Water Lily offers natural and holistic healthcare based on traditional Chinese medicinal practice.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the common name used for a broad range of medical practices that was developed over 5,000 years ago in China that is still widely practised in modern-day China, and many countries worldwide like Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom and United States. In the United Kingdom, the government has proposed TCM practitioners are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM) are working with HCPC to set up the regulatory framework for TCM practitioners pending further legislation.
Chinese medicine was established through centuries of clinical practice. Though evidence of TCM practice was recorded two thousand years ago. the social history and traditions that coalesce into the medical practice used today predates this and stretches back another three thousand years.
The uniqueness of this traditional medical practice is its holistic and preventative approach. While patients may approach a practitioner with a particular medical complaint, the treatment will involve the application of individual or combined therapies to treat the specific complaint as well as related symptoms and conditions. For example, a patient who seeks medical attention for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may also suffer from fatigue, insomnia, hypotension (low blood pressure), and a poor immune system. In this case, a combination of therapies will treat all of these conditions to return the body (and mind) to a state of equilibrium. According to established precepts, it is only when the mind and body is balanced, and in harmony, then true health can be achieved and future medical complications can be prevented.