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GURU HELEN FA - TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

Now having introduced Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments to our treatment list at our concept clinic in Harvey Nichols, Manchester. 
At Flint + Flint, with over a million treatments and complex skin consultations and treatments under our belt, we know a good practitioner when we see one!
So, we'd like to introduce you to our Guru Helen Fa!
Traditional Chinese Medicine FAQ's
We asked Helen to answer a few questions so you don't have too!
What is Chinese Traditional Medicine?

中医药也叫汉族医药,它是中华民族的宝贵财富,为中华民族的繁衍昌盛作出了巨大贡献,中医药的治疗理念正逐渐被世界所接受。其中包含中医和中药两部分。中医的基础理论有阴阳、五行、运气、藏象、经络等;而中药是指以中医理论为基础,用于防治疾病的植物、动物及矿物。

Chinese Traditional medicine is also called HAN medicine. It is the precious wealth of the Chinese nation and has made great contributions to the prosperity of the Chinese nation. The therapeutic concept of Chinese Traditional medicine is gradually accepted by the world. It contains two parts: Chinese medicine and Chinese herbology. The basic theories of Chinese medicine include Yin and Yang, five elements, Yunqi, viscera state, meridian, etc. Chinese herbology is the plant, animal and mineral that is used to prevent and cure diseases based on the theory of Chinese medicine.

What benefits can Chinese Traditional Medicine give clients? What are the best results you have seen with a client over your time of treating?

中医最重要的一点就是辨证施治,是针对每个病人不同的病情的,第二中医使用的药材都是纯天然的药草和矿物,卫生环保,毒副作相对小,而且质量稳定,价格也较低,第三中药的依赖性小,没有上瘾的问题,再次中药在治疗慢性疾病方面,其实是帮助病人重建体内的平衡,最终使阴阳得以平衡,身体自然就有能力抵抗外邪,疾病也就被战胜了;推拿为按摩、按乔,是中国起源很早的一种治病防病的养生术。在还没有中药汤剂给人治病的时候,就已有用推拿的方法给人治病。推拿技术发展到今天已有五千多年的历史。推拿疗法的理论依据是以中医的脏腑经络学说为指导的。经络是人体内经脉和络脉的总称。是气血运行的通路,它们在人体内彼此紧密相连,纵横交错,内通五脏六腑、外络肢体皮毛,从而构成一个完整的循环系统。如果气血循经顺利运行。那么人自然身体健康,如果气血运行受阻,人就产生疾病。推拿疗法就是能够使经络畅通阴阳平衡,从而使人保持一个健康状态。

Firstly, the important thing about Traditional Chinese medicine is that everyone is individual so that means for each treatment is different.Secondly, traditional Chinese herbology uses only pure natural herbs and minerals, environmental and recycled friendly, so there is less chance of any adverse side effects. Thirdly, no worries for addiction. It seems strongest in areas where western medicine is weakest-namely, chronic disease - it actually helps patients rebuild their body balance to eventually to balance Yin and Yang.  It has also been more than 5,000 years since Tuina massage therapy appeared. The theoretical basis of massage therapy is guided by the theory of viscera and meridian of traditional Chinese medicine. Meridian is the general name of the meridians and collaterals in the human body. It is the pathway of qi and the blood flow, they are closely connected to each other in the human body, the internal organs, outer body/skin, thus constitutes a complete circulatory system. If the blood circulation runs smoothly, people stay naturally healthy, and if the blood flow is blocked, people get a disease. Massage therapy has the ability to balance the meridian and the Yin and Yang, so as to maintain a healthy state.

How does Traditional Chinese Medicine differ to Western Therapies?

中医的认识是宏观的,整体的,感性的,抽象的,没有具体的,量化的标准。但绝不意味着是虚无的.比如经脉,元气,脉象等都是一种感觉,无数的事实证明这种感觉是真实可靠的,是可以作为调治病痛的依据或方法的.让西医不理解的是,对于一种病,比如头痛,中医并不局限于在头上治疗,更可以在脚上或其它部位进行治疗并且效果不错。西医是个体的.理性的,具体的,有一个或多个量化的标准,如血压,血蛋白数量,炎症等.西医治病一般是就病论病。

The understanding of Traditional Chinese medicine is macroscopic, holistic, perceptual, abstract, without concrete, quantitative standards. Meant nothing but not. For example, meridians, pulse condition is a kind of feeling, countless facts prove that this feeling is true and reliable, can be used as the basis for modulation sickness or method. Let western medicine don't understand is, for a disease, such as headache, Chinese medicine treatment is not confined to the head, more can on foot, or other parts and treatment effect is good. Western medicine is an individual. Rational, specific, there is one or more quantitative criteria, such as blood pressure, blood protein quantity, inflammation, etc. Western medicine is generally regarded as a disease.

How long have you been performing Traditional Chinese Medicine and what raised your interest to start doing Traditional Chinese Medicine?

I started to learn Traditional Chinese medicine, when I was in the third year of university, although my interest was raised by my grandpa’s father being a famous traditional Chinese medicine doctor. I learned the traditional Chinese medicine from my university for three years and at that moment I realised that it is totally different from Western medicine, I found Traditional Chinese medicine very interesting and full of imagination

What made you want to move to the UK?

For better education and environment

What treatment do you love performing the most and why?

Craniosacral therapy and facial treatments, as it can bring an immediate mental and physical effect, which for me is rewarding.

Why did you want to collaborate with Flint + Flint?

When Mr.Flint used to work in the USA, he got to know my father’s best friend in university - Mrs Chen - a dentist living California. Mrs Chen then introduced my father and I to him. Then last year Mr.Flint came to China talking about his concept of skin care, and I completely agreed with him, so I decided to join!

 

There you have it -If you have any questions please let us know!
Book a complimentary consultation with Helen Fa now...
Call: 0800 170 0606
Email: man@flintplusflint.com
Visit: www.flintplusflint.com 
 
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