Introduction
Introduction - Choo Led Sin Clinic
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Welcome to C.L.S. CLINIC (CHOO LED SIN CLINIC TCM CENTRE), if you are looking for a Chinese medicine approach to achieving good health, then you have found us! We are the unique and integrated approach to CHINESE MEDICINE.

Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Welcome, if you and your family are looking for a Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment or Experts in Singapore, you may come to the right place. We may help you in some ways through our strong foundation training and expertise in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Please read more about our brief introduction in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine below.

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If you are suffering from any of these problems, please contact us. We may help you in some ways. 如果您有以下问题,请联系我们,也许我们能够协助您。

  • Ankle Sprain 踝关节扭伤
  • Back Pain 腰痛
  • Chronic Fatigue 慢性疲劳
  • Frozen Shoulder 肩周炎
  • Hand and Wrist Problems 掌指手腕问题
  • Knee Problems 膝关节问题
  • Man's Problems 男性问题
  • Musculoskeletal Problems 各类筋骨问题
  • Neck Pain 颈椎痛
  • Skin Problems 皮肤问题
  • Sport Injuries 运动损伤
  • Spinal Related Problems 脊椎相关问题
  • Sprain and Strain 扭伤与劳损
  • Tennis/ Golfer Elbow 网球肘

Introduction

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Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use herbal medicines and various mind and body practices, such as acupuncture and tai chi, to treat or prevent health problems. In the United States, people use TCM primarily as a complementary health approach. This fact sheet provides a general overview of TCM and suggests sources for additional information.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) sees the body as an integrated whole. All parts of the body and organ systems are linked in obvious or subtle ways. Disease may originate locally or be caused by an imbalance in the whole system.

In TCM a patient’s complaint is considered only as one of the symptoms of the underling imbalance. When this imbalance is resolved the patient should expect significant improvement or complete disappearance of the original complaint.

The principal aim of TCM is to restore equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual; between yin and yang.  One does not have to feel ill in order to benefit from TCM. In our clinic the Practitioner, by using TCM principles, works to detect and to correct the existing imbalance in the body long before it becomes a serious problem.

"Western [allopathic] medicine focuses on removing the symptoms using direct methods, so-called “fix the head when the head hurts; fix the foot when the foot aches.” Yet Chinese medicine emphasizes a dialectical analysis of the human body as a whole, where it is viewed as a collection of interconnected and interrelated systems."

Traditional Chinese Medicine Overview

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Traditional Chinese Medicine, also known as TCM, includes a range of traditional medicine practices originating in China. Although well accepted in the mainstream of medical care throughout East Asia, it is considered an alternative medical system in much of the Western world.

TCM practices include such treatments as Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, dietary therapy, and both Tui Na and Shiatsu massage. Qigong and Taijiquan are also closely associated with TCM.

TCM is more than 4,000 years old and is rooted in meticulous observation of nature, the cosmos, and the human body. Major TCM theories include those of Yin-yang, the Five Phases, the human body Meridian/Channel system, Zang Fu organ theory, six confirmations, four layers, etc.

Theory  

The foundation principles of Chinese Medicine are not uniform, and are based on several schools of thought. TCM have been influenced by Taoism, Buddhism, and Neo-Confucianism.  

Since 1200 BC, Chinese academics of various schools have focused on the observable natural laws of the universe and their implications for the practical characterization of human body and mind place in the universe. In the I Ching and other Chinese literary and philosophical classics, Chinese writers described general principles and their applications to health and healing.

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Western Medicine versus Chinese Medicine  

There are some principle differences between Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine Philosophies.  

For example, Western man with his/her two thousand years of intellectual tradition will try to find straightforward, visible, scientifically provable relationships between cause and effect.

TCM philosophy, on the other hand, does not see such a straight forward relationship between cause and effect. Cause can easily become an effect, and effect can become the cause.   

TCM look at the body holistically. State of general health determines how severe and/or how chronic an original complaint is. So the treatment always addresses both: the whole body and the specific complaint. 

If the treatment addresses the complaint only it would be considerably less effective.

 Western Medicine is better then Chinese Medicine in addressing life threatening and very acute health problems such as stroke, heart attack, broken limb, etc. 

The main strength of Chinese Medicine lies in addressing of non-life threatening and chronic problems. It happens that most of the health complaint people have are exactly of this nature (non-life threatening and chronic).

Western and Chinese Medicines do not conflict, or contradict, or compromise each other. They look at the body from very different frameworks. When two approaches are combined they have complimentary, synergetic effect and therefore quicker and better results.

TCM Terminology  

Unlike the Western anatomical model which divides the physical body into parts, the Chinese model is more concerned with function. Thus, the TCM spleen is not a specific piece of flesh, but an aspect of function related to transformation and transportation within the body, and of the mental functions of thinking and studying.  

Terms Chinese Medicine practitioner would use might sound strange to the “western” ear (i.e. Yin, Yang, Essence, Qi, Blood, Wind, Dampness, Heart organ-system, Lung organ-system, etc.) These do not represent specific organs or substances but rather functions of different organs and pathologies of these functions. TCM has specific acupuncture points and specific herbal formulas which address a dysfunction determined by TCM diagnostic procedure and expressed in Chinese Medical terminology. "