Most people associate acupuncture with the alleviation of pain, particularly in the neck, back, and shoulder. However acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM ) can treat a wide range of conditions. The World Health Organisation supports the use of acupuncture as a treatment for conditions such as cancer, arthritis, anxiety, fertility, pain, migraine, and many more.
According to TCM principles, qi (life energy ) flows through channels in the body. These channels link to specific energetic organ functions. Unimpeded flow of this energy means a balance of energetic organ functions and good health. In TCM theory, a wide range of factors — physical, mental, and emotional — can affect the natural flow and balance of this energy. This can present as a range of healthcare problems. TCM uses a range of practices to stimulate the flow of qi and re-establish health in the individual.
Diet, exercise, mental and emotional wellbeing, cold, damp, and heat all play a role in TCM diagnosis and treatment. This holistic, individual based, approach of TCM is one of the reasons Eastern medicine is proving ever more popular.
Dr Zhou, Care Cure's doctor in Galway, is an eminent TCM physician with more than 30 years’ experience. Care Cure offers a free consultation service, with TCM diagnosis and advice. For more information and to see what treatments are available, visit www.carecure.ie or call 085 8658818. Care Cure has a range of gift vouchers available to buy online through the website which would be a perfect gift for someone you know this Christmas.