Discover Chinese Medicine

Ground Floor, Suite 3
193A Lennox St
Richmond VIC 3121

Servicing area: Richmond

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Discover Chinese Medicine
When your body is functioning at its best, all aspects of your body and mind are in harmony with each other and you feel great. Discover Chinese Medicine is a Natural Health Clinic providing effective treatment for a wide variety of health conditions. Call now to discuss your health concerns, and to find out if Chinese Medicine treatment could benefit you

About Discover Chinese Medicine



A tradition spanning several millennia, a depth and breadth of wisdom and knowledge surpassed by no other form of healing: Traditional Chinese Medicine is a powerful system of medicine incorporating Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy, Cupping, Moxibustion, Gua Sha (Spooning), Chinese Therapeutic Massage, Qi Gong and Tai Chi.

Discover Chinese Medicine is a natural health clinic providing modern treatments for all your health concerns.

Melding the wisdom of this ancient tradition with the latest research, the team at Discover Chinese Medicine always provide each client with the best possible treatment that modern Chinese Medicine has to offer.



CHINESE MEDICINE

Chinese Medicine treatments provided will give you the best combination of acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, food therapy and patent herbal medicines for your condition. Each and every treatment you receive is uniquely tailored to your body's state of being for that particular day. You can rest assured that your body will be grateful as you are carefully nurtured to your highest health potential.

Pregnant women, lactating mothers, children and those will allergies can all safely take properly prescribed Chinese medicine treatment.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine acupuncture needles into specific locations on the body. The aim of treatment is to stimulate and harmonise the flow of energy (Qi) throughout the body - which then restores a greater sense of health and wellbeing. Acupuncture needles are much finer than regular medical needles and generally insertion is not painful. Most people report an initial tingling sensation followed by a calm and relaxed feeling during the treatment. Acupuncture treatment is very safe, and practitioners at our clinic only ever use single-use, high quality disposable acupuncture needles

Acupressure

Acupressure uses therapeutic pressure applied to acupuncture points. It is prescribed according to the same principles as acupuncture.

Cupping

Cupping involves the application of a glass vacuum cup to certain locations of the body. It is commonly applied to the back, but can be applied to other areas of the body. Cupping treatments are good for treatment of common cold and bronchitis. Muscle tension can be relieved by cupping, and is often used when treating back, neck and shoulder pain.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is performed using a moxa stick which gently warm the skin and stimulates the flow of energy through the body. It is often used in treatment of conditions that are worse in colder weather, and treatment of chronic illness.

Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal medicine comes in many forms and traditionally involved boiling a pot of herbs on the stove to prepare a decoction. The preparation of decoction is often quite time consuming. Herbal pills and granulated extracts are more convenient modern alternatives to decoction. Whilst a very small proportion of Chinese herbal preparations contain mineral and animal based constituents, no endangered species are ever prescribed at our clinic. Special dietary requirements such as gluten-free and vegan are easily accommodated - discuss with your practitioner alternatives that are available to you.

Granulated Herbal Formulas are individually tailored to suit your unique set of signs and symptoms. They mix with hot water and are taken as a tea.

Pill and capsule formulas are used for more commonly seen conditions, and are convenient to take.

Food Therapy

Food Therapy is the prescription of food cures for certain health conditions. There are no "one size fits all" answers to anything in Chinese Medicine, and food therapy is no exception. Foods that are good for one person's health may be the exact foods that exacerbate another person's health condition. Foods are often prescribed as a supplement to acupuncture or herbal medicine treatment, and is something that can help the patient to become more active in their recovery. Recipes for self healing then become part of the patient's own first-aid kit against disease.

CHINESE MEDICINE TREATMENT PRICING

Initial Consultation: $120-$160
Follow Up Consultation: $90-$130
Initial Pediatric Consultation: $90-$120
Followup Pediatric Consultation: $45-$90
Low Cost Acupuncture $35/$25

LABORATORY TESTING

In line with our thorough approach to your health, we sometimes suggest that our clients have laboratory tests to confirm a diagnosis, or as a metric to gauge improvement in your condition. Tests that we conduct regularly at the clinic include:
  • Food Intolerance Profile
  • Complete Digestive Stool Analysis
  • Hair Mineral Analysis
  • Stress Hormone Profile
  • Sleep Hormone Profile
  • Reproductive Hormone Profile


General medicine concerns treated by traditional chinese medicine

Gynecological conditions such as menstrual pain, menstrual irregularity, infertility, PCOS, pre-menstrual tension, heavy periods and menopausal symptoms respond well to treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Treatment for skin conditions including eczema, acne, psoriasis, rosacea, urticaria can give good results.

Painful conditions: headache, migraine, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, post-operative pain, dental analgesia, biliary colic, renal colic.

Musculoskeletal conditions: sports injuries, back and neck pain, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia.

Neurological conditions: sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy, stroke sequelae, Bell's palsy.

Gastrointestinal disorders: nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea, gastric/duodenal ulcer, chronic ulcerative colitis, loss of appetite, haemorrhoids.

Ear, nose and throat disorders: sinusitis, rhinitis, tonsillitis, sore throat, mouth ulcers, Meniere's disease.

Urogenital disorders: prostatitis, impotence, retained urine, urinary tract infection.

Cardiovascular disorders: primary hypotension, high blood pressure, angina pectoris.

Respiratory: common cold and influenza, cough.

Mental/Emotional conditions: anxiety, stress, insomnia, depression.

Other: allergies, immunity, gout, smoking cessation, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does acupuncture hurt?
The needles that are used during an acupuncture treatment are extremely fine, and are inserted using a guide tube to ensure painless insertion. Our treatment style is suited even those who are anxious about needles - there is no pain.Many people find acupuncture so relaxing that they will fall asleep during treatment.

Can I apply for a rebate through my health insurance?
Acupuncture is covered by extras or ancillary cover with your private health insurance provider. Your eligiblity to claim for acupuncture, and the rebate amount you will receive will depend on the level of cover that you have.

What if there is nothing wrong with me?
Since the origin of Chinese Medicine 5000 years ago, the prevention of illness and disease has always been a central theme. You do not need to have a specific health concern to benefit from Chinese Medicine treatment.

How does acupuncture work?
Chinese Medicine theory centres around the concept of energy flowing through the body. When the energy flow is impeded or imbalanced in any way, illness will ensue. Acupuncture works by correcting the balance and flow of energy throughout the body, thereby resolving illness and disharmony.

Preliminary research has been performed to show that certain acupuncture points have a direct effect on:
  • increasing white blood cell count
  • regulating blood pressure
  • regulating the release of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine
  • stimulating the release of pain-relief neurotransmitters such as endorphins and enkephalins
  • regulating the levels of adrenaline and cortisol and reproductive hormones
  • regulating the motility of the gastrointestinal tract

It is still early days, as the mechanism by which acupuncture regulates these processes has so far not been proven - although many theories have been put forward. At our clinic, we keep abreast of the latest in research. Ask us next time you come in for an appointment about the latest research into your health condition.

CLINIC HOURS

Monday 11am - 7pm Chloe/Tempe
Tuesday 12pm - 7pm Chloe
Wednesday 8am - 7pm Chloe/Kylie
Thursday 9.30am - 3.30pm Reception only
Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm Reception only
Saturday 9am - 2pm Tempe/ Chloe (alternating)
Sunday Closed
Skype Sessions Clare



For more information or to make an enquiry contact us today!!



Qualification Details





Chloe Stubberfield
Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist
BAppSc(Human Biology), BAppSc(Chinese Medicine), Clinical Internship (China)
Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association

Postgraduate training:
  • Natural Fertility
  • Paediatrics
  • Pain management
  • Weight-Loss
  • Post-Natal Care
  • Fatique
  • Digestive Health


Tempe Simmons
Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist
BHSc(TCM),
Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association

Postgraduate training:
  • Natural Fertility
  • Gynaecology
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Nutrition
  • Digestive compaints
  • Respiratory issues
  • Hormone rebalancing


Kylie Stabler
Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist
BHSc(TCM), Acupuncture
Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association

Postgraduate training:
  • Natural Fertility
  • Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  • Mental Health
  • Pain management
  • Stress relief
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Hayfever
  • Common colds & flu


Clare Pyers
Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist
BHSc(TCM), Cert Adv Clin Prac (China)
Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner A/1343
Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association

Postgraduate Training
  • Treatment of childhood behavioural disorders (Mindd foundation)
  • Integrative solutions for Mental Health
  • Treatment of pediatric conditions
  • Treatment of gynecological and obstetric conditions
  • Natural fertility treatment
  • Treatment of Thyroid, Adrenal and Metabolism Disorders
  • Level II Yoga Teacher

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