Acupuncture is a healing modality that predates recorded history. Its theory is based on Taoist concepts which emphasized living in harmony with ones highest good and nature.
The general theory of Eastern Medicine is that health depends on the movement and circulation of energy and nutrients collectively known as Qi (pronounced “Chee”) throughout the body. Life, consciousness, and movement is associated with heat and warmth. The process of aging, disease and death is associated with the amount of Chi your body is able to use, produce, and store. A lack of the ability to hold, access, and cultivate Chi results in a increase of cold in the body and a decrease in life force.
Acupuncture works by circulating Chi and warming the body. Once the body is warmed sufficiently and Chi circulation is strengthened - symptoms will improve.
Treatments usually last 45min-1hr and may include moxibustion and/or cupping. Moxibustion (Okyu) is the burning of mugwort - a herb known for its life giving properties - on the skin to further warm the body and promote the improvement of Qi circulation where needed. Cupping is administered to certain areas of the body to promote an increase of blood to those areas while improving systemic circulation.
A Traditional Chinese Medicine consultation involves diagnosising a persons pattern of imablance using Chinese Medical understanding. A primary means of gathering information is based on asking questions, pulse and tongue diagnosis As a treatment approach herbal medicine is usually given in in the form of a soup like decoction, a tincture, or a cream for topical use.
Herbal Medicine has been used as both an effective form of preventation and treatment for a wide array of health concerns.
Rian Scott (R.Ac, & R.TCMP) is a graduated of Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine. He has a special interest in Japanese Acupuncture which emphasizes abdominal palpation and gentle needle insertion to achieve positive health outcome. Rian has studied Shakujyu Therapy with Kobayashi Sensei and his students. This unique form of acupuncture is perfect for children, elderly, or sensitive people who don't respond well to needles. It's aim is to work with and replenish the life force directly, thus improving health outcomes.
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine can treat a wide variety of symptoms including:
- low back pain
- neck pain
- tennis elbow
- knee pain
- periarthritis of the shoulder
- facial pain
- dental pain
- tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
- rheumatoid arthritis
- induction of labor
- correction of malpositioned fetus (breech presentation)
- morning sickness
- skin conditions (atopic eczema, psoriasis, etc..)
- nausea and vomiting
- postoperative pain
- sports injuries
- essential hypertension
- primary hypotension
- adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
- allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
- biliary colic
- menstrual problems
- irritable bowel syndrome
- peptic ulcer
- allergic rhinitis
- urinary disorder