Renata Marques Domingues
Renata got her degree in Traditional Chinese in Lisbon, Portugal. Medicine. Then I went to China for 5 months where I did my chinese medicine internship. After that, she lived in Coimbra, did a post-degree in Acupuncture & Moxibustion and a Basic Course in Osteopathy. There she spent 2 years studying and working in different parts of the city. Now she is living in Porto, attending a degree in Osteopathy, working in a football club and in a health academy.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
A medical system that has been used for thousands of years to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. It is based on the belief that qi (the body’s vital energy) flows along meridians (channels) in the body and keeps a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health in balance.
Acupuncture It is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy, or qi, in the body. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are extremely successful in the treatment of a multitude of conditions such as eye, ear, nose, throat disorders, circulatory, gastrointestinal, emotional, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, etc.
Tui Na massage is a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine that addresses specific patterns of disharmony in the body. Tui Na can also be used as a complement to acupuncture treatment. Using both treatment modalities can be an effective approach to working with energy and addressing and restoring its flow. Tui Na treats chronic pain, especially that caused by muscle-skeletal conditions and injuries. Neck, shoulder, arms, legs and back pain and immobility all respond very well. Also headaches, migraines, constipation and a whole range of emotional problems can also be treated.
Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework. An osteopathic physician will focus on the joints, muscles, and spine. Treatment aims to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on the skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.