Traditional Solutions for Modern Problems
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used for centuries to treat problems of infertility and to promote natural conception.
TCM practitioners will treat according to the underlying imbalance and the phase of the menstrual cycle. For example in the phase following the period we will seek to promote the substances that would enhance the quality of both eggs and lining of the uterus.
The history of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) reaches back millennia. It is the longest continually practiced system of medicine in the world today, with millions of people using it daily. It is often an effective treatment for problems that conventional medicine cannot treat or which causes unwanted side effects. Treatment is aimed at both the symptoms and the root causes of illness and takes into account both physical and emotional health, as well as factors such as diet and living conditions.
Acupuncture is a traditional healing therapy in which fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body to alleviate various symptoms or conditions.
Most people's experience of needles is of those used in injections and blood tests. Acupuncture needles bear little resemblance to these. They are much finer, and are solid rather than hollow.
This makes acupuncture much less painful than may have been experienced during an injection.
Needles are then left in place for around twenty minutes, during and after which many report a feeling of relaxation and well-being. Most people feel nothing more than a dull ache or tingling sensation when the needles are inserted.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine, is one of the longest practiced herbal traditions in the world, with a 2000-year-old history. Today in China, herbal medicine is practiced as a stand-alone system of medicine as well as alongside western medicine in state hospitals throughout the country. More recently it has become popular in the West, and has grown rapidly since the 1980's.
Chinese herbal medicine shares its philosophical background with the other disciplines of Oriental medicine. Once a diagnosis has been made, an herbal formula is prepared to correct the specific disharmony of the individual.
Chinese herbal medicine consists of many hundreds of commonly used ingredients. These may be roots, stems, flowers, leaves and bark, together with some non-plant ingredients.
Herbs can be taken in many forms, traditionally as decoctions, in which raw herbs are boiled and the strained liquid drunk as a tea. This is often time -consuming and patients may dislike the taste.
Today, many commonly used formulas are available in pre-prepared formats.These can be pills, tablets, tinctures or concentrated liquid extracts.
Herbs may also be used externally. Washes or creams are prescribed for external problems such as skin conditions, bruising, or trauma.
90% of prescriptions in our clinics are given in concentrated powder form, or in capsules for those who find the herbs taste unpleasant.