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Pregnancy Massage, a Future Mothers Best Gift

Pregnancy is an important life changing time for a woman. Regardless of if it is your fist time becoming a mother or you already have experienced it, every pregnancy is unique and can be felt as a completely new experience every time. Your hormones are working hard to prepare you physically, mentally and emotionally for…


What is Remedial Massage?

What is remedial massage? Here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know. There’s nothing better than having your creaky muscles eased with a great massage, is there? Only problem is: there are so many different types of massages to choose from. Swedish, hot stone, reflexology, lymphatic drainage… how are you meant to choose the right massage…


What is Herbal Medicine

HOW IS HERBAL MEDICINE DIFFERENT FROM CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE? The primary focus of the herbalist is to treat people as individuals irrespective of the disease or condition they have, and to stimulate their innate healing power through the use of such interventions as herbs, diet, and lifestyle. The primary focus of conventional physicians is to attack…


What is Moxibustion

The term moxibustion derives from the name of the wormwood plant most frequently used, Artemisia moxa, or (Japanese) A. mogusa. Acupuncture and moxibustion are sometimes used in combination for the treatment of disease and for anesthesia. From ancient times, the Chinese believed that burning or heating certain points on the body increased circulation “full-bloodedness” and…


What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Cosmetic acupuncture is a non-invasive treatment that involves using acupuncture to improve skin and fight the aging process. Sometimes referred to as an “acupuncture facelift” or “facial rejuvenation,” cosmetic acupuncture often is used as an alternative to surgical facelifts and other conventional procedures said to reverse signs of aging in the skin. Proponents claim that cosmetic…