- CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE -
A holistic approach supporting harmony, balance and order in the body
As a fully integrated system of healthcare Chinese herbal medicine has been practiced in China for over 3,000 years. But this long history doesn't mean it is either simplistic or backward in comparison to modern biomedicine. Sustained by centuries of empirical clinical evidence, Chinese herbal medicine has evolved into a complete and highly-nuanced system that offers a coherent alternative to the Western medicine's view of how and why we get ill. This holistic form of medicine is still used as primary healthcare in much of South-East Asia; and in state hospitals throughout China, it enjoys an equal and pragmatic relationship with the newer system of Western orthodox medicine.
Chinese Medicine is based on a Daoist understanding of the human body as a system of finely balanced connections, and one closely linked to and influenced by its environment. This holistic principle forms the foundation of a set of complementary practices that include; herbal medicine, acupuncture (including cupping, gua sha and moxibustion), lifestyle advice and dietary therapy, massage techniques and movement disciplines such as Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Designed not only to cure but also to prevent illness, these practices share a focus on re-establishing or supporting harmony, balance and order in the body.
"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like"
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Chinese Herbal Medicine is recognised by the NHS as a powerful therapy that can treat a wide range of health conditions including:
Endometriosis & Fibroids
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Mental & Emotional Health
Muscular Skeletal Injuries