From organic teas to martial arts and alternative therapies, Chinese Healing Arts Ltd brings the best of the Orient to you.

Now in its 10th year, the Warwick business has helped to improve the lives of many island residents, particularly through its acupuncture therapy.

Husband and wife team, Troy and Regina Tweed, are dedicated to improving the health and vitality of clients through a variety of products and techniques.

Mr Tweed is has more than 25 years’ martial arts training and attends the Boston Ultimate Fitness, Nam Pai Academy in Boston, Massachusetts.

He offers training programmes in Taijiquan on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:15-6:45pm and on Saturdays from 8am-9:30am.

Diabetes

Taijiquan Master Kenneth Dong of Boston Ultimate Fitness, Nam Pai Academy, also visits twice a year for client training and seminars.

In addition, Chinese Healing Arts Ltd offers training in Qi Gong and Tai Chi at its spacious, air-conditioned studio.

“We also offer training in movements to ease back pain, and exercises to balance your blood pressure,” said Mr Tweed.

“It’s all about moving correctly. I’ve been studying the movement of the spine for more than 16 years under Master Dr Yang Jwing of Boston, and can move each vertebrae in my spine separately.

But it is through acupuncture that Mr Tweed has really made a difference in people’s lives.

He was inspired to master the alternative healing technique after the death of his mother Marilyn from diabetes in 1989, at the age of 54, when he was 28.

Mr Tweed has more than nine years of training and is certified in Acupuncture and Clean Needle Technique from Nanjing Acupuncture & Herbs Ltd.

“I’m very good with diabetes and can control people’s sugar levels, high and low blood pressure, all through acupuncture,” he said.

“I can also help with insomnia when people can’t sleep.

“I have helped with sports injuries and am very good with back injuries.”

He said: “This acupuncture is an old-fashioned healing technique handed down to my teacher from his father, and from his grandfather.”

Mr Tweed’s teacher was Dr Ingil Lee of North Korea who lives in the US. The technique is called Nanjing Acupuncture.

Mr Tweed explained how acupuncture works.

“You prick certain areas of the body with tiny needles and this sends a message through the body and brain. The brain tells the body, ‘Let’s heal’.

“It’s good for circulation as it gets the blood to circulate all through the body.

“A lot of times, when you have pain, a throbbing pain is telling you that not all the blood is moving.

“We put the needles in certain places, or meridians, and do movements such as circling the ankle or moving the wrist.

“This gets the energy, blood and oxygen flowing again.

“It’s a very powerful technique and we get good results.

“People usually come to us four or five times and then usually feel a lot better.

“We get a lot of good results with conditions such as back pain or knee pain.”

Acupuncture is available from Mondays to Fridays, from 7am to 7pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 5pm.

Chinese Healing Arts uses disposable, clean needles. In addition to health and fitness programmes, the Little Herbal Shop offers retail and wholesale herbal and all-natural products.

“We have a great selection of teas and remedies for just about anything,” said Mr Tweed.

Kites

“They are all good quality products from China and are inexpensive.

“They can help low or high blood pressure, and we also have male enhancement remedies and Kintop products for weight loss.

“Kintop is a capsule made from oolong tea and rhubarb, and is also good for diabetes.

“It is 100 per cent natural, with no chemicals.

“Our teas are all 100 per cent natural and we also sell kites — stunt kites, 3D kites and 12 ft kites — all from China.

“We are very dedicated to what we do.”

 Chinese Healing Arts Ltd/Little Herbal Shop, 71 Middle Road, Warwick (opposite Warwick Pond). Call 236-4000 or see www.littleherbalshop.bm