Stress, overwork, illness, environmental and lifestyle factors can all disrupt the body’s homeostatic mechanisms. Chinese medicine works to harness that natural healing ability and restore balance, identifying the underlying cause of a problem rather than just treating the symptoms.
Chinese medicine effectively treats a wide range of health conditions, including:
- acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea
Respiratory disorders & low immunity
- asthma, allergies, bronchitis
- hayfever, sinus congestion, colds and flu
- irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea
- bloating, heartburn, weight management
- anxiety, depression, low energy
- migraines, insomnia
Women’s health issues
- period pain, irregular cycles, PMS
- endometriosis, fibroids, PCOS
- infertility & pre-conception care, IVF support
- pregnancy and post-natal care
- hot flushes & menopausal symptoms
Chinese herbs are natural medicinal substances (plant materials including bark, leaves, seeds and roots; and minerals) that provide safe and effective treatment for a wide range of conditions with little to no side effects.
A herbal formula will contain up to fifteen individual herbs that work in synergy, and is designed and modified according to the individual patient’s presentation and progress. These prescriptions are based on over two thousand years of research and clinical application, and bring long-lasting improvements in overall health as well as correcting the underlying cause of specific imbalances.
Traditionally, raw herbs are boiled up at home then taken as a tea over 3-4 days. While this method requires more effort and the taste be quite strong, it is the most potent and effective. Herbs can also be taken in the form of granules, capsules, pills or tinctures (liquid extracts of our most useful herbal formulas) – sometimes a more convenient and palatable solution – or as a flexible combination to suit your lifestyle.
During an acupuncture treatment, fine disposable needles are inserted into specific points on the body which promotes the normal flow of energy, stimulating the body’s natural healing processes, and restoring balance. Chinese medicine considers the body to be a dynamic energy system, fueled by a life force known as qi. This energy circulates through the body along pathways called meridians, and its free movement is vital for good health.
Other treatments can involve moxibustion, in which penetrating heat from a burning Chinese herb is used to warm acupoints to tonify or promote the flow of qi, or cupping, the application of warmed glass cups to certain areas of the body (typically the back) to increase circulation, release pain or blockages and clear toxins.
Simple lifestyle changes, including diet, exercise, and stress-management techniques, will be discussed, allowing you to take charge of your own wellbeing, and maintain good health.