“Illness contains the seed of health.”
― Ted Kaptchuk, The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient system of medicine which dates back 2,500 years ago . In modern day china it is still used as one of the primary health care systems in the hospitals along side western medicine.
Acupuncture is just one of the modalities within Chinese medicine , other modalities include ;
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Cupping/Gua sha
- Qi gong
- Food and diet
When coming for a session of Acupuncture a detailed consultation is carried out, the pulse is taken and the tongue is examined. From this a diagnosis is formed based on the principles of TCM.