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Monica Wing-Yan Bailey

BSc(Hons) Acupuncture; MBAcC; Lic.Ac; MIFPA; APDHA

What is moxibustion? 
What is Classical Chinese Medicine?
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing.
In our clinic, we use smokeless moxa which does not create smoke but good enough to penetrate the channel to induce effective treatment.
“Classical Chinese medicine” (傳統中醫) is a holistic medical system CCM is an ancient medical system in China, which is based on theoretical understanding from huand di nei jing, shang han lun, wang bing, Practitioner of CCM have understanding of the bodily function is not separated from the mind and the physical body.
Is Acupuncture painful?
Does Acupuncture have side effects?  
Acupuncture rarely 'hurts'. The most that people experience is a dull ache around the base of the inserted needle, or a slight tingling feeling when the needle is inserted. Points at the extremities, like toe or finger ends, can sometimes be a little sharp, but the sensation is usually brief.
  You need to be aware that:
* drowsiness occurs after treatment in a small number of patients, and, if affected, you are advised not to drive.

* minor bleeding or bruising occurs after treatment in about 3% of treatment.

* pain during treatment occurs in about 1% of treatments

* existing symptoms can get worse after treatment (less than 3% of patients). You should tell your acupuncturist about this, but it is usually a good sign.

* fainting can occur in certain patients, particularly at the first treatment or if the patient hasn’t had anything to eat for long periods before the treatment.
Is Acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is generally very safe. Serious side effects are very rate - less than one per 10,000 treatments.  .

What is Cupping? Does it hurts? Are there side effects? 
Detailed Consultations
During an initial session of acupuncture, the treatment will begin with an extensive health intake that goes over all of the systems in the body.
At the consultations, we will ask Questions (medical history, questions covers all systems), Observation (tongue diagnosis, movement and colours) , Smells and touch (abdominal and pulse diagnosis; channel palpation) use these method to determine certain patterns of imbalance, allowing us to treat the root cause of issues. This is one way we differ from Western medicine.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapeutic technique, practitioner heat up the cup with fire then place on the skin of the patient's painful muscle area or an acupuncture point, The heated cup will create suction on the skin, however, it does not create pain. Practitioner possibly would leave the cup in the affected area, or or slide the cup up and down the channel few times. 

The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system.

Cupping therapy is not a well-known Traditional Chinese Medicine technique in western countries until Michael Phelps and several other Olympians in Rio Games were spotted with a bunch of purple circles on their bodies.