Meridian Chinese Medicine
609 Barkly St
Ballarat VIC 3350
Servicing area: Ballarat, Victoria
Dr Adele Gordon
Doctor of Chinese Medicine
B.Ap.Sc. Human Biology, B.Ap.Sc. Chinese Medicine
Accredited Member AACMA , CMRBV Registered Practitioner
Meridian Chinese Medicine
ABOUT THE PRACTITIONER
Adele has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine)/Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) at RMIT University which included an clinical internship at RMITs sister university, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine and First Affiliated Nanjing Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing China. She has also completed courses in Traditional Thai, oil, herb and foot massage at Pan Health Centre, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Adele is a registered Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner, registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Medicine Dispenser with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria and is a fully accredited member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association
WHAT CHINESE MEDICINE?
Traditional Chinese Medicine has a rich history dating back thousands of years. It is a holistic approach to the prevention and treatment of disease. The body is viewed as a whole with the root cause as well as the symptoms being addressed. Traditional Chinese Medicine exerts its affect by treating and rebalancing disharmonies within the body which affect the organs, Qi (life force or vital energy), yin, yang and body fluids. Treatment consists of the use of Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxa, cupping and tuina massage.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbs are used to rebalance the disharmonies within the body which cause disease. The formulas are personalized for each individual as no two conditions are exactly the same. Herbal medicine can take several forms. Raw herbs need to be boiled and are then taken as a tea, powders can be mixed with water or juice then taken and lastly pills which are ready made and the formula cant be adjusted.
Is a procedure where fine needles are inserted into specific points around the body. The needles are all single use and are in individual sterile blister packs which are only opened as needed. Acupuncture is a painless procedure although a sensation can be felt, usually a distending sensation, pins and needles or numbness can be experienced. The needles usually remain in the skin for between15-20 minutes.
Is a technique where glass or bamboo cups are placed on the skin using suction. The recipient is usually lying down with the area to be cupped exposed. Cupping is a safe, painless, non-invasive technique used to treat muscle and joint pain and spasms as well as lung conditions and problems with internal organs. Due to its nature cupping can leave a painless circular bruising mark which may last for between 2 and 12 days. One session typically lasts 20 minutes.
Is a compound made of mugwort. It is normally in the form of a cigar shaped roll. Moxa is burned above the skin to warm the acupuncture points, can be placed over the end of an inserted acupuncture needle or placed directly on the skin.
Is the Traditional Chinese Medicine remedial massage. It works on the acupuncture points and meridians with specific techniques which are unique to this style of massage being used.
WHAT CAN CHINESE MEDICINE TREAT?
Chinese Medicine can treat a wide variety of conditions these include but arent limited to
- Pain management
- Urinary Conditions
- Gynecological conditions
- Respiratory conditions
- Dermatological problems
- Digestive complaints
- Energy levels
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR FIRST TREATMENT
This is the lengthiest consultation, usually lasting one and a half hours. I will sit down with you and take an in depth case study looking at all facets of you health and life style. From this I will formulate a treatment plan and give you an indication of recommended treatment duration and successfulness of the treatments for your individual condition. I will then formulate an acupuncture and or herbal prescription dependent on your needs.
APPOINTMENTS: available 9am-6pm Monday to Friday
If you are unsure about anything or just want some more information please feel free to phone and ask any questions before making an appointment.
Discounts provided to fulltime students and pensioners