TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

CMBA REGISTRATION NUMBER: CMR0002083215

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest healing practices in the world, with a recorded history dating back thousands of years and still maintains a place in contemporary health care. It has 5 branches: Acupuncture, Tui Na (Massage), Exercise Therapy (Tai Chi & Qi Gong), Herbal Therapy & Dietary Therapy. Thus it is a holistic system of primary health care used by millions of people around the world. It aims to restore the body back to balance and harmony when it is no longer performing optimally due to poor diet, stress, overwork, trauma or illness. It is an effective form of treatment for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions as practitioners draw upon traditional wisdom and modern research in their practice.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

TCM

The 5 Branches

Woman Receiving Acupuncture

ACUPUNCTURE

ACUPUNCTURE involves stimulating specific points on the body to correct imbalances in the flow of qi (pronounced "chee") or "life energy" which flows throughout the body's meridians. Most commonly associated with the insertion of fine solid needles into the skin, skilled practitioners incorporate a range of TCM skills including moxibustion (burning of herbs), cupping (the placement of suction cups on the skin) and gua sha (traditionally a buffalo horn or bian stone scraped over the skin with a lubricant) as well as the other branches of Chinese Medicine to achieve a positive outcome.

TUI NA

TUI NA is Traditional Chinese remedial massage, using soft tissue manipulation and physical therapy to release blockages and restore normal qi flow.

Back Massage
Tai Chi in Motion

CHINESE EXERCISE THERAPY

EXERCISE THERAPY includes tai chi and qi gong practices which use movement, meditation and breathing to promote the movement of qi throughout the body.

CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE involves the use of herbs and natural substances to regulate and normalise the body's meridian system and functions. Traditionally given in raw herb form, this clinic generally prescribes in their other available forms: granules, pills, powders, ointments and plasters.

Chinese Medicine Herbs
Mushroom Soup

DIETARY THERAPY

Using different principles of TCM our practitioners can aid with dietary suggestions and protocols to promote the rebalancing of energy flow and qi within the body.