All these additions are in some cases used in the therapeutic treatments. In particular, Cupping, Moxibustion, Tuina and Guasha are often added to the treatments. This depends entirely on the symptoms and health condition. Also advice will be given related to food (according to Chinese Medicine), lifestyle and stretching exercises.
The other additions like Medical Taping, the full program of Do In, Qi Gong exercises and Meditation are also for the benefit of the treatments and good mental and physical health. These are not included in the price of therapeutic treatment. See price list for more information.
Cupping is a therapy that is included in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is also popular in other parts of the world. It is one of the therapeutic methods applied in order to cause skin and tissue specific stimuli by producing vacuum. It is a very useful technique in the treatment of problems of the meridians due to a stagnation of blood or Qi (energy). It is also effective to expel external pathogenic factors especially caused by wind and cold. The traditional suction cups can be glass, bamboo, clay or ceramic. The modern suction cups can be from plastic with rubber squeeze bulb, suction pump or magnetic. These are very practical.
However, to implement the traditional suction it is necessary to burn a cotton ball soaked with alcohol and hold this inside the cup. The combustion of oxygen creates a vacuum within the suction cup, when placed directly on the skin it will stick to it, and sucks itself firmly. This technique of suction is more effective because the heat of the fire helps the skin pores to open and thus eliminate pathogenic factors.
The application of these cups usually leave marks on the skin that look like bruises and are caused by the suction. This indicates that blood and toxins have emerged to the skin. Do not worry these markings disappear within a week.
Back and shoulder pain, tennis-elbow, headaches, painful menstruation, stomach and intestinal problems, poor digestion, chronic rhinitis and asthma, coughs and emerging flu, cellulitis (slimming), dysmenorrhea, facial paralysis, numbness of the limbs, snakebites ...
Gua Sha (Scraping)
Gua Sha-therapy is a "scraping therapy" in which, so to speak "the disease by stagnant energy" will be scraped from the body. Guasha (pronounced "gwasja") is a Chinese therapy that is thousands of years old. "Gua" means to scrape and "sha" means stagnant energy in the body that results in complaints or diseases. The scraping technique is performed by using a smooth stone of Chinese Jade, Bian stone (originally from a meteorite) or buffalo horn.
Guasha stimulates the detoxification mechanism, it promotes blood circulation and ensures an adequate flow of energy, allowing the local acidification to dissolve. In other words, the overall energy level rises rapidly. The client should not feel any pain after the session. Gua Sha does not damage the skin and skin rashes or lumps should disappear in two to four days.
Gua Sha is a technique of traditional Chinese Medicine that works versatile, preventive, curative and strengthening. Guasha is a therapy that can be applied to many symptoms in many causes, either as a therapy by itself or in combination with other physical therapies.
Relieving body aches, headache, shoulders, neck, back and joint pain and nerve pain, PMS, rheumatism and osteoporosis, injuries to muscles and tendons, fever, breathing problems, digestive problems, stiffness and pain, improving blood circulation ...
In a relatively short time the Neuro Muscular Taping, also called "Kinesio taping" or "Medical Taping Concept", has won its place in the therapeutic daily practice of many therapists, physiotherapists and physicians worldwide. It consists of an innovative and effective method of taping that optimizes the process of recovery of the body promoting its endogenous regenerative processes; this makes it very popular both among patients and among health professionals.
Created in the seventies in Asia (Japan and Korea), its use has come to Europe and America, the technique is based on the movement and adequate blood and lymphatic supply, needed for curing a disease and optimization muscle action. Unlike existing bandages/tapes, the Neuro Muscular Taping favors movement, reducing pain and accelerating the natural process of nutrition and removal of harmful substances from the tissues. The Neuro Muscular Taping, or simply "TNM", is becoming a necessity for patients and athletes of all disciplines who are using it with great success and with incredible results.
In the TNM an elastic cotton tape is used, it is made with an anti-allergic adhesive layer. The adhesive layer is arranged in a special pattern, so the material ventilates. Therefore, the tape is very well tolerated, even in prolonged application
Pain relief, improved muscle function, supports joints, removes the obstruction in blood circulation and lymphatic drainage function. It can also reduce the symptoms of, for example; hay fever, COPD, menstrual pain and various gastrointestinal symptoms...
Meditation is the process of creating self awareness. It is the process of meditation that focuses on what is happening inside you, the mind, heart and body. You feel more awake which results in tranquility. You see what you have not seen before, you hear what you have not heard before. Let go of your conscious mind and learn how to listen to the subconscious mind, have the opportunity to learn spontaneously, calmly and confidently.
An Introduction to Taoist meditation.
Taoist meditation focuses on the creation, processing and movement of internal energy. Taoists use meditation as one of its main tools in the search for inner peace. According to Taoist Arts, the Chinese word for meditation means " to sit" but Taoist meditation techniques have been developed over thousands of years and now are conducted mainly in movement. Taoist meditation techniques focus on breathing. A focus on correct breathing is a central part of Taoist meditation techniques, but also a central part in healing our body. Meditation may be spiritual, but also physical. The goal of meditation is to calm the mind and body as much as possible. Taoists emphasize the emptiness and stillness, especially in meditation. Once the mind is empty of unimportant thoughts, the body relaxes and can work at its optimum strength. Taoists also believe that meditation strengthens the Chi (Qi) and improves overall wellness.
Moxibustion is an Oriental Therapy in which is used the plant ¨Artemisa Apiacea¨. The herb Artemis first is dried and crushed. This grain is used separately or rolled into a cigar. The name "moxibustion" comes from the Japanese word "mogusa" that identifies the leaves of the Artemis. These cones or cigars are used for therapeutic application. Moxa warms the skin and acupuncture points to stimulate the circulation of blood and Qi (vital energy). Moxa has the ability to burn slowly and fervently while emitting an infra-red radiation for a beneficial and soothing effect.
Shoulder and back pain, digestive problems (especially diarrhea), menstrual pain, knee problems, tennis-elbow and general cold symptoms ...
Tuina (Traditional Chinese Massage)
Tuina or Chinese Traditional Massage is developed from the basic theory of TCM but focused on the osteo-articular and muscular system. It focuses like other meridian massage to stimulate the Qi (vital energy) in the body and meridianpoints. Tui-Na is not only a stand-alone therapy, but can also be combined with other therapeutical techniques of Eastern and Western massage. There are a variety of manipulations and therapeutic possibilities. In many cases the practitioner uses Qi Gong or "energy work" in its treatmens to enhance the effects. Generally, Qi Gong is used in conjunction with acupuncture or Tui Na.
Back pain, whiplash and neck stiffness, sports injuries, joint problems, tennis-elbow, RSI, frozen shoulder, headache, preventive, promotes health ...
During the initial consultation and follow-up consultations will examined whether it is necessary to provide an adequate and specific nutrition advice. This review is based on the nutrition of Chinese medicine. This means that the advice will be based on the constitution, symptoms and current health status of the client. Based on the principle of Yin and Yang, the five elements (water, wood, fire, earth and metal) and theenergetic temperature of the particular type of food advice will be given.
Chinese medicine believes that the majority of our symptomes and health problems come from improper or inadequate nutrition. Most Chinese doctors therefore first will look at the patient's diet, and will adjust this if necessary. After one or three months, the patient should return for any follow-up treatment. This is mainly with chronic problems. If the symproms are acute, usually will be started with treatments as Acupuncture, Tuina and / or herbs (phytotherapy).
Do-in is a combination of meridian stretching, breathing exercises, Ki-exercises and self massage. By doing these exercises you will get a good impression of the condition of the energy in your body. This is also suitable as a therapy to increase energy and to mitigate energy. The main objective of Do In (Tao Yin) is to create balance between internal and external energies and revitalize the body, mind and spirit, developing the strength and flexibility of muscles and tendons. Where the Qi in the meridians not flows well, and therefore a blockade is present, these exercises can help to bring everything back into balance. One will notice that the stiffness in a particular exercise shows that there is a blockage, and where they have to work on. The exercises are very simple and have a major additional impact on the treatments.
(Ba Duan Yin)
The Ba Duan Jin is known, among others, as the Eight pieces of Silk Brocade , Eight pieces of Jewelry or Eight Pieces of Gold Brocade. It is one of the most popular Chi Kung exercises. These are influenced by the course of time and this has developed different ways to do it. The style you are taught here is the style of Wu Dang.
Eight Pieces of Brocade is known as a very simple, but very effective form of Qi Gong. As in the movements of Tai Ji Quan they are based on opening the meridians, massaging the internal organs and strengthen the muscles and tendons.
What is Qi Gong
Qi is air, breath or vital energy of every living being. Qi is also called cosmic energy. Gong should be translated as the time and energy to learn a particular knowledge or master a skill. Qi Gong is better translated as Qi body dominated by training. Qi training can be done in many different ways, there are many types of movements and exercises of Qi Gong. Qi Gong comes originally from China. Dao Yin is another orginal term of Chinese philosophy and science. The meaning of Dao Yin (=Do In) is the movement of the limbs (extremities) to massage the body. These external motion exercises in combination with the inner movement of breath led by Yi (mind, concentration) is Qi Gong. Proper breathing technique is important because it is responsible of the production of Qi.