We have a number of smaller specialisations which we teach and these can be used as a healing art in their own right or be used in conjunction with other arts to increase the speed in which healing takes place. When used in the correct circumstances can have dramatically quick healing results. Many of these have been personally and orally handed down as part of the family tradition and even today are orally passed onto students.
Moxa is used either with Acupuncture needles or on its own and works to introduce heat into the body systems via the acupuncture points. There are many types of moxa and treatments and we teach traditional chinese Moxa as well as Japanese handed down family moxa systems.
Cupping uses glass cups which are heated to create a warm vacuum when placed on the skin and can help in multiple ways. The vacuum acts as a reverse massage helping to separate the layers of tissues from compression and reduce stagnation of the body and organs by removing toxins. They also act as a diagnostic showing if there are issues and if so where they are located and the type of issue it is. Use of cupping first can half the number of required treatments of other healing arts.
Herbal medicine is often combined with acupuncture or other therapies to help strengthen the effectiveness of a treatment although it can also be used on its own. A practitioner of herbal medicine uses other signs and symptoms such as those found in your tongue and pulse to form a diagnosis. The common cold, for example, maybe diagnosed and herbs which dispel wind and warm the cold may be prescribed. Herbs are usually raw or can be provided in a powder form to make a tea as well as being supplied as a pill form.
Gua Sha is the use of horn or jade as well as other materials to scrape over the skin or go deeper into the muscles, tendons and fiborous tissues to remove stagnation and blockages within the body.
We have a range of orally taught specific healing techniques which have been passed down as a family tradition and cover items such as specific manipulations many from battlefield experience, tendon stretchng and releasing as well as specific Japanese acupuncture techniques and healing.