General and family medicine

Using Chinese medicine to treat the common cold and flu

They say a pinch of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The best first-line prevention for the common cold is the humble scarf. To guard against the elements it’s imperative that you keep your neck warm and protected especially in cold, wet, windy weather and particularly at the change of season. Also be mindful […]

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Treating sinusitis using Chinese Medicine

The typical symptoms of sinusitis includes profuse nasal discharge (clear, green or yellow), swollen, painful, tender frontal and maxillary sinuses or the sensation of blockage and pressure in the sinus region, post nasal drip (mucous draining into the back of the throat), frontal headache, and a foggy, heavy head. Sinusitis often appears during pregnancy which […]

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Home remedies for common cold and flu

We stock our signature cold & Flu capsules, a must for every family’s first aid cupboard. Take 4 capsules every two hours with the first hint of a sore throat, sniffle, general body aches and mild chills or fever. Repeat up to 4-6 times, cease once symptoms have resolved. If symptoms persist call the clinic […]

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Common digestive conditions that Chinese medicine can help treat

Common digestive conditions that Chinese medicine can help to treat include: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) diarrhea constipation bloating nausea gastric reflux and indigestion stomach pain anorexia (loss of appetite) or gnawing hunger hemorrhoids mouth ulcers thrush ulcerative colitis. Using Chinese Medicine to understand the digestive process According to Chinese Medicine, the digestive tract is merely […]

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General guidelines for healthy eating

As clinicians we are confronted it seems on a daily basis by the overwhelming confusion experienced by our clients around what foods ‘should’ or ‘should not’ be eaten. With the combined effect of unhealthy glossy magazine diets, unachievable airbrushed images of the body beautiful, the multibillion dollar weight loss industry and a bevy of contemporary […]

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Using Chinese Medicine to treat pain

Over the past 30-40 years Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine have become widely known and popularly used to successfully treat both chronic and acute pain in Australia. Chinese Medicine has much to thank journalist James Reston. While touring China on assignment with American President Nixon in 1971 he wrote about his remarkable and miraculous experience […]

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Stress management, anxiety, depression and insomnia

The human body doesn’t differential between what ‘types’ of stress it’s experiencing, be it mental, emotional, physical or spiritual in origin. It simply sees ‘stress’ as ‘stress’. According to Chinese Medicine when the body experiences stress the smooth flow and circulation of the body’s vital life force or ‘Qi’ is disrupted which adversely affect the […]

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