(Duration: 20 – 40 mins)
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese healing which balances the body, mind and spirit. Very fine sterile stainless steel needles (about 0.25mm) are inserted into the skin and muscle layers at carefully selected points to stimulate the body’s own healing process. The acupuncture points are located on the meridian networks that cover the body. It is the best method to relieve pain immediately, mind and body relaxation.
(Duration: 20 – 40 mins)
Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy method which a local suction is created on the skin by either using heat or hand pumps device. This method usually is used in combination with acupuncture to treat musculoskeletal pain where this action promotes blood flow to the injury areas (no cupping is done directly onto the open or inflamed wounds); hence the muscles will be relaxed, at the same time more oxygen and nutrients will be supplied to the local area which supports the recovery. Patients normally like it because it is painless and feel good after that. There will be bruises forms after the suctions, however they will disappear within 3 - 7 days.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
(Duration: 30 mins)
Chinese herbs mainly are plant origin, but also includes minerals and some are derived from animal parts (Patient consent will be granted first if animal origin material is being used). It provides the similar treatment effects like acupuncture to rebalance, restore and detox. By comparison, acupuncture therapy is commonly used for pain relieve whereas Chinese herbal works very well and more cost effective for acute or chronic diseases such as:
Headache/ Migraine/ Neck pain
Fatigue/ Nausea/ Dizziness
Stomach/ Abdominal pain
Women’s health i.e. hot flashes, PCOS, dysmenorrhea
Irregular bowel syndrome (IBS) i.e. constipation or diarrhoea
Infertility for Male & Female
Lower back pain
Quick Facts About Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
TCM includes acupuncture, cupping therapy and herbal medicine, Tuina (Chinese Massage), Qigong (exercise) and diet therapy. The entire medical module was wisely designed and well-established by Chinses astronomers began from 8000 years ago, the idea came from the observation of the relationship between astronomy and seasonal changes and what they did to the sky, earth and living features on earth. After years of collecting data, the ancient astronomers understood the rules of astronomy routines and how it affected life on earth; so, they applied the same rules/principles for the health system. Since then, TCM had been used to treat various medical conditions successfully even before western medicine was invented. It is getting more well-known and popular worldwide especially in the developed countries.
How does TCM works to help our body to recover from illness?
In the TCM, we believe everything no matters for objects with life or without life is made of two main energies which are Yin and Yang. Yin in Chinese word means dark shadow, female or negative pole and the characteristics of Yin energy are cold, quiet and heavy. Whereas Yang in Chinese word means sun, male or positive pole and the characteristics of Yang energy are hot, active and light. Therefore, Yin and Yang energies are having the opposite characteristics and our body will only stay alive and healthy when these two energies are abundant and present in a balance condition. Either one of them become excess or deficiency, then energy imbalance occurs which could be manifested by symptoms. For example, someone with dominant in Yang energy will feel restless and hot while someone with dominant in Yin energy will feel tired and cold.
We have talked about the Yin Yang energies but where are they in our body? The energies are mainly stored in the organs and circulating within the channels or meridians. There were 14 meridians had been identified basically covering the entire body from head to toes like a body networking system. All these meridians are named after organs i.e. liver, heart or stomach meridians. TCM principle believes that pain is due to the blockage of energy flow in the meridian, like traffic jam on the motorway.
What we will do is to unblock or rebalance the energy flow by either using Acupuncture, Chinese massage or Chinse herbal therapy methods in order to relieve the pain and facilitate the body recovery. The below listed are the main factors can disturb the energy flow in our body, hence causing pain and illness:
- Improper Diet
- External factor i.e. weather, bacteria or virus infection, injuries