Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed over time. It continues to evolve in tandem with ongoing research. It is a wholistic practice.
Chinese medicine is a system of medicine developed in China that has a different history and approach than Western medicine. Rather than treating disease, a Chinese medicine practitioner treats patterns of disharmony (or symptom clusters) in a patient. Chinese Medicine sees the body as a whole system. A number of modalities are incorporated into the toolbox of any Chinese Medicine Practitioner, with the aim of balancing the whole body. At Pure Alchemy we employ these practices for our patients.
Acupuncture and herbs are both an integral part of Chinese medicine practice, which may help patients to manage a range of symptoms including pain relief, stress and fatigue.
Chinese medicine treatment may also be able to assist with:
Management of pain, stress and fatigue related to some other disorders such as autoimmune disorders, in consultation with other treating health practitioners
Management of pain, fatigue and nausea related to many chronic diseases; and
Management of vomiting or nausea arising from conditions or treatments such as chemotherapy
Chinese medicine is generally considered to be safe but occasionally (as with all health treatments) may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases.