Chinese herbal medicine is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which is the second most prescribed & widely researched complimentary medicine across the globe. Millions of people have already used it for over 5,000 years making it one of the oldest continuously practised medical systems in the planet. A Chinese herbal formula can be tailored to your specific body condition and is an excellent therapy alone or in combination with acupuncture.
When prescribed by a professional registered TCM practitioner like Robert, Chinese herbal medicine is a gentle, safe and positive form of treatment for many conditions. The Chinese herbal medicines prepared by me are basically plant based (leaves, fruit, seeds, stems, flowers and bark), but a few preparations even include minerals or animal products (no endangered species are ever used by Northside Acupuncture) as well.
Although there are thousands of herbal formulas for about each and every condition that's imaginable, a formula is usually modified by me to suit the subtle nuances of condition & constitution of patient, making each and every formulation highly personalised. I prepare Chinese medicinal formulations in different ways and package them as powders, tablets or lotions, depending on the herb as well as its intended use. The one's that I make differ from the pharmaceutical drugs in a way that single herbs are combined into formulas for treating each individual's underlying pattern of disharmony and not only their symptoms. They may normalise imbalanced energy, nourish dryness, clear toxicity, restore health, strengthen the body & its several functional systems for preventing illness. Since herbal formulas are tailored to every individual's condition, they change with improvement of the condition.
The most common conditions that may be treated with Chinese Herbal Medicine include:
- Gastrointestinal disorders like constipation, IBS, bloating, ulcers, acid reflux and indigestion
- Chronic liver & gall bladder problems like fatty liver, chronic hepatitis & cholecystitis
- Male & female fertility issues
- Gynaecological problems like premenstrual syndrome, heavy or irregular periods & menopausal symptoms
- Musculoskeletal conditions like shoulder pain, neck pain, back pain, arthritis, sports injuries & fibromyalgia
- Headaches, high blood pressure, migraines, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, stress, cold and flue, and skin problems
What to expect when you fix your first appointment with Robert?
I am going to thoroughly examine your presenting symptoms & diagnose your condition, keeping in mind the TCM principles. Medical history of yours as well as your family, your lifestyle, and any medications that you have been prescribed, everything will be taken into consideration.
I am going to examine your tongue & check your pulses and then make a diagnosis prescribing & preparing combination of herbs for you which I feel may be beneficial in treating your medical condition. You can get the herbs in powdered forms or in pills. The powder may be dissolved in water or just put in capsules & swallowed. I may even give you dietary or/and lifestyle advice.
To take an appointment with me, call 0425262687 or 0299484339