Chinese Herbal Medicine


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a popular and effective healthcare system based on ancient principles which have a history of effectiveness spanning nearly 3000 years. Nearly three million Australians visit Chinese Medicine practitioners every year.

Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the oldest treatment modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which also includes Acupuncture, Remedial Massage, Nutritional advice and therapeutic exercises.

Chinese Herbal Medicine is often used in conjunction with Acupuncture to form a complete treatment strategy

Chinese herbs are prescribed to normalise & harmonise imbalanced energy, or Qi, in the body. Various studies have shown Chinese herbal medicines to be successful in treating a range of disorders, particularly gynaecological, gastrointestinal and liver disorders.

Chinese Herbal Medicine can treat a great a variety of physical and emotional disorders and illness.

Chinese herbal medicines can be packaged as powders, pastes, lotions or tablets, depending on the herb and its intended use.

Different herbs have different properties and can balance particular parts of the body. Prescribing a particular herb or concoction of herbs means the practitioner’s diagnosis has to take into account the state of the patient’s condition and illness.

Chinese Herbal Medicines can only be prescribed & dispensed by qualified registered licensed Chinese Medicine Practitioners.

Summer Hill Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine does not use ingredients from endangered animals or plants in Chinese Herbal Medicine.