Natural Medicine Centre

 TCM - Traditional Chinese Medicine

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TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Treatment Modalities offered at the Natural Medicine Centre include:

Acupuncture, Electro-Acupuncture, Ear-, and Scalp-Acupuncture, Homeosineatry or Wet Needling, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Food Cures, TuiNa Manual Treatments, Cupping and other techniques.

TCM and Acupuncture are some of the oldest known healing modalities still actively and successfully used today and supported by the WHO (World Health Organization).

Traditional Chinese Medicine always considers the human being as a whole and interprets all signs and symptoms in the context of each individual person and his or her environment. To achieve harmony and balance is the first step towards a state of well being.

Apart from seeking to cure from the very root of a problem any treatment aims to stabilize all our body systems and to prevent any future imbalances!
An ancient Chinese Proverb states: If there is free flow there is no pain; if there is pain there is no free flow.

Diagnosis according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the so-called Syndrome Differentiation, is a very involved process and requires lengthy, in-depth training of the practitioner. Tongue-diagnosis is one of the tools your TCM practitioner relies on. It is based on the recognition that any changes in the body metabolism very quickly show themselves in body color, coating, shape and movement of the tongue. Similarly, Chinese pulse diagnosis will be used, a very involved process that distinguishes the internal workings of the body by interpreting twenty-seven different pulse qualities.

Please Note: Moxibustion (the warming of needles and body parts via the burning of a dried herb) is NOT offered at the Natural Medicine Centre due to smoke sensitivities.

Treatable Conditions include...

  • Colds, Nasal Discharge

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Sleep Disturbance

  • Restlessness, Irritability

  • Anxiety, Depression

  • Brain Fog, Memory Lapses

  • Digestive Problems

  • Diarrhea, Constipation

  • Food Stagnation

  • Facial or Leg Edema

  • PMS / Painful Menses

  • Fertility Issues

  • Weight Challenges

  • Post Traumatic Recovery

  • Muscle-, Shoulder-, Back Pain

  • Leg-, Ankle-, Arm- or Wrist Pain

  • Smoking

  • Drug Addictions

  • and a long list of others...


Traditional Chinese Medicine - Not just for Colds!
Cupping is one of the most ancient techniques used both in ancient China and throughout the centuries in Europe.

Cupping is a truly versatile and amazing tool. Special glass or bamboo cups are heated and quickly applied to certain body areas where they are either left in place or moved along certain muscles and lines. When left in place the vacuum they create may leave some bruising. These marks usually disappear within a couple of days. But the fast and powerful effect of this technique is well worth the effort.

Most commonly cupping is used in the early stages of cold symptoms - from head colds to sore throats and coughs due to draft or cold air.

Many organ imbalances reflect themselves in muscle spasms (most often on the back muscles). Cupping can have a direct effect on these spasms and the underlying internal causes.

A technique using tiny little cups applied to the facial muscles also has gained a reputation as a non-chemical face-lift option.


As old as our oldest written records, the use of plant, mineral and animal parts for the purpose of healing has been tested for over 5000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Today we use mostly plant and mineral substances. These are turned into teas, concoctions, lotions, and rubs. Many common formulas are also available in pill or powder form. Whenever dealing with processed forms it is imperative to look for known quality of processing.

We do offer Chinese Herbal treatment as one of the most effective methods for many an internal condition.

More frequently however, you will see us prescribe forms of our Western herbal medicine tradition. Such are classical Homeopathy, Homotoxicology, etc., which may result in fewer side-effects, need no or little preparation or processing, and are easier to take for our patients.

At the Natural Medicine Centre we do NOT approve of the use of parts of protected animals!

By appointment, Rivkah Roth DO DNM® DAc DTCM is available for consults and treatments at the Natural Medicine Centre or for long-distance consults via telephone or Skype.


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