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.

 

Application

Chinese Medicine can be applied to the following areas:

Internal Complaints

Anaemia, Asthma, Bronchitis, Collitis, Common Cold, Constipation, Diabetes, Gastritis, Stomach Ulcers.

Rheumatic disease

Arthritis, Back Pain, Soft-tissue Rheumatism.

Neurological

Epilepsy, Headache, Migraine.

Gynaecology

Infertility, Irregular Periods, Menopausal Syndrome, Premenstrual Tension.

Male Complaints

Erectile Dysfunction, Impotence, Premature Ejaculation.

Dermatology

Acne, Alopecia, Eczema, Hair Loss, Herpes, Mycosis, Psoriasis, STD's, Vitiligo.

Diagnosis

The diagnostic process of TCM involves the following:

Observation

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.

Questioning

The practitioner asks the patient about their medical history, and lifestyle.

Palpation

The patients body temperature is taken, as well as their pulse.

Individuality

Each patient will be treated according to their individual needs before TCM is applied.

Herbal Treatments

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.

 

We offer free consultations to determine suitability prior to advising any course of treatment.

Call  020 7935 5539 for further enquires or to arrange an appointment.