Chinese medicine (CM) dates back over 2000 years. It includes acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine amongst other things.
Chinese medicine focuses on good health that relies on maintaining and restoring balance. Chinese medicine takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function while focusing as much attention on the prevention of illness as it does on the treatment of disease.
When healthy, there is an abundant supply of Qi or ‘life energy’. This flows through our body’s meridians, which are a network of unseen channels through the body.
Qi can become blocked or there can be an inadequate supply to the body. This can result from:
- poor diet
- environmental conditions
- and other lifestyle factors.
In this modern world, we tend to live a yang lifestyle, busy and often full of stress. A yin yoga practice can serve as the antidote to our yang lifestyle. While we never want to be completely yin, true health and wellbeing comes from the practice of balancing the yin and yang, passive and active, calming and stimulating.
And that’s why Yin & Pin is so special, as an hour of yin yoga leaves you feeling calm and relaxed. Acupuncture can then stimulate certain acupuncture points to facilitate the body’s natural healing mechanism, applying the duality of calming and stimulating.
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile, single use needles into specific sites on our body called acupuncture points. These points function to clear any blockages’ and encourage the normal flow of Qi through the body. We use single use filiform needles, which are solid, extremely fine, stainless steel needles.