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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine is a comprehensive approach to holistic health that has stood the test of time. Its classical text, The Huangdi Neijing (given the English title The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine), is an ancient treatise on health and disease said to have been written by the famous Chinese emperor Huangdi more than 2500 years ago. It is still very relevant today.

The aim of TCM is to reestablish homeostasis; to achieve this it has developed a unique diagnostic method and a range of treatment options. Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Herbal prescription, Guasha are some of these.

Acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin, sterilized needles into specific acupuncture points on the body in order to rebalance your qi (or life force), guiding the body towards natural healing, and restoring balance and health to the mind, body, and spirit. Acupuncture is a holistic approach to healing that involves treating the whole person by finding the root cause of a condition in a gentle, compassionate way.

Gideon is a specialist in Acupuncture. He is especially known for treating conditions associated with pain and he has in addition a specific interest in face treatments.

During the initial consultation, the patient's comprehensive medical history and current medical condition will be evaluated to result in a diagnosis. A treatment plan and strategy will then be discussed and planned. The initial consultation includes a treatment and generally takes about an hour.

For a list of conditions for which Acupuncture is effective, please have a look at what the Johns Hopkins Medicine website has to say: