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Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine aims to harness the power of substances in nature to treat a wide variety of common complaints and to optimise health.



Staff Member







Dr Matt Boyle

9am - 7pm 3pm - 8pm 9am - 7pm - - 9am - 2pm

What is Chinese medicine?

Chinese medicine is one of the oldest complete medical systems in the world with its own form of diagnosis and treatment. The two most popular branches of this system are acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.


What is Chinese herbal medicine?

Chinese herbal medicine involves the use of substances found in nature to aid in the treatment of conditions based on a complex and sophisticated diagnostic framework.


What does it treat?

Chinese herbal medicine offers treatment options in most areas of internal medicine.


What herbs are actually used?

Chinese herbs are primarily plant-based (leaves, flowers, twigs, seeds, roots and barks); however, they can also include minerals and a small number of animal products (no endangered species or unethical products are ever prescribed at our clinic). People wishing to avoid animal constituents are easily accommodated for.


How are herbs used?

Individual herbs are combined together to form a herbal formula with the goal of enhancing the action of all the individual herbs and minimising any potential side effects. This formula is typically modified on each visit to adjust for an individual’s changing presentation and progress.


How are herbs consumed?

The primary method of herbal administration used in our clinic is concentrated granules (powders). Granule herbs are very convenient and simple to consume: all you need to do is add hot water and drink.

In cases where granule herbs are not suitable, liquid extracts (using a dropper) may be used. Many children prefer this option. Herbal pills or capsules may also be used.

For skin complaints you may also be prescribed a topical herbal cream; which will be made up specifically for your particular presentation. The herbal creams use a coconut oil base cream (paraffin-free) that is mixed in with liquid extracts of particular Chinese herbs.


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How long are appointments?

Initial treatments can last up to 90 minutes. Subsequent appointments last between 30 and 60 minutes.

When do I get my herbs?

After your diagnosis and treatment session, your herbs will be mailed to you by Express Post and should arrive the following working day.