Traditional Chinese Medicine

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. This process continues today with the development of modern medical diagnostic techniques and knowledge.

Today, it still forms a major part of healthcare provision in China, and is provided in state hospitals alongside western medicine.

They are two essential components in Chinese medicine - Acupuncture (usually performed with needles) and Chinese herbal therapy. Chinese medicine is based on the theory of Yin and Yang balance. It considers that the disease is caused as a result of Yin and Yang imbalance within the body.

Chinese herbal therapy is for re-balancing the Yin and Yang when  disease occurs. Whereas the role of acupuncture is to regulate the meridians or channels of the body and unblock the stagnation of Qi (energy), to achieve the body energy balance.

"this is very old Chinese traditional herbal medicine ancient book(Golden Mirror of Medicine),from qing dynasty have more than 200 years(maybe 18th century).the book records the use of acupuncture,herbal medicine and book of changes with chinese script.It is preserved complete by one chinese doctor of my grandfather.(Golden Mirror of Medicine) is four years from the imperial Qing Dynasty Qian Wu is responsible for editing of a medical textbook. (Golden Mirror of Medicine) is named by the Emperor Qianlong.China's comprehensive Chinese medical books in a brief but fairly complete. Collected from the DongZhou Dynasties on the book, down to the essence of ancient medical books Ming and Qing Dynasties.Thank you download this image,plese click the lightbox to see more similar portfolio:"

Traditional Chinese medicine in it's application is more like art than scientific technology – herbal medicine and acupuncture to the TCM doctor is very much like pen and paint to the artist. The tools are the same, but the final works are very different and of varying value.

Chinese medicine is not standardised like Western medicine. TCM practitioner training at medical school is mainly academic and principle-based; clinical treatment depends upon the individual doctor’s understanding, skills and experience. TCM is highly flexible and it's effectiveness is dependent upon the individual doctor’s own design.


Chinese Medicine can be effectively applied to the following:

Pain Relief

Arthritis, Back Pain, Stiff Neck and Shoulder, Frozen Shoulders, Sciatica, Sprains, Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Headache, Migraine.

Emotional Health

Weight Control, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Insomnia, Chronic Fatigue, ME, Addictions.


Infertility, Irregular Periods, Period Pain, Menopausal Syndrome, Premenstrual Tension, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Breech Pregnancy, Morning Sickness.


Acne, Alopecia, Eczema, Hair Loss, Herpes, Mycosis, Psoriasis, STD's, Haemorrhoids, Cellulite, Stretch Marks.

Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat

Sinusitis, Asthma, Rhinitis, Bronchitis, Hay Fever, Allergies.

Internal Complaints

Constipation, Bloating, Gastritis, IBS, Colitis, Diabetes, Anaemia.

Male Performance

Erectile Dysfunction, Impotence, Premature Ejaculation, Prostatitis.


The diagnostic process of TCM involves the following:


TCM practitioners  are trained in the observation of external signs of any imbalance of the internal body. To this end, the patient's tongue, complexion, eyes, hair and nails are examined.

Listening and Smelling

Information is accrued from the conditions of the voice and breathing  as well as from the odours of the body.


Where information is gathered regarding current discomfort, medical history and lifestyle past and present.


Palpating, feeling and pressing in specific areas of the body are also ways to determine the condition of a patient. Pulse diagnostics and temperature play a very important role in TCM,  giving  information on the state of individual organs and the balance of the body as a whole.


Each patient will be treated according to their individual needs in terms of how TCM is applied.


Interested in finding out more?

To book a free consultation with Dr Shen or Dr Zhang, or for any enquiries, just call   020 8944 0332

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