Acupuncture & TCM

Shen

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 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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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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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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