What is Chinese Medicine?
Chinese Medicine is a broad range of medical practices developed over 3000 years, and still evolving. In Chinese Medicine, health is perceived as one’s mind, body and spirit in balance with nature. The principles of Yin and Yang suggest illness or disease as disharmony in action.
A detailed case history is taken during treatment in order to ascertain the nature of your problem, and the condition of your body. The diagnosis aims to trace symptoms to patterns of an underlying disharmony by measuring the pulse, inspecting your tongue, skin, and eyes, and looking at your eating and sleeping habits as well as many other things. There are various forms of medical practices which include acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage (Tuina), exercise (Qigong) and dietary therapy.
Essentially, the tradition of Chinese Medicine as a whole places great emphasis on lifestyle management to prevent diseases. It recognises that health is both mind and body, as well as our capacity for wellbeing and happiness.