Below you will find information on each of the treatments that we offer at the Clinic.  If you have any questions about any of our treatments, or how we can help, Click Here to message us, or Click Here for our FAQs.

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Acupuncture  |  Tui Na (Medical & Sports Massage)  |  Cupping  |  Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is widely becoming more popular in the West due to its great effectiveness as a whole medical system, and its wide range of uses.  It has been used for thousands of years since originating in China, and has throughout this time developed into an incredibly effective method of treatment for the majority of health conditions.  As a modality of Chinese Medicine, the practice of Acupuncture is underpinned by a very detailed method of diagnosis and an intricate understanding of the body’s physiology.

The reason that Acupuncture is considered so effective for such a wide range of ailments is because it influences the very foundation of bodily function – Acupuncture works by modulating the body’s nervous system in addition to the endocrine system, which essentially regulates metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood (among other things).

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles at specific points on the body to create a very specific stimulation… Certain points will create certain reactions.  

Tui Na (Sports & Medical Massage)

Not many people have heard of Tui Na (pronounced Twee Nah), but in China and much of Asia, it is the main form of medical bodywork used within hospitals and private clinics in the same way that Physiotherapy and Osteopathy are used within the West.

Tui Na is primarily used in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and pain, but can also be used to ensure the body is properly aligned so that it can function optimally – essentially, if everything is positioned as it should be, the body can self-regulate and correct itself.  It is also commonly used on children within Paediatric medicine, to help with emotional stability, digestion and respiratory conditions.

The practice of Tui Na includes the use of techniques such as massage, joint manipulation, assisted stretching and applied pressure to release tension from the tissues, to help fire up under-active muscles, to ensure stability and also mobility to the joints, and to give space for the body’s vital substances to flow smoothly.  Oils are not used in the same way as many western massage therapies, though medicated oils and liniments are often used to assist circulation and accelerate the healing of injuries.

Cupping

Cupping has seen a massive rise in popularity within Sports Medicine since becoming known at the 2012 London Olympics, however it has been used for centuries throughout the world, and still remains a major facet of Chinese medicine for recovery from pain and injury.  It involves the placement of glass or plastic ‘vacuum’ cups onto specific regions of the body, which may be left in place for a duration of time, or moved repeatedly up and down the muscles.

If the effect of cupping was to be described in a single word, it word be ‘mobilising‘.  Cupping is used to decompress, separate and gently stretch the layers of tissue and fascia, enabling the Blood and Body Fluids to flow more freely – this allows fresh Blood and nutrients to access the tissues and bring about nourishment and accelerate healing.  By releasing tension, Cupping also helps to increase joint mobility.

Cupping also ‘draws out’ localised Blood stagnation and toxins from the muscles and flesh, which can then be reabsorbed and processed by the body – This is what causes the appearance of bruising.  Cupping is not often used as a standalone treatment, and is really a supporting therapy alongside the use of Medical Massage.  The use of medicated oils and liniments are also necessary to help the reabsorption process.

 

Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is the use of plantbased medicinals to treat both internal and external conditions.  It is often used either alone, or in support of other therapies such as Acupuncture, Tui Na, or even alongside Western Medicine. Chinese Herbal medicine, again is classed as a whole medical system and is used to treat a wide range of conditions.  However, it has been found to be especially effective for the treatment of Gynaecology, Dermatology, Digestive Health, and also emotional and mental wellbeing.

After a full diagnosis has been made during your consultation, a prescription will be written up and a unique herbal formula will be put together for you.  This most commonly comes in the form of powdered herbs that are added to hot water and drank like a tea twice per day.  Some herbal formulas may be made into a cream, a wash, or a liniment if being used to treat skin conditions or injuries.

Many make the incorrect assumption that because herbs are ‘natural‘, then they may be gentle.  Herbal medicine is incredibly strong and can be very potent.  Results can be quite amazing!

 

What we treat...

With Acupuncture and Chinese medicine being a whole medical system, we can essentially help with most things.  If you have any questions about how we can help you, please get in touch!  Below is a list of conditions that we commonly see in the clinic…

Emotional & Mental Health:
Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Panic Disorder, Insomnia

Pain:
Headache, Migraine, Injuries, Arthritis, Myalgia, Lower Back Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Knee Pain, Neck Pain

Respiratory:
Asthma, Chronic Cough, Wheezing, Shortness of Breath, COPD

Digestive:
IBS, Diverticulitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Abdomina Pain, Indigestion, Nausea, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Crohn’s

Gynaecology & Fertility:
Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, PCOS, Irregular Periods, Painful Periods, Infertility, Menstrual Cramps, PMT, IVF Support, Menopausal Symptoms

Dermatology:
Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis, Urticaria, Herpes, Itching, Dry Skin, Dermititis

Endocrinology:
Diabetes, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism

Haematology:
High/Low Blood Pressure, Anaemia, Bruising, Bleeding

Pregnancy / Obstetrics:
Morning Sickness, Anxiety, Pelvic Pain, Delayed Labor, Post-Partum Support

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Concordia Clinic Liverpool
97 Boaler Street,
Liverpool,
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