Chinese medicine

Chinese medicine has been practiced for over two thousand years. It is today best known as TraditionalChinese Medicine (TCM) – the style of acupuncture practised in mainland China and taught in most acupuncture colleges in the West.

Few people know that despite being called traditional, TCM is in fact less than hundred years old! Created in communist China, it represents a simplification of the vast body of Classical Chinese Medicine.

Over the years, I have explored the vast arena of Classical Chinese Medicine, learning from the Daoist master Jeffrey Yuen and his senior students Ann Cecil-StermanAndrew Sterman and Hung Tran.

Treatments

Chinese medicine does not treat medical labels – it treats the whole person!

  • Stress, anxiety and insomnia: balancing the body and mind.
  • Digestive health: weight loss / diarrhoea / constipation / bloating / IBS / reflux / nausea.
  • Pain relief: muscle and joint pain / sciatica / headaches / migraines / fibromyalgia.
  • Fertility: regulating the menstrual cycle / amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea / supporting couples to conceive naturally / IVF.
  • Respiratory complaints: asthma / hay fever / sinusitis.

Contact me for a free 15 minute consultation to find out how Chinese medicine could help you.

 Chinese medicine methods

Acupuncture: Acupuncture manipulates the flow of Qi in the various pathways that run through the body. It stimulates a number of biochemical processes that are conducive to healing, such as increased blood flow to muscles and organs, the release of endorphins or the removal of metabolic waste products. Acupuncture helps resolve blockages and restore balance, resulting in a greater sense of wellbeing.

Moxibustion, cupping and gua sha: These techniques can be used on their own, or as a complement to acupuncture. Moxibustion involves the burning of the herb mugwort (artemisia argyi) and has a deeply warming, nourishing, grounding and relaxing effect. Cupping and gua sha are used to release muscle tension, stimulate blood flow and to disperse cold or heat trapped in the body.

Dietary advice: Eating foods appropriate to both our constitution and the seasons is the single most important action we can take to keep healthy. Eating the right foods and preparing them in the correct way can avert disease and relieve symptoms, including high blood pressure, diabetes, migraines, mood swings and skin disorders. I regularly offer practical dietary advice to my clients so that they can maintain the benefits of my treatments.