Techniques

As well as acupuncture points the treatment may also include moxa, Electro-acupuncture, Cupping, ear acupuncture or magnets, guasha, Swedish Massage, Shiatsu, Bach Flowers Remedies. Advice on nutrition and lifestyle as well as Qi-ong exercises may also be recommended.

 

Moxa


Lola may use moxa (the herb 'mugwort') in your tratment. This is the process of burning the herb over the acupuncture points, either on the needle, as a stick or in a box. It is used to warm and relax the muscles and to invigorate the circulation around the body and tonify Qi (energy). This is excellent for weaker patients, to bring warmth to the body or for chronic arthritis.

 

Cupping Prince Charles

 

Cupping

Lola may use cupping during your treatment. Vacuum jars are placed strategically on the body in order to move stagnation and congestion in the soft tissues, and energy channels of the body. This is very good for muscle pain, colds and flu, and immune deficiency.

 

electro acupuncture

 

Electro Acupuncture

Electro acupuncture stimulates the points linked to your symptoms to help restart the flow of energy. Two needles are placed around the point while a machine delivers a small electrical impulse to them. The therapeutic goal is to promote the circulation of Qi and stimulate healing. From a Western medicine perspective, electro-acupuncture works by stimulating muscles, nerves, circulation of essential substances, nutrient delivery to damaged tissues, and by removing inflammatory chemicals. Lola may use electro when it is appropriate for the patient.

 

guacha technique

 

Guasha

Lola will use guasha when appropriate for the patients. It involves vigorous rubbing of the skin to increase blood flow and clear stagnant energy.

 

 

Shiatsu and Massage

Lola trained as a shiatsu practitioner in 1994 and in Swedish massage in 1999. This technique may be use when appropriate to the patient in order to relieve muscle tension, stimulate acupressure points, open energy meridians and stimulate the flow of energy.

 

Nutrition

Lola studied western and Chinese medicine at university as part of her degree. Diet is essential in maintaining good health as food has got healing properties. Lola will give simple and easy to follow guidance in nutrition and in accordance to your diagnosis.

 

ear acupuncture

 

Ear Acupuncture

Is mainly used for stress management, relaxation and as a general tonic. It is very effective for the treatment of drug withdrawal, cravings, compulsive behaviour disorders, tension, insomnia, fatigue, PMT, irritability, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, Cancer care for side effects of medication and hot flushes, coming out of prescribed medication or instead of medication. Lola uses ear acupuncture, alongside body acupuncture, when appropriate for the patient.