At the clinic, herbal medicine is included as one of the treatment plans. Dr Lee has 30 years of experience in this field and uses remedies to suit individual needs. Herbal medicine is believed to be effective in treating:
- Gastro-intestinal disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation
- Anxiety and Depression
- Chronic fatigue
- Hormonal imbalance
- Kidney deficiencies
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin. At FCST clinic, the method used is dry cupping therapy which involves creating a small area of low air pressure next to the skin. This therapy allows enhancement of blood circulation, helps to resolve muscle tension and draw out toxins which promote faster recovery process. The treatment lasts 10 – 15 minutes per session.
Four Effective Full Body Exercises (to be performed with TBA – TMJ Balancing Appliance or OBA – Occlusion Balancing Appliance)
1. Jaw Stretching: Alignment of C1-C2
2. Neck Stretching: Alignment of C3-C7
3. Trunk Stretching: Alignment of Cervical-Thoracic-Lumbar-Sacral-Pelvic
4. Walking Exercise: Alignment of all spines, whole body muscle, entire joints
A large part of successful treatment involves training the mind to maintain positive attitude. Our brain plays a powerful role in physical health and many studies have shown that our moods and mindset can have direct impact to physical state. This is because positive thinking disperses endorphins which helps with pain relief, reducing stress and enhancement of immune system. In contrast, thinking negatively releases noradrenaline which can increase stress and anxiety. Therefore, training to maintain a healthy mentality is very important in speeding up the recovery process.
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The clinic also has ‘body and mind healing’ classes provided for patients which involve meditation, yoga and exercises which help patients to regain balance of body structure and mental stability.
Generally, acupuncture is known to be effective in stimulating the nervous system and causing the release of neurochemical messenger molecules. The consequent biochemical changes affect the body’s homeostatic mechanisms and promote natural healing of physical and emotional deficiency.
With over 30 years experience in acupuncture, Dr Lee typically focuses on two acupuncture techniques – C fiber and YinYang balance. C fibers are found in the nerves of the somatic sensory system. If the C fibers are damaged the related muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascias can over tense or relax which may cause pain. The C fiber acupuncture technique allows recovery of damaged C fiber function. The YinYang balance acupuncture technique helps to regain the left/right, front/back body balance using the Conception and Governing vessel as basis.