Adjunct Therapies

Adjunct Therapies

A range of adjunct therapies are available that complement acupuncture and include the following;

Adjunct Therapies and Moxibustion

It is one of several adjunct therapies. It is also an essential part of Chinese medicine, which uses moxa. This is a compressed herb (mugwort Artemisia vulgaris).  This herb burns in a holder and smoulders just above the skin over acupuncture points. The therapeutic heat permeates the skin and affects the flow of ‘qi’ (energy) and blood in the area.

Adjunct Therapies and Cupping

Another adjunct therapy is Cupping. Small glass cups held over a flame create a vacuum.  Placing immediately on the skin causes the skin to move slightly into the cup.

For most patients, this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation. The treatment lasts around 10 minutes. Benefits include loosening muscles, encouraging blood flow, and clearing toxins and blockages. It is also valuable for the lungs. It clears congestion from a common cold and helps to control asthma.

Electro Acupuncture

This is a popular adjunct therapy. Chinese medicine practitioners utilise it for many conditions. Electroacupuncture is similar to traditional acupuncture and stimulates the same points.

Needles inserted into points on the body will also attached to a device generating electrical impulses. The device adjusts both the frequency and intensity of the impulse. This depends on the condition treated.  Electroacupuncture helps overcome cases where qi accumulations have gathered. As an example, chronic pain syndromes or where qi is difficult to stimulate.

Auricular Acupuncture (Ear Acupuncture)

Auricular Acupuncture – The ear is a microsystem representing each part of your body. Treatment involves the insertion of tiny needles into the ear. The treatment lasts about 30 minutes. Treatment also prompts the release of natural chemicals in your body. These also include endorphins enabling our bodies to self-help. Alcohol, drugs and smoking cravings also reduce. It can also balance blood sugar levels, increase relaxation and reduce anxiety and stress.

Holistic Massage with Heidi Bader

Adjunct Therapies - Holistic Massage

Also, Holistic Massage is the manipulation of the body’s soft tissues and muscles for therapeutic purposes. It has also existed in one form or another since early civilisation. Furthermore, its practice has existed for thousands of years and provides early healing.

Moreover, holistic massage can stimulate and provide relaxation. It has many benefits, including physical, emotional and physiological. Furthermore, the “feel-good factor” of the therapeutic touch has led it to be a holistic treatment. This also treats both body and mind.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Releases endorphins, the body’s feel-good hormones
  • Increased energy levels and feelings of vitality
  • A general sense of health and wellbeing
  • Relief from stress and tension
  • Increased feelings of relaxation
  • Improved lymph circulation
  • Also, a reduction in muscle tension.

During the initial consultation, I will take your medical history. This is to assess any possible contraindications to the treatment.

Adjunct Therapies Fees:

  • Neck, back, and shoulder ½ hour £25
  • Full body (Neck, back, shoulder, legs, and arms) 1 hour £40
  • Full body As above + abdomen, face and head 1¼ hours £48

    Cash or Cheque only, please.

In conclusion, for more information on adjunct therapies, please call me. Alternatively, please leave a message via our contact page.