your eyelids, cheeks and jawline is affected.  Acupuncture points on your face are connected to your digestive system.  By stimulating the facial points for blood supply and improved energy flow, the digestive system is tonified, the complexion and muscle tone of the face starts to improve.

Benefits:

 

  • Reduction in depth and appearance of wrinkles
  • Reduction of puffiness and bloating on face and around eyes
  • Lift and tone the sagging muscles and skin
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Improve complexion
  • Skin hydration
  • Can improve acne scarring and scar tissue generally
  • General health improvement
  • Increased feeling of relaxation, improved sleep and other positive effects

Procedure for a 90minute treatment:

1.       Ideally no makeup on. Wash face to remove makeup before the treatment.

2.       Naturopathic assessment (includes questions about digestive function, diet, life style, skincare etc)

3.       Tongue and pulse diagnosis

4.       Treatment on face and body including foot and leg massage

Contraindications:

  • Pregnancy
  • Haemophilia
  • Mental illness
  • Allergy to needles

 

Cautions:

The nature of acupuncture can sometimes be painful at certain points.

Needle points might also bruise

 

Homeopathy

  • For muscle, bone and nerve healing
  • Enabling relaxation and aiding restful sleep
  • Treating nerve damage and sciatica
  • Treat sharp and shooting pains
  • Treat muscle cramps and spasms
  • Ease bruising


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Flower remedies

  • Shock
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger and frustration

Reflexology

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is a form of bodywork that works mainly on the feet.

It is based on the theory that there are reflex areas on the feet and hands that connect to specific organs, hormonal glands, joints and other parts of the body.  By applying pressure or gentle massage to the hands and feet can send energy flow to the connected areas elsewhere in the body and promotes a self healing ability.

The lower limbs are particularly connected to the digestive system, and treatment with reflexology for those who prefer treatment without acupuncture needles is recommended.

Benefits include:

  • Harmonise your internal organs
  • Tonify digestive system
  • Balance nervous system
  • Relax the whole body
  • Pinpoint which part of the body is stressed

During treatment:

The therapist will apply varying degrees of pressure to your feet and hands to see what is happening inside your body and then to treat the afflicted areas.  A lot of people feel very relaxed and sometimes fall asleep during a session.

After Treatment:

After the treatment the therapist can give you advice on your diet and lifestyle based on their findings.  Occasionally you can feel tired, headachey or tearful, this is only temporary and part of your body's healing process.

Contraindications:

It is not advisable to have reflexology if you have:

  • A contagious or acute infectious disease
  • Recent surgery of malignant tumour
  • Foot wounds, burns, infection or athlete's foot
  • Deep vein thrombosis / phlebitis
  • Pregnancy (notify the therapist)
  • Alcohol / Drug addictions

 

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