What is Classical Chinese Medicine?
Classical Chinese Medicine is so called to differentiate it from “traditional or modern” Chinese medicine. Currently Chinese medicine is what developed post c. 500 AD and more modern medicine has probably developed within the last 50 years or so, and takes into consideration research about particular herbs and their physiological effects within the body. Which sounds great – perhaps; only that generally these herbs are often contra-indicated(should not be used) or completely inappropriate from a Chinese medical point of view (prescribing a very cold herb when a patient already suffers from cold).
Classical Chinese medicine is the medicine practised prior to 500 AD and has its roots stretching back several thousand years. It is the medicine of life (strengthen life so that disease naturally goes)- rather than current Chinese medicine being the medicine of disease (treat the disease only).
Chris has two areas of special interest:
Labour preparation with Acupuncture aids your body in a variety of ways;
Acupuncture Pre-birth treatment – proven to decrease labour times and to promote an efficient and natural labour with less risks.
What is it?
Acupuncture pre-birth support is a series of treatments in the final weeks of pregnancy to prepare you for childbirth. Not only does it decrease labour times, but is also an ideal method to help you prepare yourself to have the most efficient and natural labour possible.
Usually these treatments start from the 36th or 37th week of pregnancy, happen once per week and last approximately 30 minutes per session.
Acupuncture for conditions during pregnancy are very effectively treated (and often easily treated) with Acupuncture
The most noticeable benefit is shorter labour times
It is easy, effective and painless. 1 session per week from your 36-37th week onwards.
“Minor” discomforts, which are considered normal, including heart burn, constipation, leg cramps, backache, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, difficulty in sleeping, and increased anxiety and tiredness, can also be treated during these sessions.
Later than the 37th week? No problem. You will still gain benefit from the treatment. If you have any additional queries, feel free to give Chris a call – 0411 146 067
There are many other conditions that can be treated successfully with acupuncture that have not been listed here. Should you be suffering, and wish to find out whether acupuncture is able to help you, please give us a call.