Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
As one of the oldest continuous forms of Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for at least two thousand years BC. TCM encompasses Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Herbal medicine, TuiNa (Chinese Massage) Qigong and dietary therapy. The body’s energy (comprising Yin and Yang) sustains the body, and together they make up the body’s life essence (Qi). Qi flows through the body along invisible channels (meridians).
If the Yin and Yang of our body is out of balance, it causes a blockage to our Qi, which results in illness or pain. TCM assesses our lifestyle, the impact of pollution (at home and at our workplace), diet, stress and emotions, all of which could be the cause of an imbalance in our body, resulting in illness or pain.
We are all as different as our fingerprints and therefore, every person is treated individually. The treatment may include Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Patent Medicine, Cupping, Moxibustion, Electro-acupuncture, Acupressure or a combination of some of these, or alternatively all of these, depending on the individual’s assessment.
The Benefits of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
- It assists the whole body to become healthier
- Traditional Chinese Medicine is prescribed to restore the body’s energy balance
- It is a holistic treatment that may assist with infertility, pain, colitis, neuropathy, arthritis, insomnia, stress and depression
- It is used to treat the root of the existing health problem and promotes health and wellness
- It seeks to understand and facilitate harmony within the energy flows of the body
- It unlocks the healing potential of the body
- It is used as a prevention technique and to maintain a healthy regimen
- It is focused on the functions of the body such as breathing, digestion and detoxification
- It is often used as a supplementary technique to Western Medicine.