Acupuncture | Chinese Herbs | Crystal Healing | Qigong
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) defines health as being the harmonious relationship between the Heaven, the Earth and the Man. This means that there needs to be balance between the body, the environment and our spirituality. It’s easy to see why so few of us meet these criteria in a world of air conditioning, jet travel and fast foods.
TCM has a recorded history of over 2000 years and the detailed theory of how the body functions is as relevant now as it was then.
When we understand the effect of the influences of food, emotions, the seasons, work habits, medications etc, it is easier to have more control over our own health.
We treat people, not diseases.
TCM has its own complete and self-contained description of the body and its functions. Its theories of physiology cannot and should not be compared with Western medicine. Neither view negates the other, but it is best not to try and mix or cross reference one to the other.
Chinese Medicine believes that disease progresses from the outside to the inside, from the “Qi (energetic) level to the Blood (organic) level”. This explains how a person can have symptoms and feel sick but no organic disease is detected with western medical tests. How often do we hear “there is nothing wrong with you”! A TCM practitioner can treat disease at the Qi level, well before organ damage has occurred.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
We will assess your state of health by feeling the pulse at each wrist and by observing the colour and form of your face, tongue and body. This information is interpreted in the context of your present health and past medical history, work and living habits, physical environment, family history and emotional state. Every sign and symptom is only understood and interpreted in relationship to all the others.
Treatment may include acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbs, diet, Qigong, exercise and massage. The number of treatments needed will depend on the nature and duration of your complaint. Once health and balance have been regained, advice on preventative measures will help you keep and maintain control of your own health and wellbeing.
Chinese herbal medicine comes in many forms, such as:
Raw Herbs which need to be decocted for 30 – 60minutes.
Powders which need to be dissolved in hot water
Pills or capsules
Chinese herbs have a long history of safety when prescribed correctly and taken according to instructions. They do not work if you don’t take them.
There are now many studies done on the interactions between Western medicines and Chinese herbs so it is not necessary to immediately stop taking your Western medications
At Menla Clinic no endangered species of plants or animals are used.
And YES, they taste awful!
Crystal Bed Therapy is a healing method devised by the spiritual healers that work through the Brazilian medium, Joao de Deus, John of God. It is used to rejuvenate, reorder and balance our energy, chakras and channels. Only then can true physical and spiritual healing happen.
A Crystal Bed has 7 pure and highly polished Vogel cut quartz crystals suspended about 30cms above as you lie face up on a massage couch. Each crystal has been cut to resonate at a specific frequency and each one is positioned above one of the 7 chakras of the human body. Different colours relate to the different coloured vibrations of the chakras, radiating light and energy to each chakra.
Ultimately Qigong is a state of being one with the universe. This is our natural state. Qigong is a way of bringing our entire being back in harmony with the natural world, whereas most of us are in the habit of trying to change the natural world to fit in with ourselves. The discipline of Qigong teaches us how to forget the distractions and remember our original nature.