Preventative Therapy 

Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believe that the human body relies on internal healthy Qi (balanced energy) to keep functioning well.  The balance of the body is always changing.  When the body loses its balance physical and/or emotional problems can occur.  A lot of times an imbalanced body doesn’t show any clinical symptoms, but it doesn’t mean that the body is healthy.  If the imbalance of a body doesn’t get corrected or a “healthy” body isn’t well maintained, the body eventually gets sick.  

 

Preventive therapy focuses on:

  • maintaining healthy balance of the body

  • supporting to protect the body

  • helping the body to restore self healing power

     

    Preventive therapy also helps those who are suffering from chronic illnesses, who are in the remission period of diseases, who have undergone operations, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, and those who have family histories with certain diseases.  The purpose of the treatment is to:

  • stimulate the natural healing mechanisms to work

  • restore before and after an operation,

       chemotherapy and radiotherapy

  • prevent and reduce the side effects of drugs and the side effects of some aggressivetreatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy

     

    Preventive therapy is applied by using the approaches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), such as acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, herbal remedies and auricular therapy.

The Primary TCM Principle of Treating Disorders

“The treatment of illness should focus on both eliminating pathogenic factors and supporting healthy Qi of the whole body.” 

 

“With sufficient healthy Qi inside, pathogenic factors cannot invade the body.”

 

 

- translated from TCM classics

The Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapies on Treating Illnesses

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on the following beliefs:

 

  • The human body is an integrated whole and cannot be treated as parts.

 

  • Any part of the body functions only when it works in harmony with other parts of the body. The interconnections of the body need to be well balanced, physically and emotionally.

 

  • The human body needs to be balanced also with the external environment.

 

  • An ailment or illness indicates that the relationship between the body parts is interrupted or out of balance.

 

 

The healthy body depends on the body’s motivating energy, known as healthy qi (Zheng Qi 正气 ), functioning well.  The body also relies on healthy qi for fighting with pathogenic factors, known as harmful qi (Xie Qi 邪气 ), to protect the body.

 

TCM treatment plan focuses on both supporting healthy qi ( 扶正 Fu Zheng) and eliminating harmful qi ( 祛邪 Qu Xie).

 

Laboratory studies and clinical reports have shown that:

 

  • Many medicinal herbs used by TCM are proven effective in many cases in restraining or even eliminating a variety of bacteria and suppressing growth of viruses such as Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Encephalitis B Virus (EBV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

 

  • By following the principle of supporting healthy qi ( 扶正 Fu Zheng) TCM may help enhance the body’s immune system; therefore, it helps prevent the body from infections. 

 

  • By following the principle of supporting healthy qi ( 扶正 Fu Zheng) TCM may help strengthen the body’s self-healing mechanism; therefore, it could help energy be recovered after surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

 

  • The treatments of supporting healthy qi ( 扶正 Fu Zheng) have been successfully used for such non-specific symptoms as fatigue, diarrhea, cough, fever, poor appetite, weight loss, thrush and anemia that are of symptoms from which many cancer and AIDS patients suffer.