Chinese medicine (CM), sometimes known as TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and a unique method of massage therapy, called tuina.
Chinese medicine has been constantly evolving for more than 2000 years in China. It is a holistic approach to treatment that aims to treat you as a whole person at the same time as focussing on the illness or injury you have come for. It can be more appropriate for treatment to be directly aimed at the main issue causing you pain, or it can be more helpful to address overall balance, depending on what's wrong. Chinese medicine can be steered either way.
You can have CM by itself or you can combine it with Western scientific medicine or with any of the other natural therapies. Chinese medicine is versatile and combines well.
- Acupuncture: Acupuncture works by stimulating your body’s own innate self-healing processes to restore your inner balance and promote health. Nothing is injected - it is your body that does the work. Sometimes an acupuncturist may also use local heat to stimulatie acupuncture points. this is called "moxa" or "moxibustion".
- Chinese Herbal Medicine: Medicinal plants are combined to enhance or balance each other so as to meet your individual and specific requirements. Chinese herbal medicine treats your whole being, not just the disease. David Freeland uses powdered extracts that are easy to use - just stir into hot water. Sometimes David prescribes herb formulas in pill form as well. All these products are imported with TGA approval and no endangered species are used in this clinic.
- Tuina (Chinese Massage Therapy): Combines acupressure with deep tissue massage, trigger point release, joint mobilisation, qi gong, meridian stretching and much more to enhance the effects of acupuncture.
- Cupping, Spooning (Guasha), Liniments, Oils and Plasters have been utilised in Chinese medicine for more than 1000 years to disperse congestion, loosen muscles and help to stimulate the flow of blood. Cupping, liniments, fragrant oils and herbal plasters are used with acupuncture or tuina.
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