Longevity Chinese Medicine

17 Main rd
Lower Plenty VIC 3093

Servicing area: Lower Plenty, Rosanna, Templestowe, Macleod, Eltham, Heidelberg, Greensborough, Victoria

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The Acupuncture Evidence Report

Longevity Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine

What Is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a system of primary health care that includes therapies such as Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Cupping, Moxibustion, and dietary and lifestyle advice . The primary feature of Chinese medicine is the idea that good health relies on restoring and maintaining balance to the individual.

At Longevity Chinese Medicine we take a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, focusing as much on prevention of illness as we do on the treatment.  We provide a quality service with many years of knowledge and experience, and we are confident we can help to assist with your health goals. If you would like to know more about how Chinese Medicine can help you, call Catherine today to find out more.

Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points) along the body's meridians to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of qi through the individual.

The Acupuncture Evidence Project* was published in 2017. It is a review of the evidence supporting the efficacy of acupuncture currently available.
Of the 122 conditions reviewed, evidence of effect was found at various levels for 117 conditions. The findings of the review include:

Conditions with strong evidence supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture included:
  • Allergic rhinitis (perennial & seasonal)
    knee osteoarthritis
  • Nausea and vomiting (with anti-emetics),
  • Prophylaxis
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Postoperative nausea & vomiting
  • Headache (tension-type and chronic)
  • Postoperative pain

    Conditions with moderate evidence supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture included
  • Acute low back pain
  • Acute stroke
  • Neck pain
  • Obesity
  • Anxiety
  • Peri-menopausal and postmenopausal insomnia
  • Asthma in adults
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Constipation
  • Hypertension (with medication)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Menopausal hot flushes.

     * McDonald J, Janz S. The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review (Revised Edition). Brisbane: Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd; 2017. http://www.acupuncture.org.au.

    Today, there are over 450 substances commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine - most are of plant origin, while some substances that were used traditionally are no longer available. Chinese herbal medicines are usually prescribed in combination with treatment to enhance the effectiveness.

    TCM believes the diet should consist of a wide variety of foods and in moderation rather than strict diets or fad diets. It is believed that all foods possess a particular nature (ie. Cold, Hot, Sweet, Sour, etc) that can impact on our body. Catherine may advise patients to avoid certain foods or eat particular foods in order to improve their condition.

    Cupping involves heating a glass cup, which produces a suction effect so that it can be placed on muscular areas of the body.

    Tuina involves the use of physical therapy such as massage, acupressure and soft-tissue manipulation to release blockages and regulate the flow of qi.

    Is a form of heat therapy, which has a pleasant and nurturing therapeutic effect.

    The Acupuncture Evidence Report

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