Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a traditional medical system with a continuous clinical history over 3000 years that includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, remedial massage (Tuina), exercise (Taiji ), breathing therapy (qigong), diet, lifestyle advice, and other techniques.

Therapeutische toepassingen

Common cold
Cough
Asthma
Diarrhea
Constipation
Insomnia
Dizziness
Headache
Migraine
Hay Fever

Hypertension
Anxiety
Depression
Diabetes
Irregular menstruation
Menopause
Skin problems

Acne
Herpes zoster “Shingles”
Tinnitus
Toothache
Back pain
Shoulder pain
Knee pain
Muscle pain

Cervical pain
Fibromyalgia
Sciatica
Rheumatic
Osteoarthritis

Therapist

Dr. Jun Huang is a Chinese Medicine specialist, who has developed a discrete but effective clinical practice in Portugal. Dr. Jun was initially drawn to Chinese Medicine after studying Chinese Literature, which started her interest in the great classical texts of this medical tradition.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the diagnosis of disease is based on a thorough examination of a patient’s medical history, physical symptoms, and signs, as well as pulse and tongue diagnosis. Treatment according to syndrome differentiation “Bian zheng lun zhi” aims to restore balance and harmony within the body by addressing the root cause of the illness, rather than just treating the symptoms. It also involves a holistic approach to health “Zheng ti guan nian”, emphasizing the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and environment. The fundamental theories of TCM include: Qi, Yin and Yang, the Five elements, Zang-fu, the Four diagnostic methods and syndrome differentiation systems.

Vital Energy “Qi”

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi (pronounced “chee”) is considered to be the vital energy or life force that flows through the body’s meridians, or pathways. Qi is believed to be the foundation of all living things, and it is responsible for maintaining the balance and harmony of the body’s various systems and functions. According to TCM theory, Qi is classified into different types, including Yin and Yang, which represent opposing forces that must be in balance for optimal health. This vital energy can also be affected by external factors such as weather, diet, and emotions, which can disrupt the flow of Qi and lead to illness.

Theory and Therapies

In TCM theory, disease may occur due to a deficiency or imbalance of Qi within meridians and their associated physiological system and internal organ. TCM has developed many therapies for the prevention and treatment of disease. However, the two primary therapeutic modalities in TCM are acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Acupuncture adjusts the flow of qi in the body, leading it to areas where it is insufficient and draining it from areas where it is in excess. In this way, acupuncture promotes and restores the free flow of qi. In Chinese herbal medicine, individual herbs are combined in formulas designed to target an individuals disharmony in order to expedite the healing process by strengthening and supporting the body.

Treatment and Prevention

The dynamic properties of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine work to activate the natural, self-healing abilities of the body. Treatment can help to relieve symptoms and signs of many health problems, as well as strengthen and support the body to prevent future illness and disease.