At Vital Energetic, we provide a complete and wholistic system of health care whereby ancient and modern treatment modalities are combined with exercise, diet, and lifestyle advice that are tailored to the individual person, creating a therapeutic approach with emphasis on health enhancement and prevention of illness.
Channels are conduits for blood, fluid and Qi. Each one of these channels passes through one or more organs to form a web structure connecting all parts of the body. Acupuncture points lie on these channels and could reflect internal organ conditions through physiology or disease. Just as there are a vast variety of manifestations of illness, so there are an immeasurable number of points. Hair thin needles are inserted into these points to enliven the body’s self-curative capability to relieve pain, resolve internal organ problems and diseases, and strengthen immunity.
Cosmetic acupuncture is safe and is an excellent alternative to surgery and injections. Applied together with traditional therapies such as gua sha and cupping, it works by: - stimulating collagen production to soften wrinkles and rejuvenate dull skin. - encouraging lymphatic drainage to remove toxins, reduce water retention and puffiness. - improving skin tone by firming and lifting weakened muscle fibres and releasing tight muscle tensions. - improving blood circulation and distributing uneven fat. - enlivening the body’s self-curative capability to improve overall health and strengthen immunity. Recommended 8-12 treatments in total, 1-2 times per week.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is attested by its sustained and rich history of development, use and research. The Chinese Materia Medica is primarily plant based, inclusive of seeds, leaves, flowers, stems, roots and barks. Chosen for their properties and functions, herbal formulas are carefully matched to the individual’s presenting condition in order to help restore balance and harmony to disrupted functions and to maintain health.
Seeds are potent with life and therapeutic properties that can help alleviate symptoms of ill health. The type of seed selected for treatment depends on the individual’s constitution and presenting condition. The seeds are applied on specific points on the hand and/or ear corresponding to the diseased area.
TCM Diet Therapy
Diet and lifestyle habits play a significant role in disease formation. After a thorough assessment (detailed questioning, pulse and tongue analyses), dietary and lifestyle guidelines are prescribed best suited to the individual's body constitution, in order to hasten the resolution of disease, strengthen immunity and prevent illness.
Remedial massage is a systematic assessment and care of soft tissues of the body for the purposes of rehabilitation, pain and injury management. Lymphatic Drainage is a light massage that encourages the natural circulation and drainage of lymph from tissue spaces, purification and return of lymph to the cardiovascular system. Benefits include improved blood circulation, oxygenation and nutrient supply, increased capacity to remove wastes, reduced oedema, reduced tension and pain, increased joint mobility, and stronger immunity.
Incorrect posture, scar tissue, trauma and repetitive injury create uneven surface tension on myofascia that distorts our structural alignment, which can negatively impact on our functional abilities. Realigning and releasing fascia and related soft tissues can guide and return disorganised structures to its optimal balance. Benefits include pain reduction, greater mobility, stability and flexibility.
Moxibustion is a therapy whereby moxa (processed Artemisia Vulgaris) is burned directly on or over selected areas of the skin. It warms the channels, disperses cold and moves Qi and Blood in order to resolve disease, strengthen immunity and prevent illness.
Gua Sha applies unidirectional press-strokes with an instrument to warm the skin and raise Sha (petechiae). It is a form of counteractive therapy that assists in relieving pain, internal inflammation and blood congestion, and hastening the resolution of disease. The colour of Sha and rate of fading depend on the patient’s condition, generally Sha fades away within three days to a week.
Cupping uses the vacuum force created by a flame, after which the cups are applied to the surface of the body, drawing and holding onto the skin and superficial muscles. It has similar therapeutic properties as Gua Sha.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Care
For thousands of years, TCM has emphasised preventative and specialised care for women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum recovery. This period of time is a window of opportunity for strengthening both the mother and baby. It is crucial for women to be adequately looked after during this delicate time, otherwise problems which occur during pregnancy may continue to affect the health of the mother and/or child long after childbirth. To help promote foetal and maternal health, we offer a range of services which include pregnancy acupuncture and massage, postpartum acupuncture and mother warming (moxibustion).