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The Natural Wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine

 

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The Yellow Emperors Canon of Internal Medicine

 

How old is Chinese Medicine?

The Yellow Emperor's Canon Of Internal Medicine is one of the oldest medical books in existence in the world. It was written over 2,500 years by the then Emperor of China (The Yellow Emperor). TCM is one of the oldest and most mysterious forms of medicines. Thus the knowledge and wisdom accumulated over the centuries within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is extremely deep.   Read More ...

 

Throughout most of the world it is becoming more difficult to find someone that has not been touched in some way by the growing Chinese cultural influence. We all eat Chinese food from time to time and most people have been to Yum Cha at least once. Now Traditional Chinese Medicine is also moving into our medical lives with – Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine as well as Chinese massage becoming more commonplace.

 

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TraditionalChinese Medicine Research 

 

Preclinical studies in the US have documented Acupuncture's effects. However they have not been able to fully explain or understand how Acupuncture works within the framework of the Western system of medicine. All they know for certain is that it works.

Chinese Herbalism is much easier for Western medicine to understand and explain. It is more straight forward in its science. It is simply Biochemistry and Organic Chemist. Every University has Chemistry departments full of Professors of Organic Chemistry that can and have been able to explain the plant based phytochemistry of this science.

 

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Textbooks

 

What practices exist within Traditional Chinese Medicine?

TCM is a complete medical system consisting of:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Tui Na – the Chinese form of Massage, Physiotherapy & Chiropractic etc.
  • Chinese Dietetics (diet and nutrition)
  • Qi Gong (movement & Breath exercises)
  • etc.

All of these separate art were developed and incorporated into the one system. These have all been blended together to form a complementary and cohesive form of medicine. Additionally over the last few decades Western Medicine has also been blended into this well woven medical fabric.

 

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Medicine-Grade Traditional Chinese Herbs Ready To Cook In A Herbal Soup

 

I have heard you feel sensations from Acupuncture?

Acupuncturists insert fine needles to stimulate Acupuncture point. This stimulation effects and instigate a cure or repair. Once the needle is inserted to is manipulated to begin the Acupuncture sensation in order to start the healing work. This sensation is the “Acupuncture”.

There are four type of sensation a person can feel when having a treatment:

Tingling
Numbness
Soreness
Distension

All of these sensations can travel and spread out from the point of insertion.

 

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Acupuncture Treatment 

 

What can Traditional Chinese Medicine do for my general health and wellbeing?

Good Health and Wellbeing is about being healthy, happy, relaxed and energetic. We all work too long and hard. We all sometimes party too hard and too much. Additionally we all occasionally eat and drink the wrong thing.

TCM can help to repair, restore and re-balance your health and bring back the stability to your life. Having a TCM treatment is like taking your car to the mechanic for a service. The mechanic can make all of the necessary adjustments and repairs to your vehicle so that it runs at its best performance.

TCM has the tools to help build and repair your body from the harsh treatment that life deals out for us. Additionally Traditional Chinese Medicine has the tools and capabilities to help keep your body, mind and spirit working in harmony.

Peter