The various techniques used in Traditional Chinese Medicine can address a wide range of illnesses. Some of these illnesses are (but definitely not limited to!);
Stress and Anxiety, Depression, Lethargy, Tiredness and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fatigue, Gastro Bugs, Colds and Flu, Coughing, Immune Boosting, Headaches, Women's Issues, Fertility Support, IVF support, Stomach Problems and IBS plus many more. Contact us if your condition is not mentioned.
Acupuncture has been shown to be particularly effective in relieving chronic pain--caused by such ailments as arthritis, sinusitis, headache, repetitive strain injuries, PMS, back and neck pain--and has aided postoperative pain as well. It is also extremely effective in treating acute muscle sprains and injuries. In addition, it is also used in treating addiction to cigarettes, alcohol, and other drugs.
Chinese herbal medicines are often used to treat acute ailments such as the flu, the common cold, and gastro bugs, and are also recommended for chronic conditions such as ongoing stress and anxiety, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, and irritable bowel syndrome just to name a few.
A 1998 study published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association" showed that Chinese herbal medicine helped improve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. A group of 116 patients were divided into groups: One group was given an individualized Chinese herbal treatment, one group was given a standard Chinese herbal formulation, and the third group was given a placebo, or dummy pill. The two groups who received the herbs experienced significant improvement in their symptoms (the individualized group maintained the improvement longer), as compared to the placebo group.
What to Expect
A Traditional Chinese Medicine examination is thorough, yet noninvasive. Your TCM practitioner will take a careful medical history, noting your family history with illness and your own body's reaction to stress and its tendencies toward illness symptoms. They will observe the color and form of your tongue--its shape, color, and coating (so please don't scrape your tongue before your appointment!) This provides important information on the way your circulation and metabolism is affecting your internal organs.
Your pulse will be felt at three different points on each wrist, which allows the practitioner to understand what is happening inside different parts of your body. Considered together, this information gives the pracitioner a sense of your body's current functioning and allows a more thorough understanding of the proper treatment protocols and what will be best for you.
Your Red Dragon Alternative Medicine practitioner will then discuss these findings with you and may prescribe a course of herbal medicine, acupuncture, change in diet, qigong, or usually a combination of these.
Duration and frequency of treatment depends on the complaint and the person's ability to change. Acute problems may require one to three visits over two weeks, whereas a course of acupuncture for a chronic problem may require 12 treatments, these are one a week for four weeks and then depending on the pain or issue over a three month period, to see positive results.
Herbal tonics for restoring healthy internal organ function may require weeks of use, whereas herbs for colds and flu can show good results in hours. Generally we say that for each year you have had the problem will take a month of herbal treatment. Ie Constipated for 12 months may take a month to rectify.
Each treatment is tailored to your own symptoms and individual body's functioning.