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Chinese herbal medicine is one of the important pillars for the practice of TCM. Herbs have been used by many cultures around the world for thousands of years. No other health system uses herbs as extensively and exclusively as the Chinese medicine culture. There are more than 400 commonly used products within the Chinese Materia Medica arsenal. Many different products are used from stems, roots, barks, flowers, twigs, fruits, sap of plants, animal parts, shells, insects and minerals. Sydney Acupuncture are dedicated to the Non usage of any endangered, banned or extinct products both here in Australia and China and hence we do not use them in our clinic.

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Chinese herbs attempt to bring the body back into homeostasis/ balance, depending on the condition or syndrome pattern. There are over 16 individual single herb categories that the herbal practice is based upon. Characteristics factors such as Thermal dynamics (Warm or Cool), the organ channel association (Kidney Liver etc), Flavour (Salty, Sour, Sweet etc) or Direction (rising, down bearing etc) are important characteristics to decide which herb will be better for the affective prescription. Within modern times the importance of Pharmacological properties, have found there way into practice also.
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Chinese Herbal medicine follows the concepts and theological frame work of Chinese medicine ethos. At the base of all these concepts is Yin Yang theory, Zang Fu organ theory, pathogenic influences (evil) and the vital substances (Qi Blood Jing and Body fluids). Practitioners consider the bodies' excessiveness or deficiency of these concepts as an important feature towards treatment.

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Therapeutic results bear witness by the increased popularity through out the world. Chinese Herbs have there fundamental theoretical & philosophical frame work in the earliest documented medical records, the Huang Di Nei Jing, a book which will be discussed in detail in the historical section. Prior to the development of theories covered in the Huang Di Nei Jing, Shamanistic Medicine was the primary system used.

There are many hundreds of different formulas, which have been developed over the many thousands of years, by herbal scholars and practitioners, which are still in use today. Numerous schools of TCM have developed there own unique formulas for there specific necessities. TCM Schools such the Shang Han Lun, Wen Bing Xue, Pi Wei Lun, Jin Kui Yao Lue.

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There are a variety of ways herbal medicine can be administrated, some of these are raw form, which herb materials need to be boiled then drank, powders/ granules which are simply added to warm water then drank, Patent pills which are small round pills, Liquids which are consumed as is, or herbal plasters which are applied directly on the skin. There is also other methods which can be used but are not commonly used outside of China mainland, these include intravascular administration and point injections.

 

We offer a vast amount of patient medicines and herbal teas for direct sale to the public also.

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