Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest medical system in the world, It has been practised in China for more than 3000 years and has been developed continuously throughout the centuries, today TCM is still widely used in China as a mainstream health care alongside with Western Medicine.
TCM incudes: Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tui Na, Cupping, etc.
The Main principles of TCM:
Our body is an integrated whole.
Every structure in our body is an integral and necessary part of the whole, along with our emotions and mind. The whole system is powered by life force, or energy, which pronounced “Qi”.
Our body is connected with nature.
The human body has very close and inseparable relationship with nature. The human body and nature should be in harmony to achieve good health.
Diagnosis and treatment based on overall analysis of signs and symptoms.
TCM is an independent medical system, it has its our unique theory and treatment methods. TCM is s very different from Western Medicine, Western Medicine view human as an object, and see human and diseases separately. The TCM emphases “Organic Whole”, and view human
Acupuncture is an old natural therapy, it has been used in China for thousands of years. Now it become one of the most popular and successful alternative therapies thought the world. It can stimulate the body’s self-healing system and help to restore its natural balance.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into certain acupuncture points to stimulate the body’s self-healing system and help to restore its natural balance.
Acupuncture is harmless and virtually painless, some times you might feel a little prick when a needle is inserted, and a lot people find Acupuncture makes them feel relaxed.
We only use sterilised and disposable needles. A session of treatment varies from 20 to 40 minutes. It can produce immediate results, but more often it require a number of treatments over a period of time. Generally one Acupuncture course consists of five to six sessions.
Chinese herbs have been used for treatment for over 3,000 years. In TCM’s view, Human and nature has close connection, any illness could find a cure from nature.
In Dong’s Practice we use a combination of over 200 herbs that derived from flowers, leaves, roots, stem and seeds, each herb have individual healing power. The Chinese Herbal Medicine come in the from of herbal tea or tablet.
Chinese Herbs are completely safe when prescribed correctly by a qualified TCM practitioner. Dr Dong is member of the association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM). He only uses authentic Chinese herbs that come from TCM approved suppliers to ensure the best result of the treatment.
1. First cooking: empty all the contents of one paper bag into a clean deep pan, it is better use a ceramic or glass pot, but stainless steel one is also acceptable. Add about one and a half pints of cold water to cover the herbs completely, leave it to be soaked for about 30 minutes. Bring to the boil with the lid on, then simmer for about 20-30 minutes. Strain the liquid (herbal tea) into a bowel or mug, leave the herbs in the deep pan.
2. Second cooking: add another pint of water to the deep pan, bring to boil, then simmer again for 20-30 minutes, strain the herbal tea into another bowel or mug.
3. Mix the first bowel of herbal tea and the second bowel of herbal tea together. Divide them into 2 or 4 equal portions, to be taken morning and evening.
4. Keep the brewed tea in the fridge. Reheat it before drinking.
Tui Na is also called “An Mo” or Massage, it has three thousand years of history in China. It is a natural therapeutic approach guided by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has widely used in many of the hospital in China today in the front line of healthcare. It quite often used alongside with Acupuncture together to achieve the best result.
In the hospital I worked before, we used Tui Na for: Pain Relief, Back Pain, Sport Injury, Stress related problems, Baby common Illness, etc. It completely safe, highly effective, and has no side effects.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese form of therapy that relies upon creating a local suction to mobilise blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created by using heat (fire) or mechanical device (hand).
Cupping has been widely used in the family as a “Folk Therapy” to tree some common illnesses such as muscle injuries, colds, coughs.
I still remember when I was a child and my grandparents used cupping in our house. When I came to the UK, I heard some people from East Europe and Middle East said that they had seen this method being used in in their families.
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