A basic definition of acupuncture is the inserting of fine needles into specific points on the body.
In more detail, acupuncture balances the flow of energy or Qi (prounounced “Chee”) within the body, eliminating imbalances and blockages, increasing blood circulation to targeted areas and supplementing deficiencies that may be present.
Within each of us, there are over 500 acupuncture points that lie on a series of connected paths or highways that run throughout our entire body. Healthy or positive Qi is restored to these areas by stimulating these points through the use of needles, massage, herbs, or suction cups.
The goal of acupuncture is to restore the natural circulation of energy in the body, and to establish healthy body function. The pathways through which this vital Qi energy flows are known as channels or meridians. Within the body, Qi performs several functions, one of which, protects against harmful external pathogens. If the body’s protective Qi is strong, it acts as a defence. If it is weak, resistance is lowered and illness is more likely to occur.
The use of glass suction cups placed on the body, either left stationary or moved around with the help of massage oil, drawing the skin into the cup. Cupping can also be described as a “reverse massage” where the skin and muscle is pulled rather than pushed. By doing so, toxins in the body and scar tissue are pulled from between muscle fibres to the skin surface, where it is more easily flushed (or released) from the body.
Tui Na Massage
Tui Na Massage is an ancient form of therapy where a practitioner may brush, knead, roll/press and rub the areas between each of the joints to stimulate the body’s defensive energy and invigorate the circulation moving in the meridians as well as the muscles. The practitioner uses range of motion, traction, massage, with the stimulation of acupressure points to treat both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions.
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The medicinal use of ingesting the placenta has been applied in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. The benefits for mother and newborn are far reaching and proven to:
- Reduce mood swings, hormone fluctuations and incidence of postpartum depression or “baby blues”;
- Boost milk supply;
- Improve energy levels and healing; and
- Increase iron levels, preventing or alleviating anemia, particularly after blood loss
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