The Zang and Fu organs of the body in TCM
04 Mar 2015

Extract from Dr Zhai’s book   When a TCM practitioner begins a diagnosis he or she will use ‘organ phenomenon’ theory to view the whole body, which encompasses the anatomy, physiology, pathology, type identification and healing principles of the main organs. Organ phenomenon theory is widely used in diagnosis and treatment and it associates the […]

Excessive Heat in the Blood is not unusual in cases of infertility

  Extract from Dr Zhai’s book   Excessive Heat in the Blood is not unusual in cases of infertility. It is most often associated with patients who show signs of:   • Peri-menopausal symptoms with short menstrual cycles • Raised FSH levels • A poor response to IVF stimulation (see below)   Signs and symptoms […]

The theory of yin and yang
02 Mar 2015

Extract from Dr Zhai’s book   The key to health in TCM is achieving and maintaining balance, especially the balance of ‘essential energies’ that flow through the body and are responsible for the harmonious working of the interrelated essential organs. In particular, TCM seeks to balance yin and yang energies.   Yin and yang are […]