Fed up with not being able to run? Need an injury to heal quickly before an upcoming event? You want to do everything you can to get fit again. Don’t just push on and injure yourself further. We can help.
“I am so grateful for the treatment I received which has been very successful. I was in a great deal of pain and had tried everything under the sun to stop it, finally turning to Richard. His professional approach and obvious knowledge put my mind at rest immediately and his positive attitude to my problem was a major force in my rehabilitation. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.”
– Christopher J.
Using the best of traditional Chinese medicine and modern medical acupuncture approaches, we can select the best techniques tailored to your needs. Fine, sterile needles cause your body to release its own natural painkillers, deactivate pain pathways in the brain and improve blood flow to the injured area.
Chinese medical massage (known as tui na) offers a huge range of techniques that can be strong and moving or nourishing and warming, depending what you need. It can help open joints and improve blood flow, release muscular tension and trigger points and much more. We’ll often use this while the needles are doing their thing.
Cupping and Gua Sha
Cupping uses suction to create a kind of ‘reverse massage’ where, rather than compressing the tissues, they are pulled upward and separated. Gua Sha uses a rounded instrument to gently scrape the tissues. They can both move stagnation, break up adhesions in the fascia and promote blood flow.
Qigong (pronounced ‘Chee Gung’) is a system of exercises that work with posture, movement, breathing and mindfulness. Similar to tai chi, the aim is to improve awareness of the internal state of the body, release tension and improve flow. It also incorporates stretches and strengthening exercises which can help recovery and prevent further injury.
Mixing kung fu medicine with modern science, our mission is to get you back to doing what you love as quickly as possible.
“I sprained my wrist quite badly and was up most of the night in agony. I had acupuncture the following morning and almost immediately after the needles went in, my experience of the pain changed completely. It was still sore, but the pain was suddenly manageable and I was able to relax. I went to sleep straight after the treatment and my wrist went on to heal quicker than any sprain I’ve ever had before. I’ll come straight for acupuncture next time I have an injury.”
– James C.