Chinese Therapies

Chinese Therapies have developed over thousands of years and focuses on the body’s health and balance between the Yin and Yang – treating the body as a whole.

Acupuncture performed on a patient

Chinese Acupuncture: Chinese Acupuncture focuses on stimulating the channels along the Qi or energy flow of the psychophysical system. By inserting very fine needles along meridians (eg. the body’s energy lines) that relate to specific organs or other parts of the body, energy is stimulated to aid the body’s healing process and ease pain.

Tui-Na Chinese Massage: Tui-Na means to push and grasp. In the late Zhou Dynasty (ca. 1122-221 B.C) massage was referred to 'An Wu. One of the earliest known Chinese physicians, Dr. Bian Que (ca. 500 B.C.), worked with massage and acupuncture simultaneously. Since then, massage continued to develop over the dynasties and a department of massage therapy was established within the Office of Imperial Physicians. It was practiced and refined over the continuing dynasties. In the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368-1644) the name Tui-Na appears and special focus was given to areas such as paediatrics and bone setting.

Tui-Na is a branch of Chinese Medicine, thus, it is inseparable from the extensive Chinese Energetic Medicine Theory. Tui-Na is used in hospitals and clinics in China. Tui-Na encompasses the work regarded in the west of that of an osteopath or physiotherapist.

Tui-Na is a deep vigorous massage which aims to balance the Qi (Vital Energy) and blood which nourish the organs, muscles, skin and tendons whilst acknowledging the elements of the two opposite vital yet combining forces of Yin and Yang. Tui-Na massage is always carried out with the patient fully clothed.

Chi Nei Tsang: Chi Nei Tsang is a non-invasive abdominal massage, concentrating on the energy flow to the internal organs. This helps to create balance, harmony and healing via the neurons and energy lines in the various organs, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, integumentary, lymphatic, nervous fasciae - tendon - muscle and acupuncture meridians.

Cranio Sacral Therapy: Our bodies are constituent systems – all interconnected and interacting on many levels (i.e. physically, emotionally and psychologically). These constituents allow us to work and function as a whole.

The systems are bound by a pervasive and versatile mass of connective tissue. It consists of three interconnected layers and is detected in organelles within every cell of each tissue. The first outer layer wraps the muscles; the second deeper layer envelopes the viscera and the cardiovascular system; and the third layer, the Dural Mater covers the cranium and the spine.

Through gentle manipulation of the tissues dramatic results can be achieved freeing the client of physical discomfort and or pain, to releasing emotions trapped within the tissue as each tissue cell has a memory. Otherwise how would it know its function?

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