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How Acupuncture Treatment Can Improve Your Wellbeing

Everyone is keen to enjoy good health and life quality, but sometimes you need to take steps to achieve this goal. With the fast pace of life we live today, it is all too easy to experience stress, health issues, and other problems, all of which can have a huge impact on our overall wellbeing. Fortunately, there are various options you can consider if you want to improve your health and wellbeing, one of which is acupuncture. This is an ancient Chinese practise that has become hugely popular over recent years. Many have come to realise that this type of treatment provides a huge range of benefits that can help to improve quality of life on many levels. As a result, more people have started to...


What Is a Hot Stone Massage and What Are the Benefits

In alternative medicine you will find quite a few treatments that are so lovely, you can hardly believe that these could possibly be medical interventions. Hot stone massages are one of these treatments that are designed for healing purposes but feel more like a luxury pampering session. These sessions are absolute musts for your bucket list and ideal for anyone who might be struggling with their physical or mental health.  What Is A Hot Stone Massage? A hot stone massage is quite different from your regular massage. These sessions involve placing a number of heated or cooled stones on certain pressure points of the body. Hot stone massages can be combined with other therapeutic treatments like aromatherapy, deep tissue massaging or regular body massaging.  The stones are mostly...


6 Advantages of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional medicine and western medicine go hand in hand. These two complementary medical treatments both have their own set of benefits.  The treatments are very different but if applied correctly at the right times, they can be tremendously helpful for overcoming a huge variety of medical impairments. A lot of medical professionals feel that in many cases, Chinese medicine remedies are ideal for treating chronic conditions and western medications are ideal for reducing symptoms and treating immediate threats. Chinese medicine is said to have more health benefits when applied over a long, consistent period. Here is a quick look at the top benefits that Chinese medicine has to offer, most notably when it comes to the management of incurable diseases and conditions. Fewer Negative Side Effects Many mainstream medications...


Tips for a Healthy and Happy Christmas

Most people find it hard to stay healthy during Christmas.  There are so many temptations when everyone is in the mood for indulging and fine dining and no one wants to stick to a rigorous workout routine while everyone else is having a blast. If you want to try and be healthier over the festive season so you can avoid feeling guilty about that extra weight you gained or the way your skin looks in January then you should consider the following natural health remedies. Make A Booking With Your TCM Practitioner If you want good health results despite the festive temptations then you should make a booking with your local TCM practitioner.  A professional can help you diagnose your health issues accurately and will then offer you...


Chinese Medicine Can Help For These Mental Illnesses

Mental conditions are often caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.  Chinese medicine is extremely beneficial for treating mental health conditions.   Many feel that these natural remedies are better for treating mental conditions because the side effects of so many western medications are often worse than the effects of the disease itself.   Side effects such as weight gain, muscle spasms and contractions, tremors, addictions, and others that can also result in other mental health issues.   A good example is treatments for ADD that cause weight gain can eventually result in depression in addition to the ADD.   Western medications also cannot cure mental health issues.  They can treat the symptoms but, overall, the patient will still have the same mental health issue.   The long term result, for many...


The Best Ways to Reduce Stress with Chinese Medicine

In our modern way of living it can be easy to become overwhelmed.  Too many responsibilities, relationship hardships, and constant exposure to content via technological devices all contribute to higher stress levels.  Stress can have a terrible impact on your body, health, and mind.  High levels of stress can cause all sorts of imbalances in your body.  This mental condition can lower your immune system leaving you vulnerable to infections and diseases.  Chronic stress can also result in elevated cortisol levels which can eventually result in chronic medical conditions such as obesity and other metabolic disorders.   It is incredibly important to take good care of yourself and to start looking for ways to get rid of stress and tension.  In Chinese medicine, many holistic practices are designed to combat...


Why Herbal Treatments Are a More Sustainable Healthcare Solution

There is no doubt about it.  Modern medicines can do wonders for your body.  Many people today are only alive because of modern medical treatments.  These treatments can save your life if they are applied at the right time and in the right dosage.  But great caution also needs to be taken when using these modern medications.   In our modern-day, it is just too easy to grab a pill for just about any issue we face.  Pain killers are some of the most commonly abused pharmaceutical drugs. These pills offer superb instant relief and we love to take a pill for every pain and ache we endure without really considering just how much chemicals we absorb into our bodies or what the negative side effect...


Tips to Help You Stay Healthy and On Track during the Festive Season

The festive season is one of the most challenging parts of the year to stay fit and healthy. Lots of businesses close for the holidays and plenty of families love to travel and go on vacation during this time of the year. Tables are overflowing with tasty morsels to eat and just about every store you pass has an abundance of delicious candies and chocolates on display to tempt you. To top it off, this isn’t the easiest season to stick to a workout program - or to get any form of exercise at all. These festivities don’t have to affect your health quite as much. It is important to try to stay healthy despite the festivities, especially if you are already dealing with a chronic...


How Does Chinese Herbal Medicine Differ From Western Medicine?

Chinese and Western medical therapies and methods both have been developed over a very long time and both of these remedies are supported by the World Health Organization. Chinese medicine is a much older medical therapy that has been developed for over 2000 years. Western medicine isn’t quite as ancient as Chinese medicine although there are various cultures across the globe that did practice an ancient form of western medicine.   While both of these medical therapies are highly effective in treating medical conditions, they do differ quite a lot. Here is a quick look at the main differences between Chinese herbal medicine and Western medications. A Difference in Theory One of the biggest differences in these medical practices is the theory. Western medicine is evidence-based on scientific technology,...


10 Herbs Used In Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine has been used to help heal for centuries. One of the most common practices in traditional Chinese medicine is the use of herbal products.  Healing herbs are herbs that are used to help improve the body and overcome certain medical conditions.  We mostly associate herbal therapy with Chinese medicine specifically but in truth, these natural remedies are often prescribed by modern medicine. Lots of western medications are manufactured from plant extracts but unlike Chinese medicine, these medications often contain elements that are not quite as healthy for your body. Many years of research went into identifying herbs that offer medical benefits without any negative side effects. Today more than 300 herbs are commonly used in Chinese herbology. TCM experts need to study these herbs in...