Chinese Herbal Medicine

Treatments in Lotus Wellness Center in Hua HinChinese Herbal Medicine is one half of what makes Chinese medicine truly shine. We refer to it as the Yin to the Yang, the yang being acupuncture. These two major components of Chinese medicine complement and balance each other wonderfully upholding two different sides of the spectrum, respectfully Yin and Yang.

In relation to each other, Chinese herbal medicine is more Yin. It nourishes the body, it replenishes body fluids, it builds blood, it harmonizes organs, it’s very much of an inside job. I think of Chinese herbs as the slower, deeper shifting in the body. Acupuncture on the other hand is the rocket ship and very Yang. Acupuncture moves Qi and energy and moves it quickly, it opens meridians, clears blockages, wakes up the organs and clears pain. I think of Acupuncture as Chinese herbal medicine’s flashier counterpart giving quick and magical results on the spot.

There are many benefits of taking Chinese Herbal Medicine
Firstly, there are many different herbs to choose from. The traditional MateriaMedica lists approximately 750 Chinese herbs. These herbs have been used for thousands of years.

Another positive aspect in Chinese Herbalism, is that it is very difficult to build up immunity to them, where in Western Medicine increasing your dosage of a medication is commonplace, it is not common in Chinese Medicine. As you change, your formula changes, by modifying (taking an herb out or adding another) your formula’s compound changes, so your body doesn’t continuously recognize the same substance and start building immunity to it. And although Traditional Western medication works very quickly it can usually only mask a symptom, Chinese Herbal Medicine treats the source of the problem and most times can cure it.

Chinese Herbs do not have to be administered for years or for life. Just long enough for the body to make the shift that is necessary to alleviate symptoms, after that you may move on to a different formula or take nothing at all for awhile. In my personal pharmacy at home, I keep many of my favorite herbs on hand for all different reasons. If I’m feeling a little bit more stress, I’ll take Jia Wei Xiao Yao San that week. If I’m feeling really tense and having a little headache, I’ll take Migratrol or if my back is bothering me a bit, I’ll add some Du HuoJiSheng Tang. And sometimes I’ll take nothing at all but my vitamins. As you change your formulas change.

LOTUS WELLNESS CENTER ENERGY TREATMENT PROGRAMS

At Lotus Tao we know that outside beauty starts from the inside, that’s why all of our treatments were created with an innovative approach centered on the latest energy healing techniques to balance the human energy fields. Our inner peace and wellness experts will pamper your body and soul with a full array of treatments.

Wellness Treatments

Enter into a world of fabulous treatments that will detoxify, revitalize and heal you in a variety of ways. The best in massages, facials, body wraps, fitness classes and personalized programs are waiting for you.

Cleansing & Detoxification Program

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Cleansing Creates Well-Being

Our body is automatically programmed to cleanse itself daily. However, with our fast-paced modern lifestyle and exposure to an increasing number of harmful and toxic substances, our body’s natural cleansing ability has become overworked and compromised.

Many signs and symptoms attributed to stress are now being linked to exposure from harmful substances such as PCBs, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, growth hormones, and mercury in food and liquids as well as dioxins and formaldehyde in the air.

These substances most notably affect the healthy functioning of the liver and immune system. Common symptoms of dysfunction in these systems include:

  • Fatigue, anxiety and depression
  • Allergies and frequent infections
  • Unexplained weight gain and difficulty losing or gaining weight
  • Joint pain and muscle weakness
  • Difficulty focusing and memory loss
  • Indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, gas and/or abdominal bloating
  • Skin rashes, skin eruptions and/or acne
  • Recurrent yeast/fungal infections
  • Rapid aging
  • Harmful and toxic substances from our chemically laden food and polluted environment have also become implicated as a leading cause of many serious illnesses such as:

Cancer

  • Degenerative diseases
  • Infertility, birth defects and genetic changes
  • To counter this growing situation, the doctors at Tao of Wellness have developed a Cleansing and Detoxification Program that is unique and highly useful in ridding the body of many harmful and toxic substances

Facial Treatments

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Wipe the years from your face
Your face is being assaulted on a daily basis by a number of factors including sunlight, air pollution, sweat and dirt, adding years to your appearance and tiring you out. Daily worries and stresses also affect the face negatively. These superior facials and treatments will make your face healthier, younger and fresher than ever.

Enter into a world of natural beauty and rejuvenation with these carefully developed treatments and therapies for the face. All facial treatments at the Lotus Wellness is combined with plants, herbs and fruits from Thailand & China bountiful nature, representing preparations that are exclusive to Lotus Wellness.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is an alternative therapy that involves burning herbs and applying the resulting heat to specific points on the body. A technique used in traditional Chinese medicine and in Tibetan medicine, moxibustion is typically administered in conjunction with acupuncture.

Uses: According to alternative medicine practitioners, the heat generated during moxibustion helps increase the flow of vital energy (also known as “qi” or “chi”) throughout the body via certain pathways (known as “meridians”). In traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating the flow of chi is considered essential to achieving health and wellness. In fact, physical and mental health problems are thought to develop (in part) as a result of blockages in the flow of chi.

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Moxibustion

Everyone has heard of acupuncture these days, but a lot of people still don’t know about moxa (or moxibustion) – A powerful additional tool in the acupuncturist’s toolbox. Moxibustion is the technical name for the burning of the herb called moxa (Chinese mugwort) to provide heat and provide an alternative way of stimulating acupoints, channels or areas of the body.

It’s inseparable from acupuncture, and the Chinese word zhēnjiǔ, normally translated simple as ‘acupuncture’ actually means ‘acupuncture and moxibustion’. The heat from burning moxa penetrates deeply into the body, warming and nourishing the tissues. It encourages healing, improves circulation and strengthens nerves, tendons and organs.

Cupping Jar Therapy, What is cupping?

Fire dragon-moxibustionCupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction may facilitate healing with blood flow. Proponents also claim the suction helps facilitate the flow of “qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force. A famous Taoist alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong, reportedly first practiced cupping. He lived from A.D. 281 to 341.

Many Taoists believe that cupping helps balance yin and yang, or the negative and positive, within the body. Restoring balance between these two extremes is thought to help with the body’s resistance to pathogens as well as its ability to increase blood flow and reduce pain. Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue. People use cupping to complement their care for a host of issues and conditions.

Chinese herbal medicine Bath

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Why Herbal bath Chinese herbs can be taken internally and used externally. One way of external use is to make a herbal soak for the bathtub. There are many reasons for taking a bath in an herbal water. Some popular reasons include treating skin problem, relieving body aches, balancing body odor, increasing circulation, and enhancing mental relaxation. Herbal soaks can be used on the whole body or locally such as foot bath (foot spa) that is becoming more popular recently in the US.

Healing Chinese Medicine Program to Prepare Body, Mind, and Spirit for New Life Traditional Chinese Medicine and herbal therapy have their origin in ancient Taoist philosophy which views a person as an energy system in which body and mind are unified, each influencing and balancing the other.

Treatments in Lotus Wellness Center in Hua HinUnlike conventional medicine which attempts to isolate and separate a disease from a person, Chinese Medicine emphasizes a holistic approach that treats the whole person. Many people have found Traditional Chinese Medicine and its healing modalities to be excellent tools for maintaining optimum health and preventing illness. It is effective for physical, psychological and emotional problems.

Escape to our massage therapies center in Lotus Wellness and immerse yourself in a space where you can let go of your stress, relax your body and reinvigorate your senses. We offer a range of traditional massages and body treatments, including traditional Chinese & Thai massage, hot lava stone massage, hot herbal compress massage, facials, foot reflexology and aroma therapy massages. Treat yourself or your partner by expert masseuses from Thailand and the China.

Aqua Fitness

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Experiencing fitness in the water has many benefits such as a feeling of freshness and buoyancy. It makes more difficult exercises feel easier and offers a truly enjoyable type of fitness, particularly for those who aren’t fond of traditional gyms.

STRENGTHEN YOUR MUSCLES WITH WATER RESISTANCE

This low impact exercise is great for pregnant women to keep active or people recovering from injury. The water acts as resistance so your body can push harder to strengthen your muscles without stressing your joints. You’ll work your whole body, with a mix of mobility, strength and cardiovascular activities.

This type f exercises will help reduce impact injuries so you can train will all your energy without worrying about potentially hurting yourself. Additionally, our trainers will show you how to adjust the complexity and intensity of each move according to your fitness level and experience.

Ways Tai Chi Can Benefit Your Health

Tai chi is a form of exercise that began as a Chinese tradition. It’s based in martial arts, and involves slow movements and deep breaths. Tai chi has many physical and emotional benefits. Some of the benefits of tai chi include decreased anxiety and depression and improvements in cognition.

It may also help you manage symptoms of some chronic diseases, such as fibromyalgia, Trusted Source or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Health benefits of tai chi exercise

Tai chi is a slow motion, low-impact exercise that promotes physical and mental health and relaxation. It is practiced as an effective exercise for health through a series of flowing, graceful, gentle postures and movements. The gentle flowing movements contain inner power that can strengthen the body, improve mental relaxation and mobilize joints and muscles. Tai chi is an especially suitable therapy for arthritis because of the slow and gentle movements. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Tai chi improves balance, strength and flexibility and lowers the risk of falls. A study from the Oregon Research Institute found that tai chi improved balance and reduced the frequency of falls and risks of falling among older people.
  • Tai chi also reduces pain, stiffness and stress. Researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine noted that patients older than 65 with knee osteoarthritis who practiced a 60-minute tai chi class twice a week for 12 weeks showed a significant decrease in joint pain and stiffness compared with those in the control group. They also found the patients in the tai chi group had improved physical function, self-efficacy, depression and health status.
  • Both the Oregon and University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers reported that tai chi improves sleep quality in older adults.
  • Other UCLA studies also suggested that tai chi helps people reduce high blood pressure and tension headaches.
  • For people who carry extra weight and have a hard time doing exercises without pain, tai chi can be a gentle and safe way to get moving. By practicing tai chi and making wiser food choices, people can start burning calories and losing weight.
  • Tai chi is an inexpensive, safe, non-competitive exercise. It can be performed standing or seated. Almost anyone can learn tai chi regardless of their age or physical abilities. You practice tai chi at your own pace. It requires no special equipment and can be practiced anytime, indoors or outdoors

Yoga

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This combination of physical, mental and spiritual practices is invaluable for instilling balance and harmony, perfectly complementing the rest of the treatments at Thermae Sylla and highly recommended to promote wellbeing.

The Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is a great way to work on your flexibility and strength. Just about everyone can do it, too — it’s not just for people who can touch their toes or want to meditate.
Some types of yoga are about relaxation. In others, you move more. Most types focus on learning poses, called asanas. They also usually include attention to breathing.

Yoga for Flexibility

Yoga poses work by stretching your muscles. They can help you move better and feel less stiff or tired.
At any level of yoga, you’ll probably start to notice benefits soon. In one study, people improved their flexibility by up to 35% after only 8 weeks of yoga.

Strike a Pose for Strength

Some styles of yoga, such as ashtanga and power yoga, are very physical. Practicing one of these styles will help you improve muscle tone.
But even less vigorous styles of yoga, such as Iyengar or hatha, can provide strength and endurance benefits.
Many of the poses, such as downward dog, upward dog, and the plank pose, build upper-body strength. The standing poses, especially if you hold them for several long breaths, build strength in your hamstrings, quadriceps, and abs. Poses that strengthen the lower back include upward dog and the chair pose. When done right, nearly all poses build core strength in the deep abdominal muscles. Better Posture From Yoga
When you’re stronger and more flexible, your posture improves.

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