Chronic diseases are complicated in nature. The mere fact that a disease has been around long enough to become chronic often means there a tangle of sub clinical conditions accompanying it. Chinese Medicine’s ability to understand the body holistically can help us see clearly through this tangle.
Many chronic conditions can be traced back to a significant event in one’s life after which you feel you have never fully returned to health. For some people it’s contracting an acute illness such as glandular fever, for others it’s experiencing a dramatic emotional upheaval. Traditionally this is thought of as a lingering pathogen. Where the body continues to be affected by the energetic imprint of an illness or event.
You may not have experienced an “I’ve never been right since….” moment, rather you are just feeling the effects of a long-term busy lifestyle filled with late nights, inadequate nutrition and high stress days. In Chinese Medicine we regard this state of sub-clinical ill health as a chronic ‘dis-ease’. These days it is often diagnosed as adrenal fatigue.
There is much that can be done to improve how you are feeling emotionally and functioning both mentally and physically.
Chinese Medicine’s treatment approach to chronic disease is highly restorative. We focus on nourishing the body and soul while allowing for the release of any debris that may impede health. We recognise the long-term effects that sub optimal health has on the mind and spirit and as such will always treat holistically to restore full vitality.
Clinically we have found Chinese Medicine may be helpful for conditions such as:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS A Systematic Review, 2017), (CFS A Systematic review and meta-analysis, 2017)
- Digestive Disorders (Irritable Bowel Syndrome Trial. 2016), (Constipation: A Randomized Controlled Trial.2015)
- Sleeping Disorders (Insomnia:Clinical Evidence. 2018), (Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review. 2016)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review.2017)
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTI: Randomised controlled trials. 2015)
- Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. (Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome: A study. 2017)
- Migraines (Migraine prophylaxis: a randomized trial. 1994), (Acupuncture for Migraine: A Systematic Review, 2006)
- Chronic Pain (Chronic Pain: Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis. 2012)