Kai Chen Ph.D. in Chinese Medicine
TCM Dr. in British Columbia, Canada
205 Burnside Road East, Victoria, B.C. V9A 1A4 Canada
Treatment options are individualized to meet your needs
In the first session, we will make a TCM diagnosis. Based on the diagnosis, we may choose a range of possible treatment options of acupuncture, herbology, Tui Na massage and diet therapy that meet your needs.
The treatment options:
Acupuncture needles are ultra-thin -- much thinner than a standard hypodermic needle. Only sterile, single-use needles are used. These needles are inserted at carefully selected points on the body to regulate Qi and produce a wide range of healing responses. The insertion depth depends on the type of treatment and location of the point as well as the size of the patient, most points are 0.5-1 inch.
Herbology treatments include patents, which are pills, tablets and syrups, etc, and decoctions (teas), which are composed of raw herbs and cooked by the patients. The formulas are modified to suit each patient individual's need. Please note that no endangered animals or plants, as well as toxic materials are used in this practice.
Tui Na massage
In this practice, Chinese Massage (known as Tui Na) often is used in combination with acupuncture to increase the effectiveness of treatments for some diseases, such as emotional disorders and injuries. Also it can be used alone.
Health promotion and maintenance is fundamental to the practice of TCM. Its unique dietary principles can help you maintain and improve your health, energy level, digestion, and overall well being.
How many acupuncture treatments do you need?
The number of treatments required depends on the individual factors, such as the nature and severity of the illness, plus lifestyle all play an important role in the healing. Some patients may notice an immediate improvement after their first treatment, whereas others may take longer. Generally speaking, chronic disorders require more treatments than acute ones. From five to fifteen treatments are generally adequate for the majority of chronic complaints.