Our services include Chineses acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Cupping and moxa.
We are ACC registered!
An initial consultation may take up to 1 hour, followed by subsequent appointments of about 45 to 60 minutes. Depending on what condition the individual is seeking treatment for, anywhere from 6 to 8 appointments is average.
During the session, the patient lies down on a table, similar to a massage. The acupuncturist will insert needles at pressure points which may or may not be close to where the patient is actually experiencing the pain or discomfort. Anywhere between 5 to 20 needles are typical for use during a single treatment. The acupuncturist may move, twirl, heat, or apply electric pulses to the needles, depending on your symptoms. The needles are very thin so most individuals experience little to no discomfort or just a slight ache. The patient simply lies still while the needles remain in places for up to 30 minutes, at which point the acupuncturist will painlessly remove them.
43 Acupuncture and Moxibustion Effective Diseases Published by the World Health Organization. Respiratory diseases 1. Sinusitis; 2, rhinitis; 3, cold; 4, tonsillitis; 5, acute and chronic laryngitis; 6, tracheitis; 7, bronchial asthma. Eye diseases 8. Acute conjunctivitis; 9, central retinitis; 10, myopia; 11, cataract. Stomatological diseases 12. Toothache; 13, Pain after tooth extraction; 14, Gingivitis. Diseases of the gastrointestinal system 15. Esophagus, achalasia; 16, hiccups; 17, gastric prolapse; 18, acute and chronic gastritis; 19, hyperacidity; 20, chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief); 21, simple acute ten Duodenal ulcer; 22, acute and chronic colitis; 23, acute (chronic) bacillary dysentery; 24, constipation; 25, diarrhea; 26, intestinal paralysis. Nerve, muscle and bone disease 27. Headache; 28, migraine; 29, trigeminal neuralgia; 30, facial nerve palsy; 31, mild paralysis after stroke; 32, peripheral nerve disease; 33, sequelae of poliomyelitis in children; 34, Meniere ’s Syndrome; 35, neurological bladder dysfunction; 36, enuresis; 37, intercostal neuralgia; 38, neck-arm syndrome; 39, shoulder coagulopathy; 40, tennis elbow; 41, sciatica; 42, low back pain; 43 ,arthritis.
The Mini Formula is a Chinese medicine made from grinding herbs into the form of powder according to symptom types, stored inside a tea bag, and made in boiling water. The Mini Formula weighs 0.1g-0.8g, normally contains around five different types of herbs ground into tea bags, a decoction is not required, good taste, easily stored, carried, and non-toxic. Nowadays, much traditional Chinese medicine and modern medicine may lack treatment for diseases, however, the use of Mini Formula will show effectiveness within few hours.
The Mini Formula’s theoretical basis is the medical revolution. The human body is structured with 70% of water, therefore the causes of a pathogen are due to water. Adjusting water can treat sicknesses, just like how water in nature can convert into mist, cloud, and rain. The human body is the same, water can cause body cells’ to open and close, so the medical revolution uses the study of diseases on the human body. In order for diseases to find a way out or create a way out, we need to adjust water and energy from movement to change movements of body cells which will help recovery.
Through a number of clinical practices, more than 30 flavours of commonly used traditional Chinese medicine are chosen, restoring the physiological function of the human body to promote the balance of pathological regulation.
The Chinese medicine Mini Formula is based on symptoms according to tongue diagnosis to quickly create an accurate formula, using a wide range of treatment, almost general, to focus on the overall improvement of the human body’s condition. The Mini Formula is suitable for all common diseases and various unseen diseases. By using the Mini Formula, 7 days is known as a small treatment and 3 months known as a big treatment. This formula can effectively cure many diseases that modern medicine is difficult to treat.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points of the body.
The key component of traditional Chinese medicine is the use of Acupuncture which is most commonly used to treat pain.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force. Many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and tissues connectivity.
Some believed that this stimulation boosts your body's natural painkillers. Acupuncture is used mainly to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of diseases and conditions, including, Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting, dental pain including tension headaches like migraines, labour pains, lower back and neck pains, osteoarthritis and menstrual cramps pains syndromes.
Traditional Chinese Medicine can help alleviate symptoms of insomnia, sleep apnoea, and feelings of stress and anxiety which can interfere with sleep.
In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture employs needles to help balance your flow of qi (or chi) throughout your body.
Needles are strategically placed in specific points along 14 meridians – or qi pathways – in your body in order to rebalance your energy flow. When qi gets stuck, it can cause pain, discomfort, reduced bodily function, or illness.
Strategic placement of the needles releases the blockage and allows energy to flow as your body’s natural healing process kicks in.
After an acupuncture session, many individuals report a blissful, relaxed or even dazed feeling referred to as “acu land.”
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) use the tongue and mouth as a diagnostic tool for thousands of years. Different sections of the tongue correlate to specific organ systems in the digestive tract. The coating, size, colour and shape of the tongue can each tell a practitioner about the health of the digestive tract.
Traditional Chinese herbalists view the processes of digestion differently to the way we think about them in Western medicine. According to this ancient system of medicine, consumed food is initially processed by the stomach organ-meridian (OM), where it is 'ripened' or broken down into its useful (‘pure’) and waste (‘impure’) components.
Of these, the useful parts are directed upwards to the Spleen organ-meridian system, where they're transformed into the nutrients, energy (Qi), Blood and fluids the body needs, while the wastes are directed downwards to the Small Intestine and ultimately the Large Intestine for excretion.
Chinese digestive tonic herbs
Many gastrointestinal problems can be attributed to disharmony in the Stomach, the Spleen or both organ-meridians, which may lead to symptoms such as indigestion, nausea, burping, bloating, constipation, abdominal pain and loose bowel movements. In TCM, these issues are traditionally treated with digestive tonic herbs.
Women Health Care
TCM has a long history in treating issues that affect women’s health and gynaecology. Instead of looking at the individual symptoms, a woman is experiencing, TCM accepts that everything in the body is interrelated. In TCM the movement of qi and blood are reflective of metabolic function. The characteristics of qi and blood movement help us to understand the quality of the menstrual cycle. Today, more and more women and men are seeking treatment for infertility. In Contrast Healthcare & Acupuncture, our goal is to improve your chances of a natural conception or to support you in your treatments of IVF or IUI. We use fertility treatment plans customized to the individual which include herbal formulas, acupuncture, and sometimes cupping or moxibustion.
- Ovulatory disorders
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Uterine fibroids, Polyps, Cysts
- Luteal phase defect
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Advanced maternal age
- Male factor infertility
- Menstrual cycle irregularities
- Painful periods (Dysmenorrhea)
- IVF & IUI support