Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on ancient healing traditions originating in Taoist philosophy. The key concept is that each of the major organ systems have to circulate qi to be in harmony. It's a little like the circulation of blood: if it is blocked anywhere, then illness will follow. Therapies and treatments include well-established techniques such as acupuncture, Chinese herbs, specialist massage, nutrition, moxibustion, and even body-mind-breath practices such as Qi Gong.
Your consultation begins with a diagnosis using TCM techniques such as pulse and tongue diagnosis to help determine the most appropriate treatment. Our TCM practitioner will then prescribe the most appropriate services to suit your condition.
Acupuncture is a healing system based on ancient knowledge and Taoist understanding of energy principles and anatomy. In Chinese Medicine, energy or qi (often called the vital force in the West) is believed to flow along pathways called meridians. This energy should flow in a free and unobstructed way, much like your bloodstream. If there is a blockage, then disease may result.
Acupuncture aims to restore the flow of vital energy in the body for healing and revitalization. Minuscule, hair-thin, sterile needles are used on the acupuncture points in order to re-establish the flow of energy, thereby correcting imbalances, restoring health, and bringing about enhanced states of physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Acupuncture facilitates and supports the body's innate ability to heal itself and to maintain optimal levels of wellness and vitality.
Acupuncture For Facial Rejuvenation
Based on the ancient wisdom of China and using the finest acupuncture needles, this therapy stimulates and tones facial muscles as well as enhances circulation, thereby revitalizing and rejuvenating the face.
Herbs are simply medicinal foods, and especially in China they have been widely used to prevent and cure disease. As a result of millennia of study by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a very extensive range of health conditions are known to respond well to herbal therapy. These herbs continue to have an important role in promoting good health today, and are now often backed by scientific validation and an understanding of their biochemical mechanisms.
Each herb contains a number of complex compounds, which when combined with other herbs, help to restore health and promote well-being. Herbs are less likely to cause side effects because they are natural plant extracts, which are rapidly processed and eliminated by the body. In addition, Chinese formulas are designed to manage and balance the stronger herbs in the formula.
Our Chinese Herbal Medicines are of the highest purity and are the same brand as used by the government hospitals in Hong Kong.
Along with herbal medicine, foods also have healing qualities, and nowhere is this understanding better than in China where it is an integral part of the culture. TCM doctors will advise avoiding harmful foods and promote therapeutic alternatives that are appropriate for the issue being treated.
Moxibustion involves the burning of a stick of Mugwort or 'ai ye' as a source of radiant heat over parts of the body in need. The heat is applied to specific points and areas of the body to invigorate the circulation of qi. This ancient technique increases blood circulation and vital force while promoting the healing of various disorders, such as lower back or neck pain.
An ancient TCM healing technique using glass or bamboo suction cups to release blockages and improve circulation in specific areas of the body (neck, shoulders, upper and lower back, thighs). The cups are either stationary or used as a moving suction-cup massage. This stimulates the movement of stagnant qi and blood to the surface, allowing for the flow of new, healthy qi and blood to the desired area. Cupping is recommended where there is body stiffness, muscular pain, or where increased circulation is desired.