Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient medicine built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of practice. Chinese Medicine can assist in establishing and maintaining the wellbeing of patients.
Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine are complementary practices. We can work together with your specialist and their recommendations to create an integrated care plan.
Below are listed some of the conditions Vlado has seen over his 27 years of practice. Chinese medicine may be able to assist with some of the symptoms of the conditions and disorders listed below. If you don't see your condition, give us a call so we can best guide you in your health care needs.
Gynaecology has a long history in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The earliest records of gynaecological writings date from the Shang Dynasty (1500-1000 BC), writing about many conditions that are still relevant today. In the clinic conditions that women may have previously 'lived with', such as premenstrual syndrome and painful or irregular periods, are considered pathological and managed accordingly. Very often gynaecological patients are using western medication. Acupuncture and herbs can work complementary with western medications. Please advise Vlado if you are taking any medications so that he can prescribe Acupuncture and herbs accordingly. The list below includes some of the common conditions we see in the clinic.
Endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease, premenstrual tension, painful periods, heavy periods, irregular periods, absence of periods, abnormal uterine bleeding (mid-cycle), abnormal discharge.
Hot flushes, irritability, sleeping problems, anxiety, panic attacks, mood swings.
IVF support and care, infertility (difficulty in falling pregnant), morning sickness, inducing labour, difficult labour, post partum problems (fatigue, mastitis, lack of milk, falling hair), urinary problems.
Chinese Medicine treatment may be able to assist management of some of the symptoms of neurological conditions such as pain, stress and fatigue. Some of the conditions we see in the clinic are: Migraines, headaches, multiple sclerosis (MS), motor-neurone disorders, peripheral neuropathy, dizziness/vertigo, tinnitus, stroke, facial and other forms of paralysis, Bell's Palsy, trigeminal neuralgia.
Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), duodenal and gastric ulcers, celiac disease, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, haemorrhoids, hiatus hernia syndrome, diarrhoea, constipation.
Chinese medicine can help with pain, stress and fatigue caused by musculoskeletal problems. Some conditions we see in the clinic are: Sciatica, fibromyalgia, frozen Shoulder, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, shoulder pain, gout, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow.
Potential positive effect effect has been proven in some respiratory disorders such as asthma and allergic rhinitis. Other conditions we see in the clinic are: sinusitis (Acute and Chronic), hay-fever, allergies, common cold, bronchitis, chronic cough, bronchiectasis, Cystic Fibrosis.
ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, aspergers and growth and development disorders are on the rise in modern society. Vlado often sees children in the clinic. Chinese medicine is applied to look after the wellbeing of these children in conjunction with other medical modalities. Some other conditions Vlado has seen in the clinic include: asthma, allergies, reflux, tonsillitis, ear infections, colic, coughs, common colds, acne.
Vlado has seen many various addictions in the clinic. By restoring the inner balance, patients can be supported to fight their addictions. A multidisciplinary approach works best and patients will be referred to other support modalities if required. Some addictions may include: cigarettes, illicit drugs, alcohol, gambling, chocolate/other foods.
The Shen in Chinese Medicine represents part of the soul translated as the mind/soul/spirit. Today's society is tending towards an increased number of Shen disturbances. Most commonly stress, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder to mention a few. There is evidence of positive effect of Chinese herbs and acupuncture in the treatment of shen disorders when combined with Western Medicine and Counselling.
Eating disorders can be classified as Shen disturbances in Chinese Medicine and the most common ones seen in the clinic include: anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating.
Male Health Problems
Chinese medicine is used alongside Western medicine to treat some of the symptoms of male health problems. Most common conditions seen in the clinic include: prostate problems, male infertility (Low sperm count), orchitis, low sexual vitality (Libido), urinary retention, kidney stones.
Using ancient medicine for modern diseases. It has been documented that Chinese Medicine may be able to assist with the management of pain, stress, nausea and fatigue caused by many of the modern diseases. Some Vlado has seen in the clinic include: glandular Fever, postviral Syndrome, dengue fever, ross river virus.
Some of the classical Chinese Medicine works dating from 652 bc, list sections on dermatology. Historically this is a common area of treatment. Some conditions we see today include: eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, herpes zoster, acne, nerve rash.
Cancer Support and Management
Vlado uses Chinese Medicine to support cancer patients through each stage of their treatment process including diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and remission. Chinese Medicine is well documented as having a positive effect on the life expectancy and quality of life for cancer patients.