Fatigue & Wellness

Fatigue & Wellness

Is there something not quite right with your health? How long has it been since you felt energetic, motivated and happy within yourself? If you are tired, run down, and not feeling as well as you could be, a visit to see one of our practitioners is in order! We specialise in helping you to regain your vitality, and recover from adrenal fatigue, exhaustion, chronic fatigue or post-viral syndromes. The human body is designed and has evolved to undertake a whole range of activity. Our not-so-distant ancestors spent large parts of their day in physically demanding professions, and doing a lot more walking and heavy lifting. Today’s lifestyle is significantly more sedentary than our ancestral counterparts, but with some effort and dedication we can train the body to become fit and strong. Fatigue is one of the most common barriers to living a healthy and active life. For some people achieving fitness and vitality requires a more sophisticated approach than simply eating well and exercising. There are various conditions, and health issues that are characterised by profound fatigue. Adrenal fatigue, exhaustion, burnout, chronic fatigue and post-viral syndrome are all able to be overcome permanently. Fatigue is also a common side effect of problems such as hypothyroidism, insomnia, migraines, allergies and heavy metal toxicity. No matter your starting point, no matter how unwell you are, we can assist you to regain your health and start to rejoin a normal life. Chinese medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, lifestyle prescriptions and food therapy are key clinical components to addressing fatigue. Our practitioners are experienced in helping you overcome your health issues and guide you back to optimum health and vitality.
Children’s Health

Children’s Health

The youngest members of our families are the most sensitive to falling unwell in rapid and dramatic ways. Thankfully, they are also prone to recovering in an equally rapid fashion. Children are very responsive to natural treatments and generally require a lot less intervention than adults. Our treatments are gentle yet effective and suitable from just a few days after birth, and throughout infancy and childhood. Our practitioners can use a range of treatments including herbal medicine, shiatsu massage, infant massage, acupuncture, pain-free laser acupuncture and nutrition. Lifestyle education and supportive advice is often included as part of your consultation. This will help your child to recover quickly and thrive with the benefits of a natural approach to health. Our focus is on strengthening the constitution of your child to help them become resistant to illness. Conditions that we regularly see respond well to our treatments include: Treatment for your baby involves nutrition advice and herbal medicine for mum to take (if your baby is exclusively breastfed), formulas that are suitable for infants can also be mixed directly into baby’s bottle. Laser acupuncture can be used for certain conditions, your practitioner can also show you massage techniques to do at home that can have a profound effect on baby’s health.
Fertility

Fertility

The verdict is in. Fertility rates are declining, it's harder these days to conceive naturally than ever before. Chinese medicine and acupuncture have been proven to massively boost your chances of getting pregnant. Our team of practitioners has in-depth knowledge and years of experience in assisting couples to conceive naturally, and supporting those who choose to undertake IVF treatment. Our practitioners have helped couples to conceive even if they've been trying unsuccessfully for years, or have had multiple failed IVF cycles. We've helped women as old as 47 to conceive naturally, and women as old as 50 to conceive in conjunction with IVF. The latest review of research (read more here) suggests that Chinese medicine provides a couple with greater chance of achieving pregnancy than by using assisted reproduction, with up to 60% of women conceiving within 6 months of treatment, versus 32% with assisted reproduction such as IVF. We recommend couples use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for pre-conception care, to boost your wellbeing and lay a good foundation for a healthy and problem-free pregnancy. Allowing yourselves 6 months to really get yourselves well, feeling vibrant and energetic before trying to conceive will give you the best foundation for an easy pregnancy, healthy baby and the energy required for parenting. Treatments will assist to improve egg and sperm quality, getting both mum and dad the healthiest you’ve ever been to set a great foundation for making great babies. Especially if you've been told that you're "getting old" or that your egg reserve is "running low", we still recommend taking the time to improve your baseline fertility and overall health before starting on IVF. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture can help to improve egg reserve and reduce some of the effects of ageing on your reproductive system, making your IVF attempt more likely to succeed. Fertility not a race against the clock, you actually need to work with nature to get good outcomes and this happens when you slow down, get healthy, destress and undo the damage that a modern day lifestyle has on your reproductive ability. Your fertility can improve dramatically when you undertake these measures, despite the calendar continually moving along you can actually increase your egg reserve and turn back your reproductive clock. Best outcomes are achieved when both of you attend for treatment, not just "the one with the problem". Our practitioners are highly experienced in treating a range of fertility-related conditions:
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Irregular periods
  • Recurring miscarriage
  • Blockage of the fallopian tubes
  • Anovulation (failure to ovulate)
  • Poor ovarian reserve, "old eggs"
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Low sperm motility
  • Poor sperm morphology
  • Low sperm count
Women’s Health

Women’s Health

For the majority of women, health is something that gets overlooked. Whether its due to work pressures, family commitments or just life in general, as women we have been expected to put up with an awful lot of health problems and accept them as normal. How often do we stop to think - were periods meant to be this painful? Was menopause meant to be this unbearable? Do I have to just accept that I get thrush after taking antibiotics? These problems and many others are definitely common, but they are not normal. As natural health practitioners we think it's important to make the distinction between normal and common. And definitely don't accept an ongoing health issue just because it's common.
Natural Facelift

Natural Facelift

Did you know that it's possible to naturally soften your look - without harsh chemicals, injections or fillers? In between being super wrinkly and having an expressionless botox smile there is a middle ground - and it can come from naturally enhancing your body's own anti-aging processes. Our No-Tox Acupuncture Facelift is designed to give you a youthful appearance that is working in with your natural facial expressions and face shape. No-Tox Acupuncture Facelift will:
  • Repairing deep wrinkles by stimulating collagen production
  • Soften superficial wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that pull on the skin
  • Hydrate your skin by improving lymphatic flow
  • Brighten your complexion by improving blood flow and oxygenation of the skin
  • Have a natural smile and facial expression that isn't impaired by paralysed muscles
Our process not only promotes natural beauty, but also supports your overall health. Patients report improved sleep, mood, energy and relief from problems such as headaches, back pain and digestive problems with acupuncture treatments. No-Tox Acupuncture Facelift is performed in a community setting, allowing for affordable treatments in a supportive group environment. Best results come from a series of weekly treatments over 10 weeks which can then be maintained with sessions once a month. Single sessions: $60 4 session program: $200 10 session program: $400 No-Tox Acupuncture Facelift sessions are available on Mondays 12-1pm and Tuesdays 6-7pm. Book online via low-cost acupuncture bookings, or phone the clinic on 03 9013 1777.
Spring Detox Program

Spring Detox Program

Do you need more energy? Are you stuck in a meal rut? Want to embrace wellness? Maybe even shake off some winter baggage? It's time to consider a cleanse - and this year we have improved our Spring Detox Program to get you awesome results.

If you have any of the following conditions, a detox will help you to improve your symptoms and overall health. The more symptoms on this list you have, the more you need to detox! In Chinese Medicine, spring is a time to get up and go, we find ourselves with the urge to throw open our windows and clean our homes, it's a time to shake off the cold of winter and embrace the vibrance of spring!

Physically, energetically and emotionally, spring is a time to cleanse. If we support the liver and gallbladder during spring, the entire body will benefit and be set up with the best possible foundation to be strong and well in seasons to come.

At Discover Chinese Medicine we are hosting a 21-day Spring Cleanse. Our unique cleanse is designed using whole foods, so no fasting or smoothies leaving you hungry, just real food that contains the most important nutrients to support your liver, restore and heal your digestive system and boost your immune system.

Our cleanse is effective yet gentle and is all mapped out in an easy to follow program. You won't have caffeine withdrawal or sugar cravings, you will feel energised and refreshed.

There are 3 detox packages, choose based on how much detoxing your body needs, if you have one or more of the above symptoms:

The top level Spring Detox Program $950 The mid level Spring Detox Program $450 The DIY level Spring Detox Program $250 Please register your interest with Reception on 9013 1777 or contact@discovertcm.com.au
Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid Disorders

A delicate gland, the thyroid is in charge of the body's metabolism. When out of balance, the thyroid can no longer properly control your body temperature, appetite, energy levels, heart rate and your mood. It requires careful attention to bring it back into balance, with just the right mix of lifestyle changes and nutrition to accompany your acupuncture and herbal medicine treatment. Whether you have full blown Grave's disease, or Hashimoto's disease, or if you have an underperforming thyroid that doesn't qualify for an official medical diagnosis, we can work with you to help you feel better quickly. We have helped patients to avoid surgery, reduce their need for medication, and supported their recovery in ways that far exceed the expectations of their endocrinologists.

It's important that we have access to your pathology test results so that we can tailor your treatments and monitor changes closely to get you the best outcomes.
Autoimmune

Autoimmune

The silent epidemic of our modern age, autoimmune diseases such as MS, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Grave's disease and others are becoming more common in our population. Whether your diagnosis is recent, or you have had your condition for years, we can help you to reduce your auto-antibodies, reduce your symptoms and get on top of your condition. It is a commonly held belief that once you are diagnosed with one of these conditions it's there for life, and medication or surgical procedures are the only way to get relief from symptoms and stop disease progression. We have heard many times that GPs and medical specialists advise people that natural medicines play no role in preventing disease progression or even curing disease. In fact there is a growing body of evidence that Chinese medicine therapies can have significant impact on the outcome of many autoimmune diseases. Our team at Discover uses information from the latest research, along with tried and true traditional treatments to help bring your immune system back into line. Autoimmune thyroid disease is a great example. Patients can expect that with time their antibody levels will decrease, their thyroid hormones come back into range, and their signs and symptoms improve dramatically. Our practitioners use an integrative approach combining herbal formulas and acupuncture treatments, with Chinese medicine nutritional advice, nutritional supplementation and lifestyle prescriptions. Treatment with Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, physical therapies such as cupping, gua sha and moxibustion and food therapy will work together to bring you back to a place of wellness. Regular treatments can help you to reduce your auto-antibodies, reduce your symptoms and get on top of your condition. Maintenance treatments are recommended for patients who have overcome their condition in order to further fortify their health.
Weight Loss Program

Weight Loss Program

30 day program with loads of support
Weekly acupuncture is proven to promote conversion of white adipose tissue to brown adipose tissue (the fat burning type!)
  • Individual and group support to keep you on track via private Facebook group, emails, regular appointments, daily journal and checklist plus heaps of online resources
  • Test kit to use at home each day to know if you're in fat burning mode
  • Our in house tailored SuperDetox and SuperCleanse modes to boost your results and improve your health and metabolism
  • Lose weight safely under the guidance of a practitioner.
  • Results driven program that keeps you motivated. Repeat it as many times as you like. Safe to stay on for long term weight loss to help you reach your ultimate ideal weight goal
  • Regular targets to achieve and challenges to help you stay on track
  • Maintenance phase to keep your results beyond the initial 30 day program
  • Body composition analysis to give a true indication of how much fat you're really losing
$180 for the full 30 day program

Enhanced fat loss program includes all the above plus:
  • 1 tub of meal replacement protein of your choice - allergy friendly and vegan choices available ($60 value)
  • Fat burning and metabolism boosting supplements to enhance your results (valued at over $220)
  • Delicious recipe book filled with real food recipes that will help you forget that you ever had a relationship with unhealthy food (normally $18)


Enhanced program is $420 (save $60) for the full 30 day program - payment plan available
Health insurance rebates apply. Claim your participation in the program as professional weight management on your extras health insurance.
Weekly sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 7-8pm, with acupuncture, practitioner-led information session, assistance with goal setting and staying on track, progress monitoring and opportunity for questions and support in a friendly group environment.
This is an investment in your health that you will be reaping the rewards for in months to come.
  Space strictly limited to a maximum of 7 participants ensures you get maximum support and attention and gives you an even better chance of achieving your goal.
Contact us today to find out about program availability and book your place.
We look forward to helping you on your journey to shedding some kilos, gaining greater vitality and improving your health!
Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Pregnancy unfortunately comes with its own unique set of health problems. A woman’s body is so vastly different during pregnancy than at any other time in her life, and health issues that arise are met with restricted treatment options that are safe for the baby. Many women prefer to try natural remedies before turning to pharmaceutical drugs, acupuncture, nutrition and herbal medicine are all popular options amongst expecting mothers.

Our treatments will help to support you throughout your pregnancy to ensure that you maintain optimum health during this important time. Common problems during pregnancy can be combated with simple, natural solutions. Heading closer towards birth, the focus of our treatments turns towards preparing you for labour. Labour preparation treatments are performed weekly from 34 weeks, although the majority of women are best served with regular treatment throughout your pregnancy.