Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has existed for thousands of years and is based on a holistic approach to humans. This means that people are seen as an inseparable part of their environment. It also means that body and mind are considered as one whole.
In the last 40 years, acupuncture has developed very quickly. There are a lot of new technics have been invented, especially by those doctors that understand both Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine very well, such as Jiao’s Scalp Acupuncture & Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling (FSN).
Jiao’s Scalp Acupuncture is released on March 18, 1971. Jiao’s Scalp Acupuncture is based on the unique theory and practical experience of ancient Chinese acupuncture treatment of encephalopathy, combined with the knowledge of modern medical cerebral cortex function, and is summarized through repeated research and clinical verification. In the 1980s, Jiao’s Scalp Acupuncture became one of the commonly used methods for the treatment of encephalopathy. And since then, the United Nations Health Organization requires widespread promotion in the world. The Jiao’s Scalp Acupuncture has been developed for 48 years, and theoretical research and clinical practice have become more and more perfect. The Jiao’s Scalp Acupuncture is mainly used for the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases, and the total effective rate of hemiplegia caused by stroke (cerebral haemorrhage or cerebral infarction) can reach more than 90%. It has certain effects on sequelae of brain trauma, cerebral palsy in children, cerebral hypoplasia in children, paralysis of tremors (Parkinson’s disease), chorea, tinnitus and various types of acute and chronic pain.
Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling (FSN), originated from Chinese traditional acupuncture, is a therapeutic approach for localized diseases, especially for musculoskeletal pain disorders. This procedure is performed by inserting a special trocar needle into the subcutaneous layer around the afflicted spot or nearby limbs to achieve the desired effect. In some cases, FSN could provide immediate and significant relief of the pain in trigger points (TrPs) more effectively than anesthesia. FSN therapy has the characteristics of minimal pain, no side effects, quick response, and wide indications.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the great herbal systems of the world, with an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century BC. Chinese Herbal Medicine, along with the other components of Chinese medicine, is based on the concepts of Yin and Yang. It aims to understand and treat the many ways in which the fundamental balance and harmony between the two may be undermined and the ways in which a person’s Qi or vitality may be depleted or blocked. Clinical strategies are based upon the diagnosis of patterns of signs and symptoms that reflect an imbalance.
Moxa therapy: Moxa has traditionally been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As therapy, it has special followers. Moxa is the burning of a dried herb (Artemisia aygyi) which is rolled in the form of a stick (cigar). This burning stick is held just above the weak, cold, lifeless or swollen spots that the patients can tell by themselves. The pathological tissue is treated by the heat and the stimulating effect of the herbs. After a few treatments, energy channels can become smooth and function normally again. Moxa can be used to those people who have chronic pains, feels week, lack of energy in the body and sleeplessness. Scars can also be treated very well with moxa. Through some moxa treatments, blockages can be broken and body functions come back to life. Moxa is effective in humid and cold weather conditions. In the winter when the temperature drops outside, the Moxa treatments are the most effective.
A recent study shows Moxa treatment is very effective to prostatitis.