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Chinese Herbal Medicine

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Chinese herbal medicine is an established form of natural healthcare treatment, with a proven record of use for various health conditions for over 2,000 years. Its use to treat many different conditions including chronic conditions continues to grow in countries such as Australia, Asia, North America and South Africa. It can be used by anyone from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds.

 

Our family-based clinic has a combined wealth of traditional herbal knowledge and experience that extends over 4 generations. Our qualified practitioners will prescribe herbal medicine that is specifically formulated for your individual condition.

Our herbal dispensary supplies an extensive range of over 400 Chinese Herbs, available in granules or capsules form. All herbs are natural and approved by the Australian TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration).  

How is Chinese Herbal Medicine Different?

Chinese herbal medicine takes a natural and holistic approach to healthcare. Rather than just controlling the signs and symptoms, it focuses o​n treating the root cause of the problem to regulate internal functions and promote the body’s natural healing response. It focuses on the prevention of illness as well as treatment of it.

 

Many diseases/ illnesses present with a key set of recognisable signs and symptoms, but they may present differently from person to person. This is why people with similar health conditions may be given different Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions.

 

A qualified practitioner will prescribe herbal medicine that is specifically formulated for your individual condition. It may be adjusted and modified during the recovery stage each week, so that the desired health outcome is achieved.

What Substances Are Used in Chinese Herbal Medicine?

There are over 450 substances commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine which are mostly of medicinal plant origin. They may come from the leaf, flower, stem, seed, fruit, bark or root of the plant to treat a range of conditions.

 

They can range from ginger, garlic and cinnamon, to chrysanthemum, peony flowers and ginseng. They are often combined into a herbal formula to better relieve certain conditions.   

 

Herbal medicine is regulated by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) Australia, and substances that originates from endangered species have been replaced by substances with similar actions. Our clinic supports and adheres to the CITES list of endangered species.

 

What Are The Benefits of Using Herbal Medicine?

  • Strengthens and promotes normal body functions, which boosts the immune system and increases a general sense of well-being.

  • Relieve signs and symptoms of conditions that have a diagnosis or those without a diagnosis.

  • Addresses the root cause of the problem rather than just controlling/ suppressing signs and symptoms.

  • Useful for especially chronic conditions that are difficult to treat.

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