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Acupuncture

Acupuncture Origins and what it can do.

Acupuncture's origins can be traced back over 2000 years, making it one of the oldest health care systems in the world. Today Acupuncture supports the treatment of a wide range of conditions from Allergic Rhinitis to Chromic pain. 

Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile, single use (disposable) needles into specific site of the body known as acupuncture points. The points located along specific pathways or meridians encourage free flow of qi and energy while unblocking, regulating, supplementing or reducing for a therapeutic effect.

 

Benefits of Acupuncture include:

  • Drug free pain relief

  • Effective for both acute and chronic ailments as shown in research studies collated by the Acupuncture Evidence Project.

  • Uses a holistic approach to develop an individualised treatment and plan to address not only the patients symptoms but underlying causes.

  • Used for prevention and assists in maintenance of general wellbeing.

Non Intrusive Acupressure and Cupping 

For those who are not to sure on needling BCHC also provides less intrusive treatment methods of both Acupressure and cupping.

Acupressure is the manual stimulation of Acupressure points to achieve a similar therapeutic effect as acupuncture, perfect for those who are a little unsure on needling and used commonly at BCHC for young children as a less intrusive method of treatment.

 

Cupping or as the Physio and Myofascial call it "decompression' is a theraphy in which Glass or plastic cups are placed on the skin at various points with suction created either by Fire ( traditional method) or suction pump ( modern method). This suction creates a negative pressure environment allowing for myofascial decompression as the skin is drawn into the cups, which aids in increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation and muscle stiffness. The one drawn back from cupping or draw card depending on the patient is that cupping leaves hickey like markings on the skin from the suction which for athletes is all the rage however for wearers of evening gowns and backless dresses /shirts may be a a concern.

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