Every now and then, people love to get off the beaten track and try something different; sometimes it means listening to alternative punk-rock rather than Beethoven, or finally giving in to the pressure and trying some Brie on their crackers rather than cheddar. Of course, when it comes to alternative therapies, you don’t have to venture totally left-field into the territory of Energy Deflecting Golfer Pendants or Rebirthing Therapy. Give tried and trusted alternative therapies their shot and pay R169 for a comprehensive acupuncture and cupping session at Wellness Centre.
A calm and tranquil oasis of alternative healing, Bedfordview’s Wellness Centre is staffed by highly-trained therapists with ultra-fine needles and a head full of know-how at the ready. An alternative outlet for those suffering from both every-day and atypical ailments, the holistic healers can alleviate illnesses or just restore the flow of qi that is necessary to remain fully-functional.
Both acupuncture and cupping are holistic treatments that have been around for far longer than fancy technologies like lasers and penicillin. While having tiny needles stuck into specific points on your body might sound like a bit of an odd way to allay your ailments, acupuncture has been proven by clinical trials to be quite effective in treating various medical conditions. Best known for its use at controlling pain, acupuncture works with the body’s qi to restore energy flow and it’s been effective at aiding the relief of everything from respiratory disorders to the common cold.
Less well known is cupping, the practise of causing local congestion by creating a partial vacuum on the skin. When left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place. Effective on a variety of complaints, from lower-back pain to insomnia and migraines, cupping is the alternative practice of choice for red-carpet divas and those who don’t care for sterile white rooms and lab-coats.
Whether you’re suffering from some specific ailment or your beavers have been building dams in your qi flow, the invigorating and relaxing benefits of a session at Wellness Centre can dispel the maladies and put a literal and metaphorical spring back into any step.
Alternative fact: A Chinese therapist in South Sudan used ancient medicines and acupuncture to fix the fractured wing of a Blackbird. Within a few days, the bird’s wing was healed and he flew off only to return in a catamaran; a gift of thanks for the Chinese therapist.