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Melbourne Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture In Fitzroy

Komyuniti’s Approach to Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

Komyuniti distinguishes itself through its adherence to the ancient texts of Zhang Zhong Jing, a renowned physician from 220 AD. Zhang Zhong Jing’s treatise on cold damage disease, which is one of the oldest medical textbooks in existence, serves as the foundation for our method of healing.

What Sets Komyuniti Apart in Using Chinese Herbal Medicine?

At Komyuniti, our practitioners specialise in Jing Fang, a unique form of Chinese herbal medicine deeply rooted in the ancient medical literature written by Zhang Zhong Jing in 210 AD. Specifically, the Shang Han Lun (Treatise on Cold Damage) and Jin Gui Yao Lue (Prescriptions from the Golden Cabinet) provide precise and effective treatments for a wide range of common ailments. These invaluable texts serve as essential resources for modern practitioners.

Jing Fang adopts a systemic approach to herbal formulas, prioritising the holistic treatment of the body rather than focusing solely on individual symptoms. It emphasizes addressing the underlying causes of diseases rather than merely alleviating outward signs or manifestations. As such, Jing Fang aims at overall health improvement, not just symptom relief.

Moreover, Jing Fang strategies are tailored to each individual’s needs, with custom-made formulations carefully selecting herbs based on the patient’s constitution and condition. This holistic approach has been proven time and again to be beneficial in restoring balance to one’s health and well-being.

Treatments Under the Umbrella of “Chinese Medicine”

Chinese medicine encompasses a vast and ancient field of therapeutic treatments, offering various modalities designed to restore balance and harmony in the body. Some of the most commonly used techniques include:

  • Acupuncture: Involves the precise insertion of thin needles into specific points of the body.
  • Chinese herbal remedies: Encompassing capsules, powders, or tinctures derived from plants.
  • Moxibustion: Utilises an herb-infused heat source to stimulate acupuncture points on the body’s surface.
  • Gua sha: Intended to improve circulation through gentle massage strokes on the skin using a flat tool made of special stones or jade.
  • Cupping: Uses suction to encourage healing through various forms of massage and pressure therapy.
  • Dietary advice: Providing guidance on proper nutrition and dietary choices.

Chinese Medicine Treatment at Our Fitzroy Clinic – What to Expect

At Komyuniti, we adopt a highly personalised approach to Chinese medicine and acupuncture. During our consultations, which typically last around one hour, our practitioners assess your condition by taking your pulse, studying your tongue and abdomen, and gathering a comprehensive case history. This information is then used to create a tailored treatment plan intended to improve your health and well-being.

The Quality of Herbs Used

At Komyuniti, we prioritise the use of potent and effective Chinese herbal products. Quality is of utmost importance to us, which is why we have partnered with Empirical Health, an Australian-owned company that emphasises social responsibility and environmental protection. As the only Chinese herbal medicine business in Australia approved by the Australian Certified Organic Processing facility, their herbs undergo rigorous testing for over 400 pesticides and must pass a thorough three-tier analysis process before they can be used.

The Shang Han Lun System and How It Works

The Jing Fang herbal approach represents a highly sophisticated system of diagnosis and treatment, considering an individual’s symptoms comprehensively. By categorising and classifying the signs experienced by a person, this system matches them with specific formulas tailored to their needs.

This personalised approach provides greater accuracy compared to treating the illness as a whole, ultimately leading to significant improvements in health. Moreover, this method encourages natural healing processes while aiding in the restoration of homeostasis within the body.

Teachers and Lineages of the Jing Fang/Shang Han Lun Herbal Systems

Our practitioners have received training and studied under the guidance of esteemed teachers of the Shang Han Lun, including:

  • Arnaud Versluys – Institute of Canonical East Asian Medicine
  • Professor Huang Huang – Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine
  • Dr. Feng Shi Lun – Chief Physician at the Ministry of Health China-Japan Friendship Hospital Beijing

Herbal supplier

Empirical health  is our supplier for the highest quality Chinese herbs in Australia.

Schedule an appointment at our Chinese medicine clinic in Fitzroy to discover more about the remedies discussed here

At Komyuniti, we offer HICAPS services that allow you to receive quick rebates from your Private Health Fund. All of our practitioners have been formally registered with all of the major health insurers, so you can rest assured the treatments and procedures we provide will be fully covered – be it acupuncture, massage, myotherapy, naturopathy or otherwise.

To book your appointment, simply give us a call on (03) 9995 8880 or email info@komyuniti.com.au and we’ll get back to you promptly to confirm.


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