For over 3,000 years, Chinese medicine has treated billions of patients, not just in China, but across the globe. Modern western medicine (by contrast), had its roots in the mid nineteenth century and has spent the next 160 years catching up.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has sought to copy the perfect balance we see in nature and reproduce it in our physical bodies. Over time, it has refined and perfected its processes, focusing on creating internal balance to produce harmony and physical health.
TCM practitioners use herbal medicines, acupuncture, and mind and body practices like tai chi, massage therapy, and nutrition to help treat a multitude of complaints, including patients suffering from stress, anxiety, chronic pain, fatigue, headaches, infertility and hormonal imbalance.
Practitioners of Chinese Medicine dedicate their lives to studying the principles and techniques of this ancient wisdom and apply modern understanding to continually refine its processes and achieve the most effective results.
The fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) focus on its understanding of the complex workings of the universe, the law of nature, the ebb and flow of energy and how this interacts with and affects our entire being on a spiritual, energetic, emotional and physical level. It recognises how emotions such as stress and anxiety, can disrupt or block this flow and can manifest into a serious physical illness unless they are released and rebalanced.
Chinese medicine seeks to support a person’s entire complicated matrix, including their energy, emotions and wellbeing. To do this it employs various ancient techniques such as: Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Moxibustion, Cupping, Qi Gong and a Healthy Diet. Here, our focus is on Chinese Herbal Medicine.