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Médecine Chinoise Traditionnelle Aubagne

Traditional Chinese Medicine Aubagne

Traditional Chinese Energetics is a global health system based on vital energy - "Qi".  It considers man as a whole and consists in restoring harmony between the body and the spirit.

Why ?

Chinese medicine aims to prevent disease, improve the patient's state of health or delay the progression of a disease. 

For who ?

Anyone with symptoms or illness 

How ?

Chinese medicine is made up of five basic branches:


  • acupuncture or acupressure  

  • the pharmacopoeia   

  • dietetics

  • le  tui na massage  

  • Qi Qong


What are the principles of Chinese medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine was developed more than 2000 years ago and is based on writings, the oldest works of which date back to the 3rd century BC.


The objective of Chinese medicine is to prevent or cure human pathologies. 

It is holistic medicine . The expression "holistic" is derived from the Greek "holos" which means "all" and "whole". Chinese medicine considers man as a whole, whose health depends on multiple factors, all of which are interconnected.

Médecine Chinoise Traditionnelle Aubagne

The “3 treasures”

Man is an inseparable element of his environment in which he adapts permanently. In Traditional Chinese Medicine , life is based on three essential concepts, inseparable from each other, the “three treasures”:

  • The Jing , the vital essence, our original genetic heritage that we transform throughout life and that we transmit to our descendants.

  • The Qi , fundamental element in the constitution of the universe, at the origin of all the energies and substances present in nature, capable of producing each thing by its movements and its transformations.

  • The Shen , the Spirit, which corresponds to our faculties of creation and organization allowing us to be in permanent adaptation with our environment.

Chinese Medicine and the theory of Yin and Yang

The theory of Yin and Yang explains the regulations of physiological functions and psychological transformations. Everything is balanced in duality. This concept makes it possible to classify phenomena into two opposite and complementary aspects.

Chinese Medicine and the Theory of Five Movements

The Five Movements, Wuxing theory refers to five stages of cyclical transformation represented by Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.

The Five Element Theory offers a classification of the structures and functions of the body. For example, the Earth's function is the production and transformation, as well as the transport of liquids and nutrients.


The imbalance at the origin of symptoms and diseases in Traditional Chinese Energetics

The harmonious balance established within the human body by the exercise of these different forces can be broken. When the imbalance occurs, the body sends signals: the symptoms. The Qi is blocked, in too large quantity or on the contrary deficient in certain strategic points of the body: the meridians.


To restore order in the circulation of Qi, Chinese medicine has different methods. Acupuncture or acupressure, for example, acts directly on the meridians by manipulation on strategic points.

In principle, anyone with symptoms or an illness can look for the cause using Chinese medicine. 


Chinese medicine aims to prevent disease, improve the patient's state of health or delay the progression of a disease. In serious illnesses such as cancer, it is often dispensed as a supplement, in order to reduce the effects of a heavy treatment of Western medicine.

Why consult a Chinese medicine practitioner?

What are the diseases for which Chinese medicine is effective?

Based on the principle of rebalancing the harmony of the body, Chinese medicine can in theory help all patients, regardless of their illness.


It is very difficult to establish a complete list of the recognized benefits of Chinese medicine. The only existing official list only takes into account the benefits of acupuncture. Established by the World Health Organization in 1979 and updated in 2003, it includes 43 diseases treated under clinical tests with acupuncture as well as the results obtained for each of them.


Chinese medicine, failing to cure everything, can improve and be useful in practically all types of illnesses, from the simplest to the most complex: flu, fatigue, smoking, migraine, weight gain, stress, fears, phobias, insomnia, inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases, fibromyalgia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, etc.

How is Chinese medicine practiced?

Chinese medicine is made up of four basic branches:


  • Acupuncture or acupressure (including moxibustion and cupping ): which involves manipulating specific points located along the meridians.

  • Pharmacopoeia or phytotherapy : based on a prescription of medicinal herbs or herbal food supplements;

  • Dietetics: Foods are classified according to their color, their action (tonifying, dispersing…), their flavor (spicy, sweet, bitter…), their nature (cold, fresh, neutral, lukewarm, hot)… dietary advice completes the treatment.

  • The Tuina massage and osteo-articular manipulations: a massage based on several gentle manipulations aimed at harmonizing the Qi.


After a complete assessment aimed at identifying the causes of your illness or your symptoms according to the parameters of Chinese medicine, the practitioner will establish their diagnosis and direct you to one or more branches of Chinese medicine according to your needs.

What are the contraindications to Chinese medicine?

There is no general contraindication to Chinese medicine , but there may be contraindications depending on the technique used (acupuncture, massage, etc.) and the consultant's profile. The practitioner will use one of the branches of Chinese medicine with no contraindication to their case.


Anyone can therefore be treated with Chinese medicine.

What is a Chinese medicine consultation like?

The consultation in Chinese medicine always begins with a complete check-up.

This takes place in three stages:


  • The interview: the practitioner questions the patient, their symptoms
    and recent or previous illnesses, lifestyle habits,
    their professional and social life…

  • Observation and listening: skin tone, language, etc.

  • Palpation: pulse taking, abdominal palpation, meridian palpation, etc.

At the end of this assessment, a diagnosis is made according to the parameters of Chinese medicine. This diagnosis results in a treatment adapted to the person and based on the experience and personal practice of the practitioner (digipuncture, moxa, osteoarticular manipulation, suction cup, Tui na, pharmacopoeia, etc.)

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A session of Chinese Medicine in Aubagne, near Marseille, in no way replaces a visit to your doctor or specialist.

Under no circumstances should you stop your usual treatment prescribed by your doctor, nor stop any medical follow-up and various examinations.

These sessions are not medical acts (no diagnosis) and in no way replace treatment or medical follow-up in accordance with the law of April 30, 1946, decree No. 60665 of July 4, 1960, articles L489 of the decree of October 8, 1996.

“Je remercie Valérie pour son accueil, son écoute et son professionnalisme. La séance de médecine chinoise m'a fait beaucoup de bien, je suis ressortie apaisée et soignée car le lendemain mes symptômes ont disparu. Un grand merci."
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