Acupuncture & TCM

TCM Diagnostic Patterns

tcm diagnostic

TCM utilises a different language to describe imbalances in the body & mind. A western medical doctor may diagnose as insomnia, for example, a TCM practitioner might diagnose as Yin Deficiency or Blood deficiency with heat harassing the heart causing shen disturbance.

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Zang Fu

Zang Fu

The Zàng-Fǔ organs are functional entities stipulated by Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). They constitute the centrepiece of TCM's general concept of how the human body works.

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Acupuncture Treatment for Pain

Scientific Acupuncture Trial

To assess the potential of acupuncture to reduce waiting times, reduce pain and satisfy the desire of patients to see complementary medicine within mainstream healthcare hospital system.

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shen spirit

Shen can be translated as "Spirit" or "Mind" & implies our consciousness, mental functions, mental health, vitality, & our "presence".

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TCM Vital Substances

tcm vital substances

The Vital Substances, travel through the body's pathways to help the body maintain its health state. The Vital Substances are

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Chinese Medicine & the Liver

TCM Liver

Qi is energy. Qi flows in our body much like water flows from the springs to the seas. In Chinese medicine, the liver dominates the free flow of Qi throughout the body. The liver is like General of the Army of our body.

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TCM Causes of Disease

tcm cause of disease

Qi is responsible for keeping the body in balance. Disharmony or imbalance can be caused externally by weather changes or internally by excessive emotion.

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Five Element Theory Wu Xing


In TCM, natural phenomena can be classified into the Wu Xing, or the Five Phases, usually translated as five elements, five movements or five steps, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire & Earth.

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