Traditional Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Treatment
Chinese herbal treatment is one of the greatest herbal systems of the world, with an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century BC. Its systematic approach and clinical effectiveness have for centuries had a very great influence on the theory and practice of medicine in the East. More recently it has grown rapidly in popularity in the West. Chinese herbal medicine still forms a major part of healthcare provision in China where it is utilised in state hospitals alongside the modern medicine system. Due to its complexity, the Department of Health in the UK finds it is very hard to regulate this profession. Therefore finding a qualified and experienced practitioner who uses the approved herb supplies is very important for a patient before the start of any treatment.
Traditional acupuncture is a unique physical treatment based on ancient Chinese philosophies: our body is affected by our mind and the natural surroundings; the human body should be seen holistically and it is connected by many meridians; how the energy (Qi) runs through the meridians affects our well-being. Traditional acupuncture helps to keep the energy in harmony and balanced within the body and its natural surroundings. Appointments incorporate a range of alternative treatments, including: comprehensive consultation, personal body constitution analysis, Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, Chinese reflexology, dietary, lifestyle and exercise advice.