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24th February 2020

Acupuncture: Ancient Technique Alongside Modern Science

What modern acupuncture can do for you

Though Classical TCM (traditional Chinese Medicine) has been practiced for over 3000 years. But modern systems of scalp acupuncture have evolved alongside Neuroscience to combine the benefits of ancient and modern wisdom.

Scalp acupuncture is a gentle yet powerful technique. It often shows instant results, especially with regards to pain, mobility or movement.  Very fine needles are used, and no painful needle stimulation is necessary.

YNSA Scalp Acupuncture has been proven to help:

  • Stroke
  • Paralysis
  • Allergies
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Mobility and movement
  • Neurological diseases
  • Psychological disorders
  • Women’s health and fertility

Immune System and Allergies

As spring will slowly be knocking at the door soon our energy is shifting. The windy weather can be a challenge to our lungs and immune system. Acupuncture is fantastic for boosting your immune system and recovering from flu & colds. This is a good time to start preparing for a healthy hayfever season to reduce the symptoms.  Acupuncture and scalp acupuncture can reduce puffy eyes and running noses.

Headache and Migraine

Acupuncture can offer great relief from headaches and migraines.  Following consultation and a Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis, we can treat the root cause to prevent recurrence

Possible causes:

  • Emotional stress
  • Muscular tension
  • Diet and digestive issues
  • Hormones

Symptoms can be cyclical, so we need to get to the root of that imbalance.

Acupuncture for Children

Children can be responsive to gentle, minimal treatment. Issues and imbalances can be treated in a simple way, before they become deeper seated. Medications and their side effects can complicate the balance, or other compounding situations that we often see in adult or chronic issues.

Shonishin is the main technique for children. It takes advantage of their sensitivity to rebalance their energy. Usually, it doesn’t even involve needles; it involves stroking and tapping certain points to rebalance the meridians.

The aim of treatment is to

  • Fortify vital energy
  • Strengthen constitution
  • Help symptoms to naturally improve
  • A greater sense of well-being,
  • Strengthen natural healing abilities to make the child less prone to illness.

Shonishin offers a safe and viable alternative to pharmaceuticals in the treatment of a wide range of problems from behavioural and emotional imbalances to physical conditions.

It has been used in treating infants and children afflicted with:

  • Colic and digestive health problems
  • ADHD
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Eczema

In older children problems can be more difficult. Specific gentle acupuncture techniques employing specialised needles may be used to supplement the general Shonishin treatment. Alternatively, another tool used is modern Cold Laser Acupuncture.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Unlike Botox or fillers cosmetic acupuncture is a completely natural treatment. Sessions are designed to enhance circulation to the face, balance the complexion and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Cosmetic acupuncture also helps reduce puffiness, and leave you glowing.This is a lovely, luxurious treatment which combines the positive rebalancing effects of acupuncture with rejuvenating aesthetic results.

A session includes:

  • A holistic, full body treatment
  • The application of a soothing hydrolat
  • Stimulation of points on the face and scalp for lifting
  • Relaxing and stimulating acupressure facial massage with organic oils
  • We may include light facial gua sha, cupping or jade roller

Each treatment is tailored to your individual needs.  As it is a holistic treatment, lifestyle and dietary suggestions may also be recommended.  

Acupuncture is very safe for all ages and stages of life.

It is a powerful and natural tool to help our body to remain healthy and fight illness.

Contact Swissphysio to book your session with Lilja Katanka on 0191 296 0567, read more on our website, or Lilja’s

Published on: 24th February 2020