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What Conditions Can Chinese Medicine Treatment Help With?

Chinese herbalists are trained in a variety of modalities and therefore able to help treat a broad spectrum of illnesses or disease states that are either acute or chronic. Some conditions include:

  • Respiratory Conditions, such as Asthma

  • Skin Conditions

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Colds & Flu

  • Infections

  • Gastrointestinal & Digestive Disturbances

  • Hormonal abnormalities such as menopausal symptoms

  • Allergies

  • Bites & Sting

  • Burns

  • Sprains and strains

  • Stress, Fatigue, and Weight loss/gain

  • Sterility

  • Overall feeling of un-wellness.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a system of medicine built on a foundation of more than 25,000 years of Chinese medical practice, based in part on the idea that a type of energy, called Qi (pronounced "chi "), flows through the body through a pathway called meridians. In this belief, if the flow of Qi is obstructed or unbalanced by these meridians, a disease may occur. In China, physicians have practiced traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years and their popularity is increasing in many Western countries.

  • It is believed that the causes of Qi imbalance have to do with:

  • External forces, like wind, cold or heat.

  • Internal forces, like emotions of joy, anger or fear.

  • Lifestyle factors, such as poor eating, lack of sleep or excessive alcohol.

Another important concept in traditional Chinese medicine is that of yin and yang. In this approach, all things, including the body, are composed of opposing forces called Yin and Yang. It is said that health depends on the balance of these forces. Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on maintaining the balance of yin and yang to preserve health and prevent disease.
Traditional Chinese Medicine physicians observe the balance of the body, mind, and spirit to determine how to restore Qi, Yin-Yang balance, and good health.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine used for?

Some people use Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat problems such as asthma, allergies, and sterility. Traditional Chinese Medicine physicians may use various types of treatment to restore the equilibrium of Qi.
Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies include:

  • Acupuncture, which uses fine metal needles placed along the meridians of the body.

  • Acupressure, which uses hands or fingers to apply direct pressure at certain points along the meridians of the body.

  • Chinese herbs, combinations of herbs, roots, powders or animal substances to help restore body balance.

  • The application of suction cups, which uses hot air in glass jars to create a suction that is placed in areas of the body in order to help stimulate Qi.

  • The food. Yin and Yang foods can help restore the balance of Yin and Yang in the organism.

  • Massage in specific areas of the body or along the meridians of the body.

  • Moxibustion, which uses small amounts of warming vegetable fibres (moxa or Artemis China) and is applied in specific areas of the body.

  • Qi Gong, which uses movement, meditation and breathing techniques.

Is Traditional Chinese Medicine safe?

Research conducted in China and around the world has shown that Traditional Chinese Medicine is useful for many types of diseases. Because Traditional Chinese Medicine differs from the practice of Western medicine in its methods of diagnosis and treatment, it is difficult to apply Western scientific standards.
For example, in Western medicine practice, two people with a similar infection (such as sinusitis) may receive a traditional antibiotic treatment. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each person can receive a different treatment for the same disease depending on the Qi itself and the balance of the Yin and Yang of each person.
In Australia, Traditional Chinese medical schools are accredited, so an accredited school-certified physician has received extensive training in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Like conventional medicines, Traditional Chinese Medicinal herbs may also cause side effects, cause allergic reactions, or interact with other prescription and over the counter medicines or herbs. Before using any Traditional Chinese Therapy, be sure to tell your doctor about any prescription, over-the-counter, or natural supplements you are taking.

Talk to your doctor about any complementary health practices you would like to try or that you are already using. Your doctor can help you better manage your health if you know about all of your health practices.


Meet Our Chinese Medicine Herbalist

Bryan Kent

Myotherapist, Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine

Bryan is a fully qualified with a Masters in Chinese Herbs from RMIT, and is eager to further help people with the use of raw Chinese herbs. Bryan spent time working in a hospital in Hangzhou, China. Bryan is a fully qualified with a Masters in Chinese Herbs from RMIT, and is eager to further help people with the use of raw Chinese herbs.




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