The ethos of The Vajrayana Healing Centre is that healing people is an art not just based on science but requires feeling, compassion, understanding and a sense of what you are going through at the time of an appointment.
Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved over thousands of years into a complete holistic health care system. It involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body.
Cupping involves placing glass or plastic jars on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup. The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, remove "heat" and "cold" and pull out toxins that linger in your body's tissues.
Gua sha is performed by rubbing a smooth-edged instrument across the skin surface where a subcutaneous injury or imbalance resides. When treatment is effective, distinctive reddening of the skin, known as sha, is observed. This is a positive response and brings the immediate and lasting benefit of dispelling wind, reducing heat and inflammation, eliminating coldness and releasing pain.
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials are burned near the surface of the skin. Practitioners use moxa to warm regions and meridians points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of Blood and Qi. Moxa typically is applied to places where there is stuck energy or pain, or where the body feels cold. Moxa is used to strengthen the immune system as well.
Chinese massage therapy methods originated from the principle that diseases and illnesses arise due to a deficiency or imbalance in the energy in specific pathways or meridians in the body that represent physiological systems. Through massage energy can be made to flow more harmoniously through these pathways, allowing the body to heal itself.
There are many types of massage therapy; in general terms it is the pressing, rubbing and manipulation of your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep tissue pressure techniques. Read More