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CHINESE MEDICINE

Due to its uninterrupted evolution over many thousands of years, CHINESE MEDICINE (CM) is regarded as one of the most sophisticated holistic health systems. CM, as practised at the HOUSE OF HOLISTIC HEALTH, represents a variety of philosophies that ultimately complement each other in a harmonious way because the practitioners are firmly committed to the ancient roots of the medicine.

We cover the full spectrum, from authentically practised CLASSICAL CHINESE MEDICINE, rooted in antiquity, to truly integrated and adapted treatment concepts.

True integration between ancient and modern medical traditions can only be achieved if the original depth and complexity of the philosophical foundations of CHINESE MEDICINE are honoured.  And, as long as the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities of Chinese Medicine are viewed as a science in their own right.

MAIN METHODS OF CHINESE MEDICINE

INTEGRATIVE CHINESE MEDICINE

INTEGRATIVE
CHINESE MEDICINE

Integrative Chinese Medicine, as practiced at the HHH, combines the educational and practical experience of both Western Medicine and Classical Chinese Medicine to provide an individual and unique, team-based integrative approach to health. The primary motivation is always to support balanced, healthy functioning within the body, independent from any therapeutic intervention and therefore supporting the patient’s self-regulating properties.

CLASSICAL CHINESE MEDICINE

CLASSICAL
CHINESE MEDICINE

Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) is a style of Chinese Medicine that is rooted directly in the content of the ancient medical & philosophical texts. It is focused on applying these texts’ truly time-tested principles to harmonise the physical, functional, mental, emotional and spiritual internal environment of the patient’s body with the demands on the outside. It also emphasises a deep commitment of the practitioner to apply these same principles to her/his own life’s demands, so as to progressively embody these principles and highlight their effects to inspire patients and students of their value.

ACUPUNCTURE

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture has evolved over several thousands of years to develop into a highly efficacious therapeutic modality. It involves the placement of very thin needles at points located along ‘pathways’, called Meridians, which travel throughout the trunk, head and limbs of the body. This stimulates an adjustment of the body’s own ‘energy system’ or autonomic nervous system that is frequently not in a balanced state (as found in disease).

CUPPING

CUPPING

Cupping is not unique to Chinese Medicine as it has been a shared tool of numerous medical systems in different cultures throughout history. Traditionally, an open flame is used to create a vacuum inside the cups to enable them to adhere to various areas of the body to help draw up unprocessed metabolic wastes and toxins closer to the surface where they are more accessible for the body to fully eliminate them.

CHINESE HERBAL
MEDICINE

The Chinese Herbal Materia Medica belongs to one the world’s most sophisticated herbal medicine systems. Through its uninterrupted evolution over thousands of years, it is extremely flexible and adaptable in that it allows the practitioner to timeously react to ever-changing parameters and appropriately adjust the initially prescribed medicinal herbs according to the patient’s current individual needs.

MOXIBUSTION

MOXIBUSTION

Moxibustion is a very old form of Phyto- (Plant-) based Heat Treatment that even pre-dates acupuncture. It most commonly involves the use of the dried Mugwort plant (Artemisia vulgaris) which, prior to the treatment, is prepared in a variety of ways (cigar-shaped moxa stick, loose moxa ball attached to the acupuncture needle handle, directly onto the body surface separated by e.g. salt or fresh ginger) to allow the heat being administered at a safe distance to the body surface, and allow it to gradually penetrating deeply into the tissues to re-activate functioning of the body.

TUINA

Tuina is a Chinese medical massage therapy that applies a variety of hand and body techniques to free up the joints, muscles, organs and glands to achieve a free-functioning system.

YANG SHENG

This translates as ‘Nourishing Life’, and describes the branch of Chinese Medicine that specialises in the prevention of illness & injury as well as the enhancement of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. It commonly emphasises lifestyle adjustments to eliminate any interfering factors with one’s overall health and well-being. Its guidelines are therefore also always employed in the treatment of illness to potentiate the effect.

PRACTITIONERS FOR THESE TREATMENTS:

DR. PHILIP RUTHER

DR. PHILIP RUTHER

JAMES RAAFF

DR. ERWANN FABRE

DR. THOMAS JAHN

JONATHAN JOSHUA

SHAMIEL SOEKER

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