Oriental Medicine

Oriental Medicine

Oriental Medicine – is a variety of medicines practiced in the East and has been used for more than 2,500 years. It includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, massage, shiatsu, qi gong and cupping. In my practice I use a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Japanese healing. Oriental Medicine is a system that categorises body patterns into specific types of diagnoses using the 5-element theory. It regards the connection and balance between mind-body-spirit as vitally important and views disease as an imbalance in all 3.

Zen Shiatsu – is a Japanese healing system that is based on (TCM). Energy (qi) flows through channels (meridians) within the body, like many rivers flowing in and out of each other. These channels can get blocked, empty or overloaded. Shiatsu aims to restore natural energy flow by applying pressure on acupuncture points called ‘tsubos’ within the meridians. Shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ – though palms, elbows, knees and feet may also be used. Combined with gentle stretches, Shiatsu is performed through lose comfortable clothing and I perform it on a table.

Benefits – improves immune system; sciatica; poor circulation; anxiety; stress; fatigue; menopause; pms; back/neck/shoulder pain; muscle/joint problems; digestive disorders; cold & flu; liver/kidney disorders; constipation; asthma and more

Cupping – Involves the application of suction cups to the skin. This increases blood flow to the area for improving circulation and release tension. It also helps clear stagnation.

> Assists in muscle/joint pain; pms; digestive problems; improves immune system; back pain; cold & flu; asthma; sciatica; rheumatic pain and more

Moxibustion – ‘Puts heat back’ in the body by burning the herb Mugwort near the body’s surface.

> Promotes circulation; clears cold/damp; tonifies kidneys; eases rheumatic pain; helps with digestion; increases energy; improves immune system and more