Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine is a healthy and effective natural medicine to treat the root cause and therefore cure the disorder

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It is our aim to provide personal, flexible, high-quality treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine

About Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Medicine (Materia Medica - a pharmacological reference book used by TCM practitioners) includes thousands of medicinal substances—primarily plants, but also some minerals and animal products. Different parts of plants, such as the leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds, are used. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), herbs are often combined in formulas and given as a wide number of forms.

How do TCM practitioners use formulations?

TCM practitioners most often use two or more substances in Chinese medicinal formulations. Because of this, it creates a balanced, synergistic effect that reflects the holistic nature of the diagnosis.

There are literally thousands of traditional herbal formulas for just about every condition imaginable. Though, a formula is almost always modified by the TCM practitioner to suit the subtle nuances of the condition and constitution of the patient. This makes each formulation highly individualised.

Chinese medicinal formulations are prepared in a number of different ways:

  • Chinese herbal decoctions - The most traditional method of preparing a herbal formula in China. Decoctions can involve lengthy preparation and result in "teas". They are infamous for their strong taste and aroma. Because of this, decoctions are not as popular or as widely used in the west.
  • Herbal powders - Can be mixed with hot water to make a tea. Are more convenient to prepare and use, and are not as pungent as traditional decoctions.
  • Chinese Patent Formulas - Pre-made herbal formulations in pill or tablet form and because of this, are perhaps the most widely used form of Chinese herbal medicine outside of China.
  • Syrups - Soothing preparations for coughs and sore throat, are also a convenient way to administer herbal formulations to children.
  • Liniments, salves, compresses and plasters - Used for external application. Herbal therapy, next to dietary therapy, is perhaps the most widely used TCM treatment modality. TCM relies on herbal therapies both for the treatment of illness and in the optimisation of health and prevention of disease.

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Chinese herbal medicine is widely used for various disorders

Is It Safe?

  • Chinese herbal medicine generally safe when used in a formula. Because of the nature of Chinese medicine formula, creation fundamentals that emphasise balancing herbs desired treatment function enhancement and toxicity control. 
  • Contamination in modern agriculture of herbal plants growing may subject to varies harmful contaminations such as pesticides, heavy metal and environmental pollutions. At City Acupuncture, we thriving to use the highest quality extract powder from the raw herbal plants so that guarantees the herbal medicine we prescribed are free from those harmful substances.
  • Some of the herbs used in Chinese medicine can interact with drugs, have serious side effects, or be unsafe for people with certain medical conditions. Therefore, see a licenced Chinese medicine doctor for an individualised herbal formula is the way to get a safe and effective treatment.

Is It Effective?

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An increasing weight of evidence from Western scientific research is demonstrating the effectiveness of Chinese Medicine for treating a wide variety of conditions. There is a wide range of disorders can be treated by Chinese herbal medicine, such as:

  • Women’s Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Stress, psychological and sleep disorders
  • Hormonal balancing
  • Beauty and anti-ageing
  • Immune and energy enhancing
  • Detox and cleansing
  • Pain management
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Liver and gallbladder
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Genito-urinary disorders
  • Skin disorders

Keep in Mind

  • Tell your Chinese medicine doctor all the medication you are using, for them to consider when prescribing herbal formula. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health, and as a result, will help ensure coordinated and safe care.

How Can We Help

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Since 1996, we have led the effort to promote painless acupuncture as a safe and effective natural treatment to tens of thousands of Australian.

At Adelaide City Acupuncture, we start working with your pulse taking, tongue checking and physical palpation and examination. Then we will collect all related information about your diet, your overall lifestyle, exposure to toxins, hereditary factors and medications taking. Consequently, by working with both the symptoms and cause, we will form a treatment plan for your approval and treatments to follow.

Your acupuncture treatment may combine with other alternative medicine, such as Chinese herbs, Tui-Na massage, cupping and laser acupuncture. It can also use in conjunction with your other routine care and prescription medications. The treatments are painless and non-invasive, it will not affect your daily lifestyle during the treatment plan.

Evidence-based acupuncture may also improve your general health. By balancing the hormonal level and reducing stress, it can also help you feel and function better overall.

Our mission is to help you enjoyably regain your balanced health. At Adelaide City Acupuncture Clinic, We will work with you to find the best treatment solution for your healthcare needs, therefore achieve your quick and lasting pain relief. We are conveniently located in the CBD and easily accessible through both private and public transport. Email or Call Us (08) 8221 5880 today to learn more about our natural Healthcare Programme options or to schedule your consultation online.