Acupuncture I Herbal Medicine
Acupuncture I Herbal Medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a wonderfully rich and very established system of healthcare.
It is both general medicine and specialty medicine. It treats illnesses from the common cold to the very chronic and complex.
Chinese medicine is a very good problem solver in the clinic and can be used to treat some particularly stubborn and elusive illnesses.
Chinese medicine has an entirely unique understanding of health and disease. Coupled with some "different" treatment tools and techniques, Chinese medicine can offer a much needed edge over your health condition.
If you are considering Chinese medicine for the first time, fear not. It is safe and gentle and without harmful side effects. It takes into account your complete health picture, and treatment is always intricately tailored to your individual situation.
The two main treatment tools of Chinese medicine are acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Acupuncture is a fascinating therapy. It is truly like no other.
Yes it is impressively ancient, but out-dated? No. Modern clinical trials are increasingly adding support to the literally millennia of empirical evidence for its efficacy.
Within Chinese medicine, acupuncture theory is complex. As a simplified explanation, acupuncture restores balance within the body. It ensures the various substances of the body are circulating correctly and the normal healthy relationships between the organs are as they should be.
From a biomedical view-point acupuncture is known to produce anti-inflammatory responses, influence electro-magnetic pathways, induce immune reactions, and stimulate the release endorphins affecting mood and pain responses. And .... this is no doubt just the beginning. With time and ever improving technology, more is continually being discovered.
Acupuncture is used as a standalone treatment or combined with herbal medicine. It especially excels at treating pain, neurological conditions, musculo-skeletal problems and mental health disorders.
Considered by many to be the back bone of Chinese medicine, Chinese herbal medicine is vast.
Hundreds of plant, animal and mineral products are used in common practice, and these are almost always prescribed as combinations known as formulas.
The classical formulas of Chinese medicine are beautiful works of art. The design of many and how they interact with the body is ingenious. The aim is always maximum effect in the most concise way possible. Treatment should match the disease exactly with nothing left to cause harm. There should be no collateral damage.
Once a standard classical formula is chosen, the practitioner has the option to modify in need – that is, add or subtract ingredients, and tweak dosages – to produce a precisely tailored medicine.
Our herbs are in the form of powdered extracts which simply dissolve in hot water to form a tea.
Chinese herbs are particularly effective at treating internal issues, such as infertility, gynaecological issues, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue, autoimmune conditions and skin disease (yes this is an internal issue).
If we can help with any questions at all, prior to booking a first appointment, please don't hesitate to be in touch.