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About | Chinese Medicine

Health care in Chinese medicine embraces  a wide variety of different traditions which go back to prehistory yet its core is still valued and widely used today. Far from being subsumed by the globally powerful biomedicine, Chinese medicine continues to thrive accounting for about 40% of Chinese health care (WHO, 2002). Why.

My personal view is that you do not exist for several thousand years without having veracity. Too many people, too much time - purely on that truth alone, you really have to stop and question your reservations

Nowadays with the developing power of China on the world stage it is an industry valued at $2.33 billion in 2011, an increase of 36.2% from 2010 (The Telegraph, 2012). Additionally all herbalists in the United Kingdom are in the process of statutory regulation, this change in the law will further ameliorate the standards of practice, the quality of the product and give herbalist formal titles as healthcare professionals. It is hoped that this process will initiated by April 2013.

 

What does Chinese medicine treat ?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the ability of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture to treat over forty three commonly encountered clinical disorders. Though it is used in the treatment of many more things. Below are some of the most common disorders for treatment recognized by WHO:

Allergies/Asthma
Anxiety/Depression
Arthritis/Joint problems
Back pain
Bladder/Kidney problems
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Childhood illness
Colds/Flu/Cough/Bronchitis
Constipation/Diarrhoea
Dizziness
Eye, ear, nose and throat disorders
Fatigue
Gynecological disorders
Headache/Migraine
Heart problems/Palpitations
Herpes
High Blood Pressure
Immune system deficiency
Infertility
Insomnia
Knee pain
Fibromyocitis
Neck pain/Stiffness
Numbness/Poor circulation
Premenstrual syndrome
Sciatica
Sexual dysfunction/Impotence
Shoulder pain
Skin problems
Sports injuries
Stress/Tension
Tendonitis
TMJ/Jaw pain

 More comphrensive information regarding the preception and  efficacy of Chinese Medicine with regard to these conditions can be found on the Information pages