Eli preparing some Chinese Herbs
Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic Sydney
Chinese Herbal Medicine can assist with the diagnosis and symptoms of a vast range of health conditions, and it is common to use them in conjunction with acupuncture. Herbs are used to help maintain general health and well-being, as well as for managing the symptoms of a variety of acute and chronic illnesses. If you are looking to promote your general health and well-being, a qualified Chinese Medicine practitioner such as Eli Huang from Acupuncture & Beauty Centre can assist you.
Chinese herbal medicine utilises over 500 different plants and minerals. It has been found that herbs provide a number of health benefits by regulating and treating the body’s imbalances. Through the 5 different flavours of the herbs and their actions on the various parts of the body, it is able to get to the root cause of many illnesses and disease and restore the body’s own natural health and healing mechanisms. At Acupuncture & Beauty Centre, we prescribe them in accordance with a patient’s particular symptoms or ailment, ensuring the best possible results. It’s common to combine a number of herbs based on a patient’s condition – and since one’s condition often changes over time, the formula or quantity of herbs are often adjusted to reflect this.
Chinese herbs can be toxic in large doses, as they contain active principles. They should be treated like pharmaceutical drugs. Extracts contain plant materials with pharmacologically active constituents. When used in conjunction with conventional medicine it is important to be aware of their interactions. It’s important that the practitioner knows all medication that the patient is concurrently taking, including drugs, supplements, vitamins and minerals.
Traditionally, herbs are slowly cooked in ceramic pots and the resulting liquid decoction is used. However, Eli uses Chinese herbs that are in liquid, pill, granulated or powdered forms, making it more convenient, easy and quick to take. There is no need for the hassle of boiling raw herbs anymore. Granulated herbs are very concentrated and easily absorbed by the body.
Chinese medicine is generally considered to be safe but occasionally (as with all health treatments) may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases.
Any herbs that are either endangered animal or plant products are not used in this clinic.