April 18, 2022
In the modern world, many of us are looking for more natural approaches to taking care of our physical, psychological and mental health. Medicine, known as alternative, offers traditional and ancestral practices, without resorting to drugs based on chemical molecules. These approaches aim to help you regain good health and above all preserve it in the long term.
WHEN? At TMed, the specialists in Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine offer you to carry out the complete health check-up and the seasonal health check-up. The first determines your current state of health and the energy balance of your body. You can do it all year round. While the seasonal health check aims to adapt your nutrition and your lifestyle to seasonal changes so that you can better live this period.
HOW? In both approaches, therapists use pulse diagnosis, observation of the tongue, eyes and nails, as well as ask questions about your nutrition, sleep, bowel movement and lifestyle.
WHY? In addition to determining your current state of health and carrying out an energy balance, the complete checkup makes it possible to identify the causes of your health problems and even detect imbalances in your body before the first symptoms appear. Knowing that traditional medicine approaches take into consideration the body as a whole, following the diagnosis you will receive the prescription adapted to your case: treatments, advice on nutrition, physical exercises and advice for lifestyle.
Diagnosis by pulse in Chinese Medicine takes place as follows: by placing the index, middle and ring finger on your wrist, the therapist exerts pressure of different intensity, observing the strength, fluidity and frequency of your pulse. This ancestral diagnostic method allows you to know the operating status of your organs. There are about thirty different pulse types.
Observation of the tongue is a major diagnostic tool in Chinese Medicine. The tongue is a muscle that can contract, become flabby, thin or swell. The condition and color of your tongue indicates imbalances in the proper functioning of your digestive system, as well as your emotional state. For example, the red tongue goal indicates that you have a lot of unexpressed emotions and it will be beneficial for you to sing as often as possible. Singing will help you free yourself from these harmful emotions for your health.
Observing the nails, eyes and color of your skin also indicates imbalances in your body. While the questioning on your state of sleep, your saddle, your lifestyle as well as your pains and discomforts complete the observations made by the specialists and help to detect pathologies.
After the diagnosis is completed, thanks to all the accumulated information, the specialist is able to begin treatment. He then offers you the most appropriate treatment to improve your condition. This generally begins with acupuncture accompanied by taking medicinal plants prescribed by the specialist.
At the same time, the therapist can recommend other additional treatments such as moxibustion, vaccum cupping or Chinese Tuina massage.
The treatments will be supplemented by the advice on nutrition and lifestyle necessary to integrate into your daily life to amplify the benefits of acupuncture and medicinal plants and sustain their effects.
As the treatment progresses, your body will manifest various reactions which will define the true causes of the disease or dysfunction in your body.
Pulse diagnosis has a long tradition in the Ayurvedic health system. Ayurvedic medicine specialists place three fingers on the patient's radial artery and observe the density and rhythm of the pulse. Due to the different distribution of the radial canals, in men the pulse is read on the right hand, in women on the left hand. This method allows the specialist to determine your state of health in a comprehensive way.
The pulse is a reference system that reflects constitutional characteristics, reveals subtle imbalances and reacts immediately to physical and mental changes.
According to Ayurvedic Medicine, the pulse contains all the information about the functioning state of the organs, your whole organism and your psychological state. In addition to the current state, an experienced Ayurvedic medicine specialist can also detect signs of an imbalance in your body even before the first symptoms appear.
The information received when diagnosis by pulse is supplemented by more usual procedures such as observation of the tongue, nail colors and eyes followed by questions about your lifestyle and your nutrition.
Ayurvedic texts describe six stages of a disease (accumulation, aggravation, spread, localization, appearance and fragmentation) while modern medicine can only recognize, define and treat a disease at the fifth and sixth stages when the symptoms are generally very visible. This shows that the great strength of Ayurveda lies in prevention.
Based on the diagnosis, the Ayurvedic doctor then draws up a treatment plan. Together with the patient, he develops practical measures such as suggestions for improving nutrition and daily routine or taking individually prescribed traditional Ayurvedic herbal preparations and Ayurvedic massages and treatments.
In addition, the state of health diagnosis by pulse allows the specialist in Ayrvedic Medicine to determine your composition of Doshas (Vatta, Pitta, Kapha). The Doshas are made up of five elements: air, ether, fire, water and earth. All these elements are present in each person, but in varying proportions. The doshas manifest themselves in personal traits and physiological dispositions. It is important to know the prakriti, dosha of constitution, as well as imbalances of doshas acquired during life, because your health and the treatment depend on it.
As mentioned earlier in this article, the seasonal health check according to Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine aims to adapt your nutrition and your lifestyle to seasonal changes so that you can better live this period.
According to Chinese Medicine, it is recommended to perform the seasonal checkup during the off-seasons. Here are the dates for 2022:
While, according to Ayurvedic Medicine, the checkup and the seasonal should be done in spring and autumn.
If you would like to do the counted or seasonal health check, please make an appointment with one of our specialists in Chinese Medicine or Ayurvedic Medicine.
Take care of your health!
April 18, 2022