In Chinese Medicine, the term internal medicine refers to those patterns where the source of the dysfunction does not occur in the musculoskeletal system. The body’s remaining system affected could be: digestive, circulatory, nervous or respiratory. Chinese Medicine works to regulate the body’s imbalances by restoring harmony and communication between the systems in order to achieve lasting health.
Examples of Internal Dysfunctions:
Migraine, Breast Distention, Irritability and Painful Menstration
Irritable Bowels (IBS), Celiac Disease, Reflux Esophagitis & Peptic Ulcer (Stomach, Duodenum)
Pre & Post Surgery
Chinese Medicine can prepare the body for surgery by strengthening the body’s qi and blood which decrease the unwanted side effects of surgery. Post surgery, Chinese Medicine assist the body to fast recovery by rebuilding the body’s chi and blood lost during surgery, which provides the body with the resources it needs to quicly mend bones, muscles, increase range of motion, etc.
- Strengthen Body for Surgery
(Builds Qi and Blood)
- Post Surgery Recovery
(Decrease pain and Numbness. Increase limited range of motion)
- Scar Treatment
(Decrease scar tissue, decrease pain, increases sensation around scar)
- Chinese Herbs to facilitate the healing of Bones, Tendons and Ligaments, Cartilage, Muscles and Facia
In Chinese Medicine, infections are caused by an external pathogen or an external entity, attacking the body’s immune system. When the body’s immune system is weak the defense system or wei qi, as it is referred to in Chinese Medicine, is not able to fight off the attack. Acupuncture & Chinese herbs work together to strengthen the wei qi, and release the external pathogen.
Examples of Infections:
- Colds and Flu
- Strep Throat
- Sinus Infections