Laser acupuncture treatment and smoking

 “I went for the treatment, which was relaxing and pleasant. Afterwards, I had no withdrawal symptoms, no stress and no desire to have a cigarette – Six years and counting!” Laser acupuncture therapy, can be thought of as one variation on ‘Acupuncture without the Needles’. It can be a very effective treatment for chronic pain,...

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Detoxify and relax with the raindrop technique

 “It’s as gentle as acupuncture; but as effective as a deep tissue massage. I left feeling blissful and slept like a baby.” This individual is referring to Raindrop Technique Therapy (RT) – an increasing popular alternative to a full body massage – using medicinal essential oils. RT has been shown to benefit clients who suffer...

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Animal Acupuncture: Holistic therapy for pets

“I see the limited therapeutic options for animals when standard treatments don’t work. Acupuncture is natural, and there are no major side effects or interference with pharmaceutical prescriptions.” Veterinary acupuncturist Sharlene McInnes Wallace is based in Wellington, New Zealand. Having initially studied acupuncture for humans, McInnes Wallace was inspired to return to her first love...

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Reiki therapy

“Energy is all around us. What Reiki does is give you a very positive life force energy, to dispel the negative.” As a practitioner of both Reiki and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Sharon Conroy uses Reiki as a complementary therapy alongside acupuncture, cupping, or Chinese massage. She feels incorporating Reiki into her base treatments goes...

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Stone and Mineral Therapy

“It just brings an extra element of energy to their lives, one that maybe they didn’t have before.” Momoko Marble Primrose Hill is a Crystal Healing consultant, based in London, England. As part of her service, she pairs her clients with specific stones and minerals to match their physical or emotional healing concerns. Often her...

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Cupping Therapy

When it comes to the Traditional Chinese Medicine technique of “cupping” you can even have it with fire, if you are so inclined. Cupping is a relaxing, effective and time-honoured method for treating a multitude of ailments including muscle and back pain, arthritis, respiratory issues, migraines, infertility and circulatory imbalances. The technique applies cups of...

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ABCs of acupuncture

It is 10 a.m. and acupuncturist Sharon Conroy has a full day ahead of her. This is typical for the ten-year veteran of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as acupuncture has become one of the most popular modalities of alternative or complementary therapy utilized in the treatment of chronic pain and injury. Years ago, the treatment...

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