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How Does Chinese Medicine Work?

Chinese Medicine has over 3000 years of use and has treated hundreds of millions of people. It often takes about 10 years of study to become a properly qualified doctor. These articles provide an overview of the theories and treatments behind one of the World’s most established medical modalities.

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Foundational Concepts Of Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine is based on a highly organised system of knowledge and a language deeply woven into the fabric of Chinese culture and philosophy. For those unfamiliar with Chinese Medicine, many terms might sound confusing or be easily misused and misinterpreted. This article gathers together an overview of Chinese Medicine’s fundamental theories and principles to […]

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Diagnosis In Chinese Medicine

In both Eastern and Western medicine, diagnosis is an essential tool used to collect and analyse clinical information and decide on the most optimal course of action. In Chinese Medicine, diagnosis is the premise and foundation of all treatments and therapies. Its primary objective is to establish the root cause of a disorder and address […]

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Treatment Modalities In Chinese Medicine

‘If there is free flow, there is no pain; if there is pain, there is lack of free flow. Where there’s stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation, and you remove the pain.’ The above quote, taken from the first known treatise on Chinese Medicine, the ‘Huang Di Nei Jing’ or ‘The Yellow Emperor’s […]

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Chinese Medicine Glossary

Here is a quick and concise guide to Chinese Medicine’s most common terms: Acupuncture A form of treatment that uses micro-fine needles inserted in the skin at strategic, low-impedance points on the body and to various depths. It likely triggers a multi-system response, modulating the nerves, hormones and stimulating an increase in blood flow and […]