Chinese Medicine

The theory of yin and yang

The theory of yin and yang is an ancient philosophical concept used in traditional Chinese medicine. Through living, practice and observation of every kind of natural phenomenon, people came to realise that two opposites exist in all things, and furthermore, that their interaction promotes the occurrence, development and transformation of things. Yin and yang always […]

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What is channel scrubbing therapy?

Channel scrubbing (or gua sha in Chinese), which will be explained in detail, very effectively clears stagnant Qi (energy), blood and toxins in the meridians and muscles. In Chinese medicine the stagnation of Qi (energy), blood and toxins are often the cause of stiffness, sharp or dull pain and lack of movement in the shoulders, […]

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What is cupping therapy?

Cupping is a very traditional method of treatment used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years. It is also practiced in Eastern Europe and involves glass cups being applied to various parts of the body for therapeutic purposes. (more…)

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What is pulse diagnosis?

Pulse diagnosis is an extremely effective method of helping a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner to provide an accurate diagnosis. The pulse is very important for two main reasons. The main reason is that it provides extremely detailed information of the condition of the internal organs. It does this because it reflects the state of Qi […]

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The five elements in Chinese medicine

The Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water) form the basis of traditional Chinese medicine theory. The theory of the Five Elements has many different facets. It represents the different qualities and functions of the body as well as natural phenomena, such as climate, season, taste and emotions. Each element has a corresponding Yin and […]

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How does Chinese medicine diagnose diseases?

Chinese medicine diagnosis is extremely unique and differs from other forms of medicine. It encompasses observational diagnosis, scent diagnosis, verbal probing diagnosis and pulse diagnosis. Chinese medicinal physicians extract information through these four methods of diagnosis, utilising the principles of Chinese medicine to analyse the root of clinical symptoms of diseases. (more…)

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What does the Spleen organ do?

Chinese medicine considers the Spleen’s main function to be assisting the Stomach’s function of digestion, by transporting and transforming food essences, absorbing the nourishment from food and separating the usable from the unusable part of food. The Spleen organ is central in the production of Qi (energy). It extracts Food-Qi from food and drink and […]

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