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Jun 2009

Healing Flow

Contact Name Andrew Lean
Address (Above Live Life)
358 Macquarie St
South Hobart TAS 7004
Servicing Areas South Hobart, Tasmania
Phone 03 6223 7359
Mobile 0402 770 044
Trained in Australia and China, Andrew Lean combines acupuncture, Chinese massage and Chinese herbal medicine.

Healing Flow

About Us


Healing Flow is a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic which combines acupuncture, massage and herbal medicine to treat each person individually. Drawing on healing philosophies, systems and techniques developed over thousands of years, this natural and effective approach aims to prevent illness and maintain health.

Acupuncture


How can acupuncture help you?

Acupuncture effectively treats a wide range of common and not so common health conditions. Some conditions suitable for treatment with acupuncture, in conjunction with massage and herbal medicine include:

Painful conditions: eg. headache, migraine, osteoarthritis, renal colic, post-operative pain.

Musculoskeletal conditions: eg. osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries, back and neck pain, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, rheumatism.

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

Gynaecological problems: eg. painful menstruation, irregular periods, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal syndrome.

Pregnancy and labour: eg. infertility, morning sickness, labour pain, induction of labour, long labour.

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

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

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

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

Addictions: such as smoking and drug withdrawals.

Other: Common cold and influenza, cough, allergies and immunity, gout, anxiety, stress, insomnia and fatigue, skin disorders…. to name a few.

Services

Healing Flow is a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic which combines acupuncture, massage and herbal medicine to treat each person individually. Drawing on healing philosophies, systems and techniques developed over thousands of years, this natural and effective approach aims to prevent illness and maintain health.

Acupuncture

During an acupuncture treatment very fine, single-use sterile needles are inserted into selected points on meridians which cover the body. When qi is adequate and flowing smoothly through the body there is no pain. The needles clear any blockages so this can occur. Depending on the situation, the needles may be manipulated by hand or with electro-stimulation.

Moxibustion

The dried, compressed leaves of the mugwort plant, commonly called moxa, are used in stick or cone form. The moxa is placed near the skin and the gentle heat works in conjunction with the acupuncture to encourage the flow of qi - the healing flow!
Cupping

Round glass cups are applied to the body by quickly inserting and withdrawing a flame to create suction. They are commonly used on the back, shoulders and thighs for cold and chest conditions and musculoskeletal problems.

Massage

Chinese remedial massage is called Tui Na, which means to push and grasp. It is a physical therapy involving pressure on meridians and points along them, using different finger, hand, forearm and elbow techniques. Depending on the person and condition, the strength of the massage will vary. You may enjoy a massage for health maintenance and relaxation, or come in with a specific problem.

Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal formulas, for a variety of conditions, are prepared from over 450 substances. Some of these formulas may be prescribed in prepared pill form at Healing Flow to supplement acupuncture and massage treatments.

Food therapy, exercise therapy and lifestyle advice

In addition to the therapies above, Chinese dietary advice is offered to help one eat nutritiously and well. An old proverb says "diseases enter into the body through the mouth".

Lifestyle education, encouraging people to take responsibility for their own wellness, is a basic tenet of Chinese medicine. This includes exercise therapy and maintaining the three basic components of our health: qi, essence and spirit.

Practitioner - Andrew Lean


I became interested in acupuncture about twelve years ago, after struggling to overcome a back injury. Acupuncture was the last treatment I considered, but it turned out to be the most effective.

After reading about the chinese philosophy behind health and life, there seemed to be much to learn, so i began study at the Melbourne College of Natural Medicine for four years.

After my final year I went to China and spent two months studying acupuncture in the Nanning University and hospital. Appreciating the experience to be gained by working in a Chinese hospital clinic, I took the opportunity to return for another year.

Working beside doctors in the acupuncture clinic and living and traveling in China has given me an understanding of this amazing country, which has developed a unique style of healing from which we can all benefit.

Qualification Details

Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)
Certificate in Remedial Therapy (Oriental Massage)

Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association

Rebates are available through private health insurance funds.

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