Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a broad range of medicine practices sharing common concepts which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of more than 3,000 years, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy

Initial consultation Traditional Chinese Medicine, This consultion will encompass many questions and historical gathering of evidence to assist in arriving at a correct diagnosis. Other areas of the body will also be examined depending on the initial presentation of symptoms.

In TCM, there are five diagnostic methods: inspection, auscultation, olfaction, inquiry, and palpation.

  1. Inspection focuses on the face and particularly on the tongue, including analysis of the tongue size, shape, tension, color and coating, and the absence or presence of teeth marks around the edge.

  2. Auscultation refers to listening for particular sounds (such as wheezing).

  3. Olfaction refers to attending to body odor.

  4. Inquiry focuses on the "seven inquiries", which involve asking the person about the regularity, severity, or other characteristics of:
    • chills
    • fever
    • perspiration
    • appetite
    • thirst
    • taste
    • defecation
    • urination
    • pain
    • sleep
    • menses
    • leukorrhea

  5. Palpation includes feeling the body for tender A-shi points, palpation of the wrist pulses as well as various other pulses, and palpation of the abdomen

* Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM ), is a complete medical system that has diagnosed, treated and prevented illness for over 23 centuries. While it can remedy ailments and alter states of mind, TCM can also enhance recuperative power, immunity, and the capacity for pleasure, work and creativity. The treatments used in Traditional Chinese Medicine aim to adjust and harmonise Yin and Yang - cold and hot, wet and dry, inner and outer, body and mind. This is achieved by regulating Qi (energy), moisture and blood, allowing weak organs to be toned, congested channels to open, tightness to soften, excess to be dispersed, agitation to be calmed, heat to be cooled, coldness to be warmed, dryness to be moistened and dampness to be drained.

Once a differential diagnosis can be ascertained a course of treatment can be planned.

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