WHAT IS TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE?
Looking for Acupuncture in Sydney? Or Chinese Herbal Medicine in Sydney? Wanting to Adopt Traditional Chinese Medicine as part of a Healthy Lifestyle?
They don't call it complimentary therapy for nothing. Each treatment at Northwood Clinic of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine on Sydney's Lower North Shore involves taking a thorough patient history, which includes careful observation and discussion with the patient about their health concerns. Also taken into account, is the patients medical history, constitution and observation of their pulse and tongue according to Ancient Chinese Medicine for an informed diagnosis and treatment.
What to Expect from a Treatment
Northwood Clinic of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Lower North Shore Sydney, focuses on both the treatment and prevention of illness.
Patient's may share similar health conditions, but may still be given a different diagnosis and treatment. This is due to a personalised approach towards health.
All treatments are guided by up to date information from both Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine research studies, seminars and conferences annually attended.
Lifestyle Advice is offered to further compliment treatments.
Northwood Clinic of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Sydney provides services that are part of a natural and holistic system of primary health care. Australia's most popular modalities: Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. Also, Constitutional Facial Acupuncture is growing in popularity for its Health and Beauty benefits!
Treatments are usually 45 minutes-1 hour duration (1.5 hours for the first visit to conduct a detailed consultation).
Northwood Clinic is located 2 minutes from Lane Cove Shops on the Lower North Shore and offers personalised services to effectively treat a variety of chronic and acute health conditions.
Diagnosis and Treatment at Northwood Clinic of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Lower North Shore is: Caring, Ongoing and Personalised!
Patient History Taking
The First Consult & Treatment:
addresses your health concerns in detail with diagnosis and treatment given.
Helpful advice is given and we discuss a personalised and ongoing treatment plan.
Subsequent Consultations & Treatments:
Focus is placed on the prevention and treatment of illness.
Re-establishing bodily harmony known as 'homeostasis'.
A personalised maintenance program is discussed with continual feedback and adjustments made if necessary.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Each patient is given a detailed clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theories and frameworks and Western Medicine Theories.
Diagnosis: involves recognising underlying symptom patterns 'Red Flags' of disharmony, forming the basis of diagnosis. This often indicates how the body is or has become 'dysfunctional'.
Clinical Decision-Making and Patient Management: is influenced by Contemporary Western Medicine. For example, Chinese Herbal and Western Pharmaceutical interactions.
After Treatment: patient's should feel more in control of their own health, via enhancing the bodies own natural healing abilities. Symptoms may begin to improve. This is further increased with numerous treatments!
Acupuncture offers a natural, pain free and holistic approach to health when treating the mind, body and spirit of it's patient's.
Acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of very fine disposable (single use) acupuncture needles into selected acupuncture points along the body’s meridians.
Acupuncture needles are inserted gently and shallow (2 mm) into the skin, with (No manipulation/thrusting etc).
The Goal of Acupuncture: to clear any blockages or causes of disharmony along the body's meridians and restore the normal 'un-interrupted' flow of qi and blood. This helps to restore bodily harmony 'homeostasis' a feeling of individualised 'health and wellbeing'. Reminding the body to use its own natural healing abilities.
Acupuncture focuses on both treating and preventing illness, by stimulating the body’s own natural healing,immune and defence systems using acupuncture needles, to address various acute and chronic health conditions.
The more treatments you have, the better you should feel!
Advice on the number of treatments required for therapeutic effect is discussed with patient's individually. Maintenance treatments will also be discussed and are recommended.
Acupuncture Has Three....Four Primary Effects...and more
1) Relieves Pain.
2) Reduces Inflammation.
3) Restores Homeostasis: 'Bodily Harmony'.
4) Additionally and Most Importantly, Reduces Stress :)
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine dates back to almost 5000 years in China, making it one of the oldest and most long-standing health care systems Globally!
Currently, there are more than 450 substances commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine – these are mostly of plant origin.
Chinese Herbs may be used in treating and preventing illness for a wide range of health concerns E.g Infertility,Acne, Cold/Flu and Anxiety.
Some of these herbs can be found in your kitchen, such as ginger and cinnamon or from your garden, such as chrysanthemum and peony flowers!
Please see the Tab Menu above titled 'Cosmetic Acupuncture" for more details on this service.