What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) ?
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use herbal medicines and various practices, such as acupuncture, bones and muscles manipulation, cupping or scraping, to treat or prevent health problems. Diagnosis is done using pulse taking, client history taking or tongue reading.
There is great emphasis on preventive health to keep the body healthy and balanced to keep out illnesses. It focuses on the root cause of the symptoms and illness and aims to heal the body system for overall wellness.
How does TCM work?
TCM works by re-establishing the balance in your body by ensuring that a person’s vital life force, known as Qi (气) flows smoothly within you. This lifeforce is believed to travel along meridian channels within the body, these channels or pathways connect your organs and body systems to each other. If one body system is not functioning so well, it causes imbalances that can stress your immunity, causing you to be vulnerable to ailments and illnesses.
Imbalances occur as a result of internal and external factors.
- Internal factors: disharmony between organs & emotional disturbances
- External factors: stress, weather & environment
TCM helps to boost your immunity by bringing the balance back to your body. This is done with the aid of different treatments such as acupuncture and herbal remedies etc.
How is TCM Herbal medicine used for treatments?
TCM has modernized to suit current lifestyle. Our herbs are packed in convenient ready to eat individual servings for your convenience. There is no need to brew long hours.
This highly tailored practice that enables physicians to blend unique formulae to match each patient’s symptoms instead of using a standard prescription. This greatly increases the effectiveness of the therapy to treat specific conditions. Using natural herbs also mean that you can receive a gentler treatment with fewer side effects. Studies have shown that herbal medicine has been successful in treating a range of health issues.
I am taking pharmaceutical drugs. Can I still take Chinese herbs?
It is advisable to take the medication separately to avoid contradictions.
What can Acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture can be used to treat:
- Musculoskeletal problems
- Back, neck, shoulder or muscle pain
- Headache and migraines
- Nerve pain
- Fertility problems
- Women’s health issues (eg: menstrual pain, irregular period)
- Skin concerns (eg: dull skin, acne, anti-aging)
- Weight issues (eg: slimming, indigestion etc)
- Many others
Are the acupuncture needles sterile?
Our TCM physician uses pre-sterilised, individually packaged disposable needles for hygenic and safety purposes.
How would I feel after acupuncture?
Some people may feel a slight tingling or ache on the acupoint for a short while.
Most patients find relief from their pain after the treatment, feeling lighter and more relaxed.
What are the limitations of acupuncture?
Depending on individual’s conditions, the recovery process may take some time as acupuncture uses the body’s healing system to cure itself.
Am I able to claim insurance for my TCM treatments?
Please check with your insurance company regarding the details of your coverage. Some policies may cover charges incurred for TCM treatments.
In compliance with the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health, Our TCM physician is registered with the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board.
What should I expect from my first visit?
Before the commencement of any TCM treatments, our TCM physician will check your pulse and go through any medicial history to provide an accurate diagnosis of your condition. You are advised to come in loose clothing if you are seeking an acupuncture treatment.
Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.
Your body is like a garden, it requires constant tending for it to flourish. Ignore it, it’ll still survive, but it may not be as luscious as you would like.