Chinese Herbal Medicine shares a long history of development alongside Acupuncture.
Using what occurred naturally around them, the Chinese discovered and recorded the innate healing properties of hundreds of natural materials, refining their use into a sophisticated system of medicine relevant to many modern health issues.
Chinese herbs come in different forms. I prescribe raw Chinese herbs in my practice, which to clients’ will look like a bag of sticks, roots, barks, seeds, minerals and flowers.
Herbs are boiled down into a tea, with up to half a cup taken twice a day. Despite their taste, herbs made in this way are the most effective, so their effects are stronger and faster and therefore preferable. That said, herbs may also be prescribed in pill form or as a tincture to complement the treatment and to allow for times when the tea cannot be taken.
Chinese herbs can also be used to make soaks and washes for external application.
Chinese Herbal Medicine provides effective treatment for:
- Skin Disease including eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen simplex, acne, rosacea, vitiligo etc
- Menstrual, Gyneacological and Obstetric disorders including painful periods, late, early, irregular or absent periods, premenstrual syndrome (PMT), morning sickness, malposition of the foetus, delayed labour, insufficient breast milk, post natal depression, post natal weakness and debility
- Fertility including a range of problems affecting both men and women
- Allergic and Auto-immune disease such as asthma, thyroid disease such as Hashimoto’s and Grave’s disease, hay fever and more
- Cold and Flu including symptomatic relief and prevention
- Respiratory Conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, chronic coughs
- Neurological disorders including headache and migraine, facial paralysis (Bell’s palsy), stroke recovery, tinnitus, dizziness
- Stress, Anxiety and Depression including panic attacks, insomnia
- Digestive Problems including abdominal bloating, indigestion, haemorrhoids, obesity, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Urinary Tract Disorders including urethritis and recurrent cystitis
- Circulatory Disorders including recurrent cramping, cold hands and feet, Reynaud disease
- Immune System Problems such as allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, auto immune disorder
- Cardiovascular Disease including high blood pressure, high cholesterol
- Other including Hepatitis A, B, C and symptoms associated with HIV infection
In Australia, all Chinese herbs must comply with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) standards of safety. Kim uses only herbs that are sustainably sourced and free from endangerment or unethical practices in their manufacturing.