Traditional Oriental Medicine: What You Need to Know?

Traditional Medicine is a term used to refer to the medical sector associated with East Asian countries, such as China (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Vietnam, Japan and Korea. Many methods of traditional medicine have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

What is Traditional Oriental Medicine? 

Traditional Oriental Medicine practitioners use various psychological and/or physical approaches (such as acupuncture) as well as herbal products to address health problems. 

Traditional Oriental Medicine is based on balance, harmony, and energy.

Its basic concept is that a vital force of life, called Qi, surges through the body. Any imbalance to Qi can cause disease and illness. This imbalance is most commonly thought to be caused by an alteration in the opposite and complementary forces that make up the Qi. 

The balance between health and disease is a key concept. Traditional Oriental Medicine treatment seeks to restore this balance through treatment specific to the individual. 

What Kind of Practices Does Traditional Oriental Medicine Use?

To restore harmony, the Acupuncturist and Traditional Medicine practitioner may use any of a staggeringly large array of traditional remedies. The patient may be treated with:

  • Acupuncture;
  • Cupping;
  • Herbs;
  • Moxibustion;
  • Tai chi.

Who Should Use Traditional Oriental Medicine?

Traditional Medicine has undergone some of the most rigorous testing and research of all the treatment options offered by complementary therapies. Traditional Oriental Medicine has been used to treat countless conditions. 

At Centre Médical International (CMI), our Acupuncturist and traditional medicine practitioner, Dr. Trần Hà Anh Thư, is graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Specialize in Chinese Medicine at Traditional Chinese Medicine University of Guangzhou, China. Dr. Trần Hà Anh Thư has more than 10 years of experience in Vietnam with various techniques as acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, acupressure, and cupping to treat or support many diseases and conditions, including:

  • Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Chronic pain, often in the neck, shoulders, arms, back, knees, legs, ankles, feet.
    • Muscle sprain, spasms, and stiffness 
    • Sciatica
    • Tendonitis
    • Arthritis
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Bell’s Palsy
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vestibular disorder
    • Vertigo dizziness
  • Emotional and Psychological Disorders
    • Stress 
    • Anxiety disorder 
    • Depression
    • Headaches: Migraines, tension, cluster
    • Insomnia
  • Gynecological / Genitourinary Disorders
    • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    • Irregular menstruation
    • Heavy or Painful Menstruation
    • Menopause syndrome
    • Morning sickness
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Constipation
    • Gastritis
    • Abdominal Bloating
    • Indigestion
    • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or Chronic Acid Reflux)
  • Circulation disorders
    • Varicose veins 
    • Hypertension 
    • Anemia
    • Numbness and tingling

Dr. Trần Hà Anh Thư also uses acupuncture to treat:

  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Tonsillitis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Control
  • Enhance appetite 

How to book an appointment with Dr. Trần Hà Anh Thư?

To book an appointment, please:

  • Send us an email at [email protected];
  • Submit your information via the contact form and we’ll call you as soon as possible;
  • Or, call 028 3827 2366 and we’ll walk you through your options