Chinese Herbal Medicine

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Chinese Herbal Medicine is the use of mostly plants and minerals. Safely used and documented for over 2000 years, making it one of the oldest and most long standing health care systems in the world! Different to modern pharmaceutical medicine or even western herbal medicine, where single herbs are used. Chinese Herbal Formulas are made up from 3-15 different herbs, which work synergistically together to treat many ailments. Each Chinese Herbal Formula is gathered, compiled, formulated for each individual client.

Main uses of Chinese Herbal Medicine include;


  • Menstrual disorders include shortened or lengthened cycle, irregularity, excess or insufficient amount of flow, amenorrhea, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, P.M.S., period pain, infertility, and symptoms at the menopause.
  • Obstetrics, while nowadays relinquishing supervision of delivery to Western medicine, Chinese herbal obstetrics concerns itself with functional problems in pregnancy such as morning sickness, threatened abortion, abdominal or lumbar pain, fluid retention, hypertension, pre-eclampsia, urinary dysfunction, foetal malposition, and difficult or extended labour.
  • Postpartum difficulties including retained placenta, vaginal bleeding, night sweats, fever, abdominal pain, constipation, impeded or uncontrollable urine flow, anaemia, generalised aching of the joints, and deficient or excessive lactation.
  • Digestive disorders including parasites, bacterial overgrowths, food sensitivities, poor enzymatic production, bloating, pain, constipation, diarrhoea, and many more
  • Those considered emotional disorders such as insomnia, stress, anxiety, and fatigue
  • Sinusitis and respiratory complaints
  • Headaches and migraines not caused by muscular pain
  • Dermatology and skin issues including acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea
  • Miscellaneous illnesses


Chinese Herbal Formulae are used to accelerate the healing process, strengthen and support of the body. When prescribed and used correctly Chinese Herbal Formulae rarely cause unwarranted side effects, and are considered safe but effective. Modern research has shown that Chinese Herbal Medicine has a wide range of effects including fighting infections, improving immunity, reducing inflammation, and regulating respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive and endocrine functions.


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Balanced Life Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine servicing the communities of Ferntree Gully and surrounding suburbs including Upper Ferntree Gully, Boronia, Scoresby, Upwey, Wantirna, Wantirna South, Knoxfield, Rowville, Lysterfield, Belgrave, Mulgrave, Glen Waverley, The Basin, Wheelers Hill, Vermont, Kilsyth, Montrose and Croyden.

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