Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the great herbal 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, and has been sustained by research into every aspect of its use. This process continues today with the development of modern medical diagnostic techniques and knowledge.
Today, it still forms a major part of healthcare provision in China, and is provided in state hospitals alongside western medicine.
Chinese medicine is based on the theory of Yin and Yang balance. It considers that the disease is caused as a result of Yin and Yang imbalance within the body.
Chinese Medicine can be applied to the following areas:
Anaemia, Asthma, Bronchitis, Collitis, Common Cold, Constipation, Diabetes, Gastritis, Stomach Ulcers.
Arthritis, Back Pain, Soft-tissue Rheumatism.
Epilepsy, Headache, Migraine.
Infertility, Irregular Periods, Menopausal Syndrome, Premenstrual Tension.
Erectile Dysfunction, Impotence, Premature Ejaculation.
Acne, Alopecia, Eczema, Hair Loss, Herpes, Mycosis, Psoriasis, STD's, Vitiligo.
The diagnostic process of TCM involves the following:
The patient's complexion, eyes and tongue are examined.
Listening and Smelling
The sound of the patient's breathing and voice is monitored, the practitioner also looks out for any unusual colours.
The practitioner asks the patient about their medical history, and lifestyle.
The patients body temperature is taken, as well as their pulse.
Each patient will be treated according to their individual needs before TCM is applied.
At elements, following a consultation based on the above diagnostic process, our physician may prescribe and mix a herbal formula usually in powder form which you can drink like Tea.
One weeks prescription costs £40.