About Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Moxibustion, Massage, Cupping & Gua Sha

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient system of medicine that has been developed and refined over thousands of years. It is safe to use in conjunction with most western therapies. Often described as a means of pain relief, it is in fact also used to treat a wide range of illnesses. Most people tend to think of acupuncture in relation with musculoskeletal injuries. Although fantastic at treating this, many are surprised at just the range of conditions TCM is useful for. Treatment methods involve acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha and dietary and lifestyle advice.

Acupuncture can be used in the treatment of acute injuries, chronic internal disease and mental/emotional problems. It is also helpful as a preventative measure to strengthen the constitution. Chinese herbal formulas may also be prescribed where this would augment the acupuncture treatment.

Treatments

As a holistic therapy, TCM improves overall well being as well as treating specific symptoms such as:

  • Pain - muscle tension, sports injuries, headaches/migraines, neck/back and shoulder pain, sciatica, arthritis
  • Gynaecological and reproductive health - menstrual pain and disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome - PCOS, endometriosis, PMS, infertility, problems during pregnancy such as morning sickness, pre conception and post natal care, menopausal symptoms
  • Men's Health – impotence, pre conception care, low sperm count, poor sperm morphology, poor sperm motility, IVF and ICIS assistance (for men and women)
  • Urogenital conditions – cystitis, decreased sexual function, prostatitis
  • Cardiovascular disorders – high/low blood pressure, poor circulation, palpitations
  • Digestive disorders – diarrhea and constipation, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), poor appetite
  • Respiratory conditions - asthma, hay fever, cold and flu, sinus problems
  • Skin conditions - eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, rashes, acne
  • Psychological disorders - Stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, addictions
  • And many more!

During a treatment, a thorough case history is taken, as well as looking at your tongue and pulse for diagnosis. Belinda uses acupuncture, massage, Chinese herbs and dietary and lifestyle advice to tailor a treatment programme individualised to your condition.

For free advice and more information on how acupuncture can treat and assist your condition please contact Belinda today.