ACUPUNCTURE & TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Many people are familiar with acupuncture being used for pain relief, stress reduction and achieving emotional balance. TCM’s unique diagnosis of internal conditions assists acupuncture in its treatment of a wide range of health problems.
TCM has been refined over thousands of years and continues to be supported by scientific research. It is used on its own and in conjunction with Western medicine and naturopathy.
Conditions commonly treated with TCM:
Gastrointestinal | irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, gastric/duodenal ulcer, chronic ulcerative colitis, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting
Stress | emotional, physical, overwork
Pain | headache, migraine, osteoarthritis
Muscular Skeletal | sports injuries, back & neck pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia.
Neurological | sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy, after effects of stroke, Bell’s palsy
Gynaecological | painful, irregular, heavy periods, premenstrual syndrome, polycystic ovaries, menopause, anovulation
Pregnancy and Labour | from morning sickness to anemia and induction of labour
Natural Fertility Treatment| both male and female infertility, IVF acupuncture as support during assisted fertility treatments
Ear, Nose & Throat | sinusitis, rhinitis, tonsillitis, sore throat, mouth ulcers, tinnitus
Respiratory | common colds and flu, cough, allergies and low immunity, asthma, chronic fatigue
TCM also utilises Chinese Herbal Medicine. It has an wholistic approach to understanding health and focuses on treatment and prevention of illness.
Your TCM practitioner will prescribe herbal formulas specific to you by applying TCM theory. This can include pulse and tongue diagnosis, thorough questioning, observation and understanding your lifestyle and emotions.
The herbs used are very specific addressing each person’s unique symptoms rather than the diagnosis of common medical condition.
Granulated or powdered herbs are used to make individualised formulas. These dissolve in hot water. Patent formulas are also prescribed in the form of pills or granulated capsules.
Chinese Herbal Medicines can support acupuncture treatments for the above health conditions.