Diagnosis and Treatment

A consultation usually lasts one hour. The first consultation, which includes the diagnosis, may require more time.

The Diagnosis

A detailed diagnosis is established using:

  • The list of symptoms
  • Chinese pulse diagnosis
  • Tongue diagnosis
  • Channel palpation

Treatment methods

  • Tuina-Massage ("An-Mo") : During this therapeutic massage, the patient is often lying face down, with a sheet covering him. This massage aims to unblock the Qi-flow and enables Qi to flow freely in the channels.
  • Acupuncture : Single-use acupuncture needles are placed on very specific points. The patient then lies for 15 to 40 minutes before the needles are removed. The following additional methods are also applied: ear-acupuncture, moxibustion (certain points are heated with Artemisia) and cupping (glass cups are used to activate the Qi and blood flow).
  • Chinese pharmacopeia : The patient receives a specific and individual preparation which is to be taken 2 or 3 times a day. The diversity and richness of the Chinese pharmacopeia makes it one of the most developed worldwide.
  • Qi-Gong (physical exercise) : Qi-Gong contributed to the free flow of Qi and reinforces the health of the practitioner.
  • The diet : Certain aliments or dietary habits favour or disfavour our health. A healthy diet, adapted to one's constitution, is important in Chinese Medicine.
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