Excellent Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in Kentish Town
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Tui Na Traditional Chinese Massage
In ancient China, medical therapy was often classified as either "external" or "internal" treatment. Tui na was considered[by whom?] to be one of the external methods, thought to be especially suitable for use on the elderly population and on infants.
Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle.
Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage
Fertility & Pre – IVF Treatments:
One in seven couples in the UK experiences difficulty conceiving. TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) has been successfully treating infertility for the past two thousand years.
Fertility is one of Fragrant Ivy's main areas of specialisation. With many year’s experience of providing successful outcomes, we treat clients who want to greatly increase their chances of a natural conception and pregnancy.
Many of our clients have a complicated treatment history and have tried conventional forms of fertility treatment without success
Consisting only of natural medicines such as flowers, roots or even the bark of certain trees there are over three hundred commonly used Chinese medicines. The use of endangered animals, more of a tradition in certain parts of Asia than a substantial part of Chinese medicine, has no place whatsoever in the present-day practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Herbal medicines can be taken singularly but are more commonly used in prescriptions tailored to each patient by the practitioner. During the course of a particular treatment a prescription may even change as the condition alters. The medicine comes as a small bag of loose herbs which are boiled to form a medicinal soup which is taken twice daily.
Fragrant Ivy Health Care is run by Dr. Yunxia Wong who graduated from TCM University of Gansu in China in 1991,then worked in a TCM hospital in China for ten years. Since 2002 she has been practising as TCM doctor in the UK and has built up affluent experience in treating a wide range of conditions. Her treatments have been highly appreciated by her patients.( Testimonials ) Dr. Wong is a member of The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK ( ATCM ). Registration No: FM0110042(P) www.atcm.co.uk
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Traditional Chinese Medicine is guided by ancient oriental philosophy and a body of practical treatments which have been built up and used successfully for more than two and a half thousand years. TCM aims to treat the whole body holistically, and not just deal with a specific set of symptoms. Principal technique include:
Acupuncture treats a wide range of conditions including stress, anxiety, headaches, constipation, respiratory and digestive problems. It is very effective in relieving pain, including neck and back pain.
First, your therapist begins with a full consultation, after which you relax on the treatment table. Your therapist inserts small needles along energy lines in your body called meridians.
-Back Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Stiff Neck, Sciatica, Sports Injuries
-Headaches, Arthritis, Tennis Elbow, Complications Arising From Strokes
-Stress & Depression, Giving Up Smoking, Sinusitis, Chronic Catarrh
Acupuncture has been shown to increase the success rate of IVF as well as reducing the possibility of miscarriage. An authoritative review of seven scientific studies in the British Medical Journal in February 2008 showed that in truly scientific ("double blind") test conditions genuine acupuncture treatment could increase a woman's chance of becoming pregnant by 65% on average.
Treatment by TCM is effective:
• As a stand-alone treatment
• When no physical cause for infertility is found
• In conjunction with, or as preparation for, IVF treatment
• When IVF treatment has failed
The ways in which TCM prepares the body for conception and pregnancy include:
• Stimulation of acupoints: Acupuncture restores balance, enhances energy, improves organ function and harmonises the reproductive and hormonal systems.
• Improving blood flow to the organs involved in pregnancy: This results in a stronger uterine lining.
• Changing hormone levels: Hormones impact the menstrual cycle to help regulate ovulation.
• Improving sperm production and quality: Acupuncture assists male fertility by enhancing well-being, promoting mental relaxation, improving blood flow and altering levels of relevant hormones.
Acupressure is a form of treatment which avoids the use of invasive needles and which aims to achieve the same outcome as acupuncture in unblocking meridians to rebalance the body's "Qi" (pronounced "Chee") Most people find that it brings with it a release of physical and emotional tensions, an enhanced sense of relaxation and a renewed sense of wellbeing.
In TCM the soles of the feet contain reflex points which correspond to all parts of the body including internal organs. These areas are arranged in such a way as to form a map of the body in the feet. Users of reflexology have found that the most common outcomes from treatment include a sense of relaxation and an increased ability to cope with stressand anxiety pain relief and with helping to lift mood and promoting a source of wellbeing (source: cancer Research UK website 2014).
Deep Tissue Massage
The Therapist begins by doing a postural analysis and asks about any muscles or trigger points that require special attention.
Deep tissue massage can help ease tension, increase your range of movement and relieve chronic pain. During this type of massage, firmer pressure is used and more specific attention is paid to muscle knots and trigger points.
Cupping therapy uses pressure from vacuum cups to warm up and unblock meridians by clearing away congestion from the soft tissues. It is an excellent treatment for Arthritis, muscle / sinew pain and also Cold and Flu.
Moxibustion works by applying heat to certain locations of the body by using "moxa wool" (a kind of Chinese herb).
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18 Brecknock Rd, Kentish Town, London N7 0DD | Tel: 0207 998 9379 | Mon - Sun : 10am -9pm