Chinese Herbal Medicine
Shane Crick has 10 years experience as a Chinese herbal medicine practitioner. At his clinic at Earth and Sky Yoga Studio he treats a wide variety of conditions.
To make an appointment call Shane on 0408 602 747.
Chinese herbal medicine has an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century BC and still forms a major part of the healthcare system in China – in many Chinese hospitals it is used alongside western medicine. It is a complete medical system that is capable of treating a very wide range of conditions. Chinese herbal therapy is often used in conjunction with acupuncture, dietary therapy, and exercises in breathing and movement (tai chi and qi gong).
Chinese herbal medicine is based on the concepts of Yin and Yang. It aims to understand and treat the many ways in which the fundamental balance and harmony between the two may be undermined and the ways in which a person's qi or vitality may be depleted or blocked.
Chinese herbal medicine can treat a broad range of conditions including:
Skin disease: including eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, urticaria
Gastro-intestinal disorders: including irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, ulcerative colitis, poor absorption and assimilation
Gynaecological conditions: including pre-menstrual syndrome and dysmenorrhoea, endometriosis, infertility
Chronic fatigue and post viral syndromes
Respiratory conditions: including asthma, bronchitis, and chronic coughs, allergic and perennial rhinitis and sinusitis
Rheumatological conditions (e.g. osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)
Urinary conditions including chronic cystitis
Psychological and stress related conditions: including insomnia, depression and anxiety, etc.
Shane has been practicing Chinese herbal medicine since 2007 and employs the use of various traditional and individually composed formulas to address each patient's specific needs, and to help maintain and cultivate health.