Category Archives for Chinese Medicine

Giving Birth – The Chinese Medicine Way

When the body goes into labour it produces natural hormonesThese natural labour hormones helps ensure a smooth and painless birth.Yes it is possible!When labour is medically induced a combination of drugs

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MTHFR GENE MUTATION: Latest TCM Treatment

What is MTHFR and what is the MTHFR gene mutation treatment?MTHFR is an enzyme that adds a methyl group to folic acid to make it usable by the body.The process of methylation also involves the enzyme from

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The Cause of Heavy Periods [Menorrhagia]

Menorrhagia: the medical term for menstrual periods with abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding. Women who suffer from heavy periods find it quite distressing when period time comes. It can disrupt their

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How to Treat Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis With Chinese Medicine!

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is one of the most common thyroid diseases I treat. I regularly come across it in my clinical practice at Sustain Health.  In this article, we will consider two important

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What is Perinatal Anxiety and Depression?

In this article we discuss the current reality in our society of Perinatal anxiety and depression. What are the symptoms and what does this look like on a day to day basis. Unbeknown to some, Chinese medicine

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Adrenal Fatigue Treatment With Chinese Medicine

Adrenal fatigue syndrome is a common stress-related disorder, in which the symptoms are strongly influenced by circulating cortisol levels. Particularly when living in Melbourne, the world’s most liveable

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Congee: What Everyone Ought to Know

In this blog post we will be chatting about the amazing life-giving congee. what it will do for your health a look at the legends who created it why we recommend you should eat it. how to cook it. a

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Treating Asthma The Natural Way: Feel Better, Breathe Deeper

For many people, treating asthma is something they have had to live with since early childhood.Often developing alongside, or after bouts of eczema, asthma follows a very similar process—the body’s

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How to Prevent Miscarriage With Chinese Medicine.

Miscarriage is one of the most common infertility conditions that we see in our everyday clinical practice. Almost 25% of pregnancies are lost within the first 12 weeks of gestation. When assessing these

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Occipital Headache: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

An occipital headache, also known as occipital neuralgia, is a type of a headache that affects the back of the head. The pain can be severe and debilitating, with frequent episodes. A headache is one

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Eczema: TCM Gets to The Root of the Itch

  Eczema is a skin condition that affects 1 in 3 Australians at some point in their lives. It often affects people with a history of allergic conditions such as asthma or hayfever. Eczema-prone areas

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Enlarged Prostate: Managing the Symptoms with Traditional Chinese Medicine

  Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or “enlarged prostate” develops over a very long time, and therefore, is generally seen in elderly patients. As the age group increases so does the prevalence of

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Treating Tinnitus with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Do you ever hear a ringing sound in your ears that you can’t explain? If this is a sensation you have been experiencing quite often, you might be suffering from tinnitus. Factors that trigger or

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Novak Djokovic’s Chinese Medicine Diet for Success

With prize money winnings over US$95 million, a Monaco citizenship, and 10 Grand Slams under his belt, it’s safe to say that Novak Djokovic is one successful man. But how does someone become that successful?

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Fibromyalgia Explained: Symptoms and How Chinese Medicine Can Help

Fibromyalgia is characterised by severe pain and fatigue in joints and muscles throughout the body. For those who have been diagnosed, coping with fibromyalgia is painstaking, as well as difficult for

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How To Lose Weight with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a poorly functioning digestive system is the root cause of problems such as constipation, bloating, acid reflux, bad breath and unwanted weight gain. Acupuncture

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Menopause: The Natural Treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine

What is menopause? Menopause is the time when women’s menstrual period completely ceases, occurring when the ovaries cease producing the hormones oestrogen and progesterone. Initially symptoms of perimenopause,

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Ulcerative Colitis: Here’s To Treat It The Natural Way

ULCERATIVE COLITIS – What is it? Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Both conditions affect the bowel, but in slightly different

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Chinese Medicine and Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a debilitating condition that greatly decreases the quality of life for those afflicted. Chinese Medicine has thousands of years experience in dealing with the symptoms of

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Chinese Medicine in Dementia, Memory and Learning

  Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia is a condition that affects mainly people over the age of 60. Although there are a number of treatments that can have modest improvements, especially

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Graves Disease (GD) and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Graves disease is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid often resulting in hyperthyroidism. Typical presentations include irritability, muscle weakness, sleeping issues, palpitations, a poor

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Chinese Medicine Proven to Reduce Scarring and Accelerate Wound Healing

In a recent study on wound healing and scar formation it was found that a commonly used herbal combination could accelerate healing times and reduce scar formation. The Chinese medicine combination was

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Treatment of Eczema through Chinese Medicine

For many people recurrent skin conditions are an ongoing challenge that can be very difficult to obtain any respite from at all. The overuse of steroid creams, anti-histamines and other harsh remedies

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Using Chinese Medicine to Treat Lupus

  Systemic Lupus Erythmeatous, which is often called SLE, is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the body, leading to inflammation and damage of the joints, skin, kidneys, heart,

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What’s So Bad About Alcohol Anyway?

It’s Everywhere and It’s Very Socially Acceptable…it’s Alcohol! Alcohol is enmeshed within Australian culture. There are very few adults that don’t consume alcohol. Have you

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Speed, Ice & Crystal Meth

What is ice? Ice is a street name for crystal methamphetamine, which is a powerful, synthetic stimulant drug. Stimulant drugs speed up the messages going to and from the brain. Ice is more potent than

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What MDMA is really doing to your body? A Chinese Medicine Perspective

Why do people take Ecstasy? Ecstasy or MDMA is a party drug that makes the user feel euphoric. It is widely used in the clubbing and raving scene because you can dance all night and never feel tired. MDMA

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Chinese Medicine for treatment of PMS and PMDD

  PMDD, also known as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, is a severe form of PMS which is often accompanied by severe mental health symptoms. PMDD follows a cyclical pattern beginning after ovulation,

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Marijuana Addiction – A Chinese Medicine Perspective

Did you know that marijuana is the most widely used drug on the planet following tobacco and alcohol? So what happens when you smoke marijuana? The active chemical in marijuana, THC creates ‘heat’

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Using Chinese Medicine to treat Prostate Cancer

How Common is Prostate Cancer? If you are male and your doctor diagnoses you with cancer, then there’s 40% likelihood that that you will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most

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