Acupuncture Intro Course
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What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been practiced in Asia for thousands of years, but most notably in China and Japan. There is strong evidence to support assertions that acupuncture may help with the treatment of a range of conditions, such as aches and pains, acute and chronic conditions.
“A growing body of evidence-based clinical research is discovering how the body responds to acupuncture and its benefits for a wide range of common health conditions. A lot of people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains, such as osteoarthritis of the knee, TMJ, headaches and lower back pain, or for common health problems like an overactive bladder. Other people choose acupuncture when they can feel their bodily functions are out of balance, but they have no obvious diagnosis. And many have regular treatments because they find it so beneficial and relaxing” [source: British Acupuncture Council]
Acupuncture is based on the belief that illness can occur when the flow of energy known as Qi or chi in the body becomes stagnant. During the acupuncture treatment, very fine needles are carefully inserted into specific acupuncture points, which are located on different areas of the body, usually on meridian pathways, to restore the flow of Qi and encourage the body’s own healing process. This holistic approach focuses on you as an individual, not your illness, as all symptoms are seen in relation to each other.
What’s it like to have Acupuncture at Chi Yu?
Your acupuncturist will conduct a comprehensive consultation before the start of a course of acupuncture sessions, especially if it is your first ever session at chi yu. It is necessary to establish your general medical and health history, to understand your condition or conditions and the main associated symptoms. Other factors like your lifestyle, including diet and exercise, and your sleeping quality are also asked about in order to establish an holistic picture of your overall wellbeing.
Next your acupuncturist will take your pulses as well as an examination of your tongue, which together can reveal the quality of your Qi energy. Now the acupuncturist has enough information to determine which acupuncture points will receive a needle. Needles are sterile, individually packed and used only once. During needle insertion you may feel a quick pricking sensation, which is not usually painful. The length of time the needles remain inserted varies but it is usually for several minutes in order to allow the treatment to take effect. Your acupuncturist may insert needles into different points for each session depending on how the condition is responding to treatment. Removal of needles is quick and painless.
After the treatment, your acupuncturist will advise, as necessary, lifestyle or dietary changes so that the effect of the treatment will be longer lasting and enhance your well-being as a whole. Each session can last from 30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on the concerns and conditions. Acupuncture can be combined with other therapies, such as cupping or heat treatment or massage, which could help boost effectiveness.
All of our acupuncturists are professionally qualified, highly trained, experienced but most importantly they are genuinely passionate about supporting our clients well-being. Find out more about our therapists here.
Please feel free to contact us if you would more information about acupuncture or make an appointment request, please call, email or enquire through our website, contact details below:
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The owner of chi yu wellness centre, Mami, is an experienced acupuncturist as well as highly qualified complementary practitioner with many years of successful practice and thousands of happy clients who have benefitted from her healing touch. Watch Mami’s video below about acupuncture at chi yu. (Also in Japanese and Chinese)
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Mami Tsang, owner and complementary practitioner of chi yu, contributed to the blog of Healing Holidays by explaining the Benefits of Acupuncture, excerpt below:
Acupuncture has been practiced in China for thousands of years as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is based on the belief that illness can occur when the flow of life force energy known as Qi, which runs through the body in meridians or channels, become stagnant. During the acupuncture treatment, very fine sterile needles are carefully inserted into specific acupuncture points located on different areas of the body to restore the flow of Qi and in turn restore health.
Acupuncture has been known to treat a range of health conditions. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are over 40 different conditions and symptoms that are treated effectively by acupuncture, including rheumatoid arthritis, nausea, TMJ, headache, menstrual pain, and lower back pain. Based on scientific evidence, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) also recommends acupuncture as a treatment for chronic lower back pain, chronic tension headaches and migraines. Read more
Mami’s profile in Healing Holidays, click here
Watch our video explaining what it’s like to have acupuncture at chi yu
Read Article by: Sarah Vine, Daily Mail 24/08/2015 here.
In this article, Sarah Vine, experiences facial acupuncture for the first time as a more pleasant and safer alternative to Botox.
Watch Our Video About Facial Acupuncture as featured in the article
Article by: Carolyn Faulder, Metro 09/10/2014
The article featured one the Eminence Facials using the natural products by Eminence Organics Skincare. The roots of Éminence Organic Skincare began in Hungary more than 50 years ago. Family knowledge of the beneficial properties of fruits, herbs and spices spanned several generations. This unique awareness of medicinal plants has been enhanced with the latest skincare innovations, to produce a range that is true to both organic enthusiasts and results-oriented clients.
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Watch Our Video of the Eminence Facial at Chi Yu
Article by: Amelia
Vad: Den japanska behandlingen chidoriya.
Om behandlingen: Fantastiskt vackert rum, makalöst skicklig terapeut, ljuvlig japansk musik och underbara produkter. Det är svårt att hålla räkningen på alla steg och ingredienser när jag får en gedigen välbehags-upplevelse.
Så går det till: Behandlingen görs med bland annat nötigt doftande risgroddar, massage med små silkeskokonger, grönt matchate, samt hudstärkande puder av pulvriserade pärlor. Effekten satt i länge – världsklass!
“Small but perfectly formed”
Read Article by: Evening Standard Online 20/07/2012 here
This article conveyed the experience of having an Eminence Facial at chi Yu. The facial is based the award winning natural skincare products by Eminence Organics. The roots of Éminence Organic Skincare began in Hungary more than 50 years ago. Family knowledge of the beneficial properties of fruits, herbs and spices spanned several generations. This unique awareness of medicinal plants has been enhanced with the latest skincare innovations, to produce a range that is true to both organic enthusiasts and results-oriented clients.
Watch Our Video on the Eminence Facial at Chi Yu as feature in the article
Article Posted by: Natalya, FILTHYGORGEOUSMAKEUP 08/05/2012
“A few weeks ago I was kindly invited to attend an event at the Chi Yu Wellness centre to hear all about their latest nutritional products from Well Well Well and test out a few of their most popular treatments.
If you were wondering where the name of this spa comes from “chi yu” actually means ‘healing’ in Japanese. ‘Shizen chiyu ryoku’ means the body’s self-healing ability. The centre is very much targeted at improving your state of physical well being using a mix of modern western and traditional Japanese methods, which are reflected in the spa’s contemporary, yet classic Japanese interiors. The are five treatment rooms (including a double treatment room), which are individually themed to reflect the ethos of chi yu and provide a tranquil environment. Chi Yu also incorporates a wellbeing boutique, where you can purchase a selection of skin care, teas, supplements, candles and other luxury home & travel accessories.” Read more (article link) or PDF version.
Watch our video about Acupuncture as mentioned in the article
My feet are always tired. From running around town to walking to and from work daily, I’m convinced my feet would sleep for a few months if they were given the chance. I dragged them along to the urban zen of Chi-Yu Wellness Spa situated behind Marble Arch in London for a spot of reflexology. I had read nothing but amazing reviews of reflexology, and how it can pinpoint problem areas in the rest of your body so I was excited but anxious; could my therapist tell that I eat far too much chocolate or bemoan the fact my pedicures are less than frequent? Luckily not, but instead she could tell that I suffer from minor digestive problems (I do), I have tension in my left shoulder (again, guilty) and even that I often hold my true thoughts inside (spooky, as yes, I do). In basic terms, reflexology is a wonderful, revitalising, soothing foot massage but if you want it to at Chi-Yu, it goes a lot deeper than that. If you are having any health problems, even something as run of the mill as a cold, tell the reflexologist and they can focus their attention on the corresponding area of your foot.
I left the Chi-Yu Wellness Spa with a definite spring in my step plus was shown which part of my foot attributed to my digestive system – no more bad tum for me.
Have you experienced reflexology?
Watch our video about Reflexology as featured in the review
Article details: Stylist Magazine, Issue 118 21/03/2012
The article features Craniosacral Therapy, Acupressure and Reflexology. Our videos below provides an overview of these complementary therapies.
With the Chinese New Year celebrations over, it’s time to get serious: 2012 is the Year of the Water Dragon, a year that is destined for many of us to kick annoying bad habits, have a stronger sense of empathy towards others and encourage us to co-operate with natural energies, rather than fighting them.
Get to harnessing this energy and make it a year to remember with the Chi Yu Wellness Centre in London, which has created a range of treatments to do just that. From an Oriental Aromatherapy Massage, using essential oils to balance the five elements, to the Blueberry Bliss Firming Body Treatment, which builds on the water element of the dragon sign to hydrate the body. If you fancy getting your chi on, find out more about the centre’s treatments – and how they can help to make this your best year yet – by visiting the Chi-Yu website here.
The troubles of the outside world seem to melt away as you walk into Chi Yu wellness centre, and owner Mami Tsang offers you a cup of refreshing Japanese tea designed to refresh and soothe your inner chi.
The centre, which offers oriental and healing therapies, opened six months ago at 36 George Street and offers a range of treatments, from acupuncture to massage to reflexology.
I’m here for the centre’s signature treatment, the Chi Yu Integrated Therapy. It combines a range of different therapies to suit your specific needs and can help you feel relaxed or energised. Read more.
Watch our video of the signature Chi Yu Integrated Therapy as featured in the review