Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine, more than medicine, is an art and philosophy of life that has existed for over 2000 years.

It is a way of being in the world that interprets reality and health phenomena through the concepts of Yin and Yang, the 5 elements and the Qi, Xue and Shen energies.

It works through 5 branches that are acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine, diet and Qigong.


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Chi Nei Tsang

Chi Nei Tsang
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Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) is an abdominal massage of Taoist origin. The principles of diagnosis and treatment are based on the pillars of Chinese medicine, namely the theory of the 5 elements. According to Chinese medicine, each organ is associated with a psychic aspect and an emotion. Each of these basic emotions (anger, euphoria, sadness, fear, etc.) directly affects the qi of the associated organ and interferes with its proper physiological and energetic functioning, and consequently of the organism.


Strong or prolonged emotions produce “toxic heat”, which can lead to organ dysfunction and blockage. In terms of allelopathic medicine, this toxic heat may correspond to a hardening and diminishing of the functionality of the fascia of a given organ. And emotions are somatized in the fascia. Massive or abusive medication intake, poor diet, drug use, stress and overwork also have repercussions on the functioning of internal organs.

CNT is a gentle abdominal massage that aims to undo restrictions, relieve pain and discomfort, and release physical and emotional tensions. CNT promotes better organ function and deep relaxation.

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Cranial Sacral Therapy is a branch of Osteopathy that seeks to assess and improve the physiological functions of the Cranial Sacro System.
This system is made up of the Cranial Membranes and the Dural Tube, which connects the Skull and Sacrum. In this Dural Tube circulates the Cerebrospinal Fluid, which surrounds and protects the Brain and Spinal Cord.
From the evaluation of the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid in the dural tube and in the fasciae, it is intended to diagnose and release the tensions and restrictions of the Cranial Sacro System that produce negative effects on the Central Nervous System.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy is used preventively in the treatment of pain and various pathologies:

Migraines and headaches (headaches)
Temporomandibular disorders and disorders
Pathologies and dysfunctions of the central nervous system
Neurological problems and dysfunctions
Pain conditions such as fibromyalgia
sleep problems
emotional-mental problems
stress related problems
Pediatric problems such as eg. attention deficit or breastfeeding problems
Breathing difficulties such as asthma

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Visceral manipulation (by Jean Pierre Barral) is a gentle mobilization of the organs with the aim of resolving the fascial tensions between the different organs and around the viscera.
It analyzes and treats restrictions on organ movements and on the organ’s freedom of movement in relation to itself and to other organs, tissues and structures through ligaments and fascias. It is based on the concept that movement and mobility are the basis for the proper functioning of an organ and system.


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Visceral manipulation acts on functional and structural imbalances in the musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urinary-genital, respiratory and digestive systems


Consultations are organized in 3 moments. Initially the Anamnesis is done, that is, the diagnosis. 
For a good Anamnesis, we use the dialogue with the patient, tongue observation, pulse evaluation, palpation of the abdomen and Meridians, with the final objective of detecting eventual alterations in the patient’s condition. 

These means of diagnosis can still be complemented by fascial and visceral listening, and/or evaluation of the rhythm of the cephalic-racchial fluid.

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In a second step, the actual treatment begins, which may involve the application of one, or a combination, of the following techniques:

Tui Na massage 
Chi Nei Tsang Massage
Cupping therapy
Visceral Manipulation
Craniosacral therapy

At the final moment, there is room for clarification of doubts and impressions, which may result in the prescription of a phytotherapeutic preparation (compounds in capsule or powder format, containing Chinese materia medica), decoctions and/or infusions of Western plants, as well as dietary advice.

Average length of the first consultation: 1h30m
Remaining appointments: 1h

pulse diagnosis


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My name is Roman Jindra, I was born in Germany in 1983. 

My first contact with Traditional Chinese Medicine was in 2003, in La Rochelle. Some years later, after having studied Philosophy and Sociology at the Universities of Chambery and Grenoble, also in France, I began to learn this ancient philosophy of life and art.

I studied for five years at the Escola Superior de Medicina Chinesa (ESMTC), in Lisbon, and simultaneously specialized in Craniosacral Therapy (Instituto Upledger Portugal) and in Visceral Manipulation (Instituto Barral).

Since then, through practice, study and constant training, I try to evolve more in this art of being in the world.

Professional Acupuncture Card: No. C-0051908

Professional Herbal Medicine Card: No. C-004603

Price: 50€ (VAT incl.), 60€ for home consultations

(Reduced price for students and unemployed with proof)


Portugal: Porto, Azores

+351 934 673 651