Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine

At the Rozelle Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Centre (RACM) we supply organic herbs wherever possible, we only dispense herbs that have been approved by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Association), to ensure Australian standards are met. Our herbs dissolve easily in hot water.

We do not dispense raw herbs that require boiling due to the lack of pesticide and heavy metal monitoring by our TGA.

Rozelle Acupuncture herbs
Rozelle Acupuncture herbs

RACM has an extensive herbal dispensary, and mixes on site, classical Chinese herbal medicine formulas.

In Chinese herbal medicine there are hundreds of single herbs available for use in thousands of ancient formulas used in China over many centuries. The practitioner is trained to learn the many ancient formulas and thousands of modifications to these formulas. Chinese Medicine practitioners receive in-depth training in the pharmacology, toxicology, multiple use, and contraindications of each herb.

Chinese Medicine (CM), incorporating both Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture, has been used for well over 2,000 years. In China, ‘Bare Foot Doctors’ or ‘Masters’, worked in the community, gained experience, increased their skills, and shared their knowledge by constantly researching ancient texts while mentoring their trusted apprentices.

Many of the ancient texts are very interesting. For example, the Shang Han Lun, written in 100 AD after the author, grief stricken with the loss of his entire family to a flu epidemic, researched old texts to uncover formulas that discussed flus and fevers. For example, modern day ventolin is a derivative of the herb mahuang, first mentioned in the Shun Hun Lun 2000 years ago.

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.

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