Chinese Medicine is one of the great systems of the world, with an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century BC. Yet throughout its history it has continually developed in response to changing clinical conditions. This process continues today with the development of modern medical diagnostic techniques and knowledge.
Chinese Medicine is based on the concepts of fundamental balance and harmony. Clinical strategies are based upon diagnosis of signs and symptoms that reflect an imbalance and point prescriptions are tailored to addressing the ways the person's signs and symptoms present, and in which a person's vitality may be depleted or blocked.
Because of its systematic approach it has for centuries had a very great influence on the theory and practice of medicine in the East, and more recently has grown rapidly in popularity in the West.
It still forms a major part of healthcare provision in China and is provided in state hospitals alongside western medicine.
How can Traditional Chinese Medicine help me?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture is widely considered to be beneficial for a range of illnesses and symptoms, from clearly defined complaints to more general feelings of ill health and low energy. Please follow the link to research fact sheets on the British Acupuncture Council web site www.acupuncture.org.uk or the NHS website to find out more about how traditional acupuncture may help you.
How many sessions will I need?
The frequency and number of sessions depends on your individual condition and how long you have been troubled by it. Some change is usually felt within 4 – 6 treatments, although occasionally just one or two treatments may be sufficient. You may be asked to attend weekly to begin with, some people choose to have regular acupuncture to maintain good health, or top up treatments as and when required.