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Some of the more commonly treated conditions include:
Acupuncture may also help relieve some symptoms of depression. By reducing stress and helping your body to work more efficiently, it may help some people with fertility issues.
Traditional Acupuncture can treat a wide variety of conditions and issues. Many people are surprised that acupuncture can treat internal organs and related issues, but it has been used successfully for centuries.
More information about Acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Australia can be found at AACMA (Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association).
Based on your individual circumstances and history, our experienced staff will combine an array of techniques into a cohesive treatment plan tailored just for you!
It is extremely important that before any treatment the acupuncturist performs an accurate diagnosis of the patient's condition.
We use Classical Chinese Medicine theories to diagnose sources of disharmony. To make a diagnosis, we gather information from:
These techniques give the practitioner enough information to diagnose problems, interpret stagnant or excessive Qi and blood flow deficiencies with their corresponding five-element and yin-yang imbalances.
The therapist then makes a treatment plan based on the information gathered and their knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Acupuncture is a therapeutic and natural healing method. It works by stimulating specific meridian points to promote natural healing and to improve whole body functions.
Acupuncture is a relaxing and peaceful treatment.
Styles of Acupuncture that we may use include techniques from:
The AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system is a computerized tool used to analyse and document the energy status of the acupuncture meridians.
It allows the therapist to measure and analyse the energy level of each acupuncture meridian. With this information, the therapist can make better-informed decisions about your condition, and provide the best treatment possible.
AcuGraph is the premiere measurement tool of its type on the market today. It provides a fast and efficient exam, gives the most advanced treatment options, and allows your acupuncturist to easily track your progress.
Apart from Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine is perhaps the most widely used Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment modality. Used together, acupuncture and Herbal medicine can be extremely effective for the treatment of illness and in the optimization of health and prevention of disease.
Different herbs have different properties and can balance particular parts of the body. Some of the herbs, such as ginger, garlic and cinnamon you may find in your kitchen, while others such as chrysanthemum are more likely to be found in your garden. There are also many you will might not recognise.
We can prescribe a herbal formula that is precisely designed for your condition at any given time. We supply herbs in pill form, granules and raw, which can then be cooked and prepared at home.
Chinese Herbal Medicine won't build up in your body or produce harmful side effects like many prescription drugs and synthetic supplements.
Chinese Herbal Medicine are less likely to build up harmful side effects associated with many prescription drugs or synthetic supplements.
Cupping is a lesser-known treatment (outside of Asia) that is also part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It can be used by itself or in conjunction with an acupuncture treatment.
Suction is created in small glass cups by placing them over a small flame, then placing the cup on the skin. Flames are never used near the skin, but rather are a means to create the heat that creates a vacuum within the cup.
The cups are left in place for about five to ten minutes whilte the patient relaxes. After removing the cups, you may see some red or purple circular markings on your skin. This is an indication of the muscle pain or stiffness that is being treated, or might be caused by external cold, heat, or toxins in your body. The colour normally fades away after 3 to 6 days.
Cupping is one of the best therapies to relief muscle pain and stiffness by promoting circulation.
We use different cupping techniques for different treatment purposes.
Our mission is to continually improve and hone our skills in traditional Chinese medicine in order to better service the diverse health needs we encounter throughout our communities.
I feel lucky to be an acupuncturist. I must have been born for it. I didn't know this until I became mature aged.
I had graduated as a pharmacist and worked in hospitals for many years. When I was young, my mother always encouraged me to study Chinese medicine and acupuncture, but I ignored her advice. When she passed away from cancer, I still ignored her wishes.
But my mother’s wish would years later have a lasting impact on my life — one day I woke up and wanted to study Chinese medicine. And I did. I eventually became an acupuncturist, a good acupuncturist. I never thought I would be so happy in my career as this. It is not just a career. It is my interest and my hobby. I want to help other people resolve their medical problems in a simple and effective way. I love sharing this ancient medical art with everyone.
Life is simple and full of reflections of universal beauty. My interest and skill is the observation of the body and feeling the different pulses to diagnose and treat patients.
My journey in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) began when I obtained my four year Chinese Medicine degree at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in 2009. Throughout this journey, I developed a deep appreciation in integrative medicine, and am in continual awe of the benefit that it has for my patients. I strongly advocate and promote the use of both Eastern and Western medicine in my treatments.
I believe in the holistic approach of TCM, which assesses the physical, emotional, and mental well-being. My treatments include addressing dietary, social, emotional, environmental, and lifestyle factors, thereby helping my patients to achieve significant clinical results. My treatments have successfully helped women with fertility issues; sports injuries; and stress related health problems.
As a health practitioner, I embrace the challenges that are involved with being a great role model for my patients by maintaining a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise, having a balanced diet, and up-keeping happy relationships with friends and family.
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Our treatments are covered by all major health funds.
For acute conditions, normally between two (2) to five (5) treatments.
For chronic conditions, it depends on your condition, lifestyle, and constitution. It will normally require more than six (6) sessions.
We recommend that after you complete your treatments that you continue look after yourself. Just like you service your car, you should regularly service your body. Acupuncture is best way to balance your mind and body as well as a preventive method for your general health and ageing.
The initial consultation will take between 1 and 1.5 hours.
Subsequent treatments should take bewteen 45 minutes and 1 hour.
The most important thing to do first is to diagnose your condition according to Chinese Medicine principles. We will ask you questions and observe your general presentation. This is usually followed by observation of your tongue, body shape and facial complexion. Finally we will feel your pulse to measure your constitution and current condition.
This will form the basis for the proposed acupuncture treatment and/or herbal formula.
Before you come in for treatment should not have a too full or too empty stomach. After treatment you should drink a small amount of warm tea or water to help detoxify your body. If you feel the need to go to toilet, it is a good sign that the body is detoxifying.
On the evening after treatment you should have an early night sleep (before 10.30pm) to gain maximum treatment effects.
We have a reminder system. You will receive a text message the day before your appointment. If you need reschedule your appointment please call us as soon as you receive the reminder.
If you need cancel your appointment you should give us at less 2 hours notice as your appointment time is reserved for you. Otherwise you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee.
All parts of the human body as linked via a network of what we call meridians. It is just like a computer network in that you cannot see them, but through a network computers can talk each other. When the Qi (energy source) flow in a meridian is disordered, it will manifest as sickness. Acupuncture uses a sterilised fine needle inserted in certain points along these meridians to rebalance and optimise the Qi flow. The person then returns to health.
An acupuncture needle is very fine (0.25mm) compared to an injection needle (at least 2.8mm). With our experienced acupuncture doctors you normally feel no pain, or if in a sensitive part of the body you may a feel a sensation almost like a mosquito bite. There is usually a specific sensation of heaviness, tingling or numbness that indicates the acupuncture needles are working in your body. In general you will feel more relaxed after a needle is inserted.
Cupping uses negative pressure to promote blood circulation as well as promoting body detoxification. It is especially useful for external conditions. Examples include flu or a cold that causes body aches, physical stress from over-working or over-exercise, or muscle pain from mental stress working in air-condition environment. Cupping is also good for weight control.
We can also perform blood-letting with cups to obtain maximum result. This method is widely used as a part of acupuncture treatment.
We use Chinese herbs in more complex cases to enhance the acupuncture result, or if people have no time for acupuncture treatment, they can use herbs as often as they need. We normally give patients Chinese herbs in powder form (made specifically for the patient’s condition). Herbs can also be prescribed in tablet form for you convenience.
Chinese herbs work similarly to acupuncture. They work through the meridians into our organs. Chinese herbs are especially good for chronic conditions and deficiency conditions with patients of poor constitution.
Pulse and tongue diagnosis are very important diagnostic methods in classical Chinese medicine. Chinese pulse diagnosis is different from a western medical pulse diagnosis. In Western medicine the pulse is only used for measuring your heart beat. In Chinese medicine the pulse can reflect whole body blood flow and the quality of the blood flow form the skin to internal organs.
From the pulse we can detect where there is a meridian blockage, and which organ has potential a problem. It helps us to formed treatment strategy.
Tongue diagnosis gives us an idea of your constitution and the depth of the problem.
Acupuncture is a unique and complete medical treatment used in China for many centuries (and continues to be used today). It is simply the use of fine needles targeting specific points on your body that can bring you back from illness to health.
Classical acupuncture principles are based on the belief that our body is a small universal that lives within our bigger universe. We are part of nature, and our health is affected by natural changes and universal movement. When our individual constitution does not suit this change, or our lifestyle goes against the universal movement, we will become ill. In traditional Chinese medicine, we refer to this as blockages in your body circulation, or meridian.
Classical acupuncture and Chinese Herbal treatments are based on the theory of the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine, Yin and Yang, and the body’s micro-system. These theories guide the insertion of needles at different points and levels. The levels correspond to heaven, human and earth. The levels are selected according to the problem you bring as well as your spirit and body balance (Yin-Yang balance). It is a complete medical health system without involvement of western-style drugs. It is completely from nature.
The beauty of our Acupuncture treatment is that is not only effective to treat you when you are ill, but is also the best way for maintaining health before you get sick.
We encourage you have Acupuncture treatment when you encounter the very first signs of unwellness, even if a medical examinations might show nothing abnormal. For traditional Chinese medicine, this is the best time to start treatment. It is just like getting a car service - the human body need regular services too.
Of course if you already have problems that you would like treated, you should definitely come in to see us. When you see a doctor or your specialist, or have prolonged health issue that have not resolved, come in to discuss it with us. Try our classical acupuncture. We love the challenge.