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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have been used to treat a range of diseases for approximately two thousand years. Some of the conditions we commonly treat include the following:

  • Musculo-skeletal disorders and Sports Injuries
  • Emotional conditions – Anxiety and Nervousness, Depression, Stress, Overeating
  • Fertility and Gynaecological irregularities – Infertility, Menstrual irregularities, Pregnancy, Menopause, IVF support
  • Neurological disorders – Neuropathy, Bells Palsy, Shingles
  • Digestive disorders – Nausea, Acid Reflux, Constipation, Diarrhoea, IBS, Weight loss
  • Management of Aches and Pains – Muscular, Headaches, Sciatica, Arthritis, Tendonitis
  • Respiratory and Immune system disorders – Colds, Asthma, Allergies
  • Circulatory disorders – High Blood Pressure, high Cholesterol
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Supportive treatments – while undergoing other conventional treatments
  • Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal – reduce fine lines, sagging around eyes and jaw, increase muscle tone and more

Please note that our list of conditions treated is not a comprehensive list. If your particular health concern is not listed above, please contact us to seek further information for your condition.

 

Fertility, Pregnancy, IVF and Hormonal disorders

Specialising in: menstrual irregularities, conception, pregnancy, childbirth and beyond, hormonal disorders, menopause and IVF support.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used to treat a variety of health problems for centuries, by regulating the body’s ability to heal, through the stimulation of specially-defined body points, using very fine sterilized filiform needles.

Research* has revealed the chemical that mediates acupuncture’s beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. By stimulation of body points, this triggers the production of chemicals known as endorphins. Endorphins have been dubbed the body’s “natural opiates” because they act on the same nerve cells as morphine and other opiate drugs, helping muscles relax and dulling pain.

For you, the response produces decreasing symptoms that last for increasingly longer amounts of time.
*source American Journal of Physiology – research from Shanghai Medical University in China and University of California, Irvine.

 

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal medicine has been used in China for centuries and is backed by a long and rich history of development, use and research. The prescription of Chinese herbal medicine is based on the theories of traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese herbal medicine reinforces Acupuncture treatments in a natural way. The two are often used together to strengthen the effects of treatment and to achieve longer-lasting result in a shorter amount of time.

Our clinic administers herbs generally in a powder (granule) form or in a pill or capsule form.

 

Moxibustion

Moxibustion combines the burning of Chinese herbs (predominantly ‘Mugwort’ or Artemisia vulgaris) on specific acupuncture points or along meridians, with or without needles. Moxibustion can increase the effectiveness of acupuncture by moving blockages, stimulating the flow of Qi, strengthening blood and creating circulation – therefore assisting in conditions that are deficient, weak and/or painful and maintaining general health.

One common usage that you may have heard about is its use in the turning of a breeched baby.

 

Electro-acupuncture

Electro stimulation uses micro or milli-amperage to stimulate acupuncture points, via a machine, with or without needles, to treat pain and induce healing, in certain conditions.

 

Cupping

This TCM practice involves the use of glass or plastic ‘cups’ which are placed on the body via a suction mechanism to help remove toxins and relieve muscle spasm, strains and tension. Cupping creates superficial and deep stimulation to improve circulation and to encourage healing, and is often used in patients with immune issues such as colds. A side-effect of treatment, however, is superficial painless circular bruising.

 

Massage Techniques

Massage therapy is sometimes used as a supportive adjunct to Acupuncture treatments, for its ability to remove stress and tension within the body, which contributes to disease and pain. Massage techniques have much to offer both in the way of assisting in the healing and prevention of disease as well as health maintenance.

 

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™

Dione Aland has been trained under the founder of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ – Mary Elizabeth Wakefield – one of the leading proponents of facial renewal techniques in the world today.

It is important to note that treatments are not just a ‘facial’ but a complete constitutional Treatment – facial acupuncture is based upon the precepts of Oriental medicine, and that the appearance of the face reflects the overall balance and health of the entire body. Our treatments address more than the external image but also internal organ systems.

Fine filliform acupuncture needles are placed at a variety of acupuncture points on the face, neck and around the eyes to stimulate the body’s natural energies. The face ‘lifts’ itself via the acupuncture points through muscle toning and tightening and facial colour improves by the stimulation of blood and circulation.

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture treats both constitutionally (for the wide range of conditions treated with Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine) and facially with facial benefits including:

  • Improved collagen production and muscle tone, helping to eliminate fine lines and diminish larger wrinkles
  • Reduced ‘bags’ and ‘sags’, especially the chin and eyelid area
  • Tightened pores and brighter eyes
  • Improved facial colour
  • Increased local blood and lymph circulation

Results are gradual, and depending upon the patient’s needs and constitutional profile, 12-20 treatments should provide optimum results. Treatments are non-invasive, painless and less costly than surgical procedures.