Practice for Traditional Chinese Medicine

 

Silke Burkart

 

Heilpraktikerin * Biologist

 

 

 

 

 

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„The inferior practitioner treats diseases, the superior practitioner treats before diseases occur.“ Su Wen ~ 200 b.C. 

TCM knows three ways of prevention:

  1. Prevention of cyclic or repeatedly occurring diseases, e.g.

    • allergies
    • hay fever
    • menstrual discomfort

  2. prevention of diseases caused by environment or lifestyle, e.g. workplace, repeated strain through certain movements, exhaustion, climate, extreme sports, professional sports, Burn-out
  3. prevention of diseases through inner imbalances, e.g. caused by constitution or emotions, or caused by imbalances that yet exist but not cause symptoms (in patients view), or by not fully cured diseases, e.g. postviral syndrome or chronic fatigue


TCM applies a holistic anatomy: body, mind and emotions as well as direct and indirect influence of the environment equally affect our health. That makes TCM a good tool to evaluate and prevent imbalances considering our individual lifestyle.


Any kind of relaxation means prevention

Acupuncture as well as tuina-massage can be applied for relaxation of physical and emotional stress. Relaxation is an important basis for the regeneration of energy and therefore physical and mental strength and endurance. Both therapies are also really enjoyable!

Stress and tension are useful in a short-term perspective because they enhance our intellectual, emotional and physical capabilities. In situations with acute "thread" this enhancement is indispensable and essential. For to be able to react to challenging situations with an improved performance it is necessary to achieve regular periods of relaxation. During these periods the body can recreate the necessary energy.

The physical and emotional consequences of stress and tension without relaxation are called qi stagnation in Chinese Medicine. Qi cannot flow freely, so that on some parts of the body will be an excess, while other parts do not receive enough qi. Body and mind usually can compensate this for a long time. In times of stronger exhaustion or stress or with increasing age compensation may fail and diseases will show up.

Another consequence of compensation of long-time stress is the use-up of the body’s energy reserves which are usually used for recovery and immune defence and also determine our possibility e.g. as of having a fulfilled sexual life and to be fertile. Once they are used up and the body is exposed to physical, mental or emotional stress, recovery is very difficult and small (positive as well as negative) events can trigger burn-out syndrome, depression or any other severe conditions.



 

Silke Burkart 2015 • www.akupunktur-frankfurt-tcm.de

Practice for Traditional Chinese Medicine * Silke Burkart Heilpraktikerin
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