Traditional Chinese Medicine Brisbane

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

For thousands of years the Chinese have observed life processes and relationships between earth and humanity. Consequently Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed a wide vocabulary to describe a number of subtle body patterns, a method of description not available to Western medicine because of its emphasis on disease states. The Chinese approach wellbeing as a holistic consideration of health and disease and of the delicate interplay between these opposing forces.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Why is Traditional Chinese Medicine Beneficial?

In a time of increased awareness of environment, health, and the personal responsibility of mankind, it seems that an integration of East and West should be mutually beneficial. Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system, established upon its own philosophy and pathology a system of physiology, diagnosis, and approaches.

How Can Traditional Chinese Medicine Help You?

The Chinese medical practitioner pays careful attention to the complete physiological and psychological aspects of each individual. All relevant information, including the symptom as well as the patient’s other general characteristic , is gathered and woven together until it forms what Chinese medicine calls a “pattern of disharmony”. The patterns of disharmony provide the framework for treatment. The Traditional Chinese Medicinetherapy then attempts to bring the configurations into balance, to restore harmony to the individual. The Chinese Medical practitioner gives each patient a unique herbal treatment based on his or her particular diagnosis.

Chinese Medicine includes: acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, tuina (remedial massage), exercise, Qi Gong (breathing therapy), diet and lifestyle advice.

Why Should You Choose Traditional Chinese Medicine For Your Health Care?

  • Chinese Medicine has been repeatedly tested and proven effective through the accumulated rich experience in its long history of development.
  • Chinese Medicine practitioners have been trained in both Chinese Medicine and Western medicine sciences.
  • Chinese medicine fuscous on the person health, not only treat disease also good for wellbeing such as choric disease, degeneration condition, functional, hormone imbalance, anti ageing.
  • Chinese medicine is chemical –free treatment  and low adverse effects
  • Holistic approach and complete health maintenance system and
  • Cost effectiveness

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What is Traditional Chinese Medicine used for and how effective is it?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome:

  • In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 116 people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) were randomly assigned to receive individualized Chinese herbal formulations, a “one-size-fits-all” Chinese herbal formulation, or placebo.  Treatment consisted of 5 capsules 3 times daily, taken for 16 weeks. The results showed that both forms of active treatment were superior to placebo, significantly reducing IBS symptoms. (1)


  • The Kampo formula known as Daio-kanzo-to is a mixture of rhubarb and licorice. In a 2-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 132 people complaining of constipation were randomly assigned to one of three groups: placebo, low-dose Daio-kanzo-to, or high-dose Daio-kanzo-to.  The results indicate that the higher-dose group, but not the lower-dose group, experienced statistically significant improvements in constipation compared to placebo. (2)


  • In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 220 people with allergic rhinitis were given either placebo or the Kampo remedy Sho-seiryu-to for a period of 2 weeks. The results showed that use of the herbal formula significantly relieved all major symptoms of allergic rhinitis compared to placebo. Based on this and other more preliminary studies, Sho-seiryu-to has been approved by the Japanese Health Ministry for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis. (3)


  • A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 96 people with osteoarthritis of the knee tested the effectiveness of a mixture of three Chinese herbs. Participants were randomly assigned to placebo group or one of three other groups: 200 mg, 400 mg, or 600 mg of the herbal formula 3 times daily. After 4 weeks of treatment, significant improvement in arthritis symptoms was seen in all three treatment groups compared to placebo. No dose appeared conclusively superior to the others. (4)

Muscle Spasms

  • In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 101 people with liver cirrhosis who also suffered from severe muscular spasms at least twice per week were given either a specialized herbal remedy or placebo 3 times daily for 2 weeks.  The results showed significant reduction in frequency and severity of spasms among the participants using the herb compared to those taking placebo. (5)

Menstrual Pain

  • In a double-blind trial of 40 women complaining of menstrual pain, a specialized herbal remedy was compared to placebo with good results.  Over six menstrual cycles, women using the real herbal formula experienced significantly less menstrual pain compared to those in the placebo group. Benefits took three menstrual cycles to develop. (6)  In a 2008 review of 39 randomized controlled trials involving a total of 3,475 women, researchers concluded that the use of traditional Chinese herbs shows some promise in for the treatment of menstrual pain. (7)


  • A double-blind study of more than 200 people evaluated the effectiveness of Coptis Formula (a traditional combination therapy) with or without the drug glibenclamide for the treatment of diabetes .   Coptis Formula appeared to significantly enhance the effectiveness of the drug; however, the herbs produced marginal benefits at best when taken alone. (8)


  • Traditional Chinese Medicine has been approved by the Japanese Health Ministry for the treatment of asthma. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study, 33 people with mild to moderate asthma received a specialized herbal remedy or placebo 3 times daily for 4 weeks.  Treatment with the herbal remedy improved symptoms of asthma to a greater extent than placebo. Additional measurements suggested that the herbal remedy works by reducing asthmatic inflammation. (9)


  • In a paired double-blind study, placebo-controlled trials carried out by one research group, found that a Traditional Chinese Medicine produced significantly better effects than placebo for both adults and children.  Each study enrolled approximately 40 people and used a crossover design in which all participants received the real treatment and placebo for 8 weeks each. Use of the herb significantly reduced eczema symptoms compared to placebo. (10, 11)

Heart problems

  • A large, double-blind study conducted in China reported that use of a traditional chinese remedy  by people with a previous history of a heart attack could reduce the risk that they would suffer a subsequent severe cardiovascular problem, such as a stroke or another heart attack. (12) Chinese herbal medicine may also be helpful for people with angina. In a small, randomized trial of 66 adults with stable angina, Shenshao tablets (containing ginsenosides and white peony) reduced the frequency of angina attacks. (13)

Stroke victims

  • In a small, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, use of a herbal combination  was tested for the treatment of impaired cough reflex in people who had suffered a stroke.  The results indicated that the herbal combination was more effective than placebo treatment for improving the coughing response. (14) In another study, 140 people who recently had a stroke were randomized to receive the herbal formula sanchitongshu (200 mg three times daily) plus aspirin (50 mg once daily) or aspirin plus placebo.  After one month of treatment, those in the herbal formula group had a greater improvement in their neurological deficits and activities of daily living compared to the aspirin plus placebo group. (15)

Respiratory infections

  • Various Chinese herbal formulas have been evaluated for the treatment of respiratory infections. The results of published studies appear to indicate that these formulas are more effective than standard antibiotics. (16)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 29 people with chronic fatigue syndrome found indications that use of Traditional Chinese Medicine significantly improved symptoms compared to placebo. (17)


  • In a review of 21 studies involving almost 3,000 subjects, researchers concluded that Chinese herbs were as effective as commonly prescribed medications for drug withdrawal symptoms in heroin addicts. (18)

Depression, stress and mood disorders

  • Studies have shown the effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine for the management of stress, depression and mood disorders. (19)

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Our Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapist is Located in two Convenient Brisbane locations – Bowen Hills and Brisbane City

We have clients that travel from areas all over Brisbane to see our Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Jane Ma is an extremely experienced practitioner from Mainland China and is one of the best Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners in Brisbane

We would love to assist you today in reaching your optimal health and well-being goals.  We will work in with your physiotherapist, chiropractor, osteopath or GP to give you the best health care possible. If you’d like more information on how we can help you, please call or email us and our friendly reception staff will be more than happy to make an appointment or answer any questions you may have.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Brisbane Prices

Initial Consultation – approximately 1 hour $100

Subsequent Consultation – approximately 30 minutes  $50

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