In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) it is not just the troubled part of the body which is treated, the treatment focuses on the entire person as well.
All therapies under TCM focus to some extent on the flow of Qi in the meridians of the body. 360 locations on the body provide various acupuncture points which therapist can use to directly treat ailments or symptoms bothering various specific organs.
At Sinomed, these ailments and symptoms are treated through the following methods:
Normally before beginning the actual TCM treatment, the patient is examined by a regular medical practitioner or doctor .
It is this individual who will decide whether additional conventional medical examinations need to take place.
It is for the protection of the patient, that these examinations have to take place to ensure that any other diseases or ailments requiring treatment are not overlooked. After this the TCM specialist can now assist in the patient's treatment.
Based on the TCM diagnosis, a unique method of treatment is selected for the individual concerned ( which should take 45 - 60 minutes). The number of treatments conducted depends on the number of complaints.
The duration and effect of TCM treatments differ on an individual basis. Depending on the state of the individual, repeat treatment is usually advocated in order to prevent relapses and alleviate the symptoms.
TCM has a very low risk of side effects occuring after treatment. Nevertheless, these side effects can occur in rare cases.
Especially, the so-called "darting about" trigger reactions experienced by some patients after acupuncture treatment. Other side effects include:
- Temporary weakness and excessive fatigue after treatment
- Transient autonomic reactions such as sweating or weakness
- Transient or longer-lasting (very rare) symptoms of the condition being treated
- Activation of latent (existing but not yet treated) disease processes
- Temporary nerve irritation, possibly with local pain and sensory disturbance in the injection region