Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete system of healthcare that includes:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Tui Na (Chinese therapeutic massage)
  • Cupping
  • Moxibustion (Heat therapy)
  • Qi Gong (Exercise and breathing exercises)
  • Diet and lifestyle advice

The aim of TCM is to restore balance in the body. Disease, pain and dysfunction are seen as a disorder or blockage in the flow of Qi (life energy) throughout the body, and through the use of the above therapies the correct flow of Qi is restored.

TCM is a powerful and holistic approach to healthcare. Every treatment is tailored to the specific needs of the individual, and seeks to not only relieve the immediate symptoms, but to treat the underlying cause of the health problem, thereby reducing any chance of reoccurrence.

Chinese Medicine can be used effectively in the treatment of:
  • Depression, anxiety and stress
  • Sleep disorders
  • Men’s health (low libido, fertility, ED)
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Pain management
  • Digestive difficulties
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Chronic conditions

Chinese Herbal Medicine

There are more than 450 substances currently used in modern Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM), most derived from plant sources. Some common herbs that are used in CHM include ginger, licorice root, garlic, cinnamon and chrysanthemum flowers.

Chinese herbs are often used as an adjunct therapy alongside acupuncture, which provides for the continuity of treatment between acupuncture appointments. All herbal prescriptions are designed uniquely for the individual.

Herbs are commonly used for internal conditions, but can also be applied topically for skin conditions such as eczema, tinea, psoriasis and dermatitis.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific areas of the body to restore the flow of Qi and reduce pain. Acupuncture is not painful, and most people find it a relaxing experience.

The applications for the use of acupuncture are widespread. The World Health organization (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders such as neck and lower back pain, tennis elbow, knee pain, periarthritis of the shoulder, and sprains
  • Sciatica
  • Facial pain, dental pain and headache
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Induction of labor
  • Correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Postoperative pain
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Primary dysmenorrhea
  • Ulcers and gastritis

Chinese Medicine
Initial Consultation

Chinese Medicine
Standard Consultation

90 mins
60 mins

$85 ($65 concession)

$75 ($55 concession)

Rebates are available for consultations from all major health funds

Lachlan McDonald

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
  • Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society

Services

  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Cupping
  • Heat therapy
  • Diet and lifestyle advice
Please call 0404 039 744 or email lachlanmcdonaldcm@gmail.com for further information or to make an appointment.

Lachlan is available at Four Seasons Wellness Centre on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am to 8pm.

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