TCM Time Private Health Consultations
Accomplish your health goals with a Chinese medicine diagnosis and consultation.
Online Consultation Details:
Consultations are currently being held online on Zoom due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. You can join meetings directly from your browser or download Zoom app for a better experience. Zoom offers several tools to protect meetings including encryption of all audio, video, and screen sharing data as well as meeting access controls to prevent data in transit from being intercepted. Zoom does not have access to identifiable health information and have policies and controls in place to safeguard the collection, use, and disclosure of your information.
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Private Health Consultations
Accomplish your health goals with a Chinese medicine diagnosis and consultation
Your consultation will include:
- Diagnosis and evaluation
- Food as medicine guidelines
- Acupressure and meridian massage
- Medical Qigong exercises
- Create a personal health plan
Consultations usually take 1 to 1.5 hours to discuss your health concerns in-depth plus to help identify the root cause of your condition and create a plan of action for accomplishing your personal health goals. As a new patient, you will be asked questions to help formulate a traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis. Follow-up consultations will evaluate your progress and assess the effectiveness of the recommended treatments.
Common questions include:
- Hot, cold and fever/chills
- Thirst, appetite, taste
- Stools, urine
- Sleep, moods/emotions
- Thorax and abdomen
- Gynecological conditions
- Pregnancy and childbirth (where appropriate)
- Medical history
Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis
Ancient diagnostic methods include an examination of the tongue and pulse. It is recommended to avoid brushing your teeth, scraping your tongue, eating or drinking prior to the consultation to avoid obscuring the findings of the tongue evaluation.
For long distance sessions, you can take a good quality photo of your tongue preferably first thing in the morning in natural sunlight.
Food as Medicine
Recommendations will be provided to treat and organ imbalances specific to your individual diagnosis and body type. Different foods have different energetic properties and effects.
For example, the five tastes can enter different organ channels or meridians where Qi (energy) flows, i.e. sweet (spleen), salty (kidneys), sour (liver), spicy (lungs), and bitter (heart) according to traditional Chinese medicine.
Acupressure and Meridian Massage
Guidelines on acupressure and meridian will be instructed to supplement the treatment. Acupressure is an ancient form of massage which uses physical pressure from fingers, palms, elbows or feet, or special devices to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in the affected meridians.
Medical Qigong Exercises
Focused exercises with gentle breathing, stretching and strengthening movements will also be advised to help restore balance in the affected organs and meridians, i.e. Four Seasons Qigong, Five Animal Sports Qigong, Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong, Meridian Qigong, White Crane Qigong, Tai Chi Ball Qigong, Tai Chi and more.
Next Steps and Decisions
Time will be given for addressing any questions you may have. We will also be discussing your next steps and decisions to achieving your personal health goals. Follow-up sessions can be scheduled to receive further personal guidance on your Qigong and Tai Chi practice as well as evaluating the efficacy of other therapies.
For more information:
- “The Ten Questions” Clinical Questionning in TCM Acupuncture Thoery | Yin Yang House – Read Article
- TCM Diagnosis by Asking – One of the 4 Pillars | Sacred Lotus Chinese Medicine – Read Article
- Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine | Sacred Lotus Chinese Medicine – Read Article
- The 29 Pulses in Chinese Medicine TCM Pulse Diagnosis | Sacred Lotus Chinese Medicine – Read Article
- Healing Foods | AcuPro Academy by Clara Cohen | Acupuncture Online Courses – Read Article
- Energetics of Food – a beginner’s guide | Meridian Press – Read Article