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Harmony Within Acupuncture offers a sanctuary for people of all backgrounds, whom may be suffering from stress and mental health issues affecting every-day life.
Acupuncture is able to address both
psycho-emotional (e.g. anxiety, depression) and
physical (e.g. insomnia, digestive disorders) manifestations of stress.
My mission is to help you restore your inner harmony,
to ensure a long, healthy, fulfilling life.
CM Acupuncture BSc, MBAcC
Chinese Medicine is a 3000 year old holistic art of healing which understands the interrelation of body, mind and spirit.
In my experience people suffer from all kinds of discomforts, pains and illnesses, without realizing the correlation between their physical and mental health.
Have you ever wondered, whether that stomach ache may be because you tend to worry too much? Or what about that never ending back pain? Is it due to the hours spent in front of the computer or because you still haven't let go?
Our body is constantly communicating with us.
I strongly believe that when stress, pain and the negative preconceptions of self are cleared away, healing begins.
In my practice I focus on understanding your situation in its wholeness.
My aim is to guide you and empower you on your path of self-healing.
Wherever that path may take you.
May that be of recovery or self-discovery.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Acupuncture is one of the most well-known branches of
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which has been scientifically proven to induce healing, alleviate pain and anxiety, release stress, promote sleep and many more.
It involves the insertion of very fine, sterile needles at specific locations on the body. These "points" usually lay on the pathways ("meridians") where your qi (ife-force/energy) is in continuous circulation.
Every acupuncture point has specific effects which is why an appropriate point combination and needle techniques may result in therapeutic effects. In TCM these are understood as nourishment of organs, bodily functions; removal of excessive pathological factors and promotion of the free movement of qi throughout the body.
Moxibustion is the brother of acupuncture. In the chinese character of 'acupuncture' (针灸), the second kanji actually means moxibustion.
Moxa (in short) is a spongy "wooly" herb which has been produced from the mugwort plant (artemisia vulgaris or artemisia argyii).
It is mostly used by either directly burning it on the skin or using the "cigar" version of the same herb pressed into a charcoal wand. It may also be used on top of needles -in order to enhance their therapeutic effect.
In general mugwort has warming, moving and nourishing energetics. Therefore, moxa is generally used as a yang-er counterpart of acupuncture.
Tuina is one of the main branches of TCM. It is a type of medical massage which is widely practiced in hospitals in China.
It involves gentler (yin) and more energetic (yang) manipulations of the body. It is a fantastic healing art which addresses both the internal - state of mind and organs - and
external - muscles, tendons, fascia.
Thus it both addresses the channel pathways and acupuncture points as well as the musculoskeletal aspects of the body.
Cupping and Guasha
A famous doctor of Chinese Medicine (Zhu Danxie) said that stagnation of qi and blood could generate all disorders.
Cupping and guasha are excellent tools for moving local stagnation, as well as clearing excess - manifesting as fever, flu, or muscle stiffness.
Cupping involves small glass cups, which are briefly exposed to fire in order to create suction in the cups which are then placed onto the skin.
Guasha involves a smooth-edged instrument (usually made of jade) which are used to gently scrape your skin
until "sha" i.e. sand like spots appear .