Acupuncture reinstates the balance of the circulating Qi, and between the Yin & Yang by focusing on specific points of insertion with needles along the channels that are located on the surface of the skin. These points are easily accessible by needling and acupressure.
Chinese Herbal Medicine assists with acupuncture therapy by reinforcing the homeostatic function of acupuncture. Herbal formulas comprise of ancient combinations of herbs (plant based in Australia) which are used in order to treat conditions of the body. A formula may essentially comprise of 10-15 herbs which Dina tailor makes to suit the individual’s condition. Clinically the same formula is not used to treat the one case it is altered according to the patient’s needs, by adding or subtracting single herbs from classical formulas.
Cupping is another effective modality to stimulate acupuncture points by applying glass cups onto the skin to create a vacuum effect with a purpose of releasing stagnation (congestion) and toxins from the body by enhancing blood circulation to the specific area of the body in which the cups have been placed.
The soothing practice of Moxibustion, (heated Moxa stick which is held in close proximity to the position of the significant needle), encourages further activation of the relevant point/s which Dina may apply in an acupuncture treatment.