Conditions Treated

Conditions TreatedThe range of conditions treated by Chinese Medicine (CM, aka TCM) is as varied as the human body itself, just as is the range of conditions that can be addressed with Western Medicine (WM). This is because TCM is a total approach to health care. Of course, there are some things that acupuncture needles and herbs can’t do, like set a broken leg. However, acupuncture and herbs can help to relieve the pain associated with the fracture and the healing process. And a total TCM approach can help to bring your whole system into balance so that you can better deal with whatever condition you might have. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have declared that acupuncture has been proven effective for certain conditions involving pain and nausea, and that they expect research to formally establish a wide range of additional benefits in the future. In China, TCM doctors have been treating everything from frozen shoulder to depression for thousands of years. In China’s ultramodern hospitals today, mainstream Western physicians and TCM doctors work side by side to provide optimal health care for patients with all types of conditions.

The strength of TCM lies in the ability to prevent appearance or to resolve chronic conditions of various etiologies. The following is a partial list of conditions treated in our BEST Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Melbourne clinic.

Sport Injury/ Pain Managementpain conditions treated

  • sports injuries
  • strain and sprain
  • rheumatism / rheumatoid arthritis
  • arthritis
  • neuralgia
  • sciatica
  • headache
  • neck/  shoulder/ back pain
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • “frozen shoulder”
  • “tennis elbow”
  • heel /foot pain

Digestive

  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • nausea / morning sickness
  • indigestion / bloating
  • peptic ulcer
  • heartburn
  • gastritis
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • ulcerative colitis (UC)

Emotional / Psychological

Neurological

Respiratory

  • asthma
  • bronchitis
  • common cold and flu
  • hay fever / allergic rhinitis
  • sinusitis
  • tonsillitis
  • smoking cessation / quit smoking

Metabolic

  • chronic fatigue
  • high blood pressure/ hypertension
  • obesity
  • osteoporosis
  • diabetes
  • thyroid diseases
  • gout

Gynecological

  • irregular menstruation
  • menopausal syndrome
  • hot flushes
  • infertility
  • IVF support
  • endometriosis
  • uterine fibroids
  • dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB)
  • polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • pre-menstrual tension/ pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • ovarian cyst

Eye-Ear-Nose-Throat (EENT)

  • cataract
  • blurred vision
  • dizziness
  • tinnitus

Skin-related

  • acne
  • eczema / dermatitis
  • hair loss / alopecia
  • herpes zoster / shingles
  • urticaria / hives
  • psoriasis
  • allergy

Other

  • cancer support / management
  • weight loss / control
  • cosmetic acupuncture