Dr. Edward Bach was a successful and respected doctor in London in the 1930s. He came to the conclusion that a person’s personality had a major impact on their health, which led him to abandon his medical practice in order to find a form of medicine that could treat the emotions.
He believed that this medicine should do no harm and be able to positively affect mood states or personality traits.
The remedies are extracts from flowers and trees and address the entire range of human emotions. They are completely safe with no side effects or adverse reactions to other medications.
Bach Flower remedies are particularly effective for children, as their emotions are easily influenced. Experience has shown that they will often request some of the remedy when they are feeling negative.
A snippet of hair is all that’s required to determine which remedies are needed, and this can be dropped off in the morning and picked up at day’s end.
Roger dispenses Chinese Herbs (formulas only) as part of an in-depth investigation and approach to improving his patients’ health. Chinese herbs, like acupuncture, work with the body to promote its self-regulating mechanisms in order to bring about healing. Conditions Chinese Herbs can help with include:
- Insomnia and fatigue
- Loss of appetite and common digestive disorders
- Constipation and diarrhoea
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Common cold and influenza
- Chronic headaches
- Skin disorders
- Fluid retention
- Anxiety, depression, and stress
- Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- Premenstrual syndrome and painful menstruation
- Excessive menstruation
- Impotence and prostate disorders
Gua means to scrape, sha is the redness that follows. It is an ancient therapeutic practice, said to come from the Stone Age in China.
Sha is the accumulation of blood and heat in the subcutaneous levels of the body. Gua Sha draws the Sha to the skin surface appearing as red spots on the skin (where it is released into the atmosphere.
To read more about Gua Sha, please click here.
Counselling & Conflict Resolution
A lesser known skill in being a practitioner of Chinese medicine is the capacity to listen and help a patient find solutions in their life. Roger is trained in Conflict Resolution and sees that in many cases, simply hearing the story of the patient is enough to relieve some burden. Centrepoint Acupuncture is a place of non-judgment and a space to air what’s on one’s mind. The philosophy goes, that what is on the mind, is often reflected in the body.