Chinese Medicine

Prevent disease rather than treat disease. This is a wise way to lead a healthy and happy life. Traditional Chinese Medicine is an advanced preventative medicine.

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What is Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has more than 2000 years of history, high practical value and boundless prospects. It is a comprehensive medical system with unique principles, diagnostic methods (observation, listening , analysing odours, inquiring and pulse taking) and therapies.

Treating the whole organism
Unity within the body
Unity between human body and nature

Diagnosis and treatment are based on an overall analysis of signs and symptoms. TCM has two basic components, Chinese herbs and acupuncture.

What does TCM Treatment involve

Chinese herbs: these include roots, stems flowers, leaves and bark. The TCM practitioner prescribes combinations of herbs which are specifically suitable for a given condition. The herbs are cooked and drunk as herbal tea or taken in tablet form. External preparations are also used, including creams, ointments and washes.

Acupuncture: our health is dependent on the body's motivating energy known as Qi, moving in a smooth balanced way through a series of channels. When the Qi becomes unbalanced illness may result. Inserting fine needles into the body's channels of energy can stimulate patients own healing response and help restore his natural balance.

Author: Tiejun Tang

Acupuncture is an effective therapy and it is getting more and more popular in the world. The World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies spent 3 years investigating 202 Countries and regions, and found that there are 183 countries practice acupuncture. Most of the World's acupuncturists in the world apply acupuncture on it's own, they never use herbs. Only a small proportion of practitioners combine acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine together. Is it necessary to combine herbs during the acupuncture treatment?

The answer is yes. I will tell you six reasons why acupuncture needs herbs: