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Tai-Chi AcuHerb Clinic

Servicing area: Airport West, Victoria

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs originates from ancient astronomy and revolves around fundamental belief in the dynamic movement of the stars (and their corresponding elements) in the universe affecting our health.

Acupuncture and Herbs


In acupuncture and Chinese herbs, information is collected through asking questions, reading pulse and analysing the tongue. Using this information, practitioners judge whether the body has enough energy to run itself efficiently and if the energy vibrates in the same patterns as the universes.
Chinese medicine includes herbal treatment, acupuncture, moxa (burning artemisia vulgaris), cupping, scraping, massage therapy, dietary therapy etc.
 

What disorders can Acupuncture and herbs treat?

Almost all physical disorders and some mental disorders can be treated by Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine believes that the body has self-recovery ability, a notion often encapsulated by the metaphor that the human body has an inner housekeeper. Thus, as long as the body is balanced in terms of hot/cold, activity/inactivity and weak energy/body fluid retentions, then the inner house-keeper will be able to efficiently complete its work.
 
Therefore, Chinese medicine does not treat disorders directly, and instead believes that we should support the metaphorical inner housekeeper to clear out the disorders.
 
Eye conditions
  • School-age myopia
  • Retinal degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal inflammation
  • Retinal bleeding
  • Optic nerve atrophy
  • Chronic conjunctivitis
  • Corneal infection
  • Chronic glaucoma
  • Immature cataracts
  • Night blindness
Ear, nose and throat
  • Tinnitus
  • Ear infection
  • Dizziness
  • Hay fever
  • Sinusitis
General conditions
  • Emotional disorders
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Digestive problems
  • Cold and flu
  • Migraine headaches
  • Musculoskeletal pains
  • Skin conditions
Women's health
  • Painful periods
  • Irregular cycles
  • Menopausal complaints
  • Endometriosis
  • Infertility for both females and males
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Pre conception preparation
  • Threatened miscarriage
  • Habitual miscarriages
  • Morning sickness
Children's health
  • Developmental delay
  • Poor nutrition
  • Digestive problems
  • Abdominal pain
  • Poor appetite
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Night crying
  • Bedwetting
  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Colds
  • Asthma
  • Eczema

Acupuncture 

Needling is very effective at redirecting energy circulation. Our body has 12 channels and 8 collaterals where energy circulates in their respective order, and where unsuitable lifestyle choices and too much emotion can upset the energy circulation and therefore contribute to development of disorders.
Acupuncture is good at treating stress related headaches, anxiety and digestion issues through redirecting energy circulation. It is also good at treating chronic and non-chronic pain, as the channels are similar to nerves.
 

Chinese Herbs

There are 300-1000 commonly used Chinese medicine herbs. Each herb has a different nature, differentiating in whether they have cooling or heating properties, ascending energy or descending energy, and whether they have the ability boost energy within the body. We use these herbs to balance and boost our energy in order to support our inner housekeeper to clear all disorders. 
 
Chinese herbs are more suitable for patients with lack of or weak energy and patients who are too cold, as these herbs can introduce different types of energy into the body. 
 

Pulse Reading 

As a micro system of the body, the pulse has all of the information about the body.
 
In the clinic, we mainly read pulse for following three purposes:
  • For treating purposes: to check if the body has enough energy and if the energy is balanced. To see that the energy is not too hot or not too cold and that the energy is not ascending or descending too much in the body.
  • For diagnosis of physical disorders: pulse reading can identify physical disorders in the way a CT Scan would. For example, in the clinic we can detect swollen gall bladders, early stage tumour formation, early pregnancies etc. The pulse is important in helping to treat symptoms in patients before they develop into disorders or tumours.  See the pulse chart from Dr. Yueyuan Xu. 
  • For diagnosis of emotional disorders: pulse reading can identify more than 30 types of emotions, including emotional wounds,  old traumas from childhood, and some emotions from parents. Some emotions that are commonly identified are emotions of stress, anger, sadness, heartbroken sensations, loneliness. See the pulse chart from Prof. Xiaoyun Shou. 

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