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Chinese Medicine

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

chinese medicineTraditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) is a unique way of viewing the world and offers deep insights into the flow Qi (pronounced chee) or life energy. Qi energy is life force. When Qi flows freely, the body remains healthy. TCM is a healing system that works by re-connecting the flow of energy to restore the relationships of wellness, balance, harmony and health. The TCM perspective for health issues is about treating the underlying causes of the problem, rather than the symptoms which are just the signs or signals of imbalance. Everything happens for a reason.

TCM is not a single discipline, but uses a range of medical practices to create balance and a free flow of energies in your body. It traces patterns of imbalance by identifying subjective symptoms such as pain, stress and anxiety, as well as objective examination of the pulse, tongue, eyes, skin, nails and lifestyle.

At Bing’s Natural Health your practitioner will discuss your medical history, current symptoms and ask many questions in order to identify patterns of “dis-ease”. Most patients find that as well as resolving the specific problem they came for, they have increased energy and interest in life as well as a heightened sense of well-being and general happiness.

Because every person is unique the same problem may have different remedies for different people and TCM investigates the underlying causes, not just the symptoms.

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What Techniques and Modalities Does Traditional Chinese Medicine Use?

Traditional Chinese Medicine uses techniques such as Acupuncture, Cupping, Ear Candling, Moxibustion, Chinese Massage, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Gua Sha to release energy blockages, stimulate blood flow, and balance your body in every way. When appropriate, our experienced practitioners may use a combination of some modalities in a treatment to achieve better results.

 

What Conditions Can Traditional Chinese Medicine Treat?

Based on current scientific evidence, Chinese medicine treatment may be able to assist with:

    • Management of pain, stress and fatigue related to some autoimmune disorders, in consultation with other treating health practitioners 
    • Management of pain, fatigue and nausea related to many chronic diseases 
    • Management of vomiting or nausea arising from chemotherapy 
    • Pain relief and management 
    • Stress 
    • Chronic pain related to depression by managing the underlying chronic pain 

 

Are you pregnant? Chinese medicine treatment may be able to help pregnant women with:

    • Pregnancy related musculoskeletal pains
    • Nausea and vomiting

 

Does Traditional Chinese Medicine Combine With Western Medicine?

At Bing’s Natural Health we work closely with many doctors and specialists (and number them amongst our regular patients). We view Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine as complementary disciplines.

Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment and you should consult with your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture may be able to help you.

 

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