South West Osteopathic & Injury Clinic is a holistic clinic that is striving to aid the South West of Sydney, the community of Ingleburn and the surrounding suburbs.
Southwest Osteopathic & Injury Clinic
Traditional Chinese Medicine incorporates therapies such as Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Herbal Medicine and Cupping Therapy to aid in the restoration of health and balance in the body. It can assist in many disease states such as:
-Mood disorders (insomnia, anxiety)
-Digestive Disorders (Gastritis, Constipation, Diarrhea)
-Gynaecological Disorders (Painful Period, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
-Common Colds and Flu
-Arthritis and Rheumatic Disorders
And many many more!
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of sterile needles strategically placed in areas (known as the meridians, channels and collaterals) of the body to prevent and treat disease in an effort to restore and maintain balance in the body.
Acupuncture has the ability to manipulate the state of qi, blood, yin, yang and that of the internal organs promoting the restoration of balance.
Acupuncture should be coupled with Moxibustion.
Moxibustion is the process whereby a classic Chinese herb Artemisia Vulgaris a species of chrysanthemum is indirectly burnt above acupuncture points, applying heat to specific meridians.
Moxibustion has the ability to; warm the channels and collaterals, expelling cold, inducing the smooth flow of qi and blood, strengthen yang from collapse and is used to prevent disease and maintain wellbeing and balance. Moxibustion is a known anti-inflammatory and promotes circulation.
Cupping is a therapy whereby a jar (either glass or bamboo) is attached to the skin surface via the negative pressure produced by introducing heat in the form of an ignited swab.
Cupping has the functions of warming and promoting the free flow of qi and blood in the meridians, along with dispelling cold, dampness and the ability of diminishing swellings and assisting in pain relief. Cupping promotes circulation by forcing fresh blood and with it oxygen to the muscles allowing for cellular renewal.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is yet another facet of the integrated system that is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and involves the use of ‘herbs’ that can include roots, stems, seeds, flowers and even berries to aid to assist in health care and disease prevention.
Herbs have the ability to strengthen and enhance the bodies’ functions, support the immune system and promote overall wellbeing. Herbs are natural alternative to synthetic chemical drugs. They usually have little to no side effects.
Dean has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) and Master of Osteopathy
Francine is the qualified and registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner