Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a system of primary health care that includes acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, remedial massage (Anmo, Tuina), exercise and breathing therapy (such as Qigong), diet and lifestyle advice. In Australia, the most popular forms of TCM health care are acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is an integrated medical system that has diagnosed, treated and prevented illnesses. It has an uninterrupted history of development in China and other parts of East Asia dating back thousands of years. The primary feature of modern TCM is the premise that good health care relies on the restoration and maintenance of harmony, balance and order to the individual. While it can remedy ailments and alter states of mind, TCM can also enhance recuperative power, regulate general immune function, and heighten the capacity for pleasure, work and creativity.

The treatments used in Traditional Chinese Medicine aim to adjust and harmonise Yin and Yang, cold and hot, wet and dry, inner and outer, body and mind. This is achieved by regulating Qi (energy), moisture and blood, allowing weak organs to be toned, congested channels to open, tightness to soften, excess to be dispersed, agitation to be calmed, heat to be cooled, coldness to be warmed, dryness to be moistened and dampness to be drained.

Clinic assessment, diagnosis and treatment principles are based on the theoretical frameworks of TCM, and work on the basis of individualized formulae for each patient. Our practitioners look carefully for signs of health and dysfunction, paying particular attention the present condition, but also the medical history, general constitution, pulse and tongue, in order to determine the duration of treatment. Each patient’s personalized treatment design may incorporate acupuncture, herbal remedies (herbs), diet, corrective exercise, remedial massage and lifestyle advice, depending on the nature of the complaint, its severity, and its longevity.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is very safe. All Chinese Herbs and Herbal products used in our clinic are tested and approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. All acupuncture needles are sterile, single-use, disposable needles. All accredited practitioners abide by a strict professional ethical and hygiene protocol.

A snapshot of conditions typically improve with Chinese Herbal Medicine includes:

  • Insomnia and fatigue
  • Common cold and influenza
  • Loss of appetite and common digestive disorder
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic headaches
  • Skin disorder
  • Anxiety, depression and stress
  • Fluid retention
  • Allergies
  • Infertility
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
  • Premenstrual syndrome and painful menstruation
  • Excessive menstruation
  • Impotence and prostate disorders
  • Disorders associated with menopause