Chinese Medicine is a unique medical system that has 5000 years of history. By observing the relationship between the universe and human body, under some key Chinese philosophies such as Yin Yang, Five elements and Taoism, it has developed series theories such as Qi, Zang Fu, Meridians, etc. With the guidance of those philosophies and theories, patients will receive pattern differentiation diagnosis and treatments such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, tui na, dietary therapy, etc. Nowadays, thanks for the developing of new technology, some types of treatment methods such as electro-acupuncture and TDP therapy have been added in, but all of them are still within the framework of Chinese medicine.
Its features include:
- Holistic concerns: it always looks after the whole body, not just the symptoms or part of body.
- Balanced approach
- Easy compliance
- Cost effective
With those excellent characteristics, Chinese medicine is not only widely used in China but also popular in Korea, Japan, South Eastern Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.
In Australia, all Chinese medicine practitioners must be registered with AHPRA in the specifications of Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Chinese herbal dispenser. Only the practitioners registered with three divisions can have a full range of Chinese medicine practice. The treatments are claimable through private health funds such as Bupa, Medibank Private, HCF, etc.