Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. It can improve the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process. Acupuncture therapy can help to resolve pain, improve sleep, digestive function and sense of well-being and build up the immune systems for people who have radiotherapy, chemotherapy and post-operation.
Tuina is a therapeutic form of massage and has been used in China for more than 2000 years. It can improve the flow of Qi through the meridian channels and can be used for giving special treatments to people of all ages from infancy to old age. Tuina is very effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries.
Through various hand techniques of Tuina which resemble that of western massage like gliding, kneading, pulling, pressing, rolling , you can enjoy the relaxation of muscles and mind. It can relieve the stiffness and tightness of the muscles.
Reflexology, also called zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands. Foot reflexology can cleanse the body of toxins, increase circulation, improve the health of organs throughout the body. In broad terms, reflexology is intended to reduce generalized stress and help the body achieve a state of deep relaxation and homeostasis.
Cupping is a treatment where fire is used to create a vaccum within glass cups which are then placed on the skin. This treatment is often used for the relief of muscle pain. The cupping will leave a mark which will disappear after a few days.
Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with herb moxa. It can stimulate circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and Qi. This non-invasive technique can be used alone or with the acupuncture treatment. StarCare Health Centre has a lot of experience in using moxibustion with needles to solve many disorders such as chronic muscle pain, ligament injuries and arthritis and women’s problems.