Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

What is Chinese Medicine?

Chinese Medicine is an alternative / natural medicine approach first used in China at least 2200 years ago. TCM utilises different theories (including Yin and Yang, Zang Fu, the Five Elements etc.) to diagnose and treat ailments from a holistic perspective. The aim is to ensure optimal balance of all aspects. If there is an imbalance in the body, different diseases will result.

Chinese Medicine aims to target the root of the problem, however, as it doesn't just mask the signs and symptoms, the effects may not be felt immediately.

Example of Imbalance - Liver Qi Stagnation

A person with liver qi stagnation may experience symptoms including: irritability, mood swings, digestive imbalances, pain in the ribs, irregular menstruation, PMS, hypochondriac pain, a bitter taste in the mouth. The treatment principle is to regulate Liver Qi Stagnation.


A Chinese Medicine Practitioner may prescribe Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang (herbal formula) to assist with relieving the above mentioned symptoms.

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Conditions Chinese Medicine May Assist

  • Skin conditions such as eczema

  • Immunological issues such as Cold/Flu and congestion

  • Musculoskeletal conditions such as neuropathy, arthritis and general pain

  • Mental health such as stress, depression and insomnia

  • Gut issues such as colitis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • Gynaecological issues such as infertility, irregular menstruation, endometriosis


What happens during the TCM Initial Appointment?

Our Chinese Medicine Doctor, Amy, will conduct a thorough assessment and customise the herbal formula by adding and removing herbs to your specific requirements.

The herbal medicine is helping me with my issue, can I just order more herbs?

If the Chinese Medicine Doctor confirms that this is appropriate, you can just call Physio Physique, pay for the herbs over the phone and pick them up once they arrive in our clinic.