1/18 Corinna St
Phillip. Also: Belconnen and Civic ACT 2606
Servicing area: Phillip & Belconnen (two branch), Australian Capital Territory
Capital Health Centre provides health care services for the treatment of most illnesses in children and adults using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Capital Health Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Capital Health Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine - FAQ's & Staff Profiles
What is Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic system of health care which looks at physical, mental and emotional aspects of your life to help you stay healthy and maintain a high quality of life. All clients are unique in their illnesses and therefore must be assessed individually so as to establish the most effective medical approach to their problems.
Incorporating the view of holism, Traditional Chinese Medicine also considers the influence of seasonal and climatic changes on the human body. TCM sees most conditions as temporary imbalances of the body, rather than permanent conditions. Also, it is believed that temporary conditions left untreated may progress into chronic permanent conditions. Chinese Medicine recognises that some chronic conditions are hard to eradicate. In these cases it aims to slow down the progress of those conditions and sustain a high quality of life in patients.
The mental, physical and emotional aspects of a person’s being are all considered. In this way, TCM is seen to be a two way road of information between patient and doctor where both parties need to share knowledge and work as a team to combat imbalance within the body.
What can Chinese Medicine offer?
Chinese medicine is holistic in that it not only attacks the illness, and treats symptoms, but it also restores balance to fundamental body functions as well as repairing the body after the illness has been eradicated. Chinese Medicine puts emphasis on the prevention of medical conditions through constant care of the body.
What should I expect when I go to a Chinese Medical doctor?
Before undergoing any Chinese medical treatments, having a 20-30 minute consultation will allow the practitioner to fully understand your condition. During the consultation you will be asked to fill out a form, the doctor will look at your tongue, take your pulse and ask you questions about your lifestyle, medical history and conditions. If you have any recent doctors’ reports relevant to your condition, our practitioners would appreciate looking at them; however they are not essential. After collecting your personal details the practitioner will discuss the features of your individual imbalances with you, their underlying causes and possible treatment approaches using Traditional Chinese Medicine.
For complex cases a consultation will take longer than 30 minutes and may involve, with your agreement, discussion with other experienced practitioners.
How long will I need to be treated for?
Treatment plans will be developed individually to your specific condition. The frequency and length of treatment time will depend on individual conditions. Usually if the condition is acute then the treatment will be quite frequent, for example a few sessions a week, but the length of treatment will be shorter, for example only a couple of weeks. If the condition is chronic it will need attention for a longer period of time however with less frequent treatment sessions. A treatment plan will be custom made and discussed with you in detail by our Chinese Medicine practitioners.
Is it safe?
Chinese Medicine has been registered as an official health care profession in Australia since July 2012, with a long history in Australia before that. This registration means the profession is regulated, creating set standards of care throughout the country and reassuring patients of the safety and quality of Chinese Medicine services and registered providers in Australia.
Chinese Medicine has a history of thousands of years. Theory and practical methodology have been studied and improved over time. Research is constantly being conducted to ensure the continual improvement of the profession and its treatment approaches.
Practitioners at the Capital Health Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine have extensive practical experience and training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and take part in regular professional development. We are all committed to maintaining our knowledge and improving our skills.
What’s different with Chinese Medicine?
TCM sees each person as having a unique and complex web of physical and emotional interactions and processes. Diagnosis in TCM is about determining underlying patterns and syndromes and how these are reflected in conditions, behaviours and emotions. Treatment is about restoring balance.
This compares to the greater focus in Western Medicine on visible and detectable symptoms and its emphasis on measurable biochemical processes that drive disease, its treatment and health and on chemical and other external interventions.
Increasingly, both are being used as complementary approaches to health and wellbeing.
Which conditions are commonly treated by Chinese Medicine?
Neurological conditions (headaches, migraines), stroke recovery and paralysis management
Cardiovascular disorders, respiratory conditions
ENT Conditions (Ear, nose and throat and eyes)
Musculoskeletal disorders including sporting injuries
Psychological conditions (insomnia, drug addiction, mental health issues)
Can help when quitting smoking and trying to lose weight
Post-operative rehabilitation and rehabilitation after chemotherapy.
Metabolic conditions, allergic sensitivity and food and chemical intolerance etc.
Dr Qiong Wu - Chief Physician and Professor in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Accredited Member of the Federation of Chinese Medicine and the Acupuncture Society of Australia (FCMA)
Dr Wu has extensive knowledge of Chinese Medicine and experience covering all the fields. She has special interests in the fields of Internal Medicine and Gynaecology, and treating many chronic and difficult diseases with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
She did an apprenticeship in the early 1960's with several famous Chinese medicine Practitioners, and formally trained in the No.1 Shenyang City Hospital, Liaoning. Dr Wu has over 45 years of clinical experience.
CMBA Registration No. CMR0001733737 - for Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Dr Harvey (Haidong) Wang - Chief Physician and Professor in Traditional Chinese Medicine - Accredited member of the Federation of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture Society of Australia (FCMA) and the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). BA - Chinese Medicine, MBA - Business Management, PHD - Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Dr Harvey Wang has over 15 years of experience in Traditional Chinese medicine. He set up the Chinese Medicine Courses at Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT).
He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chinese Medicine, a Master's Degree in Business Management, and a Doctoral Degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine.
He has special interests in the field of metabolic and gastro-intestinal problems.
Dr Haisong Wang Chief Physician, Senior Lecturer, and Health and Well-being Advocate. Co-founder and Business Manager of the Capital Health Centre of Chinese Medicine.
Dr Wang graduated from the China Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has lectured in Chinese Medicine at CIT (Canberra Institute of Technology) over 10 years until 2009.
He uses an integrated and holistic approach, combining Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and acupressure techniques, diet, exercise, and lifestyle, to deal with a range of chronic and complex conditions in the areas of internal medicine, gynaecology, immune system, muscular-skeletal system, and physical-mental disorders. He also is active in promoting public health and educating groups through regular community health talks and seminars.
Dr Wang has a Bachelor Degree in Chinese medicine, and a Master's Degree in Prescription Science in Chinese Herbal Medicine.
He represents the ACT as a Practitioner member of the Chinese medicine Board of Australia.
CMBA Registration No. CMR0001732540 – for Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Chinese Herbal Dispensing.
Accredited Member of the Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Society of Australia, (FCMA) and the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).
Dr Bing Tian- Chief Physician, Clinic Manager at Civic Clinic of Capital Health Centre of Chinese Medicine.
Dr Tian graduated from the China Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
She has lectured in Chinese Medicine at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT).
Dr Tian has special interests in Gynaecology, Paediatrics, and skin conditions. She works collaboratively with Western Medicine Doctors at Queanbeyan Super Clinic to provide complementary Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture services.
She is in regular contact with high-profile practitioners, and is responsible for the Continuing Professional Development of all staff at the Capital Health Centre of Chinese Medicine.
Dr Bing Tian has a Bachelor Degree in Chinese Medicine, and a Master's Degree in Acupuncture.
CMBA Registration No. CMR0001729942 – for Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Chinese Herbal Dispensing.
Accredited Member of the Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Society of Australia (FCMA) and the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).
Dr Fei Sun - Chief Physician at Woden Clinic of Capital Chinese Medicine of Chinese Medicine.
Dr Sun has spent most of his career with famous acupunctursits and herbalists across China, expanding his skills and knowledge. He was a visiting Fellow from the University of Otago (New Zealand) in medical research before he joined the Capital Health Centre of Chinese medicine. He is interested in the formulation of Traditional Chinese medicine, and specialises in the traditional practice of Shang Han Lun.
Dr Sun has a Bachelor Degree in Chinese Medicine and a Master's Degree in Chinese Medicine Classics.
CMBA Registration No. CMR0001731717 – for Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Chinese Herbal Dispensing.
Accredited Member of the Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Society of Australia (FCMA).
Dr Wei Wang – Chief Physician at Belconnen Clinic of Capital Health Centre of Chinese Medicine
Dr Wang's training at Liaoning University of Traditional Medicine in China focussed on integrating Chinese and Western Medicine. His fresh knowledge and his energy and enthusiasm help him treat a variety of conditions particularly relating to the muscular-skeletal system, such as cervical spondylosis, frozen shoulder, sciatic nerve pain, and athletic injuries.
Dr Wang has a Bachelor Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
CMBA Registration No. CMR0001734440 – for Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Accredited Member of the Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Society of Australia (FCMA)
Dr Linda Han – Chief Physician at Civic Clinic of Capital Health Centre of Chinese Medicine.
Dr Han has extensive training in Chinese and Western Medicine. She specialises in skin care, and has worked as a Dermatology specialist. She also has been a Research Fellow at Otago University in New Zealand, researching a wide range of natural medicine. She combines natural therapies and Western Medicine with Traditional Chinese medicine.
Dr Han has a Bachelor Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Shanghai, China)
CMBA Registration No. CMR0001772464 – for Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine
Dr Eunjin Kim – Physician at Capital Health Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr Kim has come to us from Korea via China where she gained her practitioner qualifications. After gaining her qualifications, Dr Kim
worked first in the Shanghai Ronghua Hospital gaining experience in Internal Medicine, Gynaecology, General Surgery, Cancer, Dermatology and in the use of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Dr Kim then moved to Korea where she gained more experience in Cupping and Moxibustion, in managing a clinic and assisting the Senior Doctors at that clinic. Dr Kim is fluent in Chinese as well as English and her native Korean.
Dr Kim has a Bachelor Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine
CMBA Registration No. CMR0001944695 – for Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal
Dr Siyuan Tao – Physician at Capital Health Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr Siyuan comes to us from China where she graduated from Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a special in Acupuncture, acupressure and herbal medicine. After two years she has come to Australia to share her experience. She is able to offer relaxation and relief from a variety of conditions including spinal conditions and pain management. Dr Siyuan is experienced in using herbal medicine in treating gynaecological conditions as well as improving overall health.
CMBA Registration No. CMR0001984235 - for Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine
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