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Yi Kang Tang Chinese Medicine Clinic

36 Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AE

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TCM

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has existed for over medical system with its own principles,diagnostic methods and therapies.

TCM views the body as an organic whole with a network of meridians connecting and co-orinating the internal organs, Qi("vital energy"),blood,body fluids,muscles,bones,tendons and the skin.

TCM also holds as its central belief that health in all parts of the body is due to the relative balance of Yin and Yang. Yin-Yang theory forms the basis of TCM's holistic approach to health and disease and also offers practical guidance in the prevention and management of diseases.

TCM has two basic components—Chinese Herbal Therapy and Acupuncture.

Chinese Herbal Therapy & Acupuncture

The aim of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture is to regulate the meridians or channels of the body to unblock the stagnation of Qi, as it believes that disease is caused by these energy blockages within the body.

The channels are related to the internal organs,which if out of balance is another important factor in the cause of disease. Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture are used to correct this imbalance.

Chinese Medicine is therefore a truly holistic form of medicine, aiming at treatment of the whole body rather than just the symptoms.

 

Treatments

 

Chinese Herbal Therapy

Chinese herbs are an integral part of TCM. They are specially formulated in China and include flowers, leaf stalks,seeds and roots. Each herbs is used for specific purposes and perform particular functions.

The TCM practitioners prescribe combinations of herbs(carefully selecting up to 15 from a total of 300)specifically suited to treat you and your condition. Each prescription is therefore tailor-made. The herbs are cooked and drunk as a decoction("Tea")or taken in tablet form, to get to the root of the problem. You start by taking the medicine every day. As treatment continues, our practitioners closely monitor your progress through regular consultations,altering the prescription and reducing the doses accordingly. Since all patients and conditions are different, treatment can vary from a few weeks to several months. After a period of treatment you are able to stop taking the medicine.

 

Acupuncture

It involves the insertion of very fine sterilized needles,disposable and never re-used,into the body surface at strategic points. The practitioners will leave the needles in place for about twenty to thirty minutes. The use of needles is virtually painless.

As with much western medicine, the science-the why and wherefore-of TCM isn't clearly understood. Many generations of specialists have refined and perfected the techniques.

 

Moxibustion

The application of mild heat to the body,again at particular points,with glowing Moxa wool(a finely chopped herb-Folium Artemisia),entirely painless.

 

Cupping Therapy

A taherapy in which a jar is placed on the skin surface to cause local congestion,through the removal of the air in the jar. This method promotes the free flow of Qi and blood in the channels.

 

Acupressure

(Chinese Medical Massage——"Tui Na"

It differs from western massage in that finger and palm pressure is applied using a wide range of techniques. It stimulates Oi mobilization to regain Yin-Yang balance in certain parts of the body.

 

Ear Candle

OTOSAN cones for ear care are made of natural fabric,wax and bees-wax. It helps to revitalize the acupuncture points,stimulate the blood circulation and to free the clogged pores. Ear candle is a delicate and non-invasive method for resolving problems of ear hygiene safely and naturally.

 

Chinese Herbal Patent Medicine

In addition to acupuncture and dry herbs,a large range of Chinese patent medicines are also available. They can be used for treatment of various diseases or simply used for maintaining good health.

 

Allergy Testing

We can test your level of allergy to over 400 items from a piece of your hair.

 

Reflexology

Reflexology is the practice of massaging,squeezing,or pushing on parts of the feet with the intention of encouraging a beneficial effect on other parts of the body, or to improve general health.

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