Fractures, trauma and scar tissue
Chinese Herbal Medicine:
The Huang di Neijing (Yellow Emperor’s inner classic) dates back to the 3rd century BC. This is the earliest clear recording that mentions Herbal Medicine in China, and from this time it has continued to be an effective from of internal medicine. In recent times, many classical herbs have been studied and their efficacy has been measured. This has led to pharmaceutical companies synthetically producing the active constituents as these medicines can strongly treat illness.
In Chinese Medicine, the whole herb is preferred, as they are believed to be gentle, less toxic and have a better healing quality to the patient. In fact, a Chinese Medicine Practitioner will very rarely choose one herb alone, they would be more likely to use a traditional formula that supports the whole person. Treating the disease while maintaining the body’s homeostasis.
Chinese Herbal Medicine can be effective in treating:
-Cold and Flu
-Menstrual irregularities or pain
-Negate the Harmful effects of other medical treatments, (e.g Chemotherapy)
Every patient receives a personalized formula to suit their specific complaint. For example, two people may have the influenza A virus, one of these patient’s key complaint might be body aches, while the other might be sore throat and cough.
From a Chinese Medicine perspective, these two could be seen as having totally different pathologies, so for effective treatment, they will have to have different formulae. Herbs can be taken in pill form, a granule tea or can be boiled in the raw form.
Chinese Medical Massage:
In some cases, the client’s qi is not moving effectively from physical blockages, e.g muscle tightness. It is important in these cases to move qi by breaking up stagnation in Muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Chinese Massage uses many different techniques to achieve this. Pushing, needing, pulling, plucking, stretching and acupressure are all techniques used in a massage treatment.
Chinese Medical Massage can be used to treat:
-Muscle or joint pain
-Muscle Spasm or Cramp
-Bloating and Constipation
Fun Fact: Acupuncture can be traced back 2000 years and is believed to be much older than that. Recent studies of the 5300 year old “ice man” corpse of Otzi have found tattoos on Acupuncture points all over his body. These points are used to treat lower back pain and indigestion. So, maybe that’s why he still had undigested food in his GIT for over 5000 years.