Chinese medicine treatment may be able to assist with:
- Management of pain, stress and fatigue related to some autoimmune disorders, in consultation with other treating health practitioners
- Management of pain, fatigue and nausea related to many chronic diseases
- Management of vomiting or nausea arising from chemotherapy
- Pain relief and management
- Chronic pain related to depression by managing the underlying chronic pain
When a patient comes to us, one of the first things we may do are postural assessments and range of motion assessments that are very similar to those carried out by other health practitioners. However, we don’t stop there. Our experience and training tells us that some pain might not be an isolated event. A sprained ankle … is a sprained ankle … is a sprained ankle – but a few weeks down the track, that sprained ankle might also be a sore knee, hip or back as a result of stress and postural change.
The principles of diagnosis are the same, yet every patient is different. So we check your tongue, pulse, skin and nails. We ask questions about your work and lifestyle, about your family and relationships, about other aspects of your health that don’t necessarily relate to your immediate symptoms. Sometimes a stressful environment and a busy, hectic lifestyle may need to be addressed too.
Only when we have all the information we need, do we then decide on the best treatment for you. That treatment may involve a combination of acupuncture, massage, stretching exercises and Chinese herbs. This will depend on each individual.
When you’re young, your body has all the nutrients and trace elements it needs for growth and health, but as you age your hectic lifestyle depletes them. And sooner or later this will catch up with you. The herbs, acupuncture, dietary therapy and lifestyle changes that your Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner may prescribe can gradually replenish these nutrients and restore the balance your body needs for improved health.
Prevention is better than cure, so it’s never too soon to start taking care of your health. If you start looking after your health before you have health problems, the chances are that you may achieve a healthy, happy, mobile, old age.