Catherine Huang

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM)

About Chinese Herbal Medicine

Quite often I use Chinese Herbal Medicine too. Every prescription is made in-house and personalised to the individual patient. The treatment can be 2 weeks , 3-4 months, or even 6 months. The herbal granules formula that I prescribe is very easy to take, just like making instant coffee, add just half a cupful of hot/warm water and drink it with ease. My patients get on well with them, for the taste is not that overly strong and they get used to the taste very quickly. For further information on fees please click 'Fees'.

Herbs that I used are ordered only from supreme quality Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) supply companies based in the UK, and approved by the British Pharmacopeia Working Group, Kew Royal Gardens, NHS clinical trials, Universities and regulatory bodies.

I only use The top two companies in the UK . They are RCHM approved suppliers :
(1) Phoenix Medical:
(2) Herbprime:

These prescribed Chinese herbal medicine, which are prepared as concentrated herbal powder. All full detailed herbal medicine formula contents of the prescription sheet , will be provided to each patient, including the full instructions of how to take it.

For example:
Directions and dosage of how to take the concentrated granular herbal formula: with the spoon provided take 4 level spoonful’s and mix the powder in half a cup of hot/warm water. To be taken twice daily.

Chinese Herbal Remedies have a recorded history of more than 2,000 years. Like other Chinese Medicine disciplines, Chinese herbal medicine is based on the principle that good health springs from maintaining a harmonious balance of energy, both inside and outside of the body. If this balance is disturbed or lost, either within oneself or in the environment, disease may develop.

Treatment with Chinese herbal remedies involves the use of a selection from several hundred commonly used ingredients, including roots, stems, flowers, leaves and barks. Herbal formulae based on the combination of various herbs have been used and tested in China over thousands of years for treating various illnesses. Pre-prepared combinations of herbs in the form of pills, powder capsules and creams (for external use) are also used.

According to the pattern of symptoms, Practitioners will carefully choose herbal formulae to “match” the individual’s need for treatment.

Suppliers all adhere to “Good Manufacturing Practice” which ensures that the ingredients used comply with UK laws and have been processed hygienically and safely. None of the products supplied contain endangered species or band substance.

It has been proved that combining Acupuncture treatments with herbal remedies results in a more effective and speedy recovery for patients.

About Chinese Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a system of healing and has been practised in China for more than 2500 years. Although often described as an effective means of pain relief, it has, in fact, also been used to treat a wide range of illnesses and conditions by Chinese Practitioners for thousands of years.

The focus of Acupuncture is to use the holistic approach to improve one’s overall health and well being, rather than simply using isolated treatments for specific symptoms.

According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body's motivating energy - known as “Qi” (pronounced 'chee'). “Qi” is the energy flow within our body and it moves in a smooth and balanced way through a series of body meridians (channels) beneath the skin.

“Qi” consists of equal and opposite qualities – “Yin” and “Yang”. When these become unbalanced, illness may result. The flow of “Qi” can be disturbed by a number of external and internal factors such as anxiety, stress, grief, poor nutrition, weather conditions, hereditary factors, infections, poisons and trauma etc..

By carefully inserting fine needles into the channels of energy, an Acupuncturist can stimulate the body's own healing response and help restore its natural balance.
The principal aim of Acupuncture in treating the whole person is to recover the equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual.

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