Arthritis: In Chinese medicine the treatment of arthritis involves the herb remedy which is effective in reducing the swelling in acute arthritis, and acupuncture which is usually helping to relieve the pain.

Eczema, Psoriasis & Acne: Chinese medicine is excellent in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis or acne skin disorder. The herbs will help to reduceor eliminate itching, and reduce the inflammation of the skin; acupuncture is also helpful to relieve stress, reduce the itchiness and improve the healing process (British Journal of Dermatology, 1992, 126: 179-84);

Hemorrhoids or Piles: TCM sees this as the result of heat, damp and blood stagnation in the anus, and the treatment will remove the stagnation, cool the heat and stimulate blood flow. Chinese herbs provides an very effective relief; special dieting is important.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): IBS is an intestinal disorder causing a variety of symptoms which may include cramping, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, and irregular bowels. Symptoms are frequently triggered by stress, or the indigestion of food. An Australian study published in 1998 in the Journal of the American Medical Association lends strong scientific support that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine work for IBS symptoms. With regular acupuncture treatments, some lifestyle changes, and herbal tea, a lot of success and immense relief of symptoms observed in those suffering from IBS. Acupuncture is very good at reducing stress which often causes IBS symptoms.

Menopause: Acupuncture can help women suffering from the most common symptoms of the menopause. A study suggests that receiving regularly the ancient Chinese needle therapy can curb the severity of hot flushes and also relieve mood swings, the symptoms are linked to hormone imbalances. In the study, which was published in the Journal Acupuncture in Medicine, the researchers looked at 53 women who had 10 sessions acupuncture treatment and they had lower scores for the intensity of the hot flushes and mood swings which progressively improved over the treatment period (Daily Mail, Tuesday March 8, 2011, Page 5).

Males Impotence: TCM consider male sexual impotence to be due to weakness of the kidneys; anxiety and stress, can also cause impotence. Taking herb tonic to improve the conditions.

TENNIS ELBOW:

Last year I developed tennis elbow. The pain was so bad, during one game, that not only could I not grip the racket, I was unable to turn a door handle afterwards. I tried physio but to no effect. Resting the arm didn’t make any difference, either. On a friend’s recommendation, I went to the local Chinese Medicine Centre. The needles felt irritating when they were inserted around the elbow, but I wasn’t expecting the heat – the needles were attached to an electromagnet which heated their points. It seemed like a highly efficient equivalent to administering Deep Heat. Each Session lasted about half an hour. Immediately, I could feel a difference – the arm felt looser, the tightening that had caused the tennis elbow was disappearing. After three sessions, I was able to return to the tennis court – something I had started to despair of doing.

Christ Blackhurst, City editor

Warts Removal: Warts are caused by viral infection. The warts lotion, exclusively from Dr TCM clinics, can help you to remove the warts in a few days without pains. In addition, drinking anti-virus tea to stop its reoccurrence.

Cough, cold, Flu and sore throat: Cold and flu viruses attack the nose, nasal sinuses, throat and the upper breathing tubes (trachea and bronchi). As they invade the moist skin lining of these structures, they cause runny nose, sinus congestion, sneezing, sore throat and cough. Fever might also occur usually with the flu. These symptoms begin 1-4 days after contact with the virus and usually last 5-7 days, but can linger on, and should be alert to the possibility of a more serious infection.

Chinese herbal remedy is particularly effective in treating common cold or flu. Visit any of Dr TCM clinic and you will be prescribed the tea which will clear symptoms quickly and make you feel better, boost the immune system and facilitate a good recovery

Quit Smoking: Acupuncture helps to stop the craving, and also helps with the withdrawal symptoms. In addition, taking herbal tea to detoxify the lung.

I gave up smoking almost two years ago thanks to acupuncture. First I had a 45-minute massage and then the acupuncture, which was incredibly relaxing. I didn’t even feel the needles. My acupuncturist left four little ball-like pellets on pressure points in one ear (they’re stuck on with little clear plasters; you can’t see them). She said to leave them there until they fell off after about a week.The theory is that they are placed on various pressure points that have different points that have different effects on the mind and body. One of my points was for will power. So every time you feel a cigarette you squeeze one of these points and then the craving goes away. I went back for a follow-up appointment (£45 each time) two weeks later. She did the same again, but this time she left the pellets in my other ear. After a couple of weeks, the cravings disappeared and I was able to go out and socialise with smoking friends without needing a cigarette.

Bibi Lang, Sales and Marketing Manager, Sony Pictures. (17th January, Evening Standard)