One or more of the ancilliary techniques listed below may enhance the effects of your treatment. I will always discuss any ancillary techniques with you prior to their use to ensure you are happy for me to proceed.
In certain circumstances I like to use Moxibustion (Moxa) to enhance the effects of acupuncture treatment. Moxa involves the gentle warming of acupuncture points and other areas of the body by the burning of a Chinese Herb. This treatment can make the room a little smoky but many people like the aroma. acupuncture suffolk
Stress, overwork and other lifestyle factors lead to held muscle tension and impairment of the circulation of blood, tissue fluids and vital energy. Glass Cups are gently warmed with a flame and then placed on the body in order to form a vacuum that promotes the restoration of circulation to the area.
This technique, which involves rubbing the skin with a Gua sha tool, has a similar effect to Cupping. It might be used for example to work closer to the skin's surface, or on an area such as an elbow joint where it would be difficult to place a Cup. acupuncture suffolk
About NADA protocol (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association)
The NADA protocol is a form of auricular acupuncture that was designed to aid recovery from substance misuse. Because it has been found to have a highly calming effect on the mind it is now becoming widely used for stress, anxiety and panic disorder, trauma recovery in communities following major catastrophes, aiding recovery from psychiatric medications dependency, relaxation in young people with behavioural disorders, smoking cessation, and ameliorating side effects from drug treatment in cancer. The protocol is known to have a calming effect on the central nervous system. acupuncture suffolk
The NADA protocol is generally used in a group setting which makes it a highly affordable alternative to other treatments. acupuncture suffolk