What is Balance Method?
Balance Method is an advanced system of Acupuncture that is over 2500 years old. Its foundations are based upon the philosophies of the Ba Gua, an eastern philosophy based upon mathematics; and the I Ching, one of the oldest books in the world that utilizes the Ba Gua philosophy. The concepts introduced by the I Ching & Ba Gua philosophy allow mathematical systems to be fully integrated into our view of reality.
How does Balance Method work?
In Chinese medicine there are four great bodies of work, handed down over millennia, and considered to be essential reading. Applying meridian theory(s) from the ancient classical texts such as the "Nei Jing", "Nan Jing", "Ling Shu" "Sue wen" Balance method acupuncture is based on a check and balance system to keep the body in optimum health. Each one of the body’s organs and corresponding channels and Vessels are connected to others via a complex network of inter-relationships termed "Jing Luo". Utilizing the knowledge of these relationships, your practitioner is able to achieve stronger, more effective acupuncture treatment usually resulting in an immediate beneficial response.
What makes Balance Method Unique?
Balance Method incorporates advanced techniques not normally acquired in colleges of Oriental medicine. Balance Method practitioners have a diverse set of acupuncture protocols and strategies at their disposal, allowing them to be very effective and efficient with patient care. These protocols go much farther beyond those acquired in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) training.
Most conditions are well suited for being treated with the Balance Method.
Balance method acupuncture provides you with the following benefits;
A sense of balance in your life.
85% success rate through a series of treatments.
Individual specific attention to your problem.
Treatment areas more commonly reside on the arms & legs. E.G, a painful shoulder maybe treated by areas around the ankle. Back pain maybe treated by areas on the arm.
Regardless of the location of any painful or problem area the patient remains fully clothed.
Faster overall recovery times.
Receiving treatment in this manner allows an immediate response and pain relief within seconds.
What can I expect during my initial visit?
On arrival, there will be two short forms to fill out, a new patient intake form and a health questionnaire. We will then have a relaxed chat together in order for me to gather all the relevant information regarding your reason for seeking treatment. Depending on this information I may need to take your pulses on both wrists.
Together, we will then ascertain all the relevant painful and/or problem areas that you are presenting with. The more knowledge you have regarding the exact location(s) of any pain and/or problem areas that have been bothering you prior to your visit the quicker I will be able to help you. Information obtained from the above will then dictate the direction of treatment. This direction being a local balance, a global balance or a combination of the two.
Once we have identified the problem area(s) I can then move onto finding the appropriate balancing channels. Palpating up and down these channels, applying light pressure with my thumb I will be looking for specific tender areas. Each patient has their own role to play in this process as I will be relying on you to let me know which of these areas are the most active. These active tender areas are the reflex zones on the body that will bring balance to the corresponding painful and/or problem area(s). Each time a specific area has been treated and balanced you should notice an immediate beneficial response. Confirmation of this will be asked of you in a number of different ways depending on what we have been treating. For example; you may have walked into the clinic with a shoulder problem, unable to raise the arm above a certain level. Confirmation of a successful response would be significant reduction of pain if not 100% alleviated along with increased range of motion (ROM) to the shoulder. Should treatment have been of opening up the airways for an asthma patient presenting with wheezing, confirmation of an immediate response would be an increase in the amount of air intake along with a significant reduction if not 100% alleviation to the auditory wheeze. On the day of your initial consultation and any follow up treatments please wear loose fitting clothing allowing access to each arm from the shoulders to the fingers and each leg from the knees down to the toes.
& throat disorders:
Toothaches, pain after tooth extraction, gingivitis, acute or chronic earaches, acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, hay fever, runny nose, and acute tonsillitis.
dry Itchy eye,
Spasm of the throat
hiccup, gastroptosis, acute or chronic
sour stomach or heartburn,
ulcers, acute or
chronic colitis, acute
and chronic diarrhoea, acute bacillary
dysentery, nausea and vomiting, constipation, and ileocecal valve problems.
Painful periods, PMS, infertility, menopausal complaints, excessive uterine bleeding, amenorrhea, morning sickness, delayed labour, prolonged labour, painful labour, mastitis, acute and chronic vaginitis, uterine fibroids, fibrocystic breasts.
Colds and influenza, acute and chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma (in children and adults when uncomplicated), acute and chronic laryngitis.
Insomnia, anxiety, palpitations, and hypertension.
Neurological & muscular disorders:
Headaches, migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, facial paralysis (within the first 3-6 months), post-stroke numbness and paralysis, peripheral neuritis, neurological bladder dysfunction, bed-wetting, intercostal neuralgia, neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, sciatica, low back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, clenched jaws and TMJ.