The treatment of choice for internal disease is usually herbal medicine, as taking medicine internally twice a day is the quickest way to make profound changes to your health. Herbs can then be combined with acupuncture and/or bodywork to tackle the disease from different angles and achieve the best results.
What conditions do we treat?
At Yi Dao Clinic we have experience of working with relatively straightforward conditions, for example IBS, hay fever, or painful periods, and also more complex systemic conditions such as fibromyalgia or MS.
Often patients come to see us with a collection of symptoms which have not been diagnosed satisfactorily by their GP/consultants. We can then use the detailed understanding of illness which Chinese medicine carries to assess and treat these patients.
We also have experience of treating patients who are already on medications, and indeed in a number of situations are able to help reduce certain medications such as painkillers, anti-depressants, or sleeping tablets. Please bring a list of medications that you are taking at your first appointment.
What can patients expect from treatment?
From the outset, we do our best to be clear with patients as to what improvements to their health we can expect to achieve together, whether this is a full recovery, or an improvement in symptoms which will need regular maintenance. We work together to come up with a treatment plan which is both effective and practical/affordable for every patient.