Chinese Herbal Medicine for Melbourne

What is Chinese Herbology?
For more than 5000 years, the Chinese have been developing, improving and perfecting health-promoting Chinese herbal medicine recipes. More than 80,000 herbal prescriptions are recorded, whose precise quantities and proportions are crucial to their efficacy. In fact, many of today’s wonder drugs were derived from traditional herbal formulations.

Around 400 different herbs are commonly used to treat a wide variety of illnesses. These herbs are usually prescribed in combinations, selected according to a patient’s particular pattern of symptoms. This is one of the key features of herbal medicine – it is tailored to the individual.

Available from our Melbourne clinic, Chinese herbal treatments can nowadays be prescribed in the form of tablets or capsules, avoiding the need to boil up raw herbs. As well as being more convenient, this modern format has the advantage of standardised dosage and rigorous quality control.

Modern pharmacological research has shown that Chinese herbal medicine has a wide range of effects. Among other things, they can fight infection, improve immunity, reduce inflammation and regulate the function of the respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive and endocrine systems.


About Traditional Chinese Medicine

There are 23 high quality tertiary institutions in China providing training programmes for bachelor degree, master degree, and PhD of Chinese medicine. In every public hospital China, there is at least one Chinese medicine department that provides related services, with about 700 million consultations provided each year. The total number of scientific periodicals on Chinese herbal medical research is 147, with about 1600 to 1900 papers on a variety of subjects from general wellbeing to gynaecology being published each year (2009).

Acupuncture and Gynaecological Conditions

In China, there is a long history of treating gynaecological disorders/conditions with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. In modern times, the integrated medical care of combining conventional Western medicine with TCM has been  provided by doctors as part of their routine medical practice in China, other Asian countries and part of western world. This medical alternative can provide  complementary or alternative to conventional medicine in treating gynaecological disorders.

If you’d like to find out more about our medical services and our Melbourne clinic, please feel free to contact us on (03) 9543 3866.