Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use herbs, acupuncture, and other methods to treat a wide range of conditions.
Chinese herbal medicine
The Chinese Materia Medica (a pharmacological reference book used by TCM practitioners) describes thousands of medicinal substances—primarily plants, but also some minerals and animal products. Different parts of plants, such as the leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds, are used. In TCM, herbs are often combined in formulas and given as teas, capsules, liquid extracts, granules, or powders.
Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Acupuncture is a form of treatment that involves inserting very thin needles through a person's skin at specific points on the body, to various depths. Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
Gua sha Scarping
Sanfutian means canicular days, the hottest period between early July and early September. Sanfutian Treatment is a procedure in traditional Chinese medicine in which medicated patches are placed on various acupuncture points on the body in this period. Originating in the Qing dynasty, this method is based on the principle of “ winter disease, summer cure”.
As is the hottest period on the Chinese calendar, it is considered a particularly suitable time for treating illnesses. To achieve the best therapeutic result and effect, medicated patches are combined with specific Chinese Herbals Powders and fresh ginger juice are used.