Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine – What is this?
Traditional Chinese medicine is a form of natural medicinal system. It is based on the idea that vital force energy, qi, flows throughout the body. Diseases and infections occur when qi gets imbalanced. Unlike Western medicine, it focuses not only on the treatment of disease but also on its prevention.
The practitioners use a variety of practices to balance qi and improve overall well-being. Some examples of these practices include:
○ Tai chi
What are the benefits ?
Increase your energy levels
It heals and strengthens the body from the inside. It boosts your overall energy by improving food digestion, mood, and sleep quality. When you sleep 7 to 9 hours a day and your body absorbs all the important nutrients from the food, you feel more energetic and productive.
Everyday life can put us into a sympathetic nervous state (fight or flight state). When you stay in this state for a prolonged period, it may cause stress, sleep disorder, digestion problem, and other health problems. Like acupuncture, it can assist you with stress management leading to improved mood, productivity, and energy.
Produce anti-inflammatory effect
It has been used for thousands of years to alleviate inflammation. Bai Shao Yao is a herb that traditional Chinese medicine practitioners use for spasms, arthritis, and muscle cramps. Today, research also proves the effectiveness of Bai Shao Yao water/ethanol extract against acute and subacute inflammation.
Protect your mental health
While taking care of our physical health, we often forget that mental health is equally important.
Today, anxiety, depression and stress have become very common all around the world. Traditional Chinese medicine can open energy pathways and promote smooth energy flow. It helps anxiety and depression patients reduce the feeling of being trapped emotionally.
Fewer side effects
Western medicines have many side effects, some permanent and others are temporary. But that is not the case with traditional Chinese medicine. This holistic system has fewer harmless side effects that mostly go away within a few days.
What should I expect from a consultation with a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner?
Your practitioner will ask you questions about your health, diseases, symptoms, energy balance, eating habits, sleep patterns, etc. They will conduct a physical examination by observing your appearance, behavior, and pulse to get information about your body’s overall functioning.
They will use this information to determine what type of therapeutic method is right for you according to your current health condition. They will suggest potential therapeutic methods and help you select the right treatment plan. In the follow-up session, you will receive the treatment to maintain your overall health.
Summing it up
Traditional Chinese medicine offers innumerable benefits. You should explore them more to determine which one can help you alleviate your symptoms and make you stronger from the inside out. Make sure you choose a certified practitioner.
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