Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
TCM originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. Acupuncture is probably the best known practice of TCM, however, acupuncture is generally used in conjunction with other practices such as cupping, TuiNa, moxibustion, herbal medicine, diet and exercise to treat or to prevent a range of health problems.
What is TCM Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the many and varied therapies of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It involves the insertion of ultra-fine needles into certain locations to stimulate the body’s own healing energy or ‘Qi’.
How does TCM Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture has been shown to raise the levels of specific hormones, prostaglandins, white blood cells, gamma-globulins and anti-bodies. The ‘endorphin’ theory explains how acupuncture can stimulate the body’s own pain killers and ‘feel good’ chemicals ie endorphins.
How can TCM Acupuncture help me?
Acupuncture is widely used in the management of pain. It is used in many NHS general practices, as well as in hospices and pain clinics.
It can help to treat a variety of conditions such as chronic pain and pain resulting from injuries or trauma, including sports injuries. Acupuncture can help to:
- relieve chronic low back pain
- relieve neck pain or chronic neck pain
- treat osteoarthritic knee pain
- relieve tension type headaches
- relieve migraine headache
- relieve temporomandibular (TMD/TMJ) pain
- improve the symptoms of overactive bladder syndrome
For more information, to speak to our TCM Therapist, Alex Murray, or to make an appointment please call our reception team on 020 8977 3295.