Chinese herbal medicine is a part of the natural therapies used under TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). It has an wholistic approach to understanding health and focuses on treatment and prevention of illness. Your treatment will focus on not just your current symptoms but also the underlying state of your health, your lifestyle and emotions. Many people visit their practitioner to support their often busy and demanding lifestyles, using Chinese Medicine to support them in keeping well, not just when they are unwell.
Many health conditions have the same medical name but the symptoms can vary from one person to another. For this reason your TCM practitioner will prescribe herbal formulas specific to you by applying TCM theory. This can include pulse and tongue diagnosis, thorough questioning, observation and understanding your lifestyle and emotions. The result is that health conditions that may appear similar are treated with different Chinese herbal prescriptions.
For example, three people may describe their condition as a cold. One has a sore throat, headache and runny nose. Another has body ache, cough and runny nose. Another might have all of these symptoms. Each would receive an individually formulated herbal medicine prescription. The herbs used are very specific addressing each person's symptoms rather than the diagnosis of common cold. The same principle applies for a wide range of health conditions, leading to restored balance, normal functioning and, importantly, the prevention of other illnesses.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
At Health and Fertility Matters your practitioner's use:
• granulated or powdered herbs which are used to make individualised formulas, these dissolve in hot water
• patent formulas in the form of pills or granulated capsules
Conditions commonly treated with Chinese Herbal Medicine include:
Gastrointestinal Disorders | nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, gastric/duodenal ulcer, chronic ulcerative colitis, loss of appetite
Stress | emotional, physical, overwork
Painful Conditions | headache, migraine, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
Muscular Skeletal Conditions| sports injuries, back & neck pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia
Neurological Conditions | sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy, after effects of stroke, Bell's palsy
Gynaecological problems | painful menstruation, irregular periods, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal syndrome
Natural Fertility Treatment and Pregnancy | both male and female infertility, morning sickness
Ear, Nose and Throat | sinusitis, rhinitis, tonsillitis, sore throat, mouth ulcers, tinnitus
Respiratory and Immune Conditions | common cold and flu, cough, allergies, immunity, asthma, chronic fatigue