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.
Herbal medicine is the use of plant–based 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 well–being.
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
Headache, Migraine, Injuries, Arthritis, Myalgia, Lower Back Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Knee Pain, Neck Pain
Asthma, Chronic Cough, Wheezing, Shortness of Breath, COPD
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
Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis, Urticaria, Herpes, Itching, Dry Skin, Dermititis
Diabetes, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism
High/Low Blood Pressure, Anaemia, Bruising, Bleeding
Pregnancy / Obstetrics:
Morning Sickness, Anxiety, Pelvic Pain, Delayed Labor, Post-Partum Support