Traditional Chinese 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.
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
- Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- Premenstrual syndrome and painful menstruation
- Excessive menstruation
- Impotence and prostate disorders
- Disorders associated with menopause