Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic
Since 1986 we have been treating the community of Melbourne with herbs and acupuncture.
Though we specialize in gynaecology, fertility issues and dermatology, we are also open for general practice; so the whole family is welcome!
Our dedicated team of practitioners are all registered with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria, in both the acupuncture and herbal medicine divisions of Chinese medicine.
Please feel free to visit us in order to view our on-site selection of exquisite purple clay teapots from Yixing, and to try the fine tea we import directly from Taiwan, which is available nowhere else in Melbourne.
If you wish, you may learn more about our selection of teapots and fine teas by visiting:
Chinese herbal gynaecology treats the whole gamut of women’s problems, from premenstrual tension to period pain, from amenorrhea to menopause, from endometriosis to infertility. After a detailed diagnosis involving examination of the pulse and tongue, careful questioning reveals patterns of symptoms which guide treatment, with the aim of restoring the body to normal functioning.
Acupuncture is now well-recognized as providing great benefit for women undergoing fertility treatment and IVF, but in China women have long known how effective it can be for a wide range of gynaecological conditions such as irregular periods, dysmenorrhea, vaginal discharge, morning sickness, breast pain and lumps, and other associated symptoms such as lower backache and fluid retention.
The skin is the largest organ in the body, and internal imbalances often manifest externally. Instead of simply suppressing symptoms, traditional Chinese dermatology treats the whole body, from the inside out with herbs, and from the outside in with acupuncture and external herbal applications. Some commonly-treated skin conditions include eczema, acne, psoriasis, rosacea, & herpes zoster.
Men are also welcome! Acupuncture and herbs can be used for many common problems such as tiredness and fatigue, headaches, digestive problems, pains in the back and limbs, colds, flu or other respiratory disorders, or just general well-being and maintenance.
Have a question? Check out our detailed Frequently Asked Questions page. Find out where we are and what you will need to bring; learn more about appointments, how to cook your herbs -- what they taste like -- and other things you didn’t even realize that you wanted to know!
Other areas of the Grove:
- Tea Shop — Fine imported teas, tea pots and assorted tea paraphernalia.
- The Lantern Journal — Professional Australian journal of traditional Chinese medicine
- Frequently Asked Questions (faq) — Learn about what to expect during your visit, what you need to bring, etc.
- Recommended Reading — Select medical, philosophical, spiritual and other related books.
- Contact Us — Learn more about how to get in contact with us by post, email, or telephone.
- Site Map — Learn more about the layout of this site and get right to the page you want: fast.
The Portable Document Format (PDF)
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