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How Can Insomnia Be Cured with TCM?

How Can Insomnia Be Cured with TCM?
04 Nov 2015

Insomnia can be defined as the inability to get a proper amount of sleep, difficulty in falling asleep or not being able to sleep at all at night. This can lead to several bodily issues including low energy, fatigue, inability to concentrate on things during the day and decreased mental alertness. There are many  causes of insomnia like depression, poor sleep hygiene, jetlag, over consumption of coffee, undue stress and more.    In the context of Traditional Chinese Medicine, insomnia is viewed as a disorder of the shen caused due to either a single or combination of different internal disharmonies. This disturbance forces the shen to become increasingly restless and gives rise to various sleeping problems. The most common conditions triggering insomnia are heart ...Read More

Acupuncture For Headaches

Acupuncture For Headaches
06 Oct 2015

What is a headache?    A headache is a pain in head. It has some cause and can result from several factors such as tension, vascular problems, muscle contraction, abscesses, injury or withdrawal from some medications.    Different kinds of headache    There are three types of headaches – cervicogenic, tension-type and migraine.    Cervicogenic headache is a kind of headache that has been diagnosed recently. They are typically musculoskeletal in nature and may be caused by pain in spine or neck, which is transferred to head. This kind of headache can go undiagnosed for their recent classification.    On the other hand, tension-type headaches are very common. Patients who suffer from this type ...Read More

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