April Kim
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for total wellbeing. Click here to contact Dr (TCM) April Kim
Member of the British Acupuncture Council
Member of the Royal Society of Medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Dr (TCM) April Kim believes in a patient centred experience, utilising ancient healing arts including acupuncture, natural herbal tablets, moxibustion, cupping and more for effective healing results.

Formulated together with ancient theories on diet, lifestyle and adapting to our environment, a therapeutic healthcare management plan is created to optimise and enhance all aspects of living.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the ancient healing art of inserting very find needles into specific points along pathways on the body to activate the Qi (vital energy). The flow of Qi can be disrupted by many ways, i.e. emotions, poor diet, overwork, trauma, stress, etc. Acupuncture acts to restore the natural flow of Qi bringing a holistic balance back to the body.

Dr (TCM) April Kim understands that not everyone likes the idea of needles, so he uses the best quality acupuncture needles from Japan to ensure a smooth insertion with minimal discomfort.

Herbal Medicine

Herbs are made up of leaves, stems, bark, roots or seeds. They each have a unique action. Cleverly combined together they perform a multitude of tasks and help bring a holistic balance back to the whole body.

All herbs are of the highest quality and are prescribed individually to meet each patientís needs. There are many ways to take Chinese herbs such as in granule form or as small pills.

Cupping

Cupping is the placement of glass cups on specific areas of the body using a vacuum to move stagnant Qi (energy) and detoxify. It isnít painful and may leave a small mark on the body for a few days.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is a special herb thatís lit and placed above certain acupoints to draw heat into them. Moxibustion is not painful, just a little warm and is very effective for turning breech babies.

Acupressue

Acupressure is the ancient massage art form from China. It involves unique massage and manipulation techniques on tired, tense muscles as well as on specific acupuncture points and meridians. A typical acupressure massage session lasts up to 30 minutes.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a special form of treatment that uses a jade or plastic comb to dredge the meridians. A special oil is applied to the area to help move blockages. It's used as a diagnostic tool as well as a form of treatment to remove blockages in the body. It isn't painful and may leave a small mark for 7 days before fading away.