CHINESE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AND ACUPUNCTURE
What is the procedure that M.T.C follows?
The first thing that qualifies TCM is that the body, apart from being constituted by organs, blood, organic liquids, muscles, bones and other systems, has a component that makes all these elements come alive and interrelate, producing the correct functioning of the body . the wonderful machinery that is our body.
This essential component described in the M.T.C is the “Qi” which is the vital energy that our parents left us genetically and that which we take care of and potentiate with what we eat, breathe and feel. This “Qi” goes through circuits where this energy called meridians moves, each of them has different functions not only on the physiological organs but also in their functional sphere. Along each of these meridians are the energy points that have a certain function, depending on the patient and the pathology to be treated.
Apart from the “Qi”, the M.T.C considers two philosophical theories of Taoism that constantly use to balance this energy, which are the Yin-Yang and the 5 energies that refer to the nature and character of the vital energy “Qi”.
What treatment methods does M.T.C use?
ACUPUNCTURE: insertion of very fine needles in the energy channels.
MOXIBUSTION: heat stimulation of the energy points based on artemiss grass.
SUCTION CUPS: glass cups that suck the skin unblocking the energy channels.
DIGITOPRESION: Stimulation of the energy points with the fingers of the hands.
AURICULOPUNCTURE: energetic reflex points of the ear.
FOOD: guidelines for a healthy and balanced diet.
QI GONG: Chinese energy gymnastics.
BREATHING TECHNIQUES: exercises of inspiration and guided expiration.
TUI NA THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE: Specific massage of points and areas related to acupuncture points.
Some of the imbalances that the M.T.C treats:
– Nervous system (stress, anxiety, mood, smoking, addictions … etc).
-Articular and muscular problems (pains, contractures, sciatica, lumbago, knee, elbows, shoulders, back .. etc)
-Digestive, circulatory and respiratory disorders.
-Problems of sleep, acute headaches.
– Thinning, cellulitis, infertility, etc.