ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLES: SHARPNESS, RESILIENCE AND SIZE

27 May 2016
ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLES: SHARPNESS, RESILIENCE AND SIZE

At the very beginning of your career, it can be hard to pick acupuncture needles. After all, there isn’t a type of needle that’s just better; instead, there are several types of needles, and varying degrees of quality within those types. Moreover, needles vary considerably from material to material, brand to brand and size to size, even if they are of the same type. Some factors to consider when choosing needles are their resilience, size, and sharpness, as well as their expiration date and their type. Covering all of these aspects would be too ambitious for a single blog post, so we’ve chosen to zero in on three of these.

Acupuncture Needles: Norms and Standards

25 May 2016
Acupuncture Needles: Norms and Standards

While acupuncture detractors often like to point out that acupuncture does involve some risks, the truth is that the profession and materials are highly regulated in Europe and North America. For example, the vast majority of acupuncture needles are one-time-use, avoiding the problems of improper sterilization. Medical equipment, moreover, is subject to a variety of norms and standards across Canada, all of which must be met in order for acupuncture needles to make it to the market, and to continue being sold. These norms and standards require regular reports to be made to approve the products’ continued sale. It can be difficult to parse out the different rules applying to.

Ways to cut costs when buying massage tables and supplies

18 May 2016
Ways to cut costs when buying massage tables and supplies

Ways to cut costs when buying massage tables and supplies The sheer number of options can get overwhelming! Browsing online for massage supplies and tables can easily become a headache, and it can be very difficult to make a final decision, especially for budget-conscious practitioners. Here is a short list of aspects to consider when looking to save money on massage supplies and tables – and it isn’t limited to clicking “Sort by: Least expensive” on product lists. Ultimately, we recommend looking for good value items, instead of simply looking to spend the least amount of money, since in the long run, poor quality items can just cost you more..

Massage Table Mods and supplies

18 May 2016
Massage Table Mods and supplies

We don’t always think about it, but the countless number of massage tables accessories have made them nearly endlessly modifiable. They’re all the more useful because they allow you to accommodate a range of different types of clients, without having to run off and buy a new massage table every time! Table Extensions A simple add-on that will fit on almost any model, table extensions add a few inches of length to your massage table: a welcome addition for taller customers! If your practice has a lot of athletes among its clientele, especially basketball players, this extension can prove itself invaluable. The average length of a massage table is around.

What difference can moving therapeutic cups make during a massage or treatment?

18 May 2016
What difference can moving therapeutic cups make during a massage or treatment?

Massage and therapeutic cupping can, at a first glance, seem like extremely different therapies – and they are! They can, however, be combined extremely successfully, and due to a renewed interest in cupping therapies and acupuncture, the demand for this type of treatment is increasing The goal of traditional cupping treatments is to increased blood circulation and Qi. Cupping treatments involving moving cups are used to raise the “sha” to the larger area of surface. Silicone cupping sets are particularly helpful in these treatments, since they’re easier to slide on the skin. By moving cups during treatment, a practitioner can treat larger areas than with traditional cupping. Compared to massage, these treatments can have a more pronounced therapeutic effect. At the same.

Les ventouses transparentes en silicone

18 May 2016
Les ventouses transparentes en silicone

Il n’y a pas une semaine où je n’utilise pas les ventouses de silicone, qui ont de nombreux bénéfices. Je passe beaucoup de temps assis devant l’ordinateur, ou debout plusieurs heures : ce sont deux positions parfois inconfortables à long terme que je dois adopter, car elles font partie de mon travail. Alors, en fin de journée, j’utilise souvent les ventouses pour détendre mes muscles et soulager mes articulations. Les ventouses m’aident à soulager les muscles et articulations du dos, trapèze, cou, des bras, jambes, du torse, et même des mains et pieds, ainsi que particulièrement la voute plantaire et les articulations. Grâce à leur flexibilité, elles sont faciles d’utilisation, même pour les jointures. Les deux plus grosses me servent surtout pour.

How to pick the right moxibustion products: Moxa production

18 May 2016
How to pick the right moxibustion products: Moxa production

Nowadays, there are various kinds of moxibustion products(moxa) available on the market: from the familiar stick moxa to needle moxa, from loose moxa and smokeless moxa to even moxa sprays, the number of choices can sometimes be overwhelming. This article will help you understand moxa production better, and in turn to understand how to tell a good product from an inferior one, and to finally make an informed decision about which ones to use in your practice. Moxibustion products are all made from Chinese mugwort (Ai). Mugwort leaves are used to make loose moxa, which can then be made into stick moxa and finally into needle moxa. During this process,.

Guide to Mixing Essential Oils, part 2: Aromatherapy and Scent Families

18 May 2016
Guide to Mixing Essential Oils, part 2:  Aromatherapy and Scent Families

Once you’ve familiarized yourself with base, intermediary and top notes, the next step is to consider what type of scent to build your blend around, and how to go about doing so. While there are no strict rules per se as to which types of essential oils will go together, there are some loose principles: if you go about mixing oils from every family of scent without consideration as to which ones may go together, you’re much more likely to end up with a muddy, unpleasant aroma than a successful one, after all. Different essential oils can be used for various purposes and therapeutic ends. It’s important to consider these functions when.

Guide to Mixing Essential Oils, part 1: Base, Heart and Top Notes

18 May 2016
Guide to Mixing Essential Oils, part 1: Base, Heart and Top Notes

If only it was as easy as just picking all your favourite scents! Part aromatherapy and part perfumery, finding a perfect, signature essential oil is a tricky task. This three-part series aims to explore the different aspects of choosing scents that can make or break an essential oil blend, and to demystify some of the language used to categorize scents and essences. The first part will explain the concepts of top, intermediary or heart and base notes; the second part will describe aromatherapy principles and how they can be applied to a mix, as well as the different scent families and how they pair with each other; and the final.