TCM Pulse Diagnosis

While the focus and emphasis is on preventative healthcare as a way of maintaining a balanced and healthy body, traditional Chinese medicine is a very comprehensive system of medicine that is capable of diagnosing and effectively treating a wide range of conditions. It works with your body to produce true healing instead of suppressing symptoms.

Some of the conditions successfully treated by acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine include the following:

General Conditions
  • Women’s issues, including painful periods, menopause, and other gynaecological issues. These are treated without requiring uncomfortable examinations.
  • Chronic pain, especially joint and muscle pain, arthritis, as well as headaches and other discomforts.
  • Fatigue, including chronic fatigue syndrome, or a general feeling of being down.
  • Most conditions that respond to drug treatment, respond even better to acupuncture and Chinese herbs – without side effects. However, we insist on partnering with your doctor to determine a proper course of treatment. Some medications need special care and planning.
  • Most chronic conditions such as allergies, asthma, and more respond extremely well to acupuncture.
Specific Conditions

The World Health Organization recognises acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine as effective for over 43 common ailments including:

Respiratory Disorders

  • Sinusitis, Rhinitis
  • Common cold
  • Tonsillitis
  • Sore throat
  • Hay fever
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthma

Disorders of the Eyes

  • Acute conjunctivitis
  • Myopia in children
  • Cataracts without complications
  • Central retinitis

Mental-Emotional Disorders

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Addictions
  • Weight control

Neurological Disorders

  • Headache and Migraine
  • Dizziness
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Facial palsy (within 3-6 months)
  • Pareses following stroke
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • Nocturnal enuresis
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Sciatica

Disorders of the Mouth

  • Toothache
  • Post extraction pain
  • Gingivitis
  • Acute and chronic pharyngitis
Musculo-skeletal Disorders

  • Frozen shoulder, Tennis elbow
  • Low back pain
  • Osteoarthritis and joint pains
  • Stiff neck
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Sprains
  • Injuries from auto accidents
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia

Gastro-intestinal Disorders

  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Hyperacidity
  • Hiccoughs
  • Acute uncomplicated duodenal ulcer
  • Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
  • Acute and chronic colitis
  • Acute bacillary dysentery
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Paralytic ileus

Ear Disorders

  • Ringing in ears
  • Deafness
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Earache

Reproductive System Disorders

  • Infertility
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Irregular menses
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Morning sickness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Impotence

Others

  • General Well Being

Treatment plans for specific conditions will be proposed by the therapist upon consultation and examination. Treatment times can vary from 60-180 minutes depending on your body condition. Normally, an effective treatment can be performed within 90 minutes.

Bibliography

Traditional medicine – growing needs and potential: WHO Policy Perspectives on Medicines. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2002. May 2

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