Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupressure
Other Clinic is also located at:
40 Guildhall St.
Kent CT20 1EE
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
– The Art of Balance
Yin-Yang sign is a well-known logo of TCM. The continuous curve within the Yin-Yang symbol indicates that Yin and Yang are continuously changing from one to the other while keeping a certain balance, and the establishment of a harmony unit represented by a grass, human body or even cosmos. They depend on each other, control each other, always keep changing, and never break the balance.
Under the Yin-Yang system, TCM established a five elements system – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. For example, Water is pro Wood, regulates the Fire; Earth is pro Metal, regulates Water; Wood is pro Fire, regulates Earth; Fire is pro Earth, regulates Metal. If Water is too strong, then Wood becomes equally strong, and Fire become equally strong, then Earth becomes equally strong, then Water is strongly regulated - the whole system remains in balance.
Illness is the sign of this balance being broken; although the symptoms are varied. They can all be cured by restoring the Yin-Yang balance and adjusting the five Elements.
TCM has different methods to correct this imbalance; these include Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Acupressure, Meditation, Taichi, etc.
– A Holistic Therapy
TCM is based on a holistic system. We treat the body as a whole. We believe the whole body is involved in self-healing diseases. In the same manner, the body system can be ruined – not only a part of the body, when symptoms show themselves.
Therefore, TCM has to work with the whole body, not only treating the symptoms. TCM not only control diseases, but also helps the body system to get rid of them.
TCM has a complete diagnosis and treatment system. We link the diseases with the body character, lifestyle, living circumstances, and climate. We offer different treatments to individuals, making the treatments specific to the individual for a specific period.
Chinese Herbal Therapy
– Not only Natural Herbs
Chinese Herbs are an integral part of TCM. They are specially processed in China and include flowers, leaf stalks, seeds, barks and roots. Each herb has healing properties which are used for specific purposes and perform particular functions.
The combinations of herbs normally used vary according to the particular disease. They act as a team. Some herbs in some formulæ only help increase the functions of other herbs, while some herbs ensure there is harmony in the combination.
In addition to dry herbs, herbs are now available in many other forms, such as capsules, tablets, pills, syrups, pastes, plasters, etc, to suit different needs.
Acupuncture & Acupressure
– Not a Technical Skill
Acupuncture – “to prick with a needle”, has been practised in China for at least 3,500 years. It is still widely used throughout China and the rest of the world. In 1823, the first edition of the famous medical journal The Lancet, carried a detailed report of the successful use of acupuncture in treating Rheumatism.
Acupuncture works on a different system – “body meridians”, where the energy stays. It is invisible and independent. It links the internal with the external; it links the organs with the body.
Physical, emotional and environmental disorders alter the flow of energy, making it either too fast or too slow. It causes insufficient energy to be received. The energy may even be blocked or diverted to the wrong organ. Acupuncture aims to return the energy flow to normal and heal the person.
To know which organ has a problem, which body meridian should be treated, it relies on TCM diagnosis. Acupuncture is part of TCM, the fine, stainless-steel, single-use needles can help almost everyone by applying the TCM theory.
Moxibustion normally works with Acupuncture to increase the energy flow by glowing moxa wool (a finely chopped herb – Folium Artemisia).
Acupressure (Medical Massage)
It differs from western massage in that finger and palm pressure is applied using a wide range of techniques based on the TCM diagnosis and treatment system. It stimulates the body meridian to regain the Yin-Yang balance.
Acupressure is particularly effective in healing and the dispelling of pain in conditions such as back, neck and joint pain, headaches and sports injuries etc.
Cupping Therapy has been commonly used in China for thousands years as a method of detoxification. In the last few years, it has become fashionable in the western world.
Can Chinese Medicine Help You?
Below are some of the problems and diseases commonly treated by Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs.
Eczema, Herpes, Psoriasis, Acne, Hair Loss, Pruritis (itching), Fungal Infections, etc
Hypoglycemia, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Asthma, Bronchitis, Headache, Dizziness, Migraine, Nausea, Vomiting, Gastritis, Colitis, Indigestion, Peptic Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diarrhea, Edema, Diabetes, Constipation, Hæmorrhoids, Colds, Flu, etc
Muscular, Neurological, Skeletal and Vascular:
Arthritis, Sciatica, Back Pain, Lumbago, Frozen Shoulder, Tennis Elbow, Stiff Neck, Hemiplegia, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Facial Pain, Stroke, Sprain, Sports Injury, etc
Mental and Emotional:
Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Panic Attack, Insomnia, Palpitation, etc
Ejaculation Praecox, Low Sperm Count, Impotence, Prostatitis, etc
Gynaecological Conditions, Irregular Periods, Infertility, Habitual Abortion, Anemia, Menopausal Symptoms, Premenstrual Tension, Discharges, Fibroids, Cysts, Endometriosis, Morning Sickness, etc
Ears, Eyes, Nose and Throat:
Otitis, Tinnitus, Sore Throat, Hay Fever, Halitosis, Pharyngitis, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, etc
Liver Cancer, Gastric Cancer, etc
Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, etc
Your health is in good hands
Dr Chen graduated from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (BUTCM), and obtained a Medical Bachelor Degree after 6 years full-time study, both in his studies of Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine.
Dr Chen worked in a teaching hospital of BUTCM, then became a lecturer of BUTCM while carrying on his studies for a Masters Degree. He has more than 10 TCM books published in China.
Dr Chen has his own opinions of Chinese Culture, Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism, and is good at Chinese Art. This advantage helps him to understand real TCM – not only as a system of experienced medicine, but also as an advanced system of philosophy.
Dr Yu graduated from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (BUTCM), and obtained a Medical Bachelor Degree after 5 years full-time study, both in her studies of Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine.
Dr Yu worked in the 1st teaching hospital of Beijing Medical University (BMU) as lecturer and TCM specialist, alongside with modern western medical professionals. She has very rich experiences and knowledge on treating patients while they also have western medical treatment, and make the best benefit of both Chinese and Western Medicine to patients need. Dr. Yu has been rewarded 3 times for her outstanding clinical and academical works in BMU, she has more than 10 TCM papers and 4 TCM books published in China.
Acupuncture, Chinese Massage, Cupping, Herbalists, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)