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Mount Waverley VIC 3149

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Stress, Anxiety and Sleep Problems

Stress and anxiety are all too common in today’s fast paced, high pressured society. The human body is not designed to deal with chronic low grade stress and if not managed, physical and psychological illnesses may manifest. 

One of the benefits of Acupuncture is to help regulate the central nervous system. The release of neurotransmitters and hormones leads to a feeling of relaxation and an improvement in sleep. Certain herbs may also induce a feeling of calmness, support you in times of stress, and also aid in better sleep and rest.

 

Fatigue and Low Immunity

Many people have reached the stage of burn out in their stressful lives. At this stage your energy levels are low or even non-existent, regardless of how much you rest and eat. Your immunity is also suffering leading to recurrent infections and colds and flu. A rebalancing of your body’s energy production system is required, Chinese Medicine calls this boosting of Qi (energy) and Blood. With sufficient Qi and Blood your body can perform at its optimal level and be able to fight off infections.

 

 

Skin Problems

Chronic and stubborn skin conditions like eczema, acne and psoriasis may respond well to a course of Chinese Medicine treatments. Chinese Medicine views the skin as a reflection of what is happening inside the body, therefore if there is an imbalance of excess toxins in the body it will come out on the skin.

When treating skin conditions we treat the root cause and internal imbalance first, herbal medicine, acupuncture and dietary therapy will be used in most cases. This may be complemented with herbal creams and lotions for topical application.

Neuro / Musculoskeletal Problems

Acupuncture is renowned for its pain relief capabilities this is because certain types of acupuncture can trigger the release of endorphins which is your body’s natural pain relief chemical. A course of acupuncture may be able to relieve chronic pain like back & neck pain, headaches/migraines, sciatica, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal problems 

 

Women's Health

Menstrual irregularities, painful periods, PMS symptoms, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge, and menopausal symptoms may all benefit from Chinese Medicine. The menstrual cycle is a key part of female health and wellbeing, and regulating the cycle is a key strength of Chinese Medicine.

Treatments will be customised to treat each phase of your menstrual cycle and may consist of acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping and moxibustion.

Preventive Health and Well-being

“Prevention is better than cure.” 

How many problems could be avoided if we followed this advice! Chinese Medicine emphasises heavily on the maintenance of health and the prevention of illnesses. Therefore, you don’t have to be ill to receive treatments. Chinese Medicine is all about rebalancing the body and keeping it functioning optimally, one acupuncture treatment once a month along with a good diet and exercise regime may do wonders for your health and may prevent serious illnesses later on in life.

Digestion Problems

Many people suffer from chronic digestion problems ranging from bloating, indigestion and heart burn, to constipation and diarrhea. Chinese Medicine views the digestive system as paramount in a person’s health and wellbeing. If you do not digest well then nutrients from foods will not be absorbed and won’t be beneficial to your body. Ensuring your digestion functions properly is the cornerstone of our treatments.

Acupuncture and herbs will be the main therapies used along with diet therapy and lifestyle advice.

 

Pregnacy & Postnatal Support

Pregnancy is an exciting period in your life but it also places a lot of demands on your body and mind. Chinese Medicine may be used to support the pregnant woman to reduce any undesired pregnancy symptoms, help prevent an early miscarriage, and promote a smooth delivery. 

 

Chinese Medicine may help after you have given birth as well. Benefits include: replenishing lost energy and blood, promote healthy lactation, relieve mastitis, address continued bleeding/spotting, and relieve abdominal pain.

Ear/Eye/Nose/Throat Problem

Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Hay fever, Tonsilitis, 

Sore throat, Mouth Ulcers, Tinnitus, Dry eyes