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Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a medical system taht has been used for thousands of years to prevent, diagnose, and treat desease. It is based on the belief that qi (the body’s vital energy) flows along meridians (channels) in the body and keeps a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health in balance. TCM aims to restore the body’s balance and harmony between the natural opposing forces of yin and yang, which can block qi and cause disease. TCM includes acupuncture, diet, herbal therapy, meditation, physical exercise, and massage.


Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the insertion of very fine needles into specific points located on meridians (or channels) on the body. Acupuncture needles are designed to part the cells of the skin so that the needles can enter as unobtrusively as possible. In contrast, hypodermic needles are designed to tear the skin so that a passage can be created to input or remove fluids. So, acupuncture is virtually painless. After a differential diagnosis is made through discussion, observation, palpation, and listening, specific areas of imbalance are identified and a customized treatment plan is established for each patient. Most patients enjoy more grounded energy and a sense of well-being and relaxation with each treatment.

Chinese herbal medicine is commonly used to address imbalances that might otherwise lead to disease or discomfort. There are close to 500 commonly used “herbs” that come from plant, mineral, or animal sources. Herbs are rarely given individually but are combined into formulas that are designed to treat a patient’s unique condition. Classic formulas are available in powder form. Custom-blended formulas can be crafted to address the unique needs of individual patients. These formulas are adjusted to continue the healing process as your condition changes and evolves.
Chinese herbs have minimal or no side effects when correctly dispensed by a certified practitioner.
Chinese herbal medicine treats imbalances within the body. It identifies patterns of disharmony that may be causing disease or discomfort. If identified in early stages, imbalances can be corrected before disease results so that optimal health of mind, body, and spirit can be maintained.
To find out more about Traditional Chinese Medicine and the services we offer at Southport Health Clinic Gold Coast,

Please contact us on 07 3106 8808.

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