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Traditional Chinese Medicine & the microbiome

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for thousands of years. In that time, TCM has observed the importance of the gut in relation to a person’s overall health, even so far as recognising the relationship between the gut and the mind. This relationship has become well known in the conventional medical world over the last few years as the gut-brain axis or the mind-gut connection or the gut as the second brain. As TCM has known the importance of gut health for so long, they have used a number of different tools to help with gut health including acupuncture, herbs, diet and lifestyle changes. The Research A number of different...

Questions & Answers – Acupuncture

What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a stream of Chinese Medicine in which fine (disposable) needles are inserted into various acupuncture points along meridians. The treatment works by balancing the flow of Qi along the energy pathways known as meridians. This enables the body to return to a state of wellness over time. How can Acupuncture help me to get pregnant? Acupuncture may help to support reproductive health for women and men. Treatment is focused on improving blood supply to the ovaries, and to the uterus to improve endothelial lining, increase blood perfusion and receptivity. It can also support your nervous system focusing on stress and anxiety reduction, which can be...

Gut Health in Traditional Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, digestive energy (spleen and stomach qi) is inextricably linked to mood – more specifically worry. Quite often if you are feeling worried or stressed, your digestive qi is most likely out of balance. And feeling worried and stressed can lead to an imbalance in digestive qi. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can also be beneficial in restoring your gut health. How can you boost your digestive energy according to TCM? Enjoy eating - eating should be pleasurable in that you enjoy giving your body the nourishment it needs to make you healthy. Eat mindfully - try to avoid distractions when eating and focus on purposefully...