Welcome to Zen Acupuncture and
Monday to Saturday
2A Crane Street (off North St)
Hello, my name is Ms Fanglin Lan.
I am a fully qualified consultant in Traditional Chinese Medicine based in Chichester. I am a registered member of the Chinese Medicine Institute & Register (CMIR.UK). I am highly experienced in dealing with many different health problems with very successful results.
I graduated from Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine (TCM) in China and then worked in The Peoples Second Hospital of Guilin for 19 years, rising from the grade of Doctor (Chinese) to Deputy Professor before moving to the UK. In my career I have more than 33 years of clinical experience in TCM.
Seeing the Consultant
For your first visit, a full Chinese medical examination is given. This is aimed at determining the nature of the disharmony in your body. The consultant will ask you about your symptoms, medical history, lifestyle and diet etc.
The most important examinations are based on examining your tongue and wrist pulse. The colour, coating and texture of the tongue can indicate the condition of your internal organs. The pulse’s strength, rhythm and shape can indicate the balance of energy and the state of the disease by sensitive and experienced touching of your consultant.
Contacting the Consultant
All treatments are performed in a private and peaceful setting so that you feel comfortable during your visit. If you need more information, would like to ask a question, or make an appointment, please feel free to contact me or drop in at anytime.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practiced for thousands of years in China and Asia and for hundreds of years in the West. Unlike Western medicine which is based on observable cause and effect, TCM understands illness as being caused by an imbalance in the body’s energy (known as “Qi”).
TCM is a holistic system of medicine that links the state of mind of the patient with their physical health and symptoms. A TCM practitioner therefore seeks to diagnose the imbalance of energy in the mind and body that is seen as the cause of a patient’s illness or symptom and use acupuncture and herbal preparations to restore the balance.
Traditional Chinese Medicine should be considered as a complementary therapy. If you are in any doubt about your health or symptoms you are experiencing you should consult your doctor. That said, there is a significant and growing body of evidence-based research demonstrating the effectiveness of certain acupuncture protocols for a wide range of conditions. While scientific debate continues, a 2003 World Health Organisation review of clinical trails recognised the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating a range of conditions.
For more information on the conditions for which the Committee for Practice in Advertising has approved claims for the efficacy of acupuncture please see the British Acupuncture Council’s website.
For more information on research into the efficacy of acupuncture please see the Acupuncture Research Resource Centre website.