Treatments

What does treatment involve?

A traditional Chinese medicine practitioner will ask you questions about your emotional and mental life as well as your physical tr1 symptoms. Knowing whether you are indecisive or have an explosive temper may help him determine what type of gallbladder trouble you're having, for example. He or she may also take your pulse several times, once for each internal organ, andcheck the color and texture of your tongue, and then crafta customized treatment designed to enhance your overall health, rather than zeroing in on an infection or injury.

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Over the centuries, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used to treat countless conditions. Western scientists are still studying its effectiveness for various diseases. Some of the conditions for which TCM is known to be particularly helpful include:

  • pain,arthritis
  • diabetes and its complications
  • high cholesterol, high blood pressure
  • male and female fertility disorders
  • skin conditions
  • digestive disorders (such as irritable bowel syndrome)
  • recurrent cystitis (inflammation of the bladder)
  • obesity
  • headache,stress
  • menopause,hormone imbalances
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How does it work?

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The Chinese believe that acupuncture treatments redirect or unblock the flow of vital energy through your body and t tr2 hat certain herbs soothe over-active organs or strengthen weak ones. Western medicine has its own theories about how acupuncture works -- perhaps by triggering the release of endorphins, natural pain-killers.

For treating  musle pain and arthritis conditions, Practitioner may use cupping , moxa, skin scraping ,Tuina massage methods to help body detox and rebuild local circulation for healing.

How safe is it?

It depends on which treatments you use. Acupuncture is quite safe as long as  your practitioner uses either properly sterilized or disposable needles to prevent the spread of infection.

Let your acupuncturist know if you are taking aspirin or other painrelievers regularly, since they can exacerbate any minor bruising from the needles.

Herbs are a little more worrisome. Many Chinese herbalists won't tell you exactly what's in . Also, it's a good idea to tell your practitioner about any drugs you're taking, and your doctor about any herbs you're taking, but be aware that no one knows how certain herbs or mixtures of herbs will interact with other drugs.

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What is TCM good for?

The conditions that  TCM is known to be particularly helpful include:

  • Pain ,arthritis
  • diabetes and its complications such as retinopathy (damage to the retina located in the back of the eye)
  • high cholesterol,high blood presure
  • infertility
  • over weight
  • digestive disorders
  • recurrent cystitis (inflammation of the bladder)

 

  • allergies
  • sinusitis
  • addictions
  • menopausal symptoms
  • osteoporosis
  • arthritis
  • infections (respiratory, bladder, vaginal)
  • sleep disorders
  • stress
  • constipation