Carlos Chan Cordeiro
Carlos Began his formative career 18 years ago at the Superior School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Lisbon, where he completed a 5000-hour course, including several years of clinical practice and hospital internships in China in acupuncture, Chinese massage therapy, pediatrics and prescription of Chinese herbal medicines.
Since 2010, he has lived most of the year in the People's Republic of China, where he has obtained a master's degree scholarship for research and full-time clinical practice in Clinical Pharmacy and Integrative Oncology at the China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing. Since 2016 he is a recipient of a Ph.D. scholarship from the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Tianjin, following the same topic.
In addition, he has a passion for East Asian internal practices and has been a Taijiquan and therapeutic Qigong instructor for 15 years.
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Acupuncture is a fundamental therapy of Chinese medicine, with complete medical records going back for at least 2000 years. It is based on a holistic vision that does not dissociate the body from consciousness and a continuity with the surrounding environment. In the East Asian view, the flow of this continuity occurs through specific points and channels through which the "Qi" manifests, and it can be regulated by their stimulation with different types of needles.
Traditional Chinese massage therapy
From ancient times self-cultivation is one of the pillars of Chinese medicine and non-pharmacological therapies (massage, acupuncture, qigong, etc.) are a fundamental expression of this reality, insofar as they regulate the flow of "Qi" in points and channels, harmonizing the human being with "Heaven" and "Earth" according to the East Asian cosmological concept. Anmo 按摩 (press-knead) is a term that encompasses various techniques of traditional Chinese massage therapy. Among them, we can include the external application of tinctures, essential oils, suction cups, moxibustion or even acupuncture.
The word acupuncture in Chinese .- zhenjiu 针灸 - is composed of two words - "needle" and "moxibustion" - or the combustion of refined Chinese mugwort floss in points and channels of acupuncture in the body in subtle, yet, deeply balancing approach. It is the ideal therapy for the most sensitive people or conditions of great deficiency, combining very well with a more minimalist acupuncture or massage, providing a gentle and deep support.