Are you seeking a natural, herbal treatment approach for your health care? Have you been told about the wonders of Chinese Herbal Medicine and feel now is the time to find a registered Chinese herbalist to help you? Are you wondering whether Chinese herbs can help your pain or health condition? Is it time for you to get on the road with Chinese Medicine and experience what it can do for you?
Chinese Herbs are one of the most well-known tools of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Commonly they are dispensed in Melbourne acupuncture clinics as part of an overall health strategy. They may not be popular for their flavour, but often provide assistance in a wide range of health conditions.
The study of Chinese herbs involves study at a bachelors degree level, with 4-5 contact years. It does though take many more years to become a true master of traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine. The course includes developing an in-depth knowledge of the applications and qualities of Chinese herbs.
Not only are herbs viewed from a TCM perspective, but the pharmacological viewpoint is also studied. Traditional Chinese Medicine students also learn about both Western and Eastern medical models. They are qualified to offer acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in Melbourne Vic, or anywhere else in Australia.
Chinese herbalists are registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. This is a national body operating under AHPRA. Minimum education and ongoing professional development commitments are criteria for registration. This ensures a level of professionalism and competence is upheld in the industry. At Dantian Health I am registered as a Chinese Herbalist, Chinese herbal dispenser and Acupuncturist.
How long does it take for Chinese herbs to work?
It is hard to determine exactly how long it may take for Chinese herbs to assist any individual. Each person has a unique and specific history which has contributed to their pain or medical condition. As such, there is no one size fits all approach.
In fact, herbs must be carefully prescribed only after an in-depth consultation and examination of the body. This helps to ensure only the most appropriate herbs only are prescribed. It is exactly the same as with acupuncture.
That being said, the effect of some herbs can be quite rapid. Some herbs (especially those utilised to assist with constipation) can display an effect with an hour. Though generally, for more chronic issues, it will take a little longer to show significant changes to any medical issue.
It is best to contact the clinic and speak to a practitioner to get more specified advice for your health.
What herbs are used in Chinese Medicine?
Chinese herbs are substances found in nature. All parts of plants such as seeds, roots, branches, leaves and flowers are part of the Chinese Herbal pharmacopeia. Common spices, fruits, and minerals also are Chinese herbs. These create the Chinese Herbal formulas prescribed by TCM practitioners throughout Melbourne Vic.
Many of these substances are unfamiliar to the Western palate. Some are familiar as they are common kitchen ingredients. Flavours such as cinnamon, ginger, dates and liquorice find their way into many prescriptions. It is the combination of these flavours which create a Chinese herbal formula.
Chinese herbs are usually dispensed as part of a formula. The level of each herb is modified according to your specific presentation in the clinic. This is best determined through a consultation with a herbalist with the correct training and experience. This means they can determine the best Chinese Herbal Medicine for you.
What are the benefits of Chinese herbs?
Chinese herbs can benefit a wide range of health conditions. Some of the benefits of using Chinese Herbal Medicine include minimal side effects. They also can affect a broad range of symptoms with an appropriate prescription. This is important in the current day of polypharmacy.
Read this article to learn more about Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Clinic for Chinese Herbal Medicine Melbourne, VIC
If you need a Chinese herbal consultation or acupuncture, Melbourne has many options. Dantian Health clinic offers consultations for Chinese Herbal Medicine at Brunswick in Melbourne’s inner north.
I am a qualified Chinese Herbal Medicine practitioner. I have experience in the Tian family lineage of classical herbalism. As a graduate of this 4-year program, a long but rewarding road of study, I hold a Diploma in Canonical Chinese Medicine. This includes me in a small group of practitioners worldwide who have been inducted into this lineage.
If there is anything you wish to know then please feel free to use my contact form to start a conversation.
I also offer online booking to make it easy to arrange an appointment for Chinese Medicine or acupuncture in Melbourne.