Why Use

Chinese Medicine

In Chinese medicine, each person is approached as an individual with their own set of signs and symptoms. While you may have the same condition as another person, how your body responds to having that condition is unique to you. This is especially important in skin diseases such as atopic eczema where the large variation in lesions requires specific herbs for effective treatment.

With Chinese herbal medicine, we use plant based herbs and minerals to correct imbalances and restore function to the body. At Kensho, we use potent botanical extracts in our prescriptions and skincare formulations to treat the irritating effects of skin diseases without the need for steroids or pharmaceuticals.

Initial Consultation Required

An initial consultation is required to find out if you are a candidate for Chinese herbal medicine.

If you’re determined to be a candidate, we will create a treatment plan for you in the same appointment.

What To Expect With

Chinese Medicine

Initial Assessment

During your initial consultation we will ask you about the nature of your problem, your medical history, sleep patterns, diet and lifestyle.

Treatment Course

The length of treatment you will need will vary based on your specific condition, the amount of time you had it etc.

Treatment

Your herbal prescription may include medicinal decoctions, concentrated extracts and topicals such as medicinal creams, lotions and balms for external use.
Dr Diana Lui may also formulate Chinese medicine skincare products for you when appropriate.

Process

The principles of Chinese medicine dermatology is the same for Chinese medicine when it comes to treating the body.

At Kensho, your treatment will involve four stages:

1. Remedial relief
The first stage of treatment addresses symptoms such as itching, redness and irritation

2. Root treatment
The second stage of treatment focuses on clearing the root cause of the problem

3. Recovery phase
This involves supporting the skin in the post-inflammatory phase

4. Stabilisation
The final phase is important for skin renewal and focuses on preventing the disease from returning

Conditions That We Treat

With Chinese Medicine

Pain

Low Back Pain
Sciatica
Disc Herniations
Disc Bulges
Neck Pain
Shoulder Pain
Rotator Cuff Pain
Knee Pain
Arthritis
Tennis Elbow
Plantar Fasciitis

Digestive Disorders

IBS
Crohn’s
Ulcerative Colitis
Gastritis and hyperacidity
Haemorrhoids
Constipation
Diarrhoea

Gynaecological disorders

Premenstrual syndrome
Irregular periods
Post Adolescent
Female Acne
Menopausal syndrome

Neurological And Muscular Disorders

Headaches
Facial Tics
Neck Pain
Rib Neuritis
Frozen Shoulder
Tennis Elbow
Various Forms Of Tendinitis
Low Back Pain
Sciatica
Osteoarthritis

Common Questions Regarding Chinese Medicine

Am I A Candidate For Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Chinese herbal medicine is beneficial for a wide variety of physical and hormonal issues, and can even be used in conjunction with conventional pharmaceutical treatment.

So, for most people, yes, Chinese medicine is something you should explore.

How Long Will I Need Treatment For?

The length of treatment needed differs from person to person. For complex or long-standing conditions, 2-3 treatment courses for several months may be recommended. For acute problems, the treatment course may be a lot shorter and only last a couple of days, and for maintenance you may need treatment every 6 or so weeks.

Is Chinese Medicine Covered By Insurance?

Yes, many health funds now cover Chinese herbal medicine, even via telehealth! You will need to ask your health fund specifically to check your level of cover and how much you can claim.

While Chinese Medicine is one of our offerings, in our clinic Diana will meet with you and evaluate your specific needs to determine if you are a candidate for our services. Then, if you are a good candidate for our clinic, she will formulate a treatment plan tailored specifically to you. The majority of the time, her treatment plans draw from all of our services to give you the best comprehensive care and get you the results you desire in the most expeditious method.

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