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Paediatrics and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Paediatrics and Traditional Chinese Medicine
16 Sep 2015

Paediatrics is among the oldest specialties within the realm of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The practice of treating children using oriental therapies can be traced back to the early years of the first millennium. In China, different modalities of TCM have been used for more than 2000 years in order to resolve the health problems in children. According to TCM, the body of a child being immature and weak, is more vulnerable to a large number of diseases like colds, coughs, asthma, allergies, colic, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach aches, indigestion, etc.   In TCM, there are four main therapies for treating children. They are acupuncture, herbal medicine, Chinese massage and dietary therapy.   Acupuncture   Generally, this method is used for add ...Read More

What is Chinese Massage?

What is Chinese Massage?
10 Sep 2015

Chinese massage, also known as the Tui Na An Mo or Zhi Ya, is one of the oldest natural healing methods in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It came into existence even before the advent of acupuncture or herbs, when human beings only had their bodies for combating a wide range of diseases with and were always in search of natural methods for prevention. Most of the massage types that exist today were actually developed from it. Japanese, European and other civilisations learned it centuries ago and ultimately used it as the foundation for developing their own styles, such as the shiatsu, Thai and Swedish massage. In the modern times, Chinese massage is regarded as highly effective for maintaining and leading a healthy lifestyle. It follows the same concept of Qi flow, meridians, colla ...Read More

What Are the Benefits of Pre and Postoperative Acupuncture?

What Are the Benefits of Pre and Postoperative Acupuncture?
17 Aug 2015

Before acupuncture achieved mainstream popularity in Western culture, it was commonly preferred in China for anesthesia prior to surgery in the ancient times. Even today, many doctors state that it can be highly beneficial when administered before and after an operation.   Surgical procedures are significant medical events that produce physical as well as emotional effects, irrespective of how small they might be. There are plenty of benefits one can reap by getting pre and postoperative acupuncture. Some of the major benefits are as follows:   Calms Down and Prepares The Body for Surgery   For those who have a tendency to get nervous before having surgery, acupuncture is a blessing in disguise. Scheduling an appointment just a week before the surg ...Read More

Acupoints for Treating Digestive Problems

Acupoints for Treating Digestive Problems
30 Jul 2015

Our modern dietary habits and increased dependence on readymade food has not only led to increased risk of obesity, diabetes and heart diseases, but also disrupted the proper functioning of our digestive system causing problems like gastroenteritis, indigestion, constipation, acid refluxes, diarrhoea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Many of us are often the victims of these disorders but rarely do something to get relief from them. Although the best way to alleviate these problems is to adopt healthy dietary habits, many people also prefer acupuncture in Northern Beaches  for getting long-term relief from digestive disorders.   According to the practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are several effective acupoints which are directly associated with the diges ...Read More