Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture
Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Tcm) that has been used in China for thousands of years right up to the present day where it’s used in China alone side Western Medicine. It is a system where by the patient has a full case history taken and is questioned, diagnosed using tongue and pulse diagnosis by the therapist to identify patterns of imbalance.
Once a logical form of pattern identification is established based on the tongue, pulse and questions a treatment plan is made and points that are best suited to treat the particular complaint suffered chosen to help reduce the symptoms suffered and balance the underlining pattern of imbalance that has lead to the problem in the first place.
So the principle is two fold to treat the symptom of pain and work on the imbalance in the persons system to ensure better health and less chance of the problem reoccurring.
Sessions can last from 30mins-1hour depending on the condition being treated and using once only use sterilized needles. The treatment is safe and generally pain free with most clients expecting pain and being presently surprised when they hardly feel a thing.
A vast amount of conditions are treatable by acupuncture including, Fatigue, Insomnia, Digestive complaints, Fertility issues, back pain, anxiety, stress, asthma, migraine, sports injuries and food intolerances just to name but a few.
Tung’s Orthodox Acupuncture
Tung’s Orthodox Acupuncture was based on generations of Tung’s family teaching and was further developed by the work of renowned Chinese (山東省籍) acupuncturist, Master Tung (董景昌大師 1915 – 1975).
As such it is seen as a specialist form of acupuncture which is highly effective at treating medical conditions especially muscular skeletal issues and pain.
There are at least 500 Tung’s unique acupuncture points all based upon anatomical and topographical concepts. Most of these Tung’s acupuncture points are totally different from ordinary Chinese points, and these Tung’s points are distributing more on the extremities rather than the torso area. In fact Tung’s acupuncture enjoys enormous respect in the Chinese acupuncture field because of its simplicity and effective treatment in all the main areas of acupuncture. Recent studies revealed some of the Tung’s points bear the resembling of ancient Indian and Tibetan acupuncture points, especially upon those Tibetan micropuncture points. Due to the effectiveness of the Tung’s acupuncture, Most practitioners believe that other ordinary kinds of Chinese acupuncture are not as effective as Tung’s Acupuncture in practice.
At the present time there are just four therapists in Ireland that are correctly trained in Tungs Acupuncture by the The Worlds Tung’s Acupuncture Association of which three of these therapists are working in BodyMed.
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