Acupuncture is the ancient healing art of inserting very find needles into specific points along pathways on the body to activate the Qi (vital energy). The flow of Qi can be disrupted by many ways, i.e. emotions, poor diet, overwork, trauma, stress, etc. Acupuncture acts to restore the natural flow of Qi bringing a holistic balance back to the body.
Dr (TCM) D'Alberto understands that not everyone likes the idea of needles, so he uses the best quality acupuncture needles to ensure a smooth insertion with minimal discomfort.
GPís who do weekend courses, are members of the British Medical Acupuncture Society, Osteopaths and Physiotherapists have:
- learnt medical acupuncture in a very short time (80 hours), known as 'dry needling'
- use it to supplement another therapy (i.e. pharmaceutical agents, physiotherapy, etc)
- treat a narrow range of symptoms but not causes (pain but not the reason behind it)
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Cupping is the placement of glass cups on specific areas of the body using a vacuum to move stagnant Qi (energy) and detoxify. It isnít painful and may leave a small mark on the body for a few days.
Moxibustion is a special herb thatís lit and placed above certain acupoints to draw heat into them. Moxibustion is not painful, just a little warm and is very effective for turning breech babies.
Gua Sha is a special form of treatment that uses a jade or plastic comb to dredge the meridians. A special oil is applied to the area to help move blockages. It's used as a diagnostic tool as well as a form of treatment to remove blockages in the body. It isn't painful and may leave a small mark for 7 days before fading away.