Please arrive 15 minutes early to have time to complete intake questions and bring in any paperwork or lab results from your GP, if possible. This applies to your first Cold Laser Therapy and Electro-Acupuncture, Wellness Assessment and Healing Diet and Herbal Prescription treatments.For all other treatments or follow-up appointments it is fine to arrive at the appointment time. You do not need to bring anything with you.
Drinking extra water throughout the day after a treatment is suggested to help clear out any toxins that have been released from the body.After a Muscle and Myofascial Release, it is recommended to stretch any prior tight muscles to further solidify the effects of the treatment.
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Far infrared therapy (FIR) is the frequency of invisible light that is generated naturally by the sun. FIR therapy is a type of low energy therapy that takes advantage of the heat generated by waves of energy from the far end of the infrared spectrum to make it the most penetrating in our tissues.
When far infrared waves are applied to water molecules (comprising 70% of our body) these molecules begin to vibrate. This vibration reduces the ion bonds and the eventual breakdown of the water molecules causes encapsulated gasses and other toxic materials to be released to further detox the body. They also give a deeper penetration of heat than conventional heat sources.Infrared therapy can enhance blood circulation, pain relief, wound healing and improve the transport rate of biochemical compounds. It is especially helpful for injuries, muscles aches, back pain, neuralgia, arthritis and other chronic conditions.
Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a safe, non-heating form of Low Level Laser Therapy. It is a Class 3B laser that uses red and near infra-red light frequencies of 808 nm and 650 nm.
This light has been shown in studies to reduce inflammation and pain, while improving soft tissue healing and blood circulation. PBM penetrates 3 to 5cm into the skin and this may activate our mitochondria to reduce oxidative stress and increase cell metabolism and repair.PBM has no known side-effects, although if used inappropriately for an excess amount of time it may cause slight burning or blistering. Goggles are worn at all times when device is in use for extra protection of the eyes. PBM is for cosmetic use only in treatments.
PEMF stands for ‘Pulsed Electro Magnetic Frequency.’ The PEMF machine emits bursts of low-level electromagnetic radiation (the same, safe low amount that our cells naturally use to communicate between each other) to heal damaged tissues, relieve pain, improve immune function, harmonise negative emotions, boost circulation and much more.
PEMF machines work in conjunction with the body’s own recovery processes to relieve pain by restoring cell’s ability to function efficiently to re-align the electric potential of our cells.
PEMF machines were originally developed by NASA and are FDA approved with over sixty years of clinical success and are completely safe. PEMF is NOT the same as high frequency and dangerous EMFs that emerge from electronic devices.PEMF therapy is used for an average of ten minutes for each part of the body needed.
These Eastern medicine therapies all stimulate blood flow to the muscles while relaxing them, reduces areas of pain, and releases toxins built up in the muscles.Moxa uses mugwort, a spongy herb, that is placed on top of an acupuncture needle and then burned, stimulating the effect of the needle. Cupping uses glass cups that are heated and then glided across the back, while gua sha is a scraping technique that can also release trigger points and knots in the muscles.
Acupuncture began in China over 3,000 years ago. It is the use of needles on acupuncture points (points where electro-magnetic energy run throughout the body). There are over 600 acupuncture points in the body that run along electro-magnetic channels, called meridians.Acupuncture aims at harmonizing imbalanced energy before it manifests physically in the body. It specifically works on refining mental patterns of the subconscious, balancing the body’s chakras (main energy centres), boosting the body’s natural electro-magnetic field and immune system, while regulating the flow of biophotons from DNA. In general, acupuncture treatments also stimulate the release of endorphins (your ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters). Acupuncture has been found to:
Electro-acupuncture is a modern form of acupuncture that trains the body to use its own self-healing techniques. After acupuncture needles are inserted to the correct depth, electrodes connect the needles to an electroacupuncture machine that emits specific low frequencies similar to the normal electrical output between cells in the body.
This extra boost of electricity resonates with the body’s natural current to increase the electrical output of damaged cells, enhance normal cell function and improve mitochondria dysfunction. This induces a natural current flow in the tissues, increasing blood flow to the area, stimulating the growth of new, healthy cells, and allowing the cells in the damaged area to repair themselves.Electro-acupuncture particularly helps patients with suffering from:
Acupuncture needles are very thin, about the width of a hair. They are inserted superficially into the skin. It is common to feel a tingling or heavy sensation once the needle is in as energy arrives at that point.Occasionally, a patient may feel a slight pinch on more sensitive areas of the body, but that feeling quickly goes away once the needle is inserted.
Acupuncture releases endorphins, the ‘feel-good’ neurotransmitter. It is common after a treatment to feel less stressed and ‘lighter,’ no matter what condition was treated with acupuncture. Since acupuncture harmonises energy in the body, sometimes after a treatment clients can feel an emotional release or slightly light-headed and sleepy. This is a good sign that energies are being shifted in the body.
Since acupuncture works to harmonise a dysfunctional cells and damaged electrical output in cells, effects may occur in a slow increase of improvement over the course of a few days, or even over the course of a few treatments before improvement of symptoms are felt.While most people feel a marked improvement after an acupuncture treatment, some may feel temporarily slightly worse before feeling better. This is called the “healing crisis,” which results if an acupuncture treatment stirs up previous ailments that had been dormant while the body is making changes to improve health. This is thought of a good thing, as it is very temporary and a sign that the treatment is re-awakening the body’s self healing capabilities and resolving deeper past ailments that also need to be healed.
GP visits typically last an average of seven minutes, and that may also be after waiting weeks for an appointment. Patients are also encouraged to only report one symptom at a time. A Wellness Assessment is a full 60-minute assessment using integrative medicine examine and gain the full picture of a client’s health.
A Wellness Assessment does not replace a GP visit, but if or when the client does visit their GP in the future they will have a better idea of what is important to mention, along with an insight as to which tests they may need to have done.
No, further lab tests are done through the GP. The goal of the Wellness Assessment is to help provide a client with a clearer picture on their health, and provide them with any information that they can they bring up with their GP.This is why client’s will receive their results so that if they wish to seek further care under a GP they can hand them the details of the assessment to help guide them on which further testing is needed.
Cognitive Reprogramming is for anyone at any stage of his or her life. It looks in greater detail the different areas of wellness in your life and how you may want to improve or change them. These areas include: mental, emotional, social, environmental, physical and spiritual wellness.Often times, patients are strong is some areas of wellness in their lives, without realising that other areas of wellness could be improved and thorough techniques on how to make the changes one is looking for in their life.
Medical Guided Imagery is a modern form of healing the body through the mind. The patient is taught specific, visual and breathing healing meditations for their condition, as well as an overall balancing and relaxing meditation for the body.
Guided imagery allows the patient to relax a bit deeper than a regular meditation and allows the subconscious to become more open to accepting positive affirmations or beliefs. It includes both self-hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques. Self-hypnosis creates a physical response in the body to certain affirmations and visualisations, while NLP creates a chemical response in the body, which help the Medical Guided Imagery to improve mental, emotional and physical health.Mindfulness is a simple meditation that focuses solely on your breath as it flows into your body; and observing your thoughts and how you feel in your body in the present moment.
Our diet is vital to our health. Studies have shown that one in five deaths are associated with poor diet, and even the World Health Organisation admits that most major, chronic diseases are diet related (like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, dental disease and cancer). Diet may slow the progression or even reverse the disease in many cases.
There are certain foods and herbs that correspond better to healing the body with particular health ailments than others, which is why it is important to have a personalised healing diet and supplement plan consulted with a professional.https://www.who.int/behealthy/healthy-diet
The effects of a Face and Neck Sculpting treatment can be seen after just one treatment. The facial muscles will be looser and the skin will feel much softer and tighter. The exact effects and how long it lasts depends on age and lifestyle.
Unfortunately, our skin is constantly being bombarded with potentially damaging things and the natural progression of aging, which means that this treatment, although powerful, will likely be needed every few weeks to a few months to maintain results.Typically, for men and women over 35, a Face and Neck Sculpting treatment for maintenance purposes is recommended once a month. For those between the ages of 20 and 35, it is recommended every 2 months. This treatment is not recommended for anyone under 20.
Myofascial Release is a manual therapy technique that focuses on pain believed to arise from myofascial tissues — the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support the muscles. Myofascial pain differs from other types of pain because it originates in "trigger points," which are related to stiff areas within the myofascial tissue.During Myofascial Release Therapy, the trigger points are located that are restricting muscle and joint movements, which contributes to widespread muscle pain. Through the use of gua sha, cupping, PEMF therapy and infrared therapy these trigger points of the myofascia and muscle layers are released and become less restricted and less stiff so that pain eases and circulation flows better to boost oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area.
Slight ‘sha’ marks (tiny broken capillaries) may occur after this treatment for 1-2 days due the treatment releasing the tight fascia and enhancing blood circulation. This is a natural occurrence in the healing process.Due to the release of tight muscles, the muscles may feel a little sore for a day or two. This is a good indication that the muscles are releasing the build-up of toxic lactic acid and the body is adjusting to improved circulation in the area.