also Adjunct Therapies options at HB Acupuncture
A range of adjunct therapies are available that complements acupuncture and includes the following;
Moxibustion is one of the several adjunct therapies. It is also an essential part of Chinese medicine which uses moxa. This is a compressed herb (mugwort Artemisia vulgaris). This herb burns in a holder and smoulders just above the skin over acupuncture points. The therapeutic heat permeates the skin and affects the flow of ‘qi’ (energy) and blood in the area.
Another adjunct therapy is Cupping. Small glass cups held over a flame create a vacuum. Placing immediately on the skin causes the skin to move slightly into the cup.
For most patients, this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation. The treatment lasts around 10 minutes. Benefits include loosening of muscles, encouraging blood flow, clearing of toxins and blockages. It is also valuable for the lungs. It clears congestion from a common cold or helps to control asthma.
Electroacupuncture is a popular adjunct therapy. Chinese medicine practitioners utilise it for many conditions. Electroacupuncture is similar to traditional acupuncture and stimulates the same points.
Needles inserted into points on the body then attach to a device generating electrical impulses. The device adjusts both the frequency and intensity of the impulse. This depends on the condition treated. Electroacupuncture helps overcome cases where qi accumulations have gathered. As an example chronic pain syndromes or where qi is difficult to stimulate.
Auricular Acupuncture (Ear Acupuncture)
Auricular Acupuncture – The ear is a microsystem representing each part of your body. Treatment involves the insertion of small needles into the ear. The treatment lasts about 30 minutes. Treatment also prompts the release of natural chemicals in your body. These include endorphins enabling our bodies self-help. Alcohol, drugs and smoking cravings also reduce. It can also balance blood sugar levels, increase relaxation and reduce anxiety and stress.
Holistic Massage with Heidi Bader
Holistic Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues and muscles of the body for therapeutic purposes. It has existed in one form or another since early civilisation. Practised in many cultures for thousands of years it provided an early form of healing.
Moreover, holistic massage can stimulate and provide relaxation. It has many benefits including physical, emotional and physiological. However, the “feel good factor” of the therapeutic touch has led it to be a holistic treatment. This treats both body and mind.
Some of the benefits include:
- Releases endorphins, the body’s feel-good hormones
- Increased energy levels and feelings of vitality
- A general sense of health and wellbeing
- Relief from stress and tension
- Increased feelings of relaxation
- Improved lymph circulation
- Also a reduction in muscle tension.
During the initial consultation, I will also take a medical history. This is to assess any possible contraindications to treatment.
- Neck, back and shoulder ½ hour £25
- Full body (Neck, back, shoulder, legs and arms) 1 hour £40
- Full body As above + abdomen, face and head 1¼ hours £48
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For more information generally on adjunct therapies please call me. Alternatively please leave a message via our contact page.