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Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine is one of the highest regarded herbal systems of the world. The history of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dates back over 2000 years ago when it was first recorded. Throughout time, it has been developing continuously in response to the changes of the clinical conditions. It's had a major influence on the medical practice in the East where it is a main part of provision of healthcare in China. In most hospitals in China today, it is provided along with conventional medicine.

Its popularity in the West has grown significantly over the years. In Australia, the use of herbal medicines and acupuncture has risen dramatically with almost 3 million Australians visiting a TCM practitioner every year.

Chinese herbal medicines are prescribed so that it makes a combination, the different herbs within the formula work together to increase efficacy and to also balance each other therefore the side effects are very limited. The prescribed herbs aim to target any disharmony and dysfunction within the body therefore it assists in self-healing, it corrects the underlying problems and thus alleviates the signs and symptoms one may be experiencing.

Chinese herbal medicine is mainly derived from all parts of plants such as the root, stem, leaf and flower. Some herbs are extracts from minerals and animals however the latter being rare especially in Australia.

The TCM theory involves seeing the human body as a whole complex with all systems and organs working together to achieve healthy function of the human body. It is believed that illness arises when there is a disharmony, an underactive or overactive system further affecting other systems to cause a wide range of symptoms and signs one is suffering from. To determine diagnosis, a practitioner will take in factor of one's gender, age, constitution, past history, seasonal changes, lifestyle, signs and symptoms along with TCM diagnostic techniques.

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