West Meet East
Holistic Therapy & Acupuncture Clinic
715 1/2 Adelaide Street N.
London, ON, N5Y 2L4
The cholesterol level, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index numbers are key indicators of your risk for serious illness. If you know these important numbers, you can make changes to improve your health and reduce your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and other serious illnesses.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), normal blood circulation depends of the driving force of Heart Qi, smooth flow of Liver Qi, normal transformation and transportation of blood and body fluids or Spleen Qi, and balance of Yin and Yang. Qi is the commander of Blood, and Blood is the mother of Qi. The main pathological changes that affect blood circulation include: Heart Qi and Yang deficiency with accumulation of coldness, Spleen Qi deficiency with Phlegm obstructing the Heart and Vessels, Liver Qi stagnation and Blood Stasis
TCM emphasises on prevention and treats the root causes of disease
Although patients may be diagnosed with different diseases according to western medicine, if the cause of the disease is the same according to TCM diagnosis and differentiation, their treatment principle will be the same. For example, all patients will be prescribed herbal medicine that tonifies the Spleen and resolves Phlegm if they are identified as having Spleen Deficiency with Phlegm. On the other hand, patients with coronary heart disease according to western medicine may be treated differently if they present different TCM patterns.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a distinct and comprehensive medical paradigm composed of fundamental theory, unique diagnostic methods and a variety of treatment modalities. Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and Tuina massage are the three primary modalities that provide significant help to cardiovascular diseases. TCM can strengthen the energy, balance yin and yang, improve circulation, stimulate the functional activity of internal organs and eliminate the pathogenic factors. It emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention. With regular TCM treatments, individuals can have better energy, smooth qi and blood circulation, balanced Yin and Yang and stable emotions. Minor weakness, imbalances or obstructions can be treated completely at the early stage even before any noticeable and disturbing symptoms and signs manifest. TCM treatment is also natural and non-invasive.
Chinese herbal medicine helps to strengthen the vital energy, resolve phlegm and blood stasis, and improve blood circulation. Some patients may be able to reduce or even stop medication after regular TCM treatments. TCM also helps patients to recover faster after surgery with reduced complications and it helps to prepare patients before surgery. Studies have shown that acupuncture treatments shorten the stroke rehabilitation period by approximately 50%. Patients who received acupuncture were also able to perform physical activities better.
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