Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine also known as TCM is a range of traditional medical practices developed originally in the east over thousands of years and now used across the world. These practices include Acupuncture, Massage, Herbal Medicine, Diet and Qigong .
What Happens in Treatment?
Traditional Chinese medicine consultation is a very detailed exploration of a patient's symptoms and medical history. After asking ten questions which cover all aspects of the individuals make up, the practitioner is likely to feel the pulse and looks at the tongue. The acupuncture points used are not always close to the part of the body where the problem is experienced. For example, points on the foot or hand may be used to treat headaches. The needles are left if place for about 25 minutes while the patient relaxes, while often feeling a dull achy tingling sensation. The needles are very thin, sterile and strictly disposable for single use.
What Conditions are Treated?
There are a range of issues that acupuncture and Herbal medicine can help with some examples are listed here.
- Mental Emotional issues (Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Insomnia and PTSD).
- Pain and inflammation (Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Sciatica, Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow and other muscular-Skeletal issues).
- Addictions: Using NADA (National Acupuncture Detox Association) acupuncture and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming and meditation visualisation) (Smoking, drug related, sugar and diet problems).
- Fertility (Endometriosis, Fibroids, Polycystic ovary sydrome or PCOS, menstrual factors and male fertility.
- Female health (Menopause, Hot Flushes, Night Sweating, Period issues like PMS).
- Autoimmune diseases (Eczema, Psoriasis and other skin issues. Allergic Rhinitis or hay fever, Lupus, Multiple sclerosis and Celiac disease).
- Cancer care.
You are welcome to get in touch to discuss any issues and a suitable treatment plan. Additionally for your reading the British Acupuncture council has produced an A to Z set of research facts on a wide variety of conditions with accompanying evidence for each. Please click for more information.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
All members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) have extensive training in acupuncture and bio medical sciences appropriate to the practice of acupuncture in the UK. BAcC members must observe the Code of Safe Practice
which defines the hygiene and safety standards relating to the practice of acupuncture. These procedures have been approved by the Department of Health, and provide protection against the transmission of infectious diseases.
About Daniel Gorvett
Daniel has completed a BSc (Hons) in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture at the University of Westminster London and is fully accredited with the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). He has also spent three months in China where study in Acupuncture, Tuina and Qigong was taken up at Huaihua Medical College Hunan and the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Daniel has been practicing Tai Chi and Qigong for over 16 years and is especially interested in how these arts can be applied to healing. The practitioner is based in North Devon and works across the county, covering Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton, South Molton and surrounding areas, with home visits available on certain days. Daniel has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share. In Bideford he can be found working out of a community clinic based at Lower Meddon Street alongside his friend and colleague Ranald MacDonald. In Barnstaple Daniel can be found at the Tarka Clinic in Paiges Lane.
If you have any enquiries or wish to make an appointment please do not hesitate to contact Daniel on 07816250097
Or at the Tarka Clinic on 01271 373346
Initial consultation £55. Includes taking a full medical history and an initial treatment.
Follow ups £43: individual one to one sessions (Barnstaple).
Follow ups £35: community clinic (Bideford).
Concessions offered on an individual basis.
Daniel is very passionate about Traditional Chinese Medicine:
"During my trip in 2005 to China’s Hangzhou the city with the glorious and famous west lake, I came across a variety of Chinese medicine doctors all grounded in the traditional Chinese theories that we as practitioners in the west are familiar with. However there is one doctor at the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine who seemed to cause quiet a stir among both his patients and fellow staff. The doctor’s way was so different that I felt compelled to study more with him. On requesting extra hours with Dr Feng I was told that his methods were stuck in the past and other doctors with a modern approach were recommended. This of course clashed with my stubborn intuition to seek the mysterious and unknown thus I pushed forward to spend more time in Dr Fengs clinic despite the varying opinions of the College admin staff! Dr Feng uses a system of what he describes as 9 palace theory...."