Western medicine explains acupuncture as a method in which pain receptors are blocked, stimulating the nervous system, blood circulation and the production of endorphins. Acupuncture involves gentle insertion of very fine disposable needles that stimulate the nerve pathways of the body. The result is a fresh delivery of life, energy and nourishment to all your organs, cells and tissues. This also provides quick and very effective “drug-free” pain relief. Needle insertion is quick and usually painless (most patients feel so relaxed that they fall asleep!). Stimulating and releasing Qi at various acupoints across the meridian is the basis of acupuncture therapy.
Acupuncture is most widely accepted as an effective form of pain relief. A list of disorders that acupuncture can help treat includes digestive complaints, gynaecological ailments, neurological problems and respiratory illnesses.
Cupping involves attaching a small glass cup to the skin by creating a vaccum. The suction allows blood flow into the area thereby reducing muscular tension, pain and even swelling. This treatment is wonderful for the treatment of neck, shoulder and back pain, as well as being beneficial at the early stages of a cold.
Ear Candling may be used to assist in the treatment of sinus problems, ear aches, colds, headaches, tinnitus, compacted ear wax, snoring and to relieve stress. We use high quality Hopi Candles that have a filter which prevents particles dropping into the ear.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the main components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Herbal Medicine remains the prime orthodox medicine in China as there are over 3000 different ingredients that contribute to common cures. Raw herb ingredients include leaves, barks, roots, flowers and fruits of plants, spices like ginger, turmeric and cinnamon, as well as minerals. Common prescriptions consist of a combination of 12-15 herbs which are custom made for you and designed not only to relieve symptoms but may assist in bringing you back to your optimum health.
At The House of Life, we use the highest grade powdered herbs that are easy to take and have been processed to ensure no presence of contaminants. We also provide herbs that have been specially formulated into capsule form which are easy and convenient to take. Our herbalists also take into account any prescription drugs you may be taking.