Conditions treated by Chinese Medicine 2018-05-16T20:41:02+00:00

Conditions treated by Chinese Medicine

Conditions treated by Chinese MedicineIf you wish to discuss your condition before making an appointment, contact me on 0411 537 394, or email me at: michael@michaelfinnhealthservices.com.au

You could also take advantage of my Free 30 Minute Health Appraisal Consultation.

I will put your complaint(s) into context and formulate a treatment plan. This takes into consideration many factors, apart from your symptoms, that influence your level of wellbeing and the body’s ability to recover and regain balance. Factors such as: your personal history, age, gender, diet, occupation, medical history, medications, allergies, sensitivities and so on. Personalised therapy is the key to addressing your unique needs.

Note

Conditions treated by Chinese Medicine

Under Australian National law, claims regarding the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment can only be made if confirmed by recent, scientifically conducted, peer-reviewed research of a high standard. The Acupuncture Evidence Project represents a major review into the effectiveness of acupuncture (according to this standard). Referring to this study may help inform you as to the applicability of acupuncture to your need.

For example, conditions such as:

Allergic Rhinnitis1, Anxiety2, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder3, Headaches4, Neck pain5, Migraine prophylaxis6, Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting7, Lower Back Pain8, Knee osteoarthritis Pain9, Insomnia/Sleep disturbances related to peri and post menopause10, Irritable Bowel Syndrome11, Lateral Elbow pain (Tennis Elbow)12,  Shoulder Pain13, TMJ Pain14, Fatigue15, Depression (with anti-depressants)16

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