Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient holistic healing system dating back over 5000 years, based on the principles of Yin and Yang and the Five Elements, which were developed over centuries using observations of nature and the universe and then applied to the prevention and treatment of disease as well as the maintenance of health and longevity.
Chinese Medicine seeks to treat the whole person, spiritually, emotionally and physically and sees these aspects as interconnected and as a reflection of the state of health of the individual.
Traditional Chinese Medicine also addresses the underlying root cause of the disease in order to alleviate the presenting signs and symptoms and provide lasting improvements in overall health and wellbeing, for a wide range of chronic and acute illnesses.
Several factors such as emotional stress, poor diet, overwork, exposure to weather and pathogens, injury and other lifestyle factors can obstruct the free flow of qi, deplete the bodys’ energy and bring about imbalance and disharmony causing disease and illness.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a particular Western medical disease diagnosis may be associated with many differing TCM patterns of disharmony and likewise a particular TCM pattern of disharmony may be associated with multiple western medical disorders. By treating the pattern of disharmony, TCM assists in enhancing the bodys’ healing response and in eliminating pathogenic factors which block the qi flow and circulation thus causing disease.
At Lotus Chinese Medicine we are dedicated to providing you with the support and personalised treatment you need to assist you in reaching your health goals.
What to Expect
The practitioner assesses the pattern of disharmony using the diagnostic techniques of tongue and pulse diagnosis, questioning of medical history and presenting signs and symptoms, observation and palpation. The practitioner may then offer techniques such as: acupuncture, tuina massage, guasha, cupping, patent herbal formulae, and dietary and lifestyle advice to treat the presenting condition and restore balance and harmony to the body.
Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist
John is a fully qualified acupuncturist, registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Chinese Medicine Regulation Board (CMRB), and is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).
He graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) at Endeavour college and has since completed further courses in the treatment of acupuncture for musculoskeletal disorders and pain management, acupuncture for sports medicine, scalp acupuncture, pulse diagnosis, digestive disorders, and muscle energy techniques.
John has a special interest in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, stress and pain management, digestive disorders, neurologic conditions, chronic illness, and men’s health.