What is Moxabustion?
Moxabustion is the use of a herb Mugwort/Moxa (Ai Ye in
Chinese or Artemesia Vulgaris in Latin) for healing purposes. Dried moxa
will be burned on (direct) or above the skin (indirect) at acupuncture points.
In Australia most acupuncturists do not use
direct moxa in order to avoid scarring, but rather will burn the herb
indirectly above the skin, like we do at Dr. Li's TCM Clinic. We usually
combines moxabustion with acupuncture.How does Moxabustion work?
We mostly use needle moxa , moxa warmers, or
moxa may be packed onto a slice of ginger or garlic, in salt or on a piece of
What is Gua Sha?Gua Sha is a healing technique involving palpation and
cutaneous stimulation where the skin is pressured in strokes by a round-edged
instrument or scraper. This results in the appearance of small red elevated
patches called 'sha'. Sha is the term used to describe blood in the
subcutaneous tissue before and after it is raised as a small red bump. This
will fade within a few days.
If it takes longer to fade, it could indicate
poor blood circulation and the practitioner must determine whether there is a
deficiency of blood, Qi, Yang or a deeper organ deficiency at the root of the
What is Ear Candling?
Ear Candling is a technique use to naturally cleanse the
inside of the ears and head. As a non-intrusive procedure, it may help
alleviate the painful effects of chronic headaches or sinus conditions, ear
infections, allergies or vertigo, as well as minor hearing loss due to
excessive earwax build up.
Today, people increasingly seeking alternatives
to digging in the ears with Q-tips or using a hydrogen peroxide flush to clear
blockages in the ear canal.
How does Ear Candling work?
is an all natural, drug free approach
to reviving the body's own healing abilities and resetting homeostasis (the
Reflexology, originally called zone therapy, is
an ancient healing practice that restores the body's equilibrium by stimulating
reflex points on the feet, hands, and even the ears. Based on the theory that
the body contains an energy field, or Qi, and the blockage of this force
compromises health and prevents healing, reflexology restores natural energy
flow by stimulating the nerves.
What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping is an ancient Chinese method use for
causing local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the
skin either by means of heat or suction. This draws up the underlying tissues.
When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is
formed and healing takes place.
Acupressure- Tui Na is an ancient system of remedial
It includesdeep tissue massage
to realign the muscle, tendon and ligament relationships
Tui Na can help relieve pain, balance the body and
maintain good health. It is effective for soft tissue injuries, headache,
migraine, neck shoulder back pain, arthritis. It also helps other chronic
internal conditions as stress, insomnia, constipation.
Acupressure uses same points and meridians as acupuncture
In an official report,Acupuncture: Review and
Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, The World Health
Organization states that hundreds of different diseases, syndromes, pathologies
and traumas are proven to be effectively treated by acupuncture.
The ancient Chinese physicians believed strongly
that "a superior healer is one who treats a disease before it shows
symptoms, while an inferior one treats a disease only after it has manifested
pain or discomfort," (Inner Classic of the Yellow Emperor, 100 B.