TCM Practitioner, Herbalist & Cupping Therapist
Servicing areaTullamarine, Victoria
Chronic diseases are on the rise around the world, and people are seeking a more holistic approach to their health.
With Western medicine, complementary and traditional medicine can prevent disease, treat its symptoms and quicken recovery.
Using Traditional Chinese Medicine offers an effective, safe, and non-invasive solution for patients seeking a natural, pharmaceutical-free remedy for their pain and suffering.
After finishing her studies of Chinese Medicine and Human Biology, Christine interned in China where her understanding of Chinese Medicine deepened.
She saw how Chinese and Western medicines can be used side-by-side to diagnose and treat many conditions.
Christine’s primary treatment methods are:
- Herbal medicine
- Tuina (massage)
Depending on each patient’s needs, a combination of some or all of these techniques may be utilised for:
- Hay fever
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Gynaecological problems
- Digestion issues
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment where acupuncture points on the skin are inserted with hair-thin needles to bring balance to the body’s life force energy called Qi.
What conditions can acupuncture help treat?
Conditions, where acupuncture is commonly used, include:
- Chronic/acute pain
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Sciatica and back pain
- Gynaecological problems including menstrual pain, infertility
- Repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel or tennis elbow
- Nausea after surgery and chemotherapy
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Addiction and substance abuse recovery
- Muscle cramps/pain/weakness
Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is generally considered safe, but it is not for everyone. You shouldn’t use it on:
- Babies and young children
- Elderly or very weak seniors
- Patients who have low blood pressure or low blood sugar
- Patients who have bleeding disorders
- Patients who have extreme anxiety or have a fear of needles
- Pregnant women
What does acupuncture feel like?
Acupuncture is reported to give some people an energy boost. Others say they feel refreshed and relaxed. Most people report minimal pain upon insertion of the needles.
If the improper placement of the needles occurs, it causes pain during treatment. Therefore, acupuncture should be given by a trained professional.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a holistic healing approach tailored to treat an individual’s unique condition.
There is no “one size fits all” in herbal medicine, unlike modern medicine.
Diagnoses and treatments in Chinese medicine concentrate on finding and restoring the imbalances.
During diagnosis, practitioners listen to pulses, palpitations, and ask several questions.
What conditions can Chinese herbal medicine treat?
Herbal Chinese formulas can treat conditions like:
- Colds and flu
- Gynaecological disorders like Infertility, menstrual pain, menopause
- Sexual dysfunction in men
Tui Na Massage
Like acupuncture, Tui-na targets the same acupoints to restore Qi and improve blood flow.
Practitioners apply pressure on the skin’s acupuncture points to stimulate Qi.
What can Tui Na massage treat?
In Chinese medicine, Tui Na massage treats the following conditions:
- Muscle spasms
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Menstrual cramps
Cupping therapy works by creating suction on your skin by placing special cups on your skin for a few minutes.
The suction increases circulation, flushes out toxins, relieves muscle tension and promotes cell repair.
Who can benefit from cupping therapy?
Using cupping can benefit athletes who want to increase performance, healthy patients who want anti-ageing treatment or rejuvenation, and even those who suffer from chronic or acute conditions.
With over a decade of practise as a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, your health is in skilled and experienced hands.
Schedule an appointment online or call Christine for any enquiries.
- Degree In Chinese Medicine and Human Biology
- AACMA - Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association
- Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
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