About Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive system of healthcare that has evolved in China in the last 3,000 years. TCM has its own profound theoretical framework and offers a range of unique therapies such as acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. TCM regards the body as an organic whole, which should exist in harmony with the universe and where all the different parts are interconnected and interactive. Its emphasis first of all
is on health promotion and prevention. When one falls ill, the focus of the treatment is on the person suffering from the illness rather than on the illness itself.




Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine works in a different way from European herbal medicine. The main difference is that Chinese herbs can be used in the treatment of more serious conditions and the interaction of herbs is taken into consideration. When herbs are prescribed as a formula, all their natures and specific functional features are taken into account. Based on the theoretical understanding of herbs and formulas qualified practitioners use herbs to regulate the functional states of the internal organs, re-establish harmony and balance, and promote and enhance the body's resistance to ill health. Chinese herbs are powerful medicines and should only be prescribed by qualified practitioners. Chinese herbal doctors usually prescribe three types of herbal medicine: concentrated herbal powder, loose herbs and patent herbal pills. Unfortunately the loose herbs and powders do not always taste good. In China there is an old saying that 'good herbs, bitter in taste are on the side of your health'. Chinese herbs are known by their nature - hot, cold etc. and their flavours - bitter, pungent, sweet etc. The powders especially may cause a grimace as you take them, but be assured that they are working to establish harmony for your improved health.

The medicines sometimes come in creams and ointments for internal and external use, as well as loose herbs, powders and pills. The doctor will prescribe what is best for you. Some of our patients prefer their medicine in tea-bag form, such as our losing-weight tea bags, which work to break down fat.



Acupuncture

The western world acknowledged the benefits of Chinese Acupuncture in treating a range of diseases prior to Chinese medicinal herbs being introduced. Indeed, nearly half of all western doctors refer patients to Chinese doctors for acupuncture and a growing number have qualified to practice acupuncture themselves.

The meridian network operates internally and externally and connects all parts of the body as an organic whole, thus making it possible for the body to be in a harmonious state. Through the meridian system both qi (life force) and blood flow continuously. Disposable acupuncture needles, as fine as head hair, are inserted at specific points to stimulate and activate the life force. As a result, the effects of acupuncture treatment can often be quite amazing. Western science continues to study the meridian system. Traditional Chinese doctors understand that acupuncture is safe and effective when practiced under the guidance of the time honoured theories of Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is painless when administered by a qualified practitioner. No special clothing is needed, simply wear what is comfortable.

 

Therapeutic Massage

In China, massage plays an important role in terms of rehabilitation and health preservation, and massage clinics
are often run alongside hospitals.

Archaeological studies revealed it was practised in China as far back as 2,700 BC, in the New Stone Age. It was referred to as 'anmu'.

Today Chinese massage is a complex art that uses a variety of techniques that work to activate the body's energy or acupuncture points to trigger a healing response.

The patient experiences a relaxing, health promoting treatment.

Meet Our Tui Na Therapist

Margaret Wang is a highly skilled and experienced therapist. She joined us one year ago after many years working as a Traditional Chinese Tui Na therapist in New Zealand. She has been trained in China and New Zealand. Especially she has benefited most from following a Chinese master of ‘Qi Gong Tui Na’, Dr. Zhang Youdong from Shaolin, China.
Margaret has a passion for all aspects of Tui Na and how it improves customers’ health. Her approach is intended to address one’s specific needs and promote whole body wellness. She has expertise in treating stiff neck, frozen shoulder, back pain, migraine, tennis/golf elbow, knee and ankle problems, sports injuries, stress, anxiety and insomnia with her ‘Qi Gong Tui Na‘ massage. Also, she has rich experience in pregnancy massage and reflexology.

Margaret is available for appointments on Monday to Friday between 10am– 6pm. 

Prices:
30 mins – £30
1 hour   - £50
£10 discount is offered for the birthday person
 
Our Clinic has also has 3 masseuses specialising in
Price: relaxation massage.
30 mins – £25
1 hour   - £40
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