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The Rozelle Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Centre (RACM) team uses a fine light needle technique incorporating both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture principles. All needles used are disposable needles.

In China, and since its introduction into Japan several centuries ago, acupuncture has continued to flourish and develop through the insights of exceptional local practitioners. Today there are several differences between the method of diagnosis and provision of acupuncture in Japanese and Chinese systems, however our practitioners respect both systems and use them interchangeably.

Practitioner performing acupuncture on patient
Practitioner performing acupuncture on patient at RACM.

We may also use laser acupuncture which cannot be felt and has no sensation on the skin.

Read more: How does acupuncture work?

Acupressure for babies and children

In Bob Flaws book, ‘A Handbook of TCM Pediatrics’, he describes the rich history of Chinese Medicine for babies and children throughout the centuries.

Some of the classics Flaws cites include: ‘Xiao Er Yao Zheng Zhi Jue’ (A Collection of Essential Paediatric Patterns and Treatments) 1032-1113 CE; and from the Song dynasty ‘You You Xin Shu’ (The Heart Book of Pediatrics); ‘Bao Ying Cao Yao’ (Essentials for the Care and Protection of Infants) in 1956; and ‘You Ke ei Cui’ (A Collection of Paediatric Cases) in 1534.

Today, all hospitals in China have a Chinese Medicine Paediatric Department.

Bob Flaws Handbook cover imageOur Chinese Medicine team have a special interest in the following conditions:

  • Pain Management
  • Nausea and Vomiting Post Surgery
  • Nausea and Vomiting Post Chemotherapy
  • Allergies
  • Sinus Infection
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Infections
  • Poor Immune System
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Skin Disorders
  • Dyslexia
  • Bedwetting
  • ADD
  • ADHD

We provide acupressure or a gentle massage on acupuncture points and channels. We also use laser acupuncture (see below).

Laser acupuncture or Low Level Light Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Laser therapy blue graphicLow Level Light Laser Therapy (LLLT) is used in laser acupuncture at Rozelle Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Centre (RACM) Sydney to provide sensation for needle free acupuncture. Laser acupuncture can be used instead of fine needle acupuncture.

Background
While research on laser therapy was conducted as early as 1903, it was not until the 1970’s that research intensified in the USSR, USA, and China. This research became known as ‘photobiology’, the study of how light affects living things, including humans, cells, plants, and animals.

Chinese herbal medicine

Herbs in bowlAt 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.

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.

Importantly, modern day ventolin is a derivative of the herb mahuang, first mentioned in the Shun Hun Lun 2000 years ago.

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