Q and A

Q:   What is Chinese Medicine good for?


A: It’s good for you.


But seriously…

Chinese Medicine can also treat:

Skin disease, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, urticaria,

Gastro-intestinal disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, ulcerative colitis

Gynecological conditions, including pre-menstrual syndrome and dysmenorrhoea, endometriosis, infertility

Hepatitis and HIV: some promising results have been obtained for treatment of Hepatitis C, and supportive treatment may be beneficial in the case of HIV

Chronic fatigue syndromes, whether with a background of viral infection or in other situations

Respiratory conditions, including asthma, bronchitis, and chronic coughs, allergic and perennial rhinitis and sinusitis

Rheumatically conditions (e.g. osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)

Urinary conditions including chronic cystitis

Diabetes, including treatment and prevention

Psychological problems (e.g. depression, anxiety)

And on and on…



Q:  Will I feel the needles?

A: Acupuncture needles are not at all like the chisel pointed hollow needles used for injections or blood draws. Acupuncture needles are so fine that the prick of the needle as it goes through the skin is barely felt.

When the needle reaches the required depth and touches the flow of qi in the channel, a very remarkable thing happens. ‘When the qi is obtained, it is like a fish that has taken the bait’ and ‘When the qi arrives it is like a flock of birds or the breeze in the waving millet’ are classical descriptions of the experience felt simultaneously by the patient and, less strongly, by the practitioner. This is a distinctive sensation which is often described as a dull ache or a tingling and can sometimes be felt along the pathway of the channel. This sensation is known as ‘de qi’ and indicates to both practitioner and patient that the point has been accurately located. The sensation only lasts for a second or two, even if the needles are left in for some time.


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