The process of treating disease in Chinese medicine is defined as differentiating patterns and instituting treatment. With a thorough diagnosis the practitioner will attempt to determine and distinguish both the root of the problem (the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease, ie: what caused the patient’s illness) and the manifestations of the root of the illness (the associated symptoms).
Treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine begins with a thorough diagnosis. Practitioners assess a person’s health by feeling the pulse at each wrist, observing the tongue and a comprehensive interview to gain information about lifestyle, symptoms, health history, work habits, environment and emotional life. The diagnosis will not only provide insight into the current health of the patient but also lead to the root causes of the patient’s current situation.
The practitioner will address both the symptoms and the root of the disease. The manifestations are treated to give the patient relief from his or her symptoms while the root of the problem is treated in order to eliminate the re-occurrence of symptoms.
Clinical treatments can include:
- CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
- TUI-NA (Chinese acupressure massage)
- DIETARY THERAPY
Body work and herbal medicine can be applied alone or in combination. Each treatment is customized for the individual patient’s needs.
The patient will also be educated on lifestyle choices, proper relaxation and meditation. During clinical visits the patient will be informed on how to become an active part in their own health and healing.
TCM effectively treats many difficult cases including:
- Stress and Fatigue
- Insomnia, Anxiety, and Depression
- Digestive disorders
- Women’s Health/Gynaecology (PMS, Painful Menstruation, Menopause)
- Dermatology (eczema, psoriasis, acne)
- Migraines and Headaches
- Common Cold and Cough
- Pregnancy and Labour