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MING CHEN CLINICS

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Our Clinic

Ming Chen Clinics is a group of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Clinics, each staffed by fully qualified, experienced and registered Practitioners who have trained in TCM, acupuncture and Western Medicine in China and the UK.

At our Clinics, we are dedicated to maintaining a balance of body and mind: a holistic approach to the individual.

We offer all our clients access to a team of specialists, brought together with the express purpose of providing a substantial experience and knowledge base, who work closely with local GPs, physiotherapists, chiropractors and counsellors.

Ming Chen Clinics has a wide client base; we offer advice and support on all aspects of health-related issues.

 
 

Pain Clinic

Do you suffer from chronic pain such as headaches, musculoskeletal pain or long term illness?

Our new lower cost chronic pain clinics every Wednesday could be the help you need! 

The British Pain Society has reported that acupuncture can be helpful in the management of chronic headaches, migraine and muscle pain syndromes.

 

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News & Update 

 

November Highlights

World Acupuncture Day 2018

We look forward to celebrating World Acupuncture Day on Thursday 15th November 2018!
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Monday 5th - Friday 9th November 2018

This week is International Stress Awareness Week!

Stress affects us all in one way or another, and at Chinese Medicine and Healthcare we hope to be able to help you deal with this problem on an everyday basis.

Stress can be simply defined as an emotional or environmental stimulant that evokes what is known as the “fight or flight” response in the body. It may lead to mental and physical illnesses such as depression, insomnia, digestive disorders, ulcers, muscular pain, impotence and menstrual dysfunction among many other debilitating states. This has an effect on the balance of the metabolism and hormonal systems, altering, for example, the release of cortisal adrenaline and neurotransmitters such as endorphins.

A certain amount of stress is actually beneficial in order to stimulate our creative energies - some people even thrive on it! Others, however, do not, and too much stress over too long a period of time is invariably detrimental to our health.

Chinese medicine acknowledges that each of us reacts to stress in different ways, according to our constitution. Some of us find it affects our sleep whilst others may become irritable or have a propensity to high blood pressure. We tailor our therapies to the individual, making sure that you find the right way to relax and rebalance.

You can find out more about us at www.chinamedic.co.uk

Further reading:

ISMA homepage

https://isma.org.uk/national-stress-awareness-day

British Acupuncture Council Stress Review

https://www.acupuncture.org.uk/a-to-z-of-conditions/a-to-z-of-conditions/1275-stress.html

October Highlights

This October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our hearts were saddened by the news of the tragic death of the courageous BBC presenter Rachael Bland last month; so many people were touched by her positive outlook on living a full life with cancer.  

Did you know some facts about Breast Cancer?

  •  It is the most common cancer in the UK

  • One person is diagnosed every 10 minutes.

  •  1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

  • This Breast Cancer Awareness Month around 5,000 people will be diagnosed.

How can we get involved?

Although the survival rate for Breast Cancer has increased over the years, we all know that physical treatment is only half the story. Cancer patients need extra support for their emotional well-being, especially in coping with anxiety, depression and their constant fear that the cancer will return. A Breast Cancer Care survey found 1 in 4 women (26%) found the end of treatment the hardest part of breast cancer and only 1 in 10 (10%) said they felt positive and ready to move on when they were discharged from hospital treatment. More than half (53%) struggled with anxiety at the end of treatment and nearly a third (31%) with depression. 

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) apply a more personalised approach towards cancer patients during their treatment and numerous research projects conducted have shown that Acupuncture and TCM can relieve some symptoms of cancer, such as pain, fatigue and hot flushes; relieve some side-effects of conventional treatments like nausea and vomiting; reduce the anxiety and stress and help the patient feel more balanced and with improved well-being,

If you wish to find out more about how Acupuncture and TCM can support you during your cancer treatment or post-treatment stages, please click the links below:

General Information on Acupuncture and Breast cancer

https://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/comp_med/types/acupuncture

Acupuncture Versus Venlafaxine for the Management of Vasomotor Symptoms in Patients With Hormone Receptor– Positive Breast Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial

http://www.acupuncturemi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Acupuncture_Paper_Komen_Grant_JCO-2009-23-5150v11.pdf

Acupuncture for Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients With Breast Cancer: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jennifer_Finnegan-John/publication/232739470_Acupuncture_for_Cancer-Related_Fatigue_in_Patients_With_Breast_Cancer_A_Pragmatic_Randomized_Controlled_Trial/links/568a984208ae1e63f1fbda05.pdf

Current Usage of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Breast Cancer—A Narrative Approach to the Experiences of Women with Breast Cancer in Australia—A Pilot Study

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5590056/

 

In this October, let us work together to raise more awareness of

Breast  Cancer

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September Highlights

SEPTEMBER - WORLD ALZHEIMER’S MONTH

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There are currently 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and the numbers are rising rapidly with an estimate of over one million by 2025. Alzheimer's disease is the commonest type of dementia (affecting around 60% of those with dementia), followed by vascular dementia (20–25%).

This September - World Alzheimer’s Month, if you are living with dementia or any of your family, or friends is in need of support with the condition we are here to share with you and anyone who is interested with latest research information on how Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Remedies help improve the memory and cognitive functions of Dementia patients..

If you wish to know more about this, please click on the links below:

Dementia by British Acupuncture Council

https://www.acupuncture.org.uk/a-to-z-of-conditions/a-to-z-of-conditions/3202-dementia.html

Chinese herbs could help relieve dementia symptoms: Study

https://startsat60.com/health/big-issues/dementia/chinese-herbs-dementia-study

Acupuncture Helps Dementia Patient Memory and Cognition

https://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1629-acupuncture-helps-dementia-patient-memory-and-cognition

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Surgeons’ Hall Museums is hosting a talk about Chinese medicine and well-being and the links it has to art which will be delivered by Yujun Xu

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chinese-medicine-and-wellbeing-drawing-inspiration-from-chinese-ink-tickets-48374059113

 

 

Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony

To celebrate the Year of the Dog, Ming Chen Clinic Edinburgh will run a series of special intercultural events introducing the Chinese tea ceremony.

 

The Chinese tea culture has existed for thousands of years, with a large variety of different teas, each having specific benefits and many different tastes. In our ceremonies, we  celebrate special occasions such as the New Lunar Year through green tea, a symbol of Spring. The tea ceremony demonstrates how to make Chinese tea as well as the traditional way of tasting and smelling it. We will also provide information about the cultural importance of Chinese tea. We will sometimes introduce Chinese watercolour painting at our tea ceremonies. Look out for dates of our tea ceremonies here or on our Twitter and Facebook pages.