Chinese medicine gets to the Root of the Condition
Chinese medicine treats a large variety of acute and chronic conditions. It is a very old medical system and has developed over thousands of years. Over these years, it has constantly evolved and developed ways to treat numerous illnesses and conditions.
With Chinese medicine, a doctor will diagnosis a patient, not an illness. It typically deals with pattern identification, which means that the pattern of the illness is determined. Symptoms of the condition and the root of the condition are all taken into account. In addition, it does not separate the body and mind in diagnosis and treatment. Through these methods, the root of the illness is treated and resolved, thus bringing health back to the body and mind.
At times, conventional Western medicine is not very effective in treating chronic illnesses. It can, typically, effectively treat the symptoms but it does not get to the root of the problem. Also, some illnesses, such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, and other syndromes, are not fully understood by Western medicine. Due to this, Western medicine is not very effective in treating them. However, Chinese medicine can, in many cases, effectively diagnosis and treat such conditions.
How does Chinese Medicine Treat these Conditions?
Chinese medicine is typically labeled as holistic medical system. Unfortunately, the word “holistic” has received a bad reputation due its usage among certain medical practices of unknown effectiveness. In simple terms, it means that the body and mind are not separated and everything is considered in diagnosis and treatment. Unlike Western medicine, which tried to isolate illness to a specific location or organ, Chinese medicine takes everything as a whole and does not separate them. For this reason, it is beneficial for many conditions, especially in the treatment of chronic illness.
For chronic illnesses, the illness itself is caused by numerous factors. Diet and life factors, especially exercise (or lack thereof), all contribute to ones health and the presence or absence of disease. By determining all the factors contributing to the disease, a Chinese medical doctor can effectively treat the disease.
Treatment typically consists of acupuncture, and body work, as well as herbal medicine, if it is needed. These will return the body to a more balanced and healthy state. By then making appropriate dietary and lifestyle changes, you will stay healthy and prevent the problem from returning or, in the least, reduce its affect.
What Conditions can Chinese Medicine Treat?
Below is a listing of common ailments that many people experience and that acupuncture and Chinese medicine are quite effective in treating. There are many other conditions that Chinese medicine can treat. If you don’t see what you are looking for here, and want further information, feel free to email or message me.
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