TCM Pain Management
According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), pain is a result of Qi and Blood being obstructed. Underlying conditions of deficiency in the body may also cause pain.
Various methods can be used to manage pain symptoms. These include acupuncture, cupping therapy, and Chinese herbal medicine. They help increase Qi and Blood circulation, which in turn promotes natural healing and reduces pain symptoms. Acupuncture, in particular, is used as a treatment method for many diseases and disorders.
At Xi Slim and Beauty TCM Centre, our physicians will help you manage your pain symptoms. We have formulated treatment programs for various conditions, including
Sleep Well Treatment
Insomnia is a form of sleep disorder where a person experiences difficulty in falling or staying asleep. Symptoms also include waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) recognizes that insomnia stems from a fundamental imbalance of energy, or yin and yang qi.
Sleep is part of the natural rhythm of yin and yang qi in the body. Yin and yang qi play opposite roles – in the day, yang qi dominates as it fuels the body’s activities and keeps us warm and alert. However, as day turns into night, the cooling, quiet and nourishing yin qi dominates. It helps slow down the body’s activity for a calm good night’s sleep. When this natural rhythm is disrupted, there is an imbalance of yin and yang qi, which results in insomnia.
Insomnia can also be the symptom of a larger health issue. Not getting enough sleep will negatively affect your body, as it affects the moisture levels in the skin, decreasing and lowering one’s pH levels of their complexion, which will cause the skin to look less youthful and has less of a glow. If left untreated, energy levels can be affected, which can have dire consequences on overall vitality, work performance and quality of life. TCM uses a variety of methods to address insomnia. These include acupuncture, cupping and herbal formulas. These methods facilitate to balance yin and yang energies.
Treatment for Hair Loss
According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), hair growth is closely related to the health of the blood, both amount and circulation. Hair will grow well if there is sufficient blood in the body, and blood in the body is governed by the spleen and the liver. A well-functioning spleen and liver will allow healthy hair growth and shine. The kidneys also play a role. The kidneys govern the essence of the body, and this kidney essence is needed to keep hair strong and black. Weakened kidney ‘qi’ and a lack of essence may causing hair thinning and greyness. Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment for hair loss focuses on creating balance and harmony in the body by strengthening the blood, balancing hormones, restoring qi and directing blood to the scalp.
Hair loss can be treated with combination of acupuncture and a Chinese herbal formula. Acupuncture can increase blood circulation to the scalp which stimulate the hair follicles, deliver essential nutrients and encourage hair growth. Chinese herbal formula can strengthening the blood and directing blood to the scalp.