Traditional Chinese Medicine Adelaide
Revitalise your body with traditional herbal remedies
Are you sick of swallowing loads of pills daily? Are you fed up with the side effects that you get from the medication prescribed by your GP? Have you been diagnosed with a medical condition and you don’t know where to start? Chinese medicine may be able to help you!
Chinese medicine may assist with a range of conditions such as skin conditions (e.g. eczema and dermatitis), immunological issues (e.g. cold/flu and congestion), musculoskeletal conditions (e.g. arthritis and general pain), mental health (e.g. stress, depression and insomnia), gut issues (e.g. colitis and irritable bowel syndrome), gynaecological issues (e.g. infertility, irregular menstruation and endometriosis).
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Chinese Medicine is a natural medicine approach first used in China at least 2200 years ago. TCM utilises different theories (including Yin and Yang, Zang Fu, the Five Elements etc.) to diagnose and treat ailments from a holistic perspective. The aim is to ensure an optimal balance of all aspects. If there is an imbalance in the body, different diseases will result. Chinese Medicine aims to target the root of the problem, however, as it doesn’t just mask the signs and symptoms, the effects may not be felt immediately.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
may help these conditions:
Irregular, painful, and heavy menstrual cycles may be caused by disharmony in the body. A lot of women’s conditions are caused by liver qi, blood stagnation and heat in the liver, TCM aims to regulate liver qi and blood flow, thus regulating the menstrual cycle.
Constipation is more common than we think. Constipation is caused by an excess of heat in the body, which may dry out bodily fluids making it difficult for muscle movements of the intestines. Chinese medicine may help constipation by clearing heat in the body.
Eczema & Dermatitis
In Chinese Medicine, skin conditions can be due to a number of factors, including stress, diet and external pathogens (allergens). Our Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor will determine the cause of the signs and symptoms so that the appropriate treatment principle can be used.
Suffering from fatigue? We can help
Fatigue is a very common yet misunderstood condition. Western medicine Doctors will often request blood tests to check if you’re deficient in certain nutrients. However, in terms of Chinese Medicine, fatigue is often due to qi deficiency.
Qi is the “energy” that flows through your body. When qi is deficient, we will feel tired and fatigued. The treatment principle for qi deficiency syndrome is therefore to tonify qi.
Why trust Physio Physique for Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Tap into nature's power with ancient techniques
Our TCM services are here to help revitalise the body and mind. Book your introductory session today and start your journey to holistic wellness.
Meet Amy, our accredited TCM practitioner
Amy completed a Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Amy developed a passion for natural medicines from a very young age, while watching her Mother practice Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture.
Amy is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
What happens during the TCM Initial Appointment?
Our Chinese Medicine Doctor, Amy, will conduct a thorough assessment (which includes questions, checking your pulse, tongue, and observing your skin texture and colour).
The assessment is important to determine the root cause of your unwanted symptoms and is used to identify the treatment principle/s for your condition.
A unique herbal formula is designed for you by adding and removing herbs to your specific signs and symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions
Disharmonies and imbalances in the body occur when we experience signs or symptoms that are out of the ordinary. If you're experiencing something that is "abnormal", book in for a TCM consult, and our practitioner will complete a thorough assessment to determine what's causing the imbalance/disharmony in your body, resulting in the unwanted issues. Your Chinese Medicine diagnosis may be one or a few of the following:
- blood/ yin / yang / qi deficiency
- heat / fire / cold in the body
- blood / qi stagnation in certain ''zang fu" (organs)
Depending on what the diagnosis is, the appropriate treatment principle will be utilised to address your concerns.
Generally speaking, there is little side effects from Chinese medicine. We recommend that if you are taking vitamins / supplements / western medicine, to separate them from the Chinese herbs by an hour. If you have an intolerance to certain substances, then you may experience some unwanted side effects from the herbs. Please advise our TCM practitioner if you are allergic / intolerant to any substance. For some people, Chinese medicine may be a bit of a 'shock' to the body, thus, you may find that your symptoms get worse before they get better. Although, this may not always happen.
If the Chinese Medicine Doctor confirms that this is appropriate, you can just call Physio Physique, pay for the herbs over the phone and pick them up once they arrive in our clinic.
- Place entire package of herbs in approximately 750-850 ml of water in a stainless steel/ceramic pot;
- Bring the herbs to boil;
- Simmer and reduce water down to approximately 250ml of liquid – approximately 30-45 minutes;
- Strain herbs and drink the herbal tea before/after meals whilst warm;
- Add 600 ml of water in the previous cooked herbs;
- Repeat steps 2 – 4 to produce a second cup of liquid;
One package of herbs will produce two cups of liquid, discard residuals of herbs after the second reduction.