My name is Ricardo Vilhena and I’m a specialist in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
My first contact with TCM was in 2005 when I attended a Tui Na training (traditional chinese massage). In 2010 after finishing my graduation and master degree in Computer Engineering. At that time I decided to change my life and pursue the dream of becoming a “chinese doctor”.
In 2015, after 5000 hours of training, 4 honor mentions for my dedication and academic performance and more than 900 hours of clinical practice I’ve finished the TCM course.
In 2016’s last trimester I’ve been in Nanjing, China for an internship in several TCM hospitals and clinics. I am currently in Lisbon, Portugal where I practice.
I believe changing the world is within everyone’s reach and this is the way I chose to do it.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine, beyond a medicine, is an art with more than 2000 years that manifests itself in the lifestyle, the understanding of the world and the interpretation of reality according to several theories like the Yin and Yang and the 5 Elements. TCM has 5 main areas: Acupuncture, Tui Na, Herbal Therapy, Dietetics and Qi Gong.
Moxibustion | Cupping
TCM appointments are divided in 3 different moments. First, the anamnesis is carried out through a set of questions together with the examination of the tongue and pulse for the evaluating of the patients condition. Then, according to the diagnostic obtained the treatment is initiated, which can use one or more of the following techniques:
Tui Na Massage
The third moment is reserved for a final conversation in which can be prescribed some chinese herbal therapy (typically in the form of a pill containing a mixture of chinese herbs), decoctions and/or infusions of western plants as well as some dietetic counseling and other suggestions that could improve the efficiency of the treatment.
Average duration of the first appointment: 1h30m
Appointments and information requests here.