Acupuncture is one of the main pillars of Oriental Medicine. This ancient art of healing counts thousands of years in its history and becoming more popular lately because of its efficacy and absence of side effects.
In the theory, the human body is seen as a network of channels or meridians that circulate vital energy or so-called Qi all over the body. By inserting a needle in a specific point an acupuncture practitioner is manipulating the flow of Qi (vital energy) bringing it to certain areas where it’s deficient or dispersing it in the areas of blockage.
Herbal Medicine is one of the major pillars of Oriental Medicine. It was widely used all over the world by ancient healers for thousands of years. Herbs in a contrast to acupuncture have very specific action. Herbal formulas (might contain from as few as just two herbs to up to twenty herbs) are created to target specific symptoms or systematic imbalance.
All herbs could be classified by their energy (Cold, Cool, Neutral, Warm, Hot) and taste (Bitter, Sweet, Sour, Salty, Astringent). Herbs because of their different tastes have a connection to different body systems. In Chinese Medical Theory herbs have different ”movements” and enter different meridians or channels. An herbal formula is a complex combination of herbs with different energies, taste, functions, and potency.
Cupping Therapy is a technique commonly used to treat some tendo-muscular issues. It improves the circulation of the blood and lymph in affected area and relaxes muscles.
Cupping is also a very effective modality in the treatment of upper respiratory conditions such as common cold, cough, asthma and bronchitis.
Cupping is a safe and effective therapy, but it can create some bruising marks (sometimes quite considerable) on the skin, which usually disappear within a few days after treatment.
Moxibustion is a therapy where we use the Moxa herb (known as Mugwort or Artemisia) to stimulate certain points by burning it directly on the skin or above it.
Different forms of Moxibustion have been used for thousands of years in Oriental Medicine and could be very helpful in treatment of chronic conditions, and conditions related to joint pathology such as arthritis.
Acupuncture point injection therapy is a powerful technique combining Oriental, allopathic and homeopathic medicines.
Certified practitioner ( it requires additional 60hour training) injects acupuncture points with sterile homeopathic remedies or vitamin B12.
This therapy is particularly helpful in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and sport injuries.
The food we eat can be our medicine or the reason for our health issues. With a high-speed lifestyle, we very often eat on the run or make poor choices which are leading to a weakening of our digestive system and a slowing of our metabolism.
Did you know, that foods just like herbs have different energies?
Some food could be warming and be stimulating and some foods are cold and dampening. Indulging in cold and dampening foods slows down our metabolism and leads to weight gain.