Sasha Robertshaw accupunture - 1, Kingswalk Cottages, High Street, Witney, Oxfordshire. OX28 6ES

07946 625566
Traditional acupunture and needle free therapy

Korean Hand Therapy, an alternative to Body Acupuncture, but using all the same Chinese Medicine Theory, with the option of
No Needles.

Korean Hand Therapy (KHT) began in Japan in 1978 and has since become firmly established in Korea with 190 centres, and has now spread to 50 countries worldwide.

KHT can be used as an adjunct to traditional body acupuncture, or effectively on its own.

KHT is a unique and versatile style of micro reflex acupuncture or acupressure and can be fully practiced both invasively (with needles) and non-invasively (no needles – just acupressure patches).

All body acupuncture points are reflected on the hands, allowing treatment of many ailments using the same Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Five Element Acupuncture theories and practice as for standard body acupuncture. Thus KHT can be used to treat all the modern diseases and disorders that body acupuncture is used for.

The hands reflect the whole body, so all the functions of all the internal organs can be controlled by stimulating corresponding points and areas on the hands for the treatment and prevention of disease.

As there are 14 meridians on the body, so there are 14 micro-meridians on each hand, and all the 345 body acupuncture points are also found on these micro-meridians. By stimulating the points on the micro-meridians the physiological function of the whole body can be regulated.

Non-invasive options are becoming increasingly popular- these include acupressure discs (on sticky patches) which are attached to the patient’s hands, thereby extending the therapeutic effect of the treatment.

Needles can also be used, however the needles are much smaller than those used for body acupuncture, and the depth of penetration is extremely shallow (about 1mm), so the discomfort of treatment is minimised.

If needed moxa may also be used on various points on the hands. Moxa comes from the dried leaves of the common mugwort plant. Moxa warms the Qi and can be used to help tonify and stimulate the Qi.

The use of Moxa is often felt to be a gentle and relaxing experience.

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To visit Jong Baik Education (Korean Hand Therapy) click here .

Moxibustion

Moxa comes from the dried leaves of the common mugwort (Artemsia Vulgaris Latiflora) plant. Loose moxa can be formed into small cones, or comes already shaped in small cylinders, and are placed either directly on the body or placed at the end of acupuncture needles. They are lit and smoulder (removed long before causing any discomfort or pain) to send heat into the body. This tonifies the Qi and can be a very pleasant experience.

Magnets

Magnets can be placed on acupuncture points instead of needles. Some magnets come already on a sticky plaster, stronger magnets can be held in place with micropore tape. This means the treatment can continue after leaving the treatment room.

Auricular Therapy

All parts of the body are reflected within the ear. Disharmony and ailments often show in the ear as swellings, markings, or tenderness in the corresponding area. While auricular therapy can be used with very small needles, there is also the option to use very tiny Tourmaline stones (on sticky patches), which remain in the ears for several hours. This is a gentle treatment, and is often used as an adjunct to body acupuncture. It is also very often used for addictions (e.g. smoking, alcohol, drug addictions). The Tourmaline stones emit an energy, resulting in an ongoing treatment that continues after leaving the treatment room.

Kinesio Taping

Taping has become increasingly popular in the last few years, - taping was visible on many athletes at the 2012 Olympics. Taping involves the use of a very elastic tape which, when applied appropriately, allows for the smooth flow of blood and lymph.
Taping is often used when there is damaged tissue, for the prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries, for muscular and skeletal injuries. Magnets can also be used in combination with Taping.

Cupping

Cupping involves creating a vacuum within a glass cup, causing a suction to the skin. This encourages the movement of Blood and Qi in the channels, which is great when the problem is caused by stagnation (as can be the case in long term problems and old injuries), so is often used for chronic back pain. Cupping is also used to expel Wind, Cold, and Damp, for example in the case of a heavy cold, or asthma.

A combination of these treatments can be used according to individual requirements. They can also be used as an adjunct to body acupuncture.

Sasha Robertshaw BSc(Hons) MBAcC Lic Ac Cert KHTac(Seoul)

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