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Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the culmination of knowledge acquired over millennia resulting from the observation and deep understanding of nature, of which we humans are an integral part.
The 5 Elements and Yin and Yang are some of the Fundamental concepts of Daoist Philosophy which the principles of Chinese Medicine are based on. The 5 Elements of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood are naturally generated in balance, but some can become dominant when we fall out of equilibrium. **Yin and Yang are the two inseparable but yet opposite polarities of the whole which in balance maintain the natural manifestation of life, but under stress and strain their relationship can also become impaired.
In the West this practice is recognised for being therapeutic in the field of pain by causing a release of endorphins caused by the stimuli of needles on specific points and meridians on the body.

Chinese Medicine is recognised by the World Health Organisation and is the most widely used healthcare system in the world with around 2 billion users in more than 100 countries.

What you might expect from a Chinese Medicine Treatment at Casa Sakra:

  • Safe Medicine: Traditional Chinese Medicine when performed by a competent professional has no unwanted side effects or risks. All needles are sterile and single use and the herbs used are of high quality.
  •  Quality Service:Provided by qualifies and experienced professional. Our therapists integrate the clinical and psychotherapeutic benefits of natural treatment with the ethics and confidentiality that characterise the role of a health professional.
  • Personalized Treatment: Each patient is unique. Before the treatment a detailed diagnosis based on observation, palpation and the clinical questionnaire is conducted. Treatment is directed to acute complaints as well as to chronic ones, which can give the patient during and and after treatment a sense of relief, tranquility and wellbeing.
  • Painless Treatment: The techniques applied by the practitioner are gentle and painless.

Throughout the treatment the patient can get a feeling of deep relaxation and wellbeing. You should not expect to experience pain or discomfort associated with treatment.

  • Preventive Medicine: Chinese Medicine is an excellent system of prevention against diseases, in addition to promoting an increase in vitality and longevity.
  • Efficacy: Three thousand years of uninterrupted use by a third of mankind constitutes the colossal experiential demonstration of efficacy ever produced by man. It’s increasing demand, mainly by the so-called educated and developed world, demonstrates the potency that it is now also bringing to modern culture.

Our clinical experience has provided our users with remarkable results.

TREATMENT INCLUDES:
  • Diagnosis (observation, palpation and clinical question)
  • Phytotherapy (herbal formulas)
  • Acupuncture (insertion painless needles)
  • Tui Na massage (massage and Chinese osteopathy)
  • Diet Therapy (healthy diet prescription)
  • Auricular Acupuncture (treatment by ear)
  • Moxibustion
  • Cupping
  • Physical Practices (integrated exercises of breathing and circulation of energy and meditations: e.g. Chi Kung, Tai Chi and some martial arts) considered preventive methods for maintaining health and beneficial forms of intervention.

Acupuncture acts on the neurotransmitters, neuromodules, immune system and stimulates the entire neurological system, as well as promoting other effects such as analgesic and / or anti-inflammatory action.

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ACUPUNCTURE OF THE 5 SENSES
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SPORT ACUPUNCTURE
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Pediatrics / Shonishin ACupuncture

The treatment should be done regularly in a systematic way so that it becomes highly effective.

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ACUPUNCTURE FOR CHILDREN

Shonishin is a specialised and unique form of paediatric acupuncture practised more than 250 years ago in Japan. As a rule, children have aversion to needles, so taking this into account, specific, largely non-invasive and well tolerated forms of treatment have been developed to treat children.

When we think of acupuncture, we immediately think of needles.

The Shonishin style was thought of as a painless technique adapted to the sensitivity. A variety of instruments have been developed that allow the skin to be pressed, rubbed or punctured, allowing different types of stimulation without causing pain.

HOW ACUPUNCTURE PRACTICE WORKS:

- Safe Medicine: Acupuncture when performed by a competent professional does not present risks or unwanted side effects. All needles are sterile and single use. - Personalised Treatment: Each patient is unique. Before the treatment a detailed diagnosis based on the observation, palpation and clinical questionnaire is elaborated.

The treatment is directed to acute complaints as well as to the chronic ones to give the patient during and immediately after treatment a sense of tranquility and wellbeing.

- Painless Treatment: The techniques used are smooth and painless. Throughout the treatment the patient may get a feeling of deep relaxation. You should not expect to experience pain or discomfort associated with treatment.

The clinical experience of our acupuncturists has given our patients remarkable results, namely in the treatment of pain, obesity, digestive disorders, stress, hypertension and problems associated with menopause, among others.

SPECIFIC INDICATIONS

SPECIFIC INDICATIONS:

  • Dermatoses
  • Infertility
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Arthrosis, Arthritis
  • Allergic Sinusitis
  • Sequelae of stroke
  • Sleep disorders
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Abdominal pain and distension
  • Anorexia, Bulimia, Obesity
  • Anaesthesia in sensitive patients
  • Anxiety, panic, fear, palpitations
  • Headache, vertigo, meniere's syndrome
  • Bursitis, Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Spasms, tremors, contractures, paresthesias
  • Dependencies (food, alcohol, tobacco among others)
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea, constipation, etc)
  • Others

HOW DIAGNOSIS IS DONE

The diagnosis is made through observation of the face, wrist and tongue, as well as palpation and analysis of signs and symptoms. In it’s broader scope, Chinese Medicine uses Acupuncture (painless insertion or filiform needles), Tui Na Massage, Phytotherapy (herbal formulas), Qi Gong (energy exercises) and Dietetics (proper diet prescription).

+INFORMATION

TCM is part of the Chinese national health service, with it’s own hospitals and health centres, and within the vast majority of regular hospitals there are also specialty TCM departments. With the Chinese revolution, more than 50 years ago, it underwent some changes. Education has gradually been institutionalised, agreements have been signed with the World Health Organisation to create training centres for foreigners from all over the world at Chinese universities, and it is currently the intention of UNESCO to elevate TCM to World Heritage.

Any disease, according to TCM, starts from an energetic, physical and/or emotional imbalance. The field of application of TCM is very broad, extending to practically all areas of Health.

Although it is very effective in treating pathologies, TCM is fundamentally a preventive medicine with the aim of promoting longevity and well-being. This therapy addresses the physical and energetic body and it’s connection with emotional states and the 5 Elements. The diagnosis is made through observation of the face, wrist and tongue, as well as palpation and analysis of signs and symptoms. In it’s broader scope, Chinese Medicine uses Acupuncture (painless insertion or filiform needles), Tui Na Massage, Phytotherapy (herbal formulas), Qi Gong (energy exercises) and Dietetics (proper diet prescription). This millenarian therapeutic system has been adapted and optimised to the needs of current pathologies.