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Welcome to Brunswick Traditional Chinese Medicine

Brunswick Traditional Chinese Medical Centre was established in 2001 with the intention of providing comprehensive and authentic traditional health care. Initially, we had just two patients, but, have slowly and steadily developed our practice concentrating on individualised and thorough treatment. Our treatments are always aimed at being both therapeutic and relaxing, so as to provide patients with relief as well as nurturing. Treatment modalities used include: deep tissue massage, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion and acupuncture. Herbal medicine and dietary/lifestyle advice may also be given to consolidate treatment.


Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used as a primary healthcare system in China for thousands of years. This history is uninterrupted with each generation of practitioners standing on the shoulders of the one before and learning from their successes and failures. As a result, the TCM practiced today is safe, effective and evidence based.

 

TCM has its own unique understanding of the human body that integrates the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of a person. This is a traditional rather than new age approach that concentrates on establishing the underlying causes of disease.  Once these are understood, the practitioner can discern the progression of an illness and the areas/systems of the body that are affected. A treatment plan can then be developed to clear the symptoms of the condition while addressing its underlying causes so as to reduce reoccurrences.

 

Conditions Commonly Treated With TCM

As TCM views the body as a whole, treating both the symptoms of disease as well as the root causes, it can be applied to almost any conditions. Additionally, it can be used to compliment other forms of medicine, improving their effect or reducing their side effects.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed many conditions that can be effectively treated by acupuncture based on clinical studies conducted around the world. These are listed below along with some other conditions commonly treated by TCM.

 

Neurological Conditions

Stroke, migraine, headache, insomnia, nervous tension, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, bell's palsy, meniere's disease;

 

Respiratory Conditions

Bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, chronic cough, laryngitis, sore throat, influenza and the common cold;

 

Digestive System Disorders

Toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis, mouth ulcers, hiccough, spasms of the oesophagus, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastric hyper-acidity, gastritis, heartburn, hiatus hernia syndrome, flatulence, paralytic ileus, colitis, diarrhoea, constipation, haemorrhoids, liver and gall bladder disorders, and weight control.

 

Urogenital Disorders

Cystitis, prostatitis, low sexual vitality, urinary retention, kidney disorders, nocturnal enuresis, and neurogenic bladder dysfunction.

 

Gynaecological and Obstetric Disorders

Premenstrual tension, painful, heavy, irregular, or absent  periods, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge, hormonal disturbances, disorders associated with menopause, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, difficulty with conception, and morning sickness.

 

Skin Conditions

Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, nerve rash, herpes zoster (shingles), acne, scar tissue, hair loss and dandruff.

 

Eye Conditions

Visual disorders, red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis, simple cataracts, myopia in children, and central retinitis.

 

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Osteoarthritis, sciatica, lumbago, weak back, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, tenosynovitis, shoulder and neck pain, cervicobrachial syndrome, "frozen shoulder", and "tennis elbow".

 

Sporting Injuries

Sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, corking and tearing of muscles, torn ligaments and bruises.

 

Psychological Conditions

Depression, phobias, emotional disturbances, anxiety, nervousness and addictions such as smoking.