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About Me

HEALING HANDS ACUPUNCTURE  & ORIENTAL MEDICINE

Steffi Stromberg  Originally from Texas, I spent two decades studying, working and travelling around the world until I found paradise in New Zealand! With deep gratitude I share this beautiful life with my husband, Lukas, and our three gorgeous boys. It is a gift and a privilege to share the good news about health and wellness with folks in the Hawkes Bay. 

Education: Post graduate degree MAOM in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Graduate School of Integrative Studies in Austin, Texas; Acupuncture certificate of study in Chengdu, China; Graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy from University of Leuven in Belgium. Currently, I am registered and ACC certified with the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists.

QIGONG

HEALING HANDS ACUPUNCTURE  & ORIENTAL MEDICINE

QIGONG means Qi or life force in motion.

As a practice it has been around for millennia. The physical movements of qi gong or of hands on healing (medical) qi gong are pivotal in stimulating the body’s qi to flow smoothly and effortless throughout the body.

The kind of qigong I practice is called Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong or the Qigong of Unconditional Love. It works on three levels. On the physical level it improves flexibility, muscular tone and offers pain relief. On a mental/emotional level it reduces stress and returns dis-ease to ease and return you to a natural state of peace and well-being. And ultimately on a spiritual level, this qi gong opens the heart and connects you again with Oneness.
www.shengzhen.org

Nutritional Supplements

HEALING HANDS ACUPUNCTURE  & ORIENTAL MEDICINE

Even if we eat a well rounded fresh food diet we still may be lacking in vital nutrients which are paramount to healthy body function and a good frame of mind. I offer nutritional advice suited specifically to your life situation.  This may include supplementing your diet with nutrients and/or balancing the negative effects of pharmaceutical drugs. 


http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/supps-whytake.HTM

Chinese Herbs

HEALING HANDS ACUPUNCTURE  & ORIENTAL MEDICINE

Chinese Herbal Medicine, along with the other components of Chinese medicine, is based on the concepts of Yin and Yang. It aims to understand and treat the many ways in which the fundamental balance and harmony between the two may be undermined and the ways in which a person's Qi or vitality may be depleted or blocked. Clinical strategies are based upon diagnosis of patterns of signs and symptoms that reflect an imbalance.

Herbal Medicine and Modern Pharmacology 

There is a growing body of research which indicates that traditional uses of plant remedies and the known pharmacological activity of plant constituents often coincide. However, herbal medicine is distinct from medicine based on pharmaceutical drugs. Firstly, because of the complexity of plant materials it is far more balanced than medicine based on isolated active ingredients and is far less likely to cause side-effects. Secondly, because herbs are typically prescribed in combination, the different components of a formulae balance each other, and they undergo a mutual synergy which increases efficacy and enhances safety. Thirdly, herbal medicine seeks primarily to correct internal imbalances rather than to treat symptoms alone, and therapeutic intervention is designed to encourage this self-healing process.

Cupping

HEALING HANDS ACUPUNCTURE  & ORIENTAL MEDICINE

What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping is an ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. This draws up the underlying tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place.

Cupping therapy has been further developed as a means to open the 'Meridians' of the body. Meridians are the conduits in the body through which energy flows to every part of the body and through every organ and tissue. There are five meridians on the back that, when opened, allow invigorating energy to travel the whole length of the body. It has been found that cupping is probably the best way of opening those meridians.

Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins. 

Esoteric Acupuncture

HEALING HANDS ACUPUNCTURE  & ORIENTAL MEDICINE

The emphasis of Esoteric Acupuncture is on spiritual awakening and self-actualization. It focuses on Wellness versus merely addressing disease or physical imbalances.  Through embracing a broader concept of Wellness it is possible to develop higher levels of consciousness. 

Kombucha

Kombucha is a health tonic and probiotic. It replenishes the gut with helpful bacteria and is a complement to antibiotics by preventing candida proliferation. It wards off infection by alkalizing the body and signals your cells to rejuvenate.It is good as a liver cleanser and detoxifier.

½ to 1 bottle per day.

One box of 15 will last up to 1 month.

To order go to Kombucha King website

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