Traditional Chinese Medicine works in multiple ways; with its various healing properties Chinese herbs can have many functions.

In terms of Traditional Chinese Theory there are two main areas which are focused on:

  • Balancing the yin and yang in the body
  • Raising your body’s Qi (pronounced Chee) levels

Outside of this it also works to:

  • Remove any toxins from your body
  • Fight any infections you may have
  • Help promote your blood circulation as well as nourish it
  • Replenish your sexual energy
  • Help to improve your organ function
  • Help your digestive system to absorb nutrients
  • Improve your mental health
  • Balance the levels of heat, wind, dryness, cold, dampness and fire in your body
  • Improve your overall wellbeing

Often various herbal remedies are prescribed in Chinese Medicine which will either act rapidly or will gradually over time help your body to heal and fortify itself against toxins and infection. It would seem natural that everyone would be prescribed rapid acting herbs so that they can improve their health quicker. However if your immune system is weak due to illness or surgery it is important that the Qi in the body is gradually rebuilt over a longer period of time. This ensures that there is a full stable recovery and that the system is not overloaded.

Within Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture treatments are also used along with courses of massage and acupressure. Acupuncture works by targeting specific acupressure points on the body which correlate to the different meridians and organs. By stimulating these pressure points with extremely fine needles energy is unblocked and circulation around your body is improved meaning that the Qi can flow smoothly to your organs.

Using a combination of these Traditional Chinese Medical techniques and herbs can often complement each other and provide individuals with a more relaxing, less painful and quicker recovery than western medicines can provide.

For more information on our TCM Theory & Diagnostics course, contact Shulan College or visit us online.