Traditional Chinese Medicine
Treating the mind, body and spirit as a single entity
The holistic approach of Traditional Chinese Medicine, derived from fundamental beliefs in the Chinese culture, suggests that Man and the Universe are inseparable, thus causing the need for balance and harmony throughout.
When a person’s vital life force, known as Qi (气, pronounced "chi"), flows smoothly throughout the body, it establishes a balance between their spiritual, emotional, mental and physical being.
Upset this balance and disease and illness can arise.
Traditional Chinese Medicine employs a system of diagnosis, therapy and herbs to restore the body’s balance, boost the immune system and fight off pathogens.
A Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment usually includes a combination of:
- medicinal herbs
- nutritional advice
- physical treatments such as acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, massage or Tuina, as well as therapeutic exercises such as tai chi and related breathing techniques
Based upon the complementary principles of Yin & Yang, acupuncture has been practised for thousands of years in China, where it first originated. Our specific acupuncture methods work well for back pain, sciatica, infertility, stress, immune conditions and many more.
How does acupuncture work?
Qi has many complementary extremes (Yin & Yang) which, when in balance, can ensure optimal health. Qi flows through meridians (pathways) in the human body, accessed through 350 different acupuncture points. When needles are inserted into these points, energy flow throughout the body can be brought back into balance, helping to treat and prevent illness.
In Western societies (and several other parts of the world), acupuncture is explained using concepts of neuroscience. Acupuncture points are places where nerves, muscles and connective tissue can be stimulated, thus increasing blood-flow and triggering the activity of our own body's natural painkillers.