Holistic TCM & Acupuncture Centre

holistic tcm & acupuncture centre

What is the holistic view in TCM?

TCM emphasizes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses on prevention as well as treatment of illness. TCM diagnostics are based on symptom observation. The practitioner uses TCM therapies to rebalance yin and yang by restoring the natural flow of qi.[1]

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system. This, in turn, releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes may stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.[2]

How long does it take for Chinese herbs to work?

How long does it take for Chinese herbs to work? Roofener says that treatment may span between one or two weeks to much longer. “If we’re treating a fever or cough, you’ll be good to go rather quickly. But if you have a 40-year history of health problems and multiple chronic diseases, it will take much longer.”[3]

Do Chinese herbs really work?

Critics argue that there is no physiological evidence that qi or meridians exist, and scant evidence that TCM works. There have been just a handful of cases in which Chinese herbal treatments have proved effective in randomized controlled clinical trials.[4]

What are the negative side effects of acupuncture?

Pain and bleeding from the needle insertion. Nausea. Infections. Skin rash. Allergic reaction. Bruising around the area the needles were placed. Dizziness17.[5]

What should I avoid after acupuncture?

So, what should clients avoid after acupuncture? Clients should avoid strenuous exercise, caffeine, junk food, alcohol, cold temperatures, digital screens, and, where possible, stressful situations.[6]

What conditions can be treated with acupuncture?

What conditions are commonly treated by acupuncture? Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.[7]

Can Chinese herbs be harmful?

Some Chinese herbal products have been contaminated with toxic compounds, heavy metals, pesticides, and microorganisms and may have serious side effects. Manufacturing errors, in which one herb is mistakenly replaced with another, also have resulted in serious complications.[8]

Is TCM safe?

With the general mild nature and long historical use, TCM uses have been viewed as safe treatments for preventive and/or chronic disease.[9]

How often should you take Chinese herbs?

Usually, one dose of herbal decoction is to be taken once or twice daily. If the decoction is to be taken once a day, the Chinese herbal medicines should be decocted once; if the decoction is to be taken twice a day, the same dose of Chinese herbal medicines should be decocted for a second time.[10]

How do you know if acupuncture is working?

Acupuncture needles are much thinner than medical needles, and they are solid, not hollow. The needles may cause some muscle sensations, such as dull ache or tingling. Your practitioner will ask you to report when you feel a deep heaviness or numbness. Those sensations usually mean the treatment is working.[11]

Can Chinese medicine improve kidney function?

The results indicate that a particular type of Chinese medicine treatment that nourishes the kidneys, and removes blood stasis and turbidity is effective in improving the clinical symptoms of CRF patients and postpones the deterioration of renal function. The overall efficacy rate of this treatment is 72.7 percent.[12]