Traditional Chinese Medicine is an effective complimentary treatment for a number of ailments. TCM techniques can include acupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbs, and Qigong.
TCM works with the meridians or energy lines in the body with each meridian relating to an organ. These Meridians are the channels through which the Qi (life force) flows, and there are many acupuncture points along these meridians. Meridians include; Liver, Spleen-Pancreas, Heart, Colon, Bladder, Kidney, Triple Warmers, Pericardium, Stomach, Gallbladder, Small and Large Intestine Meridians.
Any blockages in the energy centres can affect the flow of Qi. Acupuncture is an effective tool in releasing these energy blockages.
The Golden Dragon scans the Meridians, Acupuncture Points, Auricle, Iris and determines and categorises any imbalances. The Golden Dragon then looks at the whole body and recommends Chinese Herbs, Chinese Food, and Taiwanese Herbs to support what is going on in the body.
Going to a Chinese Herbalist is quite an interesting experience. You can opt to see a Dr or TCM Practitioner first who will make a diagnosis by looking at your tongue and how it presents, as well as feeling the pulses in your forearms. Whilst this is an extremely effective tool – the information from the Golden Dragon scan can provide additional insight and confirmation for the TCM practitioner.
Chinese herbs can be quite overwhelming at first – they are however, extremely effective. A Chinese Herbalist sources herbs from different drawers and cabinets and very carefully weighs and measures out the herbs precisely according to the prescription from the TCM practitioner.
Herbs in raw form can be boiled up in a saucepan in 4 ½ cups of water for an hour or so, or until there is around 1 cup of liquid remaining, then strained and the liquid consumed. They can then be boiled again for a second time adding 1 litre of water down to 1 cup of liquid. If boiling up herbs are not your thing – there are also some preparations in tablet and pilule form. While not quite as potent they are also extremely effective.
Acupuncture is effective in treating a variety of ailments, with the basis being to increase the flow of Qi or life force. Acupuncture is where needles are placed on various acupuncture points within the meridians. These needles can stay in there for up to an hour. It is not uncommon for the patient to go into a very deep sleep or relaxation whilst these needles are in.
Cupping is a method whereby the TCM practitioner creates a vacuum in a cup which is placed on a part of the body (usually the back) to draw out toxins. Usually there is a round bruise where the cup has been – so it is not ideal to do before a formal event in a backless dress!
There are many more TCM practices out there – and they are complimentary to western medicine. Why not try some today and see how you feel?