Traditional Chinese Medicine
Treatments may include:
- Acupressure & Meridian Therapy
- Tui Na – Oriental Remedial Massage
- Chinese Herbs
- Gua Sha
- Chinese Exercise Therapy
Nick is registered with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Australia and a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).
Health fund rebates available.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
TCM can help with a range of issues including:
3000 Years of Medicine in 30 Seconds
- Musculo-skeletal – Sports Injuries, Arthritis, Back Pain, Sprains and Strains
- Respiratory – Asthma, Hay-Fever and Sinusitis
- Digestive – IBS, Diarrhea, Constipation, Weight Loss
- Urogenital – Incontinence, Impotence, Menstrual Pain, Irregular Periods
- Pregnancy – Sub-Fertility, IVF Support, Pre-Natal Preparation, Inducing Labour
- Circulatory – High / Low Blood Pressure, Palpitations, Angina
- Neurological – Tremors, Bell’s Palsy, Numbness of the Limbs
- Emotional – Stress, Depression and Anxiety
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is founded upon the notion of a natural, interactive balance (yin & yang) – for example, where there is too much heat there follows a deficiency of fluid.
Organs in the body carry out distinct, unique functions while sharing interdependent relationships to maintain general health. TCM holds that with any ailment there exists a root (ben) and a branch (biao). Whilst the branch is treated immediately, the root of the issue must be addressed – otherwise the ailment may recur unnecessarily. The ‘holistic’ approach of TCM combines all facets of life such as work, emotional states and physical health to make a succinct diagnosis.
Ailments can be treated by stimulating the organs via acupuncture, herbs and/or diet.
How Does TCM Work?
The human body consists of 14 main meridians that run along the head, limbs and torso, similar to the Western nervous system. Each Meridian represents the vital organs of the body.
Free flow of energy or ‘Qi’ (pronounced “chee”) results in general good health, however catalysts such as lifestyle, illness and physical or emotional trauma can cause blockage along these pathways. Needling Acupuncture points along a Meridian can unblock qi stagnation, much like opening small dams along a stream.
Subsequent flow of energy provides a healthy flow of blood to traumatized musculature or can influence the function of the internal organs.
B.HSc Acupuncture, ADV Dip Acupuncture, Cert IV Remedial Massage. CMRB Vic Registered.
Nick completed his Certificate IV in Remedial Massage, Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture, and Bachelor of Health Science (TCM) at the Australian College of Natural Medicine in Melbourne.
With over 7 years of practical acupuncture experience and more than 12 years of redemial massage, Nick combines aspects of Acupressure and Chinese Exercise Therapy into his treatments, incorporating his studies in Tai Chi, Qi Gong and his love of Wing Chun Kung Fu. He has worked in Community Health and Rehabilitation Clinics as an Acupuncturist, as well as being an in-house Remedial Massage Therapist for ‘Circus Oz’ for many years.
Nick is passionate about the holistic philosophy of TCM and treats emotional and physical issues concurrently.