JC Acupressure is founded on the principle of Eastern traditional healing through a variety of treatments and services. We offer our patients a variety of treatments that are intended to improve their way of living and make their lives calmer and healthier. Get in touch with us today and find the right treatment for you.
What is Acupressure?
Acupressure is a Eastern pressure technique used for over 5,000 years.
Acupressure massage uses applied pressure with thumbs, fingers, palms and elbow to the energy meridians and pressure points.
The massage helps relieve pain, boosts the immune system, reduces tension in muscles, improves circulation and promotes a deep state of relaxation. It also prevents and cure illnesses.
How is it achieved?
Acupressure boosts your lymphatic system, increasing disease-fighting white blood cells, as well as lowering stress hormone levels.
With a strong immune system, naturally your body will eliminate any pains and illnesses making it one of the most affordable and enjoyable ways to stay healthy.
What is Cupping?
Cupping has been practised for thousands of years for the treatment of disease and pain.
It is a form of acupressure that focuses on the movement of blood, energy (called Qi) and body fluids, such as lymph - which circulates around the body's tissues.
Cupping stimulate flow of blood, lymph and Qi to the affected area. Usage include relieving pain in the muscles, especially back pain from stiffness or injury, and clearing congestion in the chest, which can occur with colds and flu.
What is moxibustion?
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Moxa is used to strengthen the immune system, to warm the body and to bring more Qi and blood flow to an area. Moxa is especially useful for the treatment of pain.
How it's done ?
The therapist takes a number of glass cups, which look like small fish bowls and let it vacuum on the skin. The suction anchors the cup to the body and the area of skin covered is drawn up a few millimetres into the cup. The cups are then left on the body whilst the area beneath is treated and the energy, or qi, is moved.
How it's done?
A practitioners generally hold a burning moxa stick close to, but not touching, the surface of the skin.In this method, the moxa material is compressed into a stick or pole, looking not unlike an oversized cigar that can be lit and allowed to smolder, producing a unique form of very penetrating heat.
The smoldering moxa stick is held over specific areas, often, though not always, corresponding to certain acupuncture points.