Dr. Tan Shen - Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
BURRARD ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC
phone: 604-669-8865
cell: 604-618-0568
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What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy and practice were founded more than 4000 years ago in China. Today, it is a popular and effective alternative treatment for many patients across the globe. TCM therapy is mainly based upon the concept of an essential balance between the body and nature. If this balance is disturbed, by external pathogens or internal disorders, the body will react negatively to this imbalance by showing symptoms of illness.

Initially, the procedure of TCM involves inquiring about a patient's predominant complaints and past and present medical history. TCM specialists then check the tongue and feel the pulse in order to accurately make a diagnosis. Following this course of action, the most effective treatment will be selected. Favourable natural therapies consist mostly of: acupuncture, herbal medicine, Moxibustion, cupping, ear seeds, electric stimulation, Tui Na (massage), and any dietary considerations. These treatments are done in an attempt to harmonise the Qi (vital energy, pronounced 'chee') and blood and therefore, benefit, treat, and/or cure the disorder.

Acupuncture is performed by inserting ultra-fine, disposable needles, underneath the skin at specific points in the body. These acupuncture points are related to energy pathways or meridians that run throughout the entire length of the body. Acupuncture points are also related to specific internal organs and successfully combat such conditions as infertility, anxiety/stress and pain.

Acupuncture treatments are enhanced with a combination of Chinese herbs. Herbal formulas may be prescribed to prolong the effectiveness of acupuncture and the time lapse between each treatment. Like acupuncture, professionally devised herbal methods treat a wide variety of symptoms, in addition to stimulating the body's natural healing process. Herbs can be used to strengthen a weak immune system, to prevent illness, and alleviate pain. Herbal formulas can also productively treat cold and flu symptoms, allergies, arthritis, and are exceptional for treating a variety of digestive issues.

The wonders of Traditional Chinese Medicine are infinite. Improve your health and well-being significantly by seeking the proficient expertise of Dr. Tan Shen.