Imagine a medical modality that sees the body, not as a machine to be repaired when broken, but a highly complex and intelligent system that, like nature, finds health in balance. This is how Chinese medicine views the body and this is why it is so effective at operating on the principles of preventative care through the stabilisation of health and wellness. Chinese medicine treatments are an excellent way to maintain optimal health with regular treatments. Below are a few ways whereby Chinese medicine treatments can help you to stay well and healthy.
Reducing Stress and Anxiety
From a Chinese Medicine perspective if stress is experienced over a period of time it has the effect of interrupting the natural flow of energy in the body. In Chinese medicine, energy flows along channels in the body. These energy channels (meridians) are mapped throughout the body, consisting of main channels and branch into secondary channels. An interruption in the natural flow of this energy due to stress in one part of the body can impact other parts of the body. The body then fails to function in its natural state of health.
Acupuncture treatments can help to unblock energy so that it can flow freely in the body. This is effective at alleviating not only the symptoms of stress, but stress itself. Acupuncture is often combined with acupressure (therapeutic Chinese massage) as both together can achieve best results. Herbal remedies can also help facilitate treatment administered in our clinics. Learn more about acupuncture for stress here.
Boost the Immune System
Traditional Chinese Medicine at it's core is preventative medicine. It stands to reason that a healthy body with a robust immune system is the best line of defense against viruses. Chinese medicine practitioners have been treating immune system disorders for thousands of years.
Qi (energy) is the underlying principle in Chinese medicine. It is the vital life force in all living things. The free flow of this energy in our body is essential for good health. It is this energy that is manipulated and stimulated during Chinese medicine treatments. In Chinese medicine a healthy body is a body that is in balance. A body in balance enables the free flow of vital energy (qi), which enables the free flow of blood. A healthy functioning circulatory system enables the uninhibited flow of vital nutrients and minerals to cells, reduces inflammation and keeps the body as a 'whole' in good working order. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have great success at helping the immune system. They can help by improving circulation, regulating energetic imbalances in the body and stimulating the bodys' signalling chemicals such as hormones and neurotransmitters. Learn more about how Chinese medicine can help to boost your immune system here.
Detoxing means removing poisons or toxins from our bodies. We have natural waste management systems where waste is eliminated via our breath, urine, sweat and faeces. We filter the air we breathe, the food and drink we consume, and anything we absorb through our skin. Our blood circulation, digestive tract, liver, kidneys and lungs are all brilliant systems that operate efficiently and effectively in the right conditions. The sheer number of toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis however can cause strain on our organs and assistance may be required to flush them out of our system.
In Traditional Chinese medicine detoxification is about resting, cleaning and nourishing the body from the inside out. Chinese medicine recognises the body's innate healing systems as being paramount and aims to assist in creating an environment of balance and harmony to assist the body in its self healing abilities. Learn more about how Chinese medicine can help with detoxing here.
'Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food' This quote from Hyppocrates is as relevant today as it was over two thousand years ago. Chinese medicine is a medicine of energetics. It is concerned with our energetic body and our Qi (energy). All branches of Chinese medicine work primarily with Qi and Chinese Nutrition, also known as 'Dietary Therapy', is no different. Dietary Therapy follows a Chinese medicine diagnosis of the individual based on one or more energetic 'patterns of disharmony'.
We offer free dietary consultations to help you maintain your health through dietary balance. Learn more about Chinese Dietary Therapy here. We also offer treatments that can help you to keep your weight in check with weight management.
Care Cure are Ireland's leading TCM specialists. We offer a free consultation with full TCM diagnosis in our clinics in Dublin 4 and Dun Laoghaire.
Our practitioners are also herbal specialists. We are one of Ireland's largest suppliers of Chinese herbal medicine and create immune enhancing herbal teas made from high quality herbs. These are all plant orientated using leaf, stem, root and flower. Some of these recipes are thousands of years old and are completely natural. Herbs are absorbed by the body in the same way as food is and can help promote health and help to regulate internal systems. Please avail of a free herbal consultation with one of our practitioners if you would like a natural way to treat an ailment or maintain your health with herbal supplements. Learn more about Chinese Herbs here.