A person is considered as a microsystem within a macrosystem which means that the relationship between an individual and their surroundings is especially interesting when understanding the mitigating variables of a disease, such as the healthy lifestyle that we defend at SHA through proper eating, traditional medicine, carrying out light or moderate exercise and the search for happiness...
Another characteristic of Traditional Chinese Medicine and specialised treatments is the overview of the human being, which allows us to use therapeutic intervention to detect the pattern of disharmony generated by disease so as to find a good treatment to return the body´s natural balance. The concept of an individual as a whole being is evident in the diagnostic process with the four methods used by our doctors who practise Chinese Medicine.
Firstly is the consultation, where we ask questions to find out about your problems; observation, during which your tongue plays an important role, being an organ whose characteristics allow us to recognise many diseases; breathing, with pulse taking being of particular interest to find out the body´s energy levels; and listening to the body´s sounds, such as breathing, which allows us to recognise certain symptoms of malaise.
It is very important to gather all the signs and symptoms we detect and observe the relationship that may exist between them to find the source of the imbalance.
The tools most commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine are acupuncture and moxibustion. They also look to stimulate the body´s different energy meridians, only acupuncture does it using needles and moxibustion does it used heat to regulate the flows of energy and strengthen the meridians. Working with cupping glasses is another way of activating the blood and energy points using suction. Acupressure looks to work on the energy points through the pressure of the therapist´s fingers.
All these techniques are suitable for many disorders such as acute or chronic muscular or joint pain (fibromyalgia), for problems related to the digestive, respiratory or urinary organs, and to stop smoking, etc.