Chinese herbs and acupuncture are the main parts of the system of traditional Chinese medicine, which has been carefully developed over several thousand years. It is based on the principle that within the body exists a dual flow of energy called Yin and Yang, and that good health is dependent on these being protected and kept in equilibrium in order to promote vitality and balance in the body.
What is Chinese Medicine?
The flow of energy can be disturbed by factors such as anxiety, stress, poor
nutrition, infections, trauma, and this can lead to illness and poor health. Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture is used to regulate body functions and promote the restoration of health and overall well being. It is aimed at treating the whole body and does more than simply relieve symptoms. It is a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of disorders and can be used alongside conventional medicine in supporting acute and chronic diseases.
The treatment involves the use of herbs, often in conjunction with the administration of acupuncture, both of which are designed to correct the particular disharmony of the individual and promote overall well being.
After taking an extensive medical history and any drug treatment, the Pulse Diagnosis and Tongue Diagnosis are used to help determine the type of treatment required, by noting the quality, rhythm and strength of both your wrist pulses and the structure, colour and coating of your tongue.
Most commonly herbs are prescribed as a tea to be made up from raw herbs. Chinese herbs tend to be bitter, but most people get used to them quickly. Combinations of herbs are designed to correct the particular disharmony of the individual. Several hundred commonly used ingredients include roots, stems, flowers, leaves and barks.
The principle is that the balance of ingredients with certain properties is matched to the individual patient’s pattern, allowing the practitioner to adapt to the changing needs of the patient. Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture condemns the illegal trade in endangered plant and animal species and its members are subject to strict rules which prohibit the use of any such material. Treatment should be from a practitioner trained to a high standard, who are member of professional organisation.
What does Chinese Herbal Medicine Treatment Involve?
•Joint Pains, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Sciatica
•High blood pressure, to lower cholesterol
•Migraine, Headaches, Exhaustion
•Asthma, Bronchitis, Chronic coughs
•Supportive treatment for Diabetes, Stroke victims
What Conditions can be helped by Chinese Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture?
•Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Hayfever
•Digestive complaints including IBS
•Menstrual problems, Infertility, Menopause
•Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Insomnia
•Slimming, Stop smoking, Overcoming addictions