Why I studied to be an acupuncturist.
I trained as an acupuncturist because I want to help people live their lives to the fullest and the addition of acupuncture to my practice along with my Colonic treatments is a great vehicle for me to do this. I have been a therapist for over 15yrs in a number of alternative therapies and finally after many years I gave into my inner calling to become an acupuncturist in 2018.
Acupuncture intrigues me as it is so beneficial to each and every person, as a means of ongoing health maintenance or for those with chronic or acute health issues. I use a combination of TCM (Traditional Chinese medicine) and 5 elements acupuncture which is a very holistic approach and encompasses the whole person.
Most people don’t think that their bodies have everything it needs to heal. They think healing is difficult, lengthy, expensive, confusing and sometimes impossible. But really healing can be fast, pain-free, side effect-free, and affordable when we tap into the body’s natural ability to heal from within via its own intelligence and wisdom. The only thing is to reset, recalibrate, and rebalance so the body can rejuvenate and restore. This natural state is pain-free, energetic, the ability to sleep and digest properly.
I believe that to be balanced in life and free from physical and mental health issues, a person must have balanced qi. Illnesses and other conditions only appear when there is a qi imbalance or deficiency in the body.
Your health and wellbeing are important to me. I encourage you to contact me and see how I can help you feel more radiant, experience increased vibrancy and be as realigned in body, mind and spirit as you can be.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of Eastern medicine which has a long history in China and is growing in popularity in the West.
Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese theories: the flow of qi (energy) and xu (blood) through meridians or pathways that cover the body, somewhat like nerves and blood vessels. When one or more of these pathways is blocked, illness pursues, or when there is an imbalance of energy, illness follows.
Over thousands of years, the Chinese have recorded specific points on the body that are associated with specific organs and health conditions. During an acupuncture treatment, fine needles are gently inserted into the body at the appropriate acupoints to unblock the crucial pathways. It is a very safe form of therapy. Only single use sterile needles are used during treatments which come in sealed packs.
What does acupuncture feel like?
Acupuncture needles are so fine that most people don’t feel them being inserted. The needle insertion may bring about a dull, achy, pulsing sensation around the location of the needles. Eastern medicine associates these sensations with the body’s energy being summoned and realigned. In my Acupuncture treatments I also use Cupping, moxibustion and nutritional advice to help patients achieve optimum health and wellness.
What is Cupping?
The cupping technique involves creating suction with glass cups over certain areas of the body, such as the back, shoulder, or abdomen. It is used to relax muscles, relieve pain, release phlegm, and increase blood flow to the area it is applied. The sensation feels similar to a massage and is relaxing, soothing and effective.
What is Moxibustion?
Moxibustion is the painless burning of the mugwort herb over acupuncture points. It warms and nourishes the area and can move blood to increase circulation. It is used in a variety of ways, including for relief from painful periods, to increase fertility, turning a breech baby, and reducing hot-flashes and pain.