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Acupuncture is an an ancient Chinese medical therapy that has been used in China for over 2,000 years. It consists of inserting fine needles into specific points on the body in order to regulate the flow of energy that circulates around the body through pathways called Channels or Meridians.
This network of Channels connect everything in the body; by using acupuncture we can stimulate the body to resist dis-ease and overcome illness.
From a Western Medicine perspective acupuncture needles stimulate blood and circulation, helping the body to heal from injury by impacting inflammation and immune responses. It also has a neurological, endocrine and nervous system impact that brings about positive change to overall health.
We presently have two acupuncturists that work from acu.e8, Lucie and Clark; their bios and contact details can be found on the 'therapists' tab. We offer acupuncture appointments Tuesday to Thursday each week at acu.e8.
In reflexology the feet hold a map of the body which mirrors what is going on inside of a person. Wherever you might hold physical or emotional tension the reflexes will be sensitive to touch and imbalances will be shown.
Reflexologists are trained to pick up these imbalances when working on the feet. By massaging these sensitive reflexes the body and mind can be encouraged to return to a place of ease - leaving a person feeling very relaxed, and with regular treatments there can be a shift in negative symptom patterns.
Katy is our regular reflexologist who works from acu.e8 and can be found at the clinic every Sunday.
BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
Craniosacral therapy is a hands-on therapy that uses light touch to tune into subtle motions taking place within the body. The practice of craniosacral therapy has origins rooted within the practice of Osteopathy.
The body has its own self-healing capabilities and is constantly striving for good health. Craniosacral therapy can facilitate this natural propensity for balance and a feeling of wellbeing in a person. Craniosacral therapy recognises the interconnection between mind and body.
Craniosacral therapists work with the presence of subtle rhythmic motions that are expressed within the body (particularly the head, spine and pelvis). The free and balanced expression of these subtle motions is related to our state of health and vitality.
Louise is acu.e8's resident biodynamic craniosacral therapist and works each week on a Thursday and Friday mornings.
Ayurveda is the art of daily living in balance with nature’s rhythms and includes all parts of life, body, mind and spirit. This ancient holistic medical system originated in India over 5,000 years ago. It is a system of natural wisdom of health and healing that is more relevant than ever considering the current health crisis and how that has shed light on the fact that the top-ranked causes of death in developed countries are nutritionally and lifestyle controllable diseases.
Ayurveda’s goal is to maintain an optimal state of health, but it can also heal disease, these goals are carried out by entirely natural means.
To cure the disease, Ayurveda focuses on the root cause of the problem, not the symptoms. This holistic approach involves understanding all levels of life from a person including; diet, lifestyle, exercise, work, relationships and emotional wellbeing, to create a unique protocol that can target and eliminate the root cause of the problem.
Maria is our resident Ayurvedic practitioner and also offers breath work and massage as part of her treatments, she can be found at acu.e8 every Friday afternoon / evening.
Massage is perhaps one of the oldest healing traditions. The Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese and Indians were convinced of the therapeutic properties of massage and used it to treat a variety of ailments.
Massage therapy is the practice of rubbing, kneading and manipulating muscles and other soft-tissue in order to release tension, improve circulation and promote the overall wellbeing of a person. Massage a form manual therapy that includes holding, moving and applying pressure to muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.
Benefits of massage include a deep feeling of relaxation and calm as it prompts the release of happy endorphins in the brain and helps to reduce stress hormones such as adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine.
Maria is our resident massage therapist, she can be found at acu.e8 every Friday afternoon / evening.
TUI NA MEDICAL MASSAGE
Tui Na is a form of Chinese medical massage that gets to work on your muscles for major tension relief. Literally translated as 'pinch and pull', the treatment addresses specific areas of concern, and has been used in China for more than 5,000 years.
When administering a Tui Na massage the use of the fingers, hands, elbows and knees can be used to apply pressure on various body locations. This 'rhythmic compression', works to create a greater harmonious flow throughout a persons body. Tui Na is delivered with your clothes on and usually over a thin cotton sheet or piece of material.
Both Clark and Lucie offer Tui Na medical massage as part of their overall Chinese Medicine treatments. Please contact them directly to find out more.