Needles, Electro-acupuncture, Cupping, Moxa, Massage & Mobilisation 

 


Needles are usually used to manipulate the flow of Qi. Sometimes though, additional forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may be suggested. All treatments are explained and discussed and nothing is ever 'done' without the patient's consent.

Electro-acupuncture and/or cupping are used to move stuck Qi and help expel pathogens. Electro-acupuncture involves the use of gentle electric currents and cupping involves glass cups which are attached to the skin by means of a vaccuum. Sometimes the skin is oiled and the cups are slid over the skin to create a deep relaxing massage. 

Moxa is a warming and nourishing herb that smoulders gently when lit. It may be used in various ways - small cones can be placed directly on the skin, a moxa 'stick' may be 'pecked' or moved over the skin and sometimes moxa is burned whilst it's attached to the needles.  People who 'feel the cold' deep inside themselves often suit moxa.

Susie also uses massage and Full Movement Method (FMM) mobilisation techniques to help people with musculo-skeletal (especially back) problems.