What acupuncture and naturopathy can do for you?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest surviving medical systems in the world, and is recognised by the World Health Organisation to be the second most widely used system of health care alongside Western medicine.
Traditional Chinese Medicine continues to thrive in modem China, and is used alongside Western medicine in mainstream primary health care to treat diseases as serious as stroke, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, cancer.
The ancient Chinese believed that all illness was caused by departing from the Divine order of the Universe. Treatment must therefore always be accompanied by education, and the task of the practitioner of Chinese Medicine is always to help people return to a way of life which is in greater harmony with the rest of creation. The Yellow Emperor said that” in order for acupuncture to be effective, one must first heal the spirit”. A key part of the treatment involves a return to a more natural diet. Through the increasing use of mass produced, additive laden, non-local food, we are harming ourselves as well as the Earth that support us.
The Chinese approach is the perfect complement to orthodox treatment. It focuses on the whole person and attempts to strengthen the body and to nurture the spirit, giving renewed vitality and hope.