Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM or CM) includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and a unique kind of massage therapy, known as tuina.
Chinese medicine is a comprehensive system of holistic medicine that has been developing for over 2000 years in China. We can use CM in conjunction with Western bio-medicine or with other natural therapies or by itself. Its three core modalities can be part of the management of any health condition. The practice of Chinese medicine is now a government-regulated profession in Australia.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Stimulating your body’s own self-healing mechanisms with fine needles to restore your inner balance and promote health.
At Southpoint Health Clinic, this also includes Japanese Meridian Therapy – very fine needles, very gentle – as well as the more familiar Chinese acupuncture.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Individual herbs are combined in formulas to address your specific health picture. We use granulated extracts that are easy to prepare and drink (just stir into hot water). Herbs are imported with TGA approval and no endangered species are used in this clinic.
Cupping, Spooning (Guasha), Liniments, Oils and Plasters
Cupping with vacuum cups has become popular with many modalities recently.
It has been used in Chinese medicine for over 1000 years to loosen muscles, disperse congestion and help stimulate blood flow. Cupping, liniments, fragrant oils and herbal plasters are used with tuina or acupuncture.
Using localised heat to stimulate acupuncture points for specific purposes.
Tuina (Chinese Massage Therapy)
Combines acupressure with deep tissue massage, joint mobilisation, trigger point release, meridian stretching, qi gong and much more to enhance the effects of acupuncture. Tuina can also be calming and relaxing and de-stressing – just like acupuncture.
What Can Chinese Medicine be used for?
Chinese Medicine can potentially be of use in almost any kind of health problem. It may be the primary modality of your choice, or it may complement mainstream or other treatment modalities.
- Women’s Health – Birth Preparation and Induction, Fertility, Pregnancy Pains, Morning Sickness, Menopausal Symptoms, PMS, Period Pain
- Stress Management – Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia,
- Muscle and joint problems – Neck Pain, Back Pain, Knee Injuries, Shoulder Injuries, Impingement Syndrome, Frozen Shoulder, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tight Muscles, Ankle Sprains, Arthritis
- Recovery from Fracture, Sprains or Surgery
- Headaches, Migraines
- Tinnitus, Vertigo, Dizziness
- Gastrointestinal disorders – IBS, Constipation, Bloating
- Circulation Problems