What is Traditional Chinese Medicine used for?
Diagnosis and treating illness from a holistic viewpoint can successfully treat acute and chronic conditions by reducing the cause of the symptoms, whilst strengthening the underlying spirit and state of health.
The World Health Organization has published a list of conditions that are considered amenable to treatment by acupuncture. This list includes:
Ringing in the ears, poor eyesight, dizziness, sinus infection, sore throat
Allergies, asthma, high blood pressure, ulcers, colitis, indigestion, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, constipation, diabetes, hypoglycemia, edema, post-viral exhaustion, M.E.
Muscular Skeletal / Neurological
Arthritis and rheumatism, neuralgia, sciatica, back pain, bursitis, tendonitis, Bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, headache and migraine, stroke, cerebral palsy
Colds and flu, bronchitis, hepatitis, malaria, HIV/Aids
Eczema, psoriasis, shingles, acne, herpes
Anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia
Urinary / Reproductive
Impotence, infertility, pre-menstrual tension, pelvic inflammatory disease, discharge, cystitis, irregular periods or cramps, heavy periods, morning sickness, habitual miscarriage, lactation problems, menopause, hot flushes.
Acupuncture can also be a powerful form of medicine where there is no clear medical diagnosis. Acupuncture is a safe, gentle and relaxing form of treatment which can benefit people of all ages.
Chinese herbal medicines consist of formulas using permitted vegetable products with known healing properties. Treating symptoms and the underlying causes, the results can be very powerful and rarely cause unwanted side effects. Prescribed raw or powdered herbs are brewed into a tea at home and taken daily. Alternatively, pills, tablets, capsules are also used. Plasters and tinctures for external use may also be recommended. Consultations are usually necessary once or twice monthly