A holistic medicine
Together acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
TCM is a holistic medicine so Machelle uses TCM theory in her diagnosis to determine how your whole body can be helped to work together more effectively to improve your health.
Treatments tailored to your situation
TCM’s subtle diagnostic techniques recognise that diseases that are often labeled the same way in western medicine come in a variety of forms and change as time passes.
So two people with a cold may have different acupuncture and herbal treatments and their treatments may vary over time. Machelle tailors your treatments to your precise situation.
TCM is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a safe and effective treatment for the conditions described on our web site. And a growing body of research is continuing to confirm and expand the range of conditions it can be effectively used for.
The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) is the leading professional body regulating the accreditation of TCM practitioners in Australia. It governs the high standards of education that members such as Machelle must attain to qualify as practitioners.
A combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine suitable for all ages
Machelle’s fascination with Chinese Medicine started with acupuncture but having found what Chinese Herbal Medicine can do she uses both, as needed. Machelle enjoys treating children and infants and has found that they respond very well to treatments.
Acupuncture involves use fine, single-use needles to stimulate acupuncture points to improve your body’s subtle energy flows.
Chinese herbs are blends selected from about 450 naturally occurring substances (mostly from plants and, in Machelle’s clinics, never from endangered species).
Depending on your condition, Machelle uses high quality formulas (taken as small tablets with water) or, more commonly, she creates customised herbal blends in powder form (taken dissolved in hot water).
These allow her to treat most clients with herbs in a form that is convenient to take.
Machelle has found that her dietary advice continues to be a highly effective part of many people’s health plans.