Chinese Medicine (CM)
Chinese Medicine (CM) is a system of health and well-being that has been practised in China for thousands of years. CM provides treatment by first looking at the patient’s entire health and well-being, and aims to restore overall good health. This is because a healthy body is also important for good mental health and emotional well-being.
The basic concept of CM is a vital force of life called Qi. A balance of Qi in the body is important for good health. Any imbalance to the Qi in the body can lead to illnesses. Therefore, CM treatment basically helps to restore this balance through recommended treatment that addresses the imbalance of Qi in each individual patient. The treatment for each patient may vary as diagnosed by the CM practitioner.
The treatment to regain balance may involve acupuncture, moxibustion (the burning of herbal leaves on or near the body), cupping (the use of warmed glass jars to create suction on certain points of the body), tuina (massage), herbal remedies, and movement and concentration exercises (such as tai chi).
CM has been prescribed for treating various illnesses such as the common cold, digestive issues, pain, regulating the menstrual cycle, improving sleep, managing stress, and skin conditions.
CM also involve the prescription of Chinese medicinal herbs put together by qualified CM practitioners. The uniqueness of CM is that the formula for the herbs may vary according to each patient’s specific needs after diagnosis.
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