What is Chinese medicine?

Chinese Medicine is a system of primary health care, consisting of the modalities Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine.  Chinese medicine takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, focusing as much on the prevention of illness as it does on the treatment of disease.

 

What to expect?

One Initial 1-hour consultation and Two Return 45-minute follow-up sessions are booked at the initial outset of the treatment course; with any Chinese Herbal medicine prescriptions and/or products sold during the consultation/s being an additional cost to the client.

Consultations involve undertaking a complete case history and assessment of the clients presenting complaint and associated signs and symptoms; whilst exploring any past or present underlying cause/s that may also have contributed to the illness or disease presented to the clinic on the day. Important areas of questioning are inquired into regarding general health; genetic predispositions, dietary and lifestyle habits, sleeping patterns, psychological well-being, social and environmental factors and more.

 

How it works?

Acupuncture

The origins of acupuncture can be traced back over 2,000 years, making it one of the oldest health care systems in the world. Today, acupuncture supports the treatment of a wide number of conditions.

Involving the gentle insertion of fine, single-use, sterile Acupuncture needles, into specific locations on the body called Acupuncture points. These Acupuncture points connect along the body, forming energetic channels known as meridians. Needle insertion is quick and relatively pain free, producing a state of relaxation; returning the body to a state of equilibrium and optimal function by clearing blockages and encouraging the normal flow of Qi throughout the body.

The practitioner may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods, including manual therapies, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping and moxibustion to name a few, in order to rebalance the flow of Qi within the body.

 

Chinese Herbal Medicine

A registered herbalist is able to prescribe Chinese herbal medicine that specifically match and manage an individual and any individual health condition. As a condition changes and improves in time, the herbal formula may be adapted and modified accordingly, until such time that the desired outcome is achieved. The Chinese herbalist may also using cupping and moxibustion as part of the management plan.

 

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