Get well... Stay well!
At his clinics, in Tunbridge Wells and London, Dr Daniel Keown understands that the power to attain health is within us all.
Chinese medicine works with that inner ability to get well and stay well, helping the body back to health. It uses no drugs because it maximises the body's own healing power.
How does it do this?
Within us all lies this incredible organising energy which the Chinese call Qi (pronounced Chi). You can read more about how this works in the body in Dr Keown's book here but the important thing to understand is, contrary to popular 'science', it exists! Without it the trillions of cells in our body just wouldn't stay organised.
The Chinese understood this and understood that just like the invisible energy in your computer this energy could be manipulated:
They developed acupuncture, to redirect the energy so as to move stagnation and restore flow
They created moxibustion, where herbs are burned over the body, to nourish and move the Qi
They used cupping, where vacuum cups are placed over the body, to clear pathogenic factors and stagnant blood
They developed massage techniques called Tui Na, literally 'pushing and pulling' to move the fascia and help release tightness
What this means is there is a wonderful system of healing that works with the body and can give you the simple tools to re-find your health.
At the clinic Dr Keown is not interested in getting you hooked to a lifetime of drugs, he wants to get you well and then give you the tools to keep yourself well. To do that he uses Chinese medicine because, in his over 15 years of clinical experience as both a Western and Chinese doctor, this is the best way to achieve this.