Holistic, Naturopathic & Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor
Servicing areaChatswood, Crows Nest, Artarmon, St Leonards, Killara, Gordon, North Sydney, Lower North Shore
Dr Tony is an experienced Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner in Chatswood, NSW specialising in acupuncture, herbal medicine, women’s health, and nutrition.
It is traditional complementary medicine in which the life force energy called Qi, flows through the body. A Qi imbalance can lead to disease and illness.
The concept of a healthy balance is fundamental. By treating each patient specifically, Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to restore this balance.
The ancient art of acupuncture involves the use of thin needles to penetrate the skin and aid the body's natural healing processes.
Acupuncture treatment improves health by increasing the flow of Qi within the body.
Several studies have found that acupuncture has therapeutic benefits when used to treat the following:
- Anesthesia and chemotherapy-induced nausea
- Tennis elbow
- Myofascial pain
- Low back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Pain after dental surgery
- Menstrual cramps
During moxibustion, dried Chinese mugwort leaves called "moxa" are burned on or near the surface of the skin.
This treatment aims to warm the body, promote Qi flow and remove pathogenic influences.
Moxibustion and acupuncture are often performed together in the same session if the diagnosis and treatment plan allows it.
When used together, these therapies complement one another and are more effective.
Moxibustion is beneficial in the following conditions:
- Pain caused by injury or arthritis
- Digestive disorders
- Gynaecological problems
- Colds and flu strains
During a cupping treatment, a cup is placed onto the skin and then heated to create a suction that facilitates the flow of “qi” in the body.
Heat is applied through fire, alcohol, herbs, or paper that is positioned into the cup.
Upon removing the fire source, the heated cup is placed directly on the skin.
Today, there are two main types of cupping:
- Dry cupping is a suction-only technique.
- In wet cupping, suction is used along with controlled medicinal bleeding.
Your practitioner, medical condition, and preferences will determine which method is used.
Acupuncture treatments sometimes include cupping. Cupping therapy is appropriate both for healthy individuals and for those with medical conditions.
Common ailments and systemic conditions that may benefit from cupping therapy include:
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Mental disorders
- Musculoskeletal injuries and pain
- Digestive and reproductive issues
Side effects usually occur during or shortly after treatment. You may feel lightheaded or dizzy after treatment. Sweating and nausea are also possible.
Sometimes, bruising and circle marks may appear on the skin but will go away after a few days.
Traditional Chinese Medicine includes many methods designed to help patients regain and maintain health.
Send an enquiry to Dr Tony to discuss which treatment is best for your condition or learn more about his services.
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