What is Classical Chinese Medicine?
Classical Chinese Medicine is so called to differentiate it from “traditional or modern” Chinese medicine. Currently Chinese medicine is what developed post c. 500 AD and more modern medicine has probably developed within the last 50 years or so, and takes into consideration research about particular herbs and their physiological effects within the body. Which sounds great – perhaps; only that generally these herbs are often contra-indicated(should not be used) or completely inappropriate from a Chinese medical point of view (prescribing a very cold herb when a patient already suffers from cold).
Classical Chinese medicine is the medicine practised prior to 500 AD and has its roots stretching back several thousand years. It is the medicine of life (strengthen life so that disease naturally goes)- rather than current Chinese medicine being the medicine of disease (treat the disease only).
There are many other conditions that can be treated successfully with acupuncture that have not been listed here. Should you be suffering, and wish to find out whether acupuncture is able to help you, please give us a call.