Though our practitioners are trained to assist in all manners of disorders, we have a strong focus on assisting with concerns arising from psycho-emotional health and fertility. Areas within this scope include but are not limited to:
The list is much more extensive. Contact us to see if we can assist you with your issue today. Our modalities of healing are listed below.
Acupuncture is both extremely effective in treating disease and helping the body to relax. Acupuncture works by stimulating increased release of endorphins into the site of insertion as well as increasing circulation thus relieving pain. Many people have a fear of needles but they tend to imagine a syringe when the term “Acupuncture” appears. This is actually quite a misconception as you could fit roughly 10 acupuncture needles into the tip of a single syringe.
All Acupuncture needles used at the Chinese Health Institute are inspected, sealed and never reused. We adhere to government health regulations and use an alcohol swab to clean skin before insertion as well as sealing the site with a cotton bud upon removal to prevent infection.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a perfect way for a patient to continue the treatment at home to ensure maximum results in the least amount of time. Many people can be apprehensive about “herbal” medication but in truth a large number of ingredients used are common household herbs. For example “Sheng Jiang” is commonly used to warm the body, it is just the Chinese name for fresh ginger. Chinese Herbal formulas work because the practitioner adds a number of select ingredients to create a synergetic healing effect while ensuring minimal side effects.
All the herbal ingredients used at the Chinese Health Institute are TGA approved. We DO NOT use or endorse the prescription of endangered animal products.
Tui Na is Chinese massage, “Tui” meaning to push and “Na” meaning to pull. Tui Na has a strong emphasis on the Acupuncture meridians and points as both systems were developed based on the same theories. Proper Tui Na should not bruise the patient and does not require any oil or the removal of clothing (unless ancillary treatments are to be performed afterwards). To practice Tui Na in Australia, a practitioner must hold a minimum Diploma of Traditional Chinese Remedial Massage.
The Tui Na offered at the Chinese Health Institute is done in conjunction with Acupuncture or Electro-Acupuncture for maximum therapeutic effect, we do not offer Tui Na as a standalone service.
Bowen therapy uses precise, gentle rolling movements on the body’s connective tissue (fascia), increasing its hydration and promoting blood and lymph flow to reduce pain and increase motor function in muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. This is achieved by combing the placement of blocks underneath certain parts of the body then allowing the natural body weight to adjust postural misalignment which is then followed by specific Bowen physical mobilization techniques. Practitioners of Bowen therapy should hold a Diploma of Bowen Therapy before practicing.
As with Tui Na, Bowen is offered in conjunction with Acupuncture as it allows for an enhancement of the overall therapeutic effect.
Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative therapy where Universal energy (Chinese Qi or Japanese Ki) flows through the practitioner’s hands to the patient to encourage emotional or physical well being via relaxation. By relaxing the body and emotions, it facilitates an environment for re-balancing and promote healing.
The underlying philosophy is that if a person’s energy is low, they are more likely to be stressed leading to illness. It is not a TREATMENT for illness or disease specifically, rather a complementary therapy working alongside other medical and therapeutic techniques. It can contribute to a person’s well being by making them feel relaxed, peaceful and more energetic.
In a reiki session, you either lie on the table or sit in a chair fully clothed. The Practitioner places their hands on or just above your body in a sequence of positions. There is no physical manipulation involved. You may feel nothing, or often a feeling of warmth during the 60 minute session. You may fall into a healing sleep during the treatment.
The professional reiki practitioner will have completed at least 2 of 3 levels, and a member of a professional association. Our clinic is honored to have Dr Caitlyn offer this modality to clients as she is a Master Reiki Practitioner with over 25 years of practicing and teaching this specific art form.
Reiki is offered with micro system acupuncture at our clinic. This means that the reiki takes center-stage and patients will receive either ear seeds or press tacks at the end of the session as opposed to standard acupuncture. This is to prevent the body from becoming overstimulated which is actually more damaging than useful to the body.
We offer several special treatment types at the Chinese Health Institute, many of which will be utilized with other therapies.
Moxa or moxibustion is a heat based therapy. Primarily used for patients who suffer from deficiency and lack energy or constantly feel cold.
Cupping Therapy is a suction based treatment where the oxygen is drawn from a cup and placed on various parts of the body. This treatment is fantastic for removing tension and certain pathogens – though it will leave marks on the body which are completely painless and actually an indication of continued therapeutic effect.
Guasha is scraping therapy. This is where the practitioner will use a tool to scrape along certain parts of the body to release heat and pathogens from the body. Recommended for individuals who often feel agitated or angry.
Each service offers a unique benefit to your health and many can be combined to maximize therapeutic outcome. Contact us to find out which treatment is most suitable to get you back to where you want to be.