acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, guasha, Chinese remedial massage, tuina-anmo
Chinese medicine has been shown by modern research and by 2000 years of clinical evidence to effectively treat a broad range of common illnesses. In bygone days it was often used as a last resort when Western medicine had failed – even in those circumstances, results were good. These days, however, more and more people are seeking Chinese medicine as a first port of call. Chinese medicine supports the immune system and can be used for health maintenance. It effectively treats a broad range of acute and chronic conditions, including coughs and colds, asthma and bronchitis, headache and migraine, skin disorders, chronic fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress, stomach disorders, constipation, diarrhoea, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and other intestinal disease, premenstrual syndrome, irregular or painful menstruation, endometriosis, cervical dysplasia, infertility, recurrent miscarriage, morning sickness, haemorrhoids, and many other disorders. It can be used in conjunction with Western medicine and is used in cancer treatment to enhance outcomes and counter the uncomfortable effects of chemo and radiotherapy, as well as being used for health maintenance in the remission period.
Robin specialises in using Chinese medicine to support pregnancy and childbirth, where Chinese medicine offers drug-free solutions to the various problems which can arise. Acupuncture can get labour started when it stops and starts and fails to become established, or can give an alternative to the use of medical induction by promoting labour when there are overdue dates. Acupuncture has also been shown to be safe and to have the best results in managing breech presentation.