Chinese Practitioners may not ask very many questions and depending on your ailment may only take your pulse and look at your tongue. However, in some circumstances a full, longer Consultation may be needed.
The practice of inserting very fine, single use, sterile needles into the skin to stimulate acupoints for therapeutic purposes. Acupuncture has been practiced in China and the Far East for thousands of years as an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a safe and effective system of healing that can be used to treat people of all ages with a wide range of illnesses.
"I had a muscles spasm in my lower back from an injury at the gym. I was in so much pain, it seemed as though all the muscles in my lower back has seized up. I went to see a physio for two session to ease the pain however the pain just kept coming back. I came for acupunture and I felt results straight away. With acupuncture the swelling in my lower back went down straight away and I was able to walk around go back to work the next day. I believe that without it my recovery time would have been much longer."– A M
Tuina (Deep Tissue Medical Massage)
Tuina translates loosely into "push-grasp". Physically, it is the pressing and kneading with palms, fingertips, knuckles to help the body to remove blockages along the meridians of the body and stimulates the flow of qi and blood to promote healing, similar to principles of acupuncture and acupressure. Tuina's massage-like techniques range from light stroking to deep-tissue work which would be considered too vigorous or too painful for a recreational or relaxing massage.
"I am a professional footballer at Fulham FC and I play for the U18s. I've experienced lower back pain for most of my life and began noticing it more when playing fulltime a year ago. Ever since having regular acupuncture and massage I've noticed big improvements in my back and it's hurting much less nowadays."– M.F
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine seeks to restore the balance of Yin and Yang and restore Qi energy. All our Herbal Medicine is prescribed on a case-by-case basis by our Herbalist, Caroline Cai, and we have over 400 well-sourced Herbs. Our Herbal Medicine Remedies are freshly prepared and cooked by us in easy to use daily packets. There is no need to cook the Herbs yourself! – more about our Chinese Herbal Medicine
"Having tried for almost a three years to become pregnant, I turned to Chinese Medicine as a last resort before embarking on IVF treatment. After a 6 week course of accupuncture, massage and Chinese teas — I'm pregnant!! I can't thank you enough!"– Z (Thank you card)
Fire cupping is a method of applying acupressure by creating a vacuum next to the patient's skin. The therapy is used to relieve "stagnation".
"The main benefits are encouraging the inflammatory response of the body and speeding up muscular and soft tissue recovery after injury and strain. Cupping therapy has widened significantly though in the last few years and newer techniques are being used for conditions and diseases away from sports therapy such as migraines and eczema." – BBC article
Reflexology (Foot massage)
The practice of massaging, squeezing, or pushing on parts of the feet with the goal of encouraging a beneficial effect on other parts of the body.
An traditional therapy utilizing moxa, or mugwort herb. The moxa is used to warm regions and acupuncture points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and qi.
Acupuncture points on the ear, for various conditions
A treatment to assist the natural clearing of earwax from a person's ear by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal
In China, Tea, as well as being a great refreshment, is considered to have health and healing qualities and is often used as part of a patients treatment. Good quality green tea is very good for helping your health.
We also provide Specialist Teas for various conditions.
TCM is a holistic understanding of the human body that has been tried, tested and proven over 4,000 years of practice. If you require any more information about any of our treatments please contact us.
We treat a variety of issues and conditions at Contemporary Chinese Therapy. Please get in touch to see if we can help you!
We use Acupuncture, Tuina (medical massage), Chinese Herbal Medicine and Qi Gong. Current medical research has shown that Acupuncture and Medical Massage helps to relax, relieve tension and improves well-being!