INTRODUCING TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has existed for more than 4,000 years, and became an established medical discipline around 2,500 years ago. Further development resulted in various specialisations, for example: dermatology, gynaecology and paediatrics. TCM training in China is a five year full-time university course and is regarded as an orthodox medicine there. It is included as an integral part of national health care system.
Health and disease, in TCM terms, are explained according to the concepts of “Yin-Yang” and “The Five Elements”. The principle of the treatment is based on the same concepts. The aim is not only to give short-term relief to various ailments, but also to provide long term benefits to the general health after treatment ceases.
Clinical trials in recent years have confirmed that this approach is effective in treating many conditions, for example: heart disorders, and disorders of the pulmonary, digestive and urinary systems. The efficacy of TCM has also been proven in a number of gynaecological, neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Recent scientific research carried out in this country has shown that Chinese herbal medicine is very effective in treating adult and childhood eczema. Importantly, the herbal mixtures used for treatment do not contain any form of steroids.
TCM does not claim to cure all diseases. Indeed, if any ailment is allowed to progress damage to the entire body could be so severe that prognosis would be poor even with treatment. For this reason TCM practitioners advocate prevention and early treatment.
Dr. Yang Li MMed(China), MRCP, MATCM
(Honorary Professor, China Academy of TCM, Beijing, China)
Dr. Y. Li has been a senior TCM clinician for fifteen years at the Chinese Academy of TCM, Beijing, China, which is one of the most prestigious teaching and research institutes of TCM in China, and was a senior lecturer at the International Acupuncture Training Centre, Beijing, China, sponsored by the World Health Organization before coming to the U.K. in 1991.
After graduating from Guiyang College of TCM in 1976, Dr. Li has worked as a teaching assistant at the same college for three years. He then started his postgraduate training at the Chinese Academy of TCM in Beijing, and was among the first group of doctors to be bestowed a Master’s degree in Medicine. For the next ten years he was a senior clinician in the Chinese Academy of TCM as well as a senior lecturer at the International Acupuncture Training Centre in Beijing, China.
Dr. Li has conducted lecture tours in Belgium and Holland, and has written several articles and books. He is one of the authors of “Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion” which is the textbook used by the entire International Acupuncture Training Centre in China.
Dr. Li currently practices TCM at Harley Street in London as well as The WellBeing Clinic in Oxford. He is the Dean of Renshu college of TCM at London which trains medical professionals and TCM practitioners in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
Dr. Li does not use animal products of any kind. Only pure herbal products are used, with no Western medicine or contamination from heavy metals.
Only sterilised disposable acupuncture needles will be used on patients.
DISEASES TREATED BY TCM
The following list gives an indication of the range of conditions that patients seek treatment for with Traditional Chinese Medicine.
- Infectious diseases such as common cold, influenza, parotitis, acute and chronic hepatitis, cystitis, shingles, etc.
- Diseases due to physical, biochemical and allergic reasons and of the connective tissues.
- Diseases of respiratory and circulatory systems.
- Diseases of the digestive, urogenital hemopoietic, endocrine, metabolic and motor systems.
- Nerve and mental disorders.
- Traumatic and dermatological diseases.
- Gynaecological, obstetric and paediatric problems.
- Diseases of the ear, nose and throat: such as acute and chronic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, oral ulceration, etc.
- Infertility for both male and female.
First consultation and treatment……………..£50.00
Each subsequent session………………………£40.00
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Each subsequent consultation ………………..£25.00
Dried herbs ( average per day )………………..£6.00
Proprietary preparations ( per item )………….£8.00
Herbal cream ( per jar )………………………….£7.00
Dr Li is available for appointments on Tuesday and Fridays in the clinic.
Please contact the clinic to make an appointment
Tel: 01865 751111