About Chinese Medicine
Create a state of balance
What are the benefits of Chinese Medicine?
Chinese medicine doesn't use pharmaceuticals and provides an alternative to surgery, medications and drugs
Chinese medicine views the body as an interconnected network and looks deeper for root causes
More than a diagnosis
Instead of treating you as an isolated condition, Chinese medicine treats you as an individual and unique person
More than a diagnosis
Qi and meridians
When these pathways are not functioning properly, due to illness, poor diet, or emotional stress, the flow of qi can weaken or become blocked. The blockages may then lead to malfunctioning organs, which in turn leads to further illness. By maintaining these energy pathways through acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine, we aim to restore the body to a state of balance and promote healing.
Yin and yang
This can be applied to the human body’s need for homeostasis or balance. If we become too hot, we will sweat, thus returning to a state of harmony between yin and yang. Illnesses can also be seen as an imbalance, such as fatigue being a lack of yang. Your practitioner may recommend foods that are hot/warm (ginger, onion, oranges) or cold/cool (kale, watermelon, lettuce), perform acupuncture, or prescribe appropriate Chinese herbal medicine to return balance.
The five elements
The elements also each connect to an organ system, such as wood relating to the liver. If there is an issue within the liver, symptoms pertaining to wood such as repression, anger, pain in the ribs, or a bitter mouth can be seen and therefore diagnosed. Your practitioner can then use acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine to rebalance the elemental cycle.
Heaven, human and earth relationship
However, humanity has learned to live outside these patterns, which can negatively affect our internal cycles, such as sleep, hormones, and energy. Your practitioner may recommend acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine to realign these cycles.
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