tcm

  • auricular ear acupuncture

    Ear acupuncture is also known as auricular acupuncture or auriculotherapy. Ear acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external ear surface for the treatment of health conditions in other areas of the body.

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    5 Element theory is the foundation of Chinese disciplines such as feng shui, martial arts & the I Ching (The Book of Changes, a text also Universal in its understanding & representation of the dynamic balance of opposites & the processes of unfolding events & change).

  • acupuncture

    Acupuncture is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & often is prescribed in combination with Chinese Dietary Therapy, Chinese herbal medicine and Chinese Exercise therapy (QiGong).

  • cosmetic acupuncture

    Cosmetic acupuncture has been practiced in China for thousands of centuries. Early records date back to the Qin and the Song Dynasties. In those days, cosmetic acupuncture was the best beauty treatment available to the Empress and to the Emperor’s Concubines.

  • Scientific Acupuncture Trial

    To assess the potential of acupuncture to reduce waiting times, reduce pain and satisfy the desire of patients to see complementary medicine within mainstream healthcare hospital system.

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    Points in the TRIANGULAR FOSSA

  • ear acupuncture theory

    The use of acupuncture for the treatment of drug and alcohol dependency (Acudetox) is a recent development in the history of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

  • lung tcm

    In Chinese Medicine the lungs are said to govern Qi. Qi is frequently translated as "energy flow", & is often compared to the Western idea of élan vital or Vital Force. The literal translation is air or breath. In the body, lung Qi combines with food Qi to form the Zong Qi or the big Qi of the chest!

  • chinese dietary therapy

    "Medicine & food share a common origin", & that food materials can be used to prevent or treat medical disorders. Like medicinal drugs, food items are classified as "heating" or "cooling".

  • In Traditional Chinese Medicine, in order to treat the eyes, one must treat the liver. Dietary, lifestyle, supplement & herbal medicine advice that can be prescribed to improve nutrient blood flow to the eyes to improve eye health & function.

  • TCM Liver

    Qi is energy. Qi flows in our body much like water flows from the springs to the seas. In Chinese medicine, the liver dominates the free flow of Qi throughout the body. The liver is like General of the Army of our body.

  • auricular ear acupuncture

    Acupuncture is increasingly being used to treat problems of chemical dependency. Individuals addicted to opiates who underwent acupuncture anesthesia experienced a substantial reduction in the severity of their withdrawal symptoms.

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    In TCM, natural phenomena can be classified into the Wu Xing, or the Five Phases, usually translated as five elements, five movements or five steps, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire & Earth.


  • From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, ghosts can invade & cause mental illness. I believe this, particularly having worked in a drug and alcohol rehab for 2 years and having personally known drug addicts.

  • ARCHTI

    Naturopathic Consultant, Carina HarkinBHSc.Acu. BHSc.Nat. BHSc.Hom. Cert IV TAE. ARCHTI mem. A triple degree qualified practitioner in acupuncture (TCM), naturopathy nutrition, Iridology & homeopathy, in my clinic I combine techniques from all three modalities, including case history taking skills, diagnostic skills & treatment.

  • hot flushes

    Menopause describes the permanent cessation of ovarian function, which results in the cessation of ova release, uterine lining creation, and subsequent uterine lining shedding. Menopause typically occurs in women during their late 40s or early 50s, and signals the end of the fertile phase of a woman's life. Menopause is a change that every woman will experience if she lives long enough. Menopause is not a disease but many women reach it physically exhausted and their bodies are unable to cope with the changes that should naturally occur, hence take hormonal replacement therapy (HRT). 

  • traditional chinese medicine

    The writings on TCM, at that time project back in history over 2000 years. Ancient works are alluded to in the prehistoric period but are now lost as "legendary".

  • yin yang

    Yin &Yang are one of the most fundamental concepts in Traditional Chinese Medicine, as it is the foundation of diagnosis & treatment.

  • pulse diagnosis tcm

    In Western medicine, the pulse is only a minor diagnostic tool, In TCM it is very important.

  • shen spirit

    Shen can be translated as "Spirit" or "Mind" & implies our consciousness, mental functions, mental health, vitality, & our "presence".