How do you deal with stress? Do you react rather than respond? How do you resolve intense feelings that just don’t seem to go away? Have you tried to forgive but find it hard to do? Emotions are a natural and healthy part of life. But they can be intense and difficult to deal with. Sometimes we have a hard time resolving them and it can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, poor physical health and bad behaviour. If you weren’t taught how to deal with difficult emotional issues you might think that sweating it out in the gym or dousing it with a few beers is the best way to ‘get over it’. Hey sometimes that can help but sometimes there is a problem that just sits there. It’s always there and it can affect your life and health in many ways. Imagine your life without this problem. If you feel lighter just thinking about this idea then mind-body techniques like EFT can really help you. You can help you let go of negative thoughts and empower yourself to move forward in your life.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a treatment where very thin needles are inserted into specific points on the body. The aim is to influence functions of the body to aid healing of the body. There are over 300 points on the body, but as little as one needle can be effective for a treatment. Acupuncture may not be suitable for all people and this will be discussed during the consultation. Each session lasts about one hour and is found to be very relaxing by most people. Sterilised single-use needles are used. Most insertions are painless and once in, the feeling can become hard to describe… tingling, floating, moving, loosening or no feeling at all. The number of acupuncture treatments required will depend on the condition. Some are solved quickly in just a few sessions; other long standing conditions will take longer. An estimate can be discussed at the initial consultation.
What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?
Chinese Herbal Medicine is the ancient healing application of herbs (plant, animal & mineral) to therapeutically treat the body. This discipline has developed over thousands of years and is now researched and used in our modern world with great success. Access the powerful healing effect of Chinese herbs with very little chance of side effects. I can provide individually prescribed formulas in granule form, which is mixed with water and taken daily like a tea or in tablet/capsule form for convenience.The term Chinese herb describes a natural product which can have originated in any country around the world. It is grouped as a Chinese herb when it is described and understood using the theoretical foundations of Chinese medicine. Their classification includes flavour, temperature, action and which channel they effect. Foods are also classified in this way but don’t act as strongly as herbs. Chinese herbs you are probably aware of include ginseng, ginger, cinnamon, goji berries, chrysanthemum, peppermint and dandelion.
Everyone has experienced pain from an injury at some point in their life. It is a natural response indicating dysfunction. But is it extreme, or have you had it for too long? If pain is impacting your life there are many things you can do to reduce it and enjoy your activities again.
Are you feeling like you don’t have room to enjoy your free time? Perhaps you feel like you’re always dealing with work and other people? Or you’re just not dealing with things the way you used to.
Can’t quite shake that cold? Another infection? Or maybe you’re tired too often and just haven’t been well since…. You might be thinking that your immune system needs a boost. Chinese Medicine may refer to this as having deficient Defensive Qi (Wei Qi).