FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 

WHAT’S EXPECTED OF ME?

Your Appointment is your gift to yourself. Remember to set aside adequate time for your treatment, set aside the phones and distractions of life. Most of all, we expect you to relax and enjoy your treatment.

When making your appointment, please let us know of any serious medical conditions and your contact details.

 

WHAT IS A HEALTHY PERSON?

A healthy person can be broken down into two aspects; having a strong body and having an alert mind. Health Spring Traditional Chinese Medicine addresses both of these points with their unique treatments, promoting your overall well-being and health. Sound wonderful? Just what you need?

De-stressing and relaxing the mind is the way to peace and longevity.

 

WHAT IS QI?

Qi is the Chinese word for Energy. There are many ways to describe Qi. Some say the easiest way to describe what is Qi is to distinguish between life and death. Where there is life, there is Qi. In death, Qi is no longer present.

Using this simple description, one can ascertain that Qi is the Life Force Energy that we all have.

From a scientific approach, one can describe Qi as a type of bioelectrical force. For example; when looking at respiration within living cells, the general equation is Glucose + Oxygen yields Carbon dioxide + Water (with by products of heat and energy.) It is in these by products of energy that we can define Qi.

 

WHAT ARE CHINESE CUPPING AND SPOONING (GUA SHA) TECHNIQUES?

These techniques have been used for thousands of years, promoting circulation, clearing toxins and stagnant blood circulation, relaxing the area and thus assisting with any pain relief.

Cupping is achieved using a glass ‘cup’ and heating the inside with a naked flame for a short period of time. In doing so, all Oxygen within the glass cup is burnt, creating a vacuum. When this is placed on top of a specific acupuncture point, the skin of the area is painlessly raised slightly into the vacuum created by the cup.

The objective of creating this vacuum is to ‘suck’ and withdraw toxins that have built up in the body which cause illness and pain. By doing so, circulation of the area is harmonised and overall health is promoted.

Spooning is sometimes referred to as scraping, or in Chinese is called Gua Sha, these techniques involve the use of a ceramic spoon, identical to a Chinese Soup Spoon. Other devices may also be used. The aim of spooning to to increase blood supply to the area, again, creating a mild bruising appearance, releasing blocked and stagnant Qi in the local area. This loosens muscles, rectifies the energy flow of the body, and can assist in relieving pain.