Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic natural medical system that dates back 5000 years. It addresses the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms. It combines acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Moxabustion, cupping, massage, food therapy, exercise therapy and lifestyle advice, to help clear energy blockages, balance Yin and Yang and bring about good health in the body, mind and spirit. By clearing obstruction, the body's energy and blood can flow freely, giving relief to a wide range of disorders.
TCM can treat diseases of the cardio-vascular, respiratory, digestive, uro-genital and gyneacological systems.
Some examples of conditions that respond very well to TCM include:
pain - back, neck, knee, muscle or joint pain, headaches, migraines, carpel tunnel syndrome, sciatica, post surgery pain,
stress and emotional problems - anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia and depression
hormonal and fertility - irregular or painful periods, fibroids, menopausal symptoms, infertility
skin - itching, rashes, eczema, acne
Because TCM uses a different diagnostic paradigm to western medicine, some patients find relief from conditions previously undiagnosed, or seemingly unrelated.
How does it work?
Simply put, acupuncture uses fine, sterile needles inserted into points on the meridians (energy pathways) to stimulate Qi (your body's vital energy force). In western terms the treatment helps to balance hormonal and neurotransmitter signals and encourages your body's own healing powers. Each person's experience of acupuncture is different, however, most patients are very comfortable and relaxed during an acupuncture treatment.