Traditional Chinese Medicine (CM) is a health care system based on eastern principles, it goes back over 2000 years and is used to maintain good health. This includes acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Gua-sha, lifestyle and dietary advice. However, they didn’t just look at physical illness, mental and emotional well-being also has an impact on our health. These principles are still used in traditional acupuncture today when making a diagnosis.
According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the smooth flow and balance of energy called ‘qi’ that runs through a series of channels or meridians. The aim of CM is to stimulate the body’s own healing response, helping balance the person or return them to homeostasis.
What to expect
When coming to the clinic we take time to make you feel comfortable and work together to understand your story and health.
We will gain an understanding of your condition to form an individual diagnosis by asking a series of questions, looking at the tongue and feeling the pulse. This means that the same diagnosis in Western medicine maybe different in Chinese medicine. During the consultation we will look at diet and lifestyle, to see what impact this is having on your health.
If there are any areas that need addressing we try to find a way to make small changes in your lifestyle that can have the greatest benefit