Over the years Chinese Medicine has developed and matured to become what it is today – a natural and holistic system of health care that treats a wide range of health problems safely and effectively.
Like all TCM therapies, Chinese Herbal Medicine is based on the concept of Qi, the life force or energy which flows around the body and regulates your health by maintaining harmony, balance and order. Any blockage in the flow of Qi around the body results in illness and disease.
Chinese Herbal Medicine has a deep understanding of the ways in which the fundamental balance and harmony of the body is undermined when the flow of Qi is depleted or blocked. It is as concerned with the prevention of ill health as it is with healing illness and disease. Treatment is based on understanding the signs and symptoms reflecting any imbalance in the body and treating the underlying condition as well as the symptoms. This therapeutic intervention is designed to encourage self healing.
Treatment by Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
Is Chinese Medicine Safe?
Chinese herbs are very safe when prescribed correctly by a properly trained Practitioner. Over the centuries Practitioners have compiled detailed information about the properties, preparation, and use of herbs and placed great emphasis on the protection of the patient. Adverse reactions can occur with any form of medicine. In the case of Chinese herbal medicine these are extremely rare.
What Conditions does Chinese Herbal Medicine Treat?
In addition to restoring good health, Chinese Medicine may also be used to maintain good health and prevent disease. By strengthening the normal body functions, the immune system is boosted and a sense of well-being is promoted. Conditions which may be treated effectively with Herbal Medicine include:
- Male and Female Infertility
- Disorders associated with menstruation and the menopause
- Skin conditions: eczema, psoriases, acne, etc.
- Weight Loss
- Insomnia and fatigue
- Digestive disorders
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Asthma, bronchitis, common cold and influenza,
- Headaches and migraine
- Stress, anxiety, depression
- Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- Impotence and prostate disorders
What Conditions does Chinese Herbal Medicine Treat?
Once you have been carefully assessed and your condition diagnosed, you will be prescribed a specific herbal formula customised to treat your health condition, taking into account your medical history. Progress is closely monitored through regular consultation and as your condition changes and improves, your herbal treatment will be adjusted accordingly.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture is one of the main natural healing methods used by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to help resolve health issues without side effects. One of the world’s oldest medical systems, the use of Acupuncture in Europe and the USA began to spread rapidly during the second half of the twentieth century. Today, it is a widely practiced and is considered a safe and effective, natural form of health care, used in Western Medicine as well as by Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Like all TCM healing methods, acupuncture therapy is based on the concept of Qi, the life force or energy which flows around the body and regulates your health. According to TCM theory, disease results if the flow of Qi is blocked. Acupuncture points are located on the meridians through which Qi flows. It works by relieving blockages at key points along the meridians. By enabling Qi to flow smoothly, balance and harmony can be restored to your body, giving it the support it needs to prevent health problems and treat illness and disease.
Benefits of Acupuncture
As a natural form of healing, Acupuncture can have the following benefits. It:
- provides drug free pain relief
- treats effectively a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
- treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
- assists in the prevention of disease and illness
- helps maintain general well-being
How is Acupuncture Administered?
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, disposable, sterile needles, made of stainless steel, into specific acupuncture points sited along the body’s meridians. During centuries of clinical practice, the functions and clinical effectiveness of each acu-point or combination of points has been noted. In recent years these actions have been systematically studied and verified by modern scientific research.
Acupuncture can treat a wide range of disorders including:
- Skin conditions
Skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, hair loss and dandruff.
- Digestive system conditions
Digestive system conditions such as weight control, heartburn, ulcers, gastric hyperacidity, gastritis, hiatus hernia, flatulence, colitis, constipation, and haemorrhoids
- Musculoskeletal disorders
Musculoskeletal disorders such as lower back, shoulder and neck pain, sciatica, arthritis, gout, ‘frozen shoulder’, and ‘tennis elbow’.
- Neurological conditions
Neurological conditions such as headaches, migraines and stroke
- Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiovascular disorders such as high or low blood pressure, fluid retention, chest pain, poor circulation, cold hands and feet, and muscle cramps.
- Respiratory conditions
Respiratory conditions such as hay fever, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, chronic cough, laryngitis, sore throat, influenza and the common cold.
- Urogenital disorders
Urogenital disorders such as cystitis, prostatitis, low sexual vitality, kidney and bladder disorders.
- Eye conditions
Eye conditions such as red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis
- Sporting injuries
Sporting injuries such as sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, torn muscles and ligaments.
- Psychological conditions including
Psychological conditions including: addictions such as smoking.
depression, phobias, anxiety and nervousness.