Shen Centre is an acupuncture clinic and traditional Chinese medicine practice in White River. Sanna Atherton and Luis Damas started the clinic a few months ago although they have both been practicing acupuncture for many years.
Much like any medical science, acupuncture is most commonly used for pain relief. However, it is a comprehensive medical system and can be used to address a wide range of conditions. Most of the patients at Shen Centre, are seeking treatment for musculoskeletal problems (back, neck, knee, shoulder) and chronic pain conditions, but treatments are also sought for hormonal balancing, infertility, anxiety, depression, digestive problems and much more.
During an acupuncture treatment, thin needles are inserted into points in the body through the skin. Around the world, a typical treatment will last for 25-30 minutes, but at Shen Centre each treatment lasts 50-60 minutes for better results. Most patients experience the treatment as deeply relaxing and fall asleep.
Shen Centre also offers spinal alignment and TRE (Trauma and Tension Releasing Exercise) training. TRE is a powerful tool to increase flexibility of body and mind for coping better with daily stress and traumatic episodes in life. All trauma is stored in the body and this technique helps in the release of old and current trauma and can help people lead more balanced and healthy lives.
Chi Kung is also practised at the centre and there is a group class every month. Chi Kung is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of better health, balance, strength and vitality. As with acupuncture it has its roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts. It is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance chi, translated as “life energy”.
Sanna is passionate about the White River community and loves to see people exploring and cultivating self-awareness and discover tools for better health and quality of life in the process. “We are all CEO’s of our health and need to recognise how our own ideas about health form the corner stones of our choices. How you go about achieving your goals, how you choose which habits to cultivate, remove from or add to your lifestyle, should be a form of self-expression. These choices should be born out of self-respect and self-love. The ability to adapt and flow with changes is crucial to human health and well-being.”
We are so glad to have an acupuncture clinic in White River and can’t wait to try it out ourselves!
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