Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originated in China more than 3,000 years ago and is one of the oldest healing systems in the world.

MoxaWoman.gif - large TCM comprises four main therapies:  
  • Acupuncture
  • Moxibustion (burning a herb above the skin to apply
    heat to acupuncture and specific treatment points)
  • Chinese herbal medicine
  • Tui na (Chinese therapeutic massage)
  • Diet therapy
  • Tai chi
  • Qi gong and meditation (practices that combine specific movements or postures, co-ordinated breathing,
    and mental focus).

As a medical system, TCM differs markedly from the Western model. TCM is rooted in the ancient philosophy of Taoism and is used by millions of people in Asia and the Orient to prevent, diagnose
and treat disease.

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TCM View of Health

TCM is based on the belief that the body's vital energy, called qi (pronounced chee), flows through meridians or channels) in the body
and keeps a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health
in balance.


TCM aims to restore the body’s balance and harmony between the naturally opposing forces of yin and yang, which are said to block qi
and cause disease or illness.

TCM is sometimes called Oriental medicine. 

Our TCM practitioner, Dr Li Mei-Kin Rees, is highly qualified and knowledgeable. She holds a Phd in Chinese Medicine, Master of TCM and a Bachelor of Science in Acupuncture awarded by the University of Technology, Sydney and has studied and presented her research findings overseas.

To find out how she can help address your health and wellness needs, please call 0412 19 20 18 now.


More information about Chinese medicine can be found in the following evidence-based links and resources:

International Views

Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association


Australian Traditional Medicine Society

U.S. Sources

The United States Department of Health and Human Services website ( contains links to evidence-based information about health, injury and wellbeing treatments and resources.

Other useful U.S. sources of information on TCM include:

The National Institute of Health (
The National Cancer Institute (
TCM Overview (

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