Chinese herbal medicine is another age-old proven medicine treatment. Chinese herbal medicine is a natural and refined way of using herbal products to promote health and overcome disease. Traditionally, Chinese herbal medicine uses a variety of different ingredients to brew a strong tea.
A typical herbal formula may be comprised of somewhere between 5 to 20 Chinese herbs, skilfully combined to create a well balanced, targeted formula to suit the patient.
Herbal granules are used in clinic. Its manufactured in a carefully controlled process that begins by cooking raw herbs in water until a concentrated liquid is obtained. A special extraction method captures and preserves the volatile oils, which are later added back to the herb product.
State of the art testing is performed on the herb granules and only those passing high standards for safety and efficacy are used. Laboratory tests check for potential microbes such as E. coli, salmonella and other contaminants.
Gas Chromatography (GC) testing is used to detect potentially harmful pesticides and herbicides, Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) assesses the concentration of heavy metals, and High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) measures the potency of active ingredients.
Acupuncture is an age-proven, efficient and natural form of healing and treatment of illness and disease. It is one of the most popular techniques of Chinese Medicine, used by many different and diverse people.
Acupuncture involves the stimulation of certain acupoints on the body with very fine, sterile, disposable needles. This practice of Chinese Medicine takes a holistic approach to balancing the flow of qi (energy) throughout your body.
The flow qi maintains harmony, balance and vitality to the healthy coordination of your body. Pain and disease occur - when your qi and blood flow blocked, stagnant or depleted in one part the body. By targeting certain acupoints acupuncture frees up blocked qi and blood, enabling them to circulate freely within the body and restore balance to your body.
Each treatment lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Heat stimulation and cupping may be used together with the needles in order to boost the efficacy of healing.
Cold laser therapy is low-intensity laser therapy, or laser therapy that uses low levels of light to stimulate healing.
Unlike surgical or aesthetic lasers, it does not cause your tissues to heat up and therefore provides a safe, painless and efficient form of therapy for patients.
Cold laser therapy is sometimes called low-level laser therapy (LLLT), low-power laser therapy (LPLT), or soft laser.
In Cold Laser therapy, a low-level light is applied directly to a problem area, usually an area afflicted by pain or inflammation. Tissues absorb the light, which leads damaged cells to have a physiological reaction to the red and infrared light. This reaction happens on biological and chemical level which promotes the regeneration of damaged cells.
Cold laser therapy is used as a safe, efficient and painless treatment for tissue repair and relief from pain and inflammation. The main uses for cold laser therapy are tissue repair and relief from pain and inflammation.
Cupping, as its name implies, is the use of glass or vacuum cups to create a partial vacuum, so that it can be "stuck" on the skin. In some cases, the cup may be moved while the suction of skin is active. This causes a regional pull of the skin and muscles (known as gliding cupping), which is an attempt to "re-start" the circulation of Qi in the body.
Cupping works on the body's meridian system, to "open up" any stagnant points for a better flow of Qi, and to rejuvenate certain meridians and organs that are not functioning at their optimum. Scientifically, this technique is known to help activate the lymphatic system, promote blood circulation and aid deep tissue repair.
Moxibustion, or Moxa for short, is an ancient form of heat therapy that originated in China. Moxa uses the ground up leaves of the medicinal plant Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris).
Moxa treatment, the smoldering Moxa stick is held a few centimeters away from the skin, above the acupuncture point. The practitioner will monitor the heat level and work with the patient to provide a therapeutic level of heat while maintaining comfort and safety. Burning Moxa has a distinct aroma which many people find very relaxing.
The essential oils in Mugwort have a significant effect as a form of aromatherapy or medicinal incense.
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