Traditional Chinese Medicine

As an integrative and complementary option for medical care, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can work together with evidence-based medicine to serve your overall healthcare needs. The Traditional Chinese Medicine Department at Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics (BJU) is staffed by an experienced, bilingual TCM team. Our TCM physicians integrate western-style, evidence-based medicine with TCM treatments, providing holistic healthcare services for each patient’s unique needs. Our services include herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, and holistic healthcare counseling.

We offer holistic healthcare by examining the whole body, and offer systemic – rather than simple symptom-specific – treatments. By aiming to boost the patient’s immune system and enhancing the ability to self-regulate their internal environment, our TCM practitioners improve and restore health. To do this, they utilize a variety of techniques and therapies. TCM has proven helpful in diagnosing and treating “sub-health” conditions, or the “gray-state” of health between full-blown illness and health. TCM can also aid in the treatment of ear/nose/throat (ENT) disorders, cancers, kidney diseases, respiratory diseases, digestive diseases, diabetes, and gynecological diseases.

For treatments, we guarantee the use of high-quality herbs that are authorized by the Chinese Ministry of Health. We also provide decoction services and can help you prepare your herbal medicine prescriptions so that they are fit for consumption. 24-hour translation services are also available.

TCM Services

Our TCM services address many conditions including, but not limited to:

Respiratory diseases

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Common cold
  • Cough
  • Allergic asthma
  • Chronic and recurrent respiratory tract infection
  • Bronchitis and chronic tracheitis

Mouth, nose, and throat conditions

  • Mouth ulcer
  • Chronic rhinitis
  • Chronic pharyngitis
  • Chronic tonsillitis

Digestive diseases

  • Chronic gastritis
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Chronic colitis
  • Gastrointestinal neurosis
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Malabsorption conditions

Endocrine diseases

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Subacute thyroiditis
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis)

Urological diseases

  • Uremia
  • Prostatitis
  • Chronic pyelonephritis
  • Chronic nephrotic syndrome
  • Chronic glomerulonephritis

Neurological disorders

  • Headache
  • Vertigo and dizziness
  • Facial paralysis
  • Insomnia and other sleep disorders
  • Autonomic nervous system abnormalities
  • Ménière’s disease (ear condition)
  • Anxiety and depression

Dermatological conditions

  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Hair loss
  • Alopecia
  • Facial dermatitis
  • Herpes zoster
  • Facial malasma
  • Allergic urticaria (allergic hives)

Rheumatic and connective tissue disorders

  • Arthrolithiasis
  • Trachelodynia
  • Omalgia
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Lower back pain
  • Lumbar conditions
  • Lower back muscular degeneration
  • Lumbar disc herniation
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Chronic arthritis

Tumors and cancers

  • Precancerous stages including gastric, cervical,endometrial, and esophageal cancers
  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Breastcancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Uterine myoma
  • Malignant ovarian tumor
  • Prostate cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • High-risk patients including those with a family history of cancer and/or unhealthy lifestyle

Women’s health

  • Menopause-induced conditions
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Premature ovary failure
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Amenorrhea
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Severe morning sickness
  • Miscarriage
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Infertility
  • Postpartum depression
  • Postpartum constipation
  • Postpartum lumbago
  • Lack of milk production postpartum
  • Postpartum dizziness/vertigo
  • Abnormal postpartum abdominal pain
  • Postpartum hemorrhage
  • Postpartum retention of urine
  • Frequent urination and incontinence postpartum
  • Postpartum alopecia

TCM prevention and wellness services

  • Addressing sub-health
  • Chronic fatigue treatment
  • TCM cosmetology
  • Anti-aging treatment

TCM Service Locations

United Family New Hope Clinical Center

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm; last appointment at 5 pm

Main Hospital

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm; last appointment at 7 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm; last appointment at 5 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 5:30 pm; last appointment at 5 pm
  • Sunday: 9:30 am – 5 pm*

*Note: Appointments are not required for Sundays’ outpatient clinic. Please queue for your turn to see the doctor.

United Family CBD Clinic

  • Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm; last appointment at 5:30 pm

United Family Financial Street Clinic

United Family Shunyi Clinic

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:30 am – 7:30 pm; last appointment at 7 pm
  • Friday – Sunday: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm; last appointment at 4 pm
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