What is TCM?
Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes. It is used in many NHS general practices, as well as the majority of pain clinics and hospices in the UK. (Acupuncture, no date) The practice of inserting very fine, single use, sterile […]
Chinese Herbal Medicine seeks to restore the balance of Yin and Yang and restore Qi energy. Herbal medicine is the use of plants, or plant extracts to treat illness and promote good health. With an approach on the self, it looks at your mental, emotional and physical well-being. It also aims to restore your body’s […]
Tuina translates loosely into “push-grasp”. Physically, it is the pressing and kneading with palms, fingertips, knuckles to help the body to remove blockages along the meridians of the body and stimulates the flow of qi and blood to promote healing, similar to principles of acupuncture and acupressure. Tuina’s massage-like techniques range from light stroking to […]