Traditional Chinese Medicine

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A history of 2000 to 3000 years

Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient form of health care to diagnose and cure illness through the combined use of medical herbs and acupuncture

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbs may come in the form of powders, paste, liquid, lotions or tablets depending on the herb and its intended use. Different herbs have different properties and alone or in combination will balance different parts of the body. Today there is in excess of 450 Chinese Herbs available. Some herbs are readily available such as garlic and ginger whilst other substances like bupleurum are not so common.

Some of the conditions which can be treated with Chinese Herbs include:

  • Headaches
  • Skin disorders
  • Allergies
  • Fluid retention
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Common cold and influenza
  • Insomnia and fatigue
  • Loss of appetite and digestive disorders

Broome Natural Wellness stocks a large range of Chinese Herbal medicines. Please make an appointment with one of our Naturopaths to receive advice on which herbal medicine is suitable for yourself.

How is it different?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is fundamentally different to Western Medicine in that it treats the body holistically using the body’s own healing abilities

Traditional Chinese Medicine is only marginally concerned with anatomical structures but focused primarily on the body’s functions. Disease or illness is perceived to be a disharmony or imbalance in the body functions and the interaction of the human body with the environment.