What is the history of Chinese herbal medicine, you ask? It is one of the longest standing medicinal approaches, dating back thousands of 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.
At Melbourne Acupuncture Wellness, we take a traditional approach to medicine, extracting ingredients from natural sources and combining different herbs that may help to promote and support health and wellbeing.
Working in synergy with other TCM treatments (such as Acupuncture or Cupping), remedies may be prescribed based on patterns of imbalance in the body. The body is encouraged to promote healing and to improve its own functions. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may assist with a variety of health issues, including headaches 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 medicines and may combine them with vitamin and mineral supplements.
At our clinic, we have extensive knowledge and experience in TCM. Our products are regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and must meet quality and safety standards.
TCM treatments like acupuncture, Tai Chi and Qi Gong have minimal risk. 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, you should also consult with your GP.
Speak with one of our helpful and friendly staff today to learn more about Traditional Chinese Medicine or to book an appointment. You can also leave your details in our contact form and we will be in will in touch as soon as we can.
* Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. As with all procedures, Chinese Medicine is not without risks. Please consult with a health professional regarding any concerns you might have. The contents of this website are not a substitute for professional medical advice. The information presented is not intended to be used for diagnosing, treating, curing or preventing any conditions or diseases.