Christine Kim BSc. Hons
Christine Kim is a graduate of Middlesex University’s 5 year full-time BSc.Hons. TCM programme, validated by the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM). Her Chinese herbal medicine and Acupuncture training includes Beijing’s XiYuan Hospital, a Collaborating Centre of Traditional Medicine, World Health Organisation (WHO).
She is the Acupuncturist to the Pain Department at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds (a Cambridge University teaching hospital), where she is part of a multi-disciplinary team; and she is a Guest Speaker at Homerton College.
She has practiced in Norwich where clients included Premiership Footballers; as well as London’s Asante Academy of Chinese Medicine (affiliated teaching and research centre of Chinese Medicine for Middlesex University) and the Acupuncture Pain Clinic at Whittington Hospital.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive medical system that developed in China over 2, 500 years ago. TCM is a holistic system that identifies patterns when diagnosing, preventing and treating disease. A TCM consultation includes case history taking, which make emotional, environmental and dietary considerations. The tongue is observed, the pulses are palpated, and an examination may take place. Treatment then focuses on the symptoms as well as the ‘root’ cause of the condition.
TCM treatments include:
- Chinese herbal medicine
- Tuina (Chinese acupressure-massage)
- Diet and Nutrition
- Exercise (tai-chi, qi-gong)
In TCM philosophy, health is dependent on sufficient and free flow of vital energy, called ‘qi’, moving in a smooth and balanced way through all the channels beneath the skin. Qi consists of equal and opposite qualities – Yin and Yang – and when these become unbalanced, illness may result.
Some conditions TCM may successfully treat include:
- Pregnancy Care/Antenatal & Post Natal
- Anxiety Insomnia
- Prolapsed Uterus
- Arthritis [Assisted] IVF
- Asthma Low Energy
- Sports Injuries
- Bell’s Palsy
- Chronic Fatigue
- Menstrual problems & pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Cosmetic Rejuvenation
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Thyroid Disorders
- Dermatology/ Skin conditions
- Weight Management
- Digestive Disorders
- Palpitations PCOS
- Gynaecology Hypertension
Please contact to discuss the range of conditions and the treatments that are available.
Enquiries may be made directly to Christine Kim: 07909 914 754 or The Bury Natural Health Centre: 01284 760 020.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Medicinal Chinese herbs have been used for centuries to treat diseases and alleviate discomfort for many disorders. Chinese herbal ingredients include various parts of plants (ie. the root, leaves, fruit, bark etc) and minerals. The most common form of herbal medicines consists of loose dried herbs which are tailored to the individual to balance yin and yang and restore normal physiological function of the body.
Herbs are taken twice daily and may be prescribed to patients in three different forms:
Loose dried herbs: Decocted (boiled) as a tea to extract the pharmacologically active ingredients.
Powders: Dried preparation of the decoction and only require adding boiling water to mix and drink.
Pills: Generalised prescriptions of some very ancient, as well as modern formulas to address common patterns of disharmony
Each prescription of loose dried herbs and powders is a combination of many herbs tailored to the individual patient’s condition. A basic prescription is formulated and modified by adding or deleting herbs and manipulating dosages to suit the individual and their disharmony.
Initially, treatment consultations are at least on a weekly basis.
Appointment available on alternate Mondays and Wednesdays
Initial 30 minute consultation: £35[does not include Chinese herbal medicines]
Follow-up appointment – approx 20 minutes: £25[does not include Chinese herbal medicines]
Chinese Herbal Medicines [1week]: £8 – £35
The Bury Natural Health Centre: 01284 760020 or
direct to Christine Kim: 07909 914 754
For more indepth information visit: http://www.kimacupunctureherbs.com