Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Improve the health of your mind and body with Dr. Debby Cheung.

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A holistic approach to your body's health

Why Choose me

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practised for thousands of years to bring restorative balance and health to people. I aim not simply to treat symptoms (as western medicine so often does) but to identify and treat the root cause and help teach your body to heal itself

  • Extensive experience and training

  • Effective pain relief

  • Pain education and self-management advice

  • Professional, friendly and supportive

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bringing balance to your body and mind

What I can help you with

Fertility

I offer acupuncture to help support your reproductive systems when trying to conceive

Digestion

TCM can improve your gut health, which has a flow-on effect for every area of your body

Stress & Sleep

Manage stress and promote better sleep by teaching your body how to relax

Pain

TCM has been used for thousands of years to help restore the body to health and minimise pain

Pregnancy

Supporting your body through all the stages of pregnancy, treating nausea and insomnia

Babies & Children

I use pain-free non-invasive techniques to help relax and soothe babies and children

Skin & Allergies

Rashes, skin conditions and minor allergies can often be resolved through TCM

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Acupuncture can treat fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, sagging and frown lines

How it works

Diagnosing Using the Five Elements

Many people ask, “how do you know what’s wrong with me?” I use the Classical 5 Elements to study how the various systems in your body are working together, and identify any areas that are not in balance with one another.

  • I listen to you

    Everything matters. Whether you think something is minor or not, it is often connected to a larger, deeper problem

  • I ask a lot of questions

    Chinese medicine is based on a holistic approach to the body and mind, recognising that every system in the body has an effect on the body as a whole

  • I look at your tongue

    Just like doctors in the movies. The tongue can show a great deal about what's happening in other areas of the body

  • I take your pulse

    Pulse diagnosis is another profound way of learning quickly what is happening within a person's body, more than just the heartbeat

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), five elements, or five phases, theory outlines the relationship between the different elements in nature and the life force, or "qi," that flows through them. The basic elements are wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Each element represents a different system in your body.

Frequently Asked Questions

Acupuncture Questions

How does Acupuncture work?

Acupuncture uses the energy “Qi” that goes throughout the body to connect to specific organs and brain regions that changes the homeostatic functions of the body. When we are unwell these meridians become blocked, and needles are placed on specific points to redirect or unblock these energy pathways to begin the healing process. Acupuncture also helps rebalance any deficiencies in our body. For example, pain and stiffness in the shoulder may be seen as a localized blockage while frequent urination may indicate a deficiency in the kidney and bladder energies. The beauty of Acupuncture is that it works with the synergy of the body and assists the relationships within the system to bring the whole body into improved health.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture is supposed to be painless. Many patients say that either a dull sensation or slight pinch when the superfine needles used in acupuncture are inserted into points on the body. Once the needle is past the pain receptors under the skin, no pain should be felt.

How often should I come in for acupuncture treatment?

Frequency of visits depends on the nature of the condition and the response of the patient being treated. Typically we would suggest two to three times a week for the first few weeks to stabilise the condition and then once a week for the duration of the treatment plan. Once the treatment plan has been completed your practitioner may suggest you continue with monthly maintenance sessions.

Chinese Herbal Medicine Questions

How long do I have to take herbs to see an effect?

Chinese herbal formulas are prescribed to enhance acupuncture treatments and work internally, to rebalance the body’s energy. After a few days of taking the herbs, you should start to notice a change or something happening. For some chronic conditions it can be about 2 weeks before the effects are noticed by the individual.

Do I continue to take herbs if I have a cold?

It is best that when you feel a cold coming on you stop taking the herbs you have been prescribed and consult your TCM practitioner so they can reassess your treatment to include helping you for your cold.

Can children take Chinese herbal medicine?

Absolutely. Chinese medicine is very effective for paediatric care for children of all ages. Herbal dosages are varied accordingly and acupuncture treatments are reduced by the number of insertions and retention time to suit the age and condition of the child.

Is Chinese herbal medicine safe?

Yes the herbs are safe. Your Chinese Medicine practitioner will continually monitor the prescription contents and dosage to ensure only therapeutically beneficial outcomes. They may also ask you to monitor your condition and discontinue use once the desired effect is reached or if any complications arise (such as contracting a cold).

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