What is the history of Chinese herbal medicine you ask? It is one of the longest standing medicinal approaches, dating back over 5000 years. Like Western practice, it is continually evolving, while staying true to ancient wisdom. Traditionally, herbs were derived from three sources: plants, minerals, and animals. In today’s modern practice however, mainly plants, roots, flowers, barks and some minerals are used for healing purposes.
At Melbourne Acupuncture Wellness, we are specialists in the traditional approach to medicine, able to extract ingredients from natural sources and combine different herbs to treat and heal a wide variety of ailments and disease.
Working in synergy with other TCM treatments (such as Acupuncture or Cupping), remedies are prescribed based on patterns of imbalance in the body and treated accordingly. This method encourages the body to promote healing and to improve its own functions. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can aid in a variety of health issues, including headaches, weight loss and chronic pain.
Treatments are administered at our Melbourne acupuncture clinic via oral intake of tea and tablets, and external application of herbal pads and ointments. We offer a full complement of traditional herbal medicine and combine them with vitamin and mineral supplements.
Our products are regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and must meet quality and safety standards. At our clinic, we bring our extensive knowledge and experience in TCM to heal you and improve your health and vitality, naturally.
TCM treatments like acupuncture, Tai Chi and Qi Gong are considered to be safe. When it comes to herbal remedies, however, when used in conjunction with conventional Western medical treatments, some herbs might be safe while others might not be. Please consult with your GP if you have any uncertainties.
If you’re pregnant or looking to get pregnant and you’re concerned about the use of Chinese herbal medicine during this time, the good news is that you need not be worried. The best Chinese medicine can help to alleviate unwanted symptoms of pregnancy, relieve stress, and improve health and wellness.
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