Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. TCM views the body as a small part of the universe and subject to the universal laws and principles of harmony and balance. The Chinese system believes that emotions and mental states are every bit as influential on disease as purely physical mechanisms and considers factors like work, environment, lifestyle and relationships as fundamental to the overall picture of health and wellbeing.

At the heart of TCM is the belief that the cause of illnesses, not only their symptoms, must be treated. In modern-day terms, TCM is holistic in its approach. It views every aspect of a person – body, mind, spirit and emotions – as essential components of ‘one’. TCM is an amazingly timeless way of seeking answers to illnesses, and finding treatments that are easy to incorporate into everyday-life.

THE BENEFITS OF TCM

Unlike Western medicine, TCM is not traditionally used to treat specific ailments. Instead, it is used to correct imbalances in the body, which are considered the root cause of any ailment.

TCM theory states that there are twelve main meridians (energy channels) that are associated with the twelve main organs of the body. Each organ has an energy associated with it, called Qi (life energy). When the body is in balance there is an abundance of Qi flowing through the meridians, but if the flow of Qi is disrupted, the body will exhibit signs and symptoms of distress.

As well as restoring health, TCM is also used for the prevention of disease. TCM theory believes that if the body’s organ systems are all working harmoniously, then disease will not be able to penetrate, so regular TCM treatments can serve to create powerful resistance against future illness.

WHAT IS TCM?

Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that has been practiced for over 5,000 years. TCM views the body as a small part of the universe, and subject to universal laws and principles of harmony and balance. The Chinese system believes that emotions and mental states are every bit as influential on disease as purely physical mechanisms, and considers factors like work, environment, lifestyle and relationships as fundamental to the overall picture of your health.

At the heart of TCM is the belief that the cause of illnesses, not only their symptoms, must be treated. In modern-day terms, TCM is holistic in its approach; it views every aspect of a person: body, mind, spirit, and emotions and as part of one. TCM is an amazing ancient yet modern way of seeking answers to illnesses and treatments and the herbs and foods prescribed are easy to incorporate into your life.

WHAT DOES TCM INVOLVE?

Major treatment modalities used in TCM can include:

  • Herbal Therapy – the use of herbal combinations or formulas to strengthen and support organ system function
  • Acupuncture – the insertion of needles in acupoints to help Qi flow smoothly
  • Acupressure – the use of specific hand techniques to help Qi flow smoothly
  • Chinese Massage, Moxa, Gua Sha and Cupping – used to promote energy and blood flow
  • Foods for Healing – the prescription of certain foods for healing based on their ‘energy signatures’ rather than their nutritional value
  • Chinese Psychology – the understanding of emotions and their relationship to the internal organ systems and overall health.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory states that there are twelve main meridians (energy channels) that are associated with the twelve main organs of the body. Each organ has an energy associated with it, called Qi (life force energy). When the body is in balance there is an abundance of Qi flowing through the meridians of the body. If the flow of Qi is disrupted, the body will exhibit signs and symptoms of distress.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM TCM:

When you visit a TCM practitioner at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic, they will create a program designed specifically for your needs and goals. They will discuss several options with you, and provide information on how many sessions are required, different investment methods and the proposed timeframe of treatments.

Consultations are extremely thorough and in-depth at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic, where you are always treated as an individual with great care and respect. Your TCM practitioner will guide and support you on your journey towards achieving and maintaining your health and wellbeing goals.

These major treatment modalities may be used in your program:
  • Herbal Therapy: the use of herbal combinations or formulas to strengthen and support organ system function
  • Acupuncture: the insertion of needles in acupoints to help Qi flow smoothly.
  • Acupressure: the use of specific hand techniques to help Qi flow smoothly.
  • Chinese Massage, Moxa, Gua Sha and Cupping to promote energy and blood flow.
  • Foods for Healing: the prescription of certain foods for healing based on their energy essences or energy signatures, not nutritional value.
  • Chinese Psychology: the understanding of emotions and their relationship to the internal organ systems and their influence on health.

Your TCM practitioner will create a program specifically for your needs and goals. They will discuss this with you and provide information on how many sessions are required, your investment options and a proposed time frame of treatment. Consultations are extremely thorough, in depth and you are treated as an individual with great care and respect. They will guide you and support you to reach and maintain your goals.

WHY COME TO MELBOURNE NATURAL WELLNESS?

At Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic you’re treated as a member of our family, rather than just another client. That means we listen to you and support you in every way we can to help you attain the level of wellness you’re trying to achieve.

If you know which type of service you need, you can simply make an appointment and start receiving treatment straight away. Or, if you’re not sure which form of therapy is best for you, we can provide a no-obligation, free consultation to discuss your symptoms and offer suggestions on which services might help you feel your best.

We’ve helped more than 10,000 people every year since 2002 and we can help you too, whatever your problem or wellbeing goals may be. Our services are designed to restore wellness, increase energy and reduce stress, and some are also known to be beneficial with regard to weight management and anxiety treatment.