Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) encompasses several methods designed to help patients achieve and maintain health. To follow are 5 modern therapeutic methods use as below:

1. Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting needles into the superficial skin, subcutaneous tissue, and muscles at particular acupuncture points. Practitioner will  manipulate the needles after inserting. This can help boost wellbeing and may cure some illnesses.
It is used for  different kinds of pain, such as headaches, blood pressure problems, and whooping cough, among others.

2. Acupressure

Acupressure applies the same principles as acupuncture to promote relaxation and wellness and to treat disease.  Acupressure is often thought of as simply acupuncture without the needles.
Traditional Chinese medical theory describes special acupoints that lie along meridians, or channels in your body. These are the same energy meridians and acupoints as those targeted with acupuncture. 

3. Cupping

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being. This as a type of deep-tissue massage. People use cupping to complement their care for a host of ailments and conditions.

4. Gua Sha (Scratching)

Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain. The most common areas for treatment are the yang areas of the body such as the back, neck, shoulders, buttocks, limbs, occasionally apply on the chest and abdomen  as well.

5. Tui Na Massage

Tui na is a combination of massage, acupressure, and other forms of body manipulation has been used in China for centuries. In a typical tui na session, the patient remains clothed and sits on a chair. The type of massage delivered by a tui na practitioner can be quite vigorous at times. Practitioners may use herbal compresses, ointments, and heat to enhance these techniques. Tui na is best suited for treating chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions.

Through its various techniques, which are also called modalities. TCM enhances the body’s natural healing abilities. In addition, some of the many conditions TCM is used to treat include:

• Acute and chronic pain conditions
• Stress
• Sleep disorders
• Arthritis
• Addiction