Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
Lynda sharp is a member of The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine. The Register states in it code of ethics that “Herbal Practitioners must always be aware of the necessity to communicate with other health care professionals directly or indirectly when the expertise of such professionals fits more properly the needs of a particular patient”
RCHM members will therefore not discourage essential medical treatment for conditions where western medical supervision or advice should be sought. They will always advise patients in the case of serious illnesses or uncertain diagnosis to seek advice and treatment from their GP/Consultant. RCHM members will also, with patient consent, liaise with the patients other health professional where appropriate when offering complementary treatment.
The RCHM believes that Chinese Herbal Medicine has a role to play in the treatment of the following conditions.
Skin diseases - eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, urticaria
Gastrointestinal disorders - IBS, constipation, colitis
Gynaecological conditions - PMT, dysmenorroea, endometriosis, infertility
Respiratory conditions - asthma, bronchitis, chronic coughs, sinusitis
Rheumatological conditions - osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
Urinary conditions - cystitis
Psychological problems - anxiety and depression
Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the great herbal systems of the world with an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century BC. Yet throughout its history it has continually developed in response to changing clinical conditions and has been sustained by research into every aspect of its use.
Chinese Medicine along with other components of Chinese Medicine is based on the concepts of Yin and Yang. It aims to understand and treat the many ways in which the fundamental balance and harmony between the two may be depleted or blocked. Clinical strategies are based on diagnosis of patterns of signs and symptoms that reflect an imbalance.
However the tradition as a whole places great emphasis on lifestyle management in order to prevent disease before it occurs.
What are herbs like to take?
At Wellness Centre Dumfries we use tinctures or granules so that you do not need to boil up bags of loose herbs They are simple and easy to take and come form a RCHM approved supplier. The herbs do taste bitter and unusual at first but the majority of people get used to the taste quite quickly .
You may only have to take herbs for a short time or you can take them for a few months for more chronic conditions.
The herbal prescription is tailor made to your individual needs which is why they cannot be given without a consultation
If you would like to have a chat before booking an appointment please telephone 01387 263703 or 07753571212 to find out a bit more about Chinese Medicine or you can go onto our online booking page and book a 15 minute free telephone chat