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15 Luxton Rd 3141 South Yarra, VIC
Phone: (139) 939-6887
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Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine Melbourne

Supporting The Health and Wellness Of Our Melbourne Clients Through Selective Herbal Therapies

Chinese herbal medicines have been used for thousands of years to help balance disharmony and support wellbeing. Our Melbourne-based clinic specialises in using herbal therapies in conjunction with other traditional Chinese practices to help restore healing, as well as support women’s health and fertility.

Herbal medicine is one of the main branches of Chinese Medicine. Some Chinese Medicine Practitioners only practice herbalism and treat their clients with an array of decoctions devised specifically for each client. It is one of the oldest styles of medicine that has managed to transition to the modern world.

When it comes to Chinese Herbal Medicine, there’s no one-size-fits-all. Our qualified TCM practitioners in Melbourne understand the therapeutic actions of each herb and its benefits. We work closely with you to monitor as your condition changes and improves. We may suggest herbs either singly, or made into a personalised formula to suit your individual needs.

How Chinese Herbal Medicine Works

Chinese Herbal Medicine is based on the ancient Chinese elements of Yin and Yang and Qi flow within the body. It also supports the body based on the different organs and their specific needs. Clinically it is used by completing an extensive diagnosis of each individual client and tailoring a herbal formula for that client based on signs, symptoms and feedback.

This formula can be made in many forms:

  • Raw
  • Powdered
  • Alcohol-based tinctures
  • Creams for external application
  • Tablets or Pills.

The strength of Chinese Herbalism comes in the very specific, harmonious balancing of herbs into a formula. Herbal formulas can have an infinite amount of herbs; as long as they are balanced correctly and prescribed in the accurate dosages.

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The Benefits of Chinese Medicine Herbs

The Which Doctor has been helping our Melbourne clients experience the benefits of Chinese Herbal Medicines for over 7 years. Our experienced TCM practitioners use these herbs to manage a wide range of symptoms relating to health conditions.

Different herbs consist of different properties which support specific parts of the body. By using a well-constructed formula, this helps to maximise the effectiveness of Chinese Medicine in treating specific conditions and promoting wellness.

The use of Chinese Medicine Herbs can help to address an imbalance in the body. It provides a holistic and natural way to address certain conditions, without some of the side effects of modern medicine. The correct use of herbs can support the body to heal from within and provide an overall improvement of the mind and body.

When it comes to Women’s Health, Chinese Herbs can also be used to support:

  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Digestion Issues
  • Allergies
  • Persistent Fatigue

What to Expect when Taking Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbs are natural remedies that TCM practitioners prescribe for clients with certain symptoms. Chinese herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years to improve health, prevent illness and promote wellness.

Before prescribing any form of herbal treatment, you will need a consultation with our Melbourne clinic. Your TCM practitioner will assess your condition including examining your tongue and pulse diagnosis. We will also look at your health history, and why you are seeking treatment. This assessment allows us to customise a formula of herbs that suits your individual needs. These herbs may come in the form of tea, liquids, powder, or easy-to-digest capsules.

Where required, based on your condition and health goals, your practitioner may also recommend other health remedies such as acupuncture, cupping therapy, or Chinese dietary advice to support your wellbeing.

Promoting the Safe Use of Chinese Medicine Herbs

One of the biggest benefits of using Chinese Medicine Herbs is that it’s a natural way to support a range of common health concerns. People of most ages and health backgrounds are able to take herbs with far less side effects of conventional western medicine. In most cases, herbs are also generally safe to take at the same time as other medicines.

Most herbal ingredients are plant based and include leaves, roots, sticks, bulbs and flowers of certain medicinal plants however there are some animal based herbal ingredients. A lot of the herbal ingredients used in Chinese Medicine have been used in Western Medicine recently due to their effectiveness i.e turmeric for inflammation, ginger for nausea and licorice root for digestive disturbances.

Our TCM practitioners support the whole person by evaluating symptoms, signs and client history before determining what we consider to be an appropriate treatment strategy. If you are taking prescribed medication, we suggest you consult your doctor before introducing any prescribed herbal medication.

When prescribing Chinese herbs, your TCM practitioner will continue to monitor your health to check for any reactions to prescribed herbs. We will also advise when it is appropriate to discontinue any of your herbal treatments.

All the herbs offered in our clinic are regulated by the Australian Government TGA for quality and safety. We do not support the use of herbs or treatments that involve illegal or endangered wildlife or herbal products.

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How Long Does Chinese Herbal Medicine Take to Work?

Chinese herbal remedies are usually made from plant, animal or mineral sources. Chinese herbs are non-toxic and typically do not have side effects if they are taken as prescribed. Clients can expect to notice changes to their health after starting Chinese herbal treatment within the first few weeks of taking.

The amount of herbs, and the length of time needed, to support your health will vary from person to person based on your current health, and your body’s response to the herbs. Generally, acute conditions tend to improve much faster than more chronic, long-standing and complex conditions.

It is likely you will need a follow up consultation to monitor your progress. As your condition improves, your herbal formula may be adjusted to cater for your body’s changing needs. You may also find that certain herbs will be discontinued from your treatment when your body no longer needs them.

Your Qualified Melbourne Herbalist

If you’re ready to improve your health with traditional Chinese Herbal Medicines, then make an appointment with our friendly TCM practitioner today. Our formulas are designed to provide you with the natural benefits of herbs, that are individually tailored towards your health goals.

The Which Doctor will use the wisdom of the east and the science of the west to create the healthiest, happiest version of you.