Is a form of alternative medicine
What conditions can Chinese acupuncture/herbal medicine help?(ATCM)
In respect of the diagnosis and treatment of illness, the knowledge and experience of the TCM practitioner is of vital importance. A thorough analysis of the patient’s experiences and symptoms, the causes, nature and location of the illness as well as the patient’s physical and emotional condition must all be taken into account for successful treatment.
In general, acupuncture is more responsive to various pain conditions, such as lower back pain, while it is also widely used for different internal health conditions to help people to become more positive and revitalised. Chinese herbal medicine is more widely used for internal conditions, such as certain kinds of infectious diseases. Tuina, it is more effective to relieve pain, especially in muscular problems.
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According to NHS in the UK, there is reasonably good evidence that acupuncture is an effective treatment for: Chronic back pain / dental pain / pain and discomfort during gastrointestinal endoscopy / headache / nausea and vomiting after an operation / pain and discomfort during oocyte retrieval (a procedure used during IVF) / osteoarthritis of the knee.
What is beauty acupuncture?
Beauty Acupuncture (acupuncture facelift, cosmetic acupuncture etc.) is a natural, painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. It offers a safe, less costly alternative to invasive cosmetic surgery. It will take years off your face while not a replacement for cosmetic surgery to reshape your nose or chin.
How does it work?
Selected acupuncture points on the face and body have been used for thousands of years to help Chinese queens, kings, ordinary men and women in improving their skin conditions. Based on the principles of TCM, beauty acupuncture with the insertion of ultra thin needles into selected points of the face, head and body, unblocks acupuncture channels of Qi(energy) and increases Qi and blood circulation locally to bring better flow of oxygen and nutrients throughout the facial skin and underneath. The body’s ability to regenerate itself has been activated by accelerating anti-inflammatory activity and removing accumulative toxins from the skin. The treatment increases collagen production and it may help to tighten your pores and firm up your chin, eliminate wrinkles, puffiness and reduce frown lines, sagging facial muscles and bags under the eyes. It may lift your droopy eyelids, moisturize your skin and remove aging spots from you face. Your face will look healthier, younger and more radiant.
This addiction therapy is called auricular acupuncture (ear acupuncture).With insertion of very fine needles on each ear and other parts of body; it is used to help people who wish to stop smoking, drinking and other addictions with their withdrawal symptoms. Herbs are normally prescribed along with auricular acupuncture for therapeutic purposes.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes the ear is the place where all the acupuncture channels meet. The body’s dysfunction and pain can be normalized through stimulation of selected points on the ear. Research has demonstrated the treatment triggers the release of natural body chemicals, including endorphins, which help reduce craving for drugs, ease withdrawal symptoms, and increase relaxation. According to Carl J. Sarnacki, M.D., medical director at the Acupuncture Institute of Michigan with more than 50 years of professional experience, the Acupuncture works by removing the physical need for nicotine. After being denied the nicotine, the body sends signals to the autonomic nervous system resulting in anxiety and a nervous withdrawal reaction, which can be relieved and removed by doing auricular acupuncture (ear acupuncture). The treatment effectively counteracts the effects of nicotine withdrawal and in co-operative patients, yields excellent results.
|First session with consultation:||£90 (90mins)|
|Follow-up session with consultation:||£60 (45mins)|
(Patients could choose advanced needle-free acupuncture instead traditional acupuncture)
ATCM’s Code of Practice Item 6 stated:
The following equipment, all of which must be CE-marked and conform with current Medical Devices Agency legislation and EEC Directive 93/42/EC, must be used for safe and hygienic practice:
- single-use pre-sterilised disposable solid needles (reusable needles are not acceptable)
- guide-tubes which, if used, must be pre-sterilised, come packaged with each individual needle or set of needles, and must not be used or stored for use beyond the treatment session in which the seal on the package has been broken
- plum blossom needles (‘Seven Star Hammers’) which, whether plastic or stainless steel, must be pre-sterilised and single-use only
- glass cups which have been properly washed and stored
- single-use paper tissues, paper towels, and couch roll
- disinfectants, including pre-packed 70% isopropyl alcohol swabs
- sterile cotton wool and non-sterile cotton wool/buds
- sharps box conforming to BS 7320:1990 and clearly marked ‘Danger – Contaminated Needles – To Be Incinerated’ adjacent to the treatment surface and placed at a convenient height on a stable surface
- a First Aid kit complying with current Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations containing a sufficient supply of suitable bandages, dressings, antiseptic creams and plasters
- disposable surgical gloves.
It is our basic requirement that all members while practising acupuncture treatment must comply with these rules so as to avoid any possibility of cross infection.
Please be advised that according to Blood donation authority patients who have had acupuncture by ATCM registered practitioners need to defer 4 months before giving blood.
Clinically, CHM has been practiced directly on the human body for thousands of years, which is much longer than Western Medicine. Compared to CHM, it is the Western Medicine that is primitive and experimental on many diseases.
Through thousands of years of clinically practice, CHM has successfully treated millions of patients. This number is much larger than any experimental clinical trials required.
CHM efficacy has been proved through thousands of years of spreading of CHM practices from China to Asia, from Asia to Europe, Australia, America, Africa, etc. This growing popularity among patients around the world is the best testimonials for its efficacy.
Because CHM is a natural medicine, it is much safer than Western Medicine. This has been proved from the thousands years of practices too.
Chinese Medicine medical schools issuing the CMD degree are the first and probably the only medical schools in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) that are listed in the World Health Organization (WHO) World Directory of Medical Schools together with the Harvard Medical School, Yale Medical School, etc.