About Christopher Booth
Dr Christopher Booth is a longstanding provider of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. At our clinic, we take pride in our reputation for providing effective answers to a wide range of health issues, particularly the stubborn ones that aren’t responding well to other treatment options.
Dr Christopher Booth
He holds an undergraduate diploma from the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine; a Certificate of Traditional Chinese Medicine (clinical internship) from Zhuhai Hospital in Guang Dong, China; a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the University of Western Sydney; and a Diploma of Classical Chinese Medicine from the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine.
Chris is experienced in treating a wide range of conditions, and over many years of practising TCM has developed particular interests in the areas of chronic fatigue and persistent skin conditions (particularly eczema, acne and psoriasis).
One of his passions, which he spends a lot of time pursuing, is looking to the classical texts of Chinese medicine for answers to stubborn, complex, and often obscure health issues.
In 2014, Chris moved from Sydney to Orange and now services much of the Central West including Bathurst, Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes and Parkes from central Orange.
Classical Chinese medicine
Since 2010, Chris has been increasingly directing the focus of his practice from traditional Chinese medicine towards classical Chinese medicine of the type found in seminal texts of the Han dynasty era.
Chris’ real passion, however, lies in the study and practice of the Chinese herbal medicine of the Jin Gui Yao Lue and Shang Han Lun classical texts. He has been doing in-depth studies of this “cold damage” school intensively in recent years, and now practises exclusively in this herbal medicine style.
In addition to treating patients, Chris is the founder and director of The Herb Booth, Australia’s first and only quality assured Chinese herbal medicine dispensary.
The Herb Booth team dispenses herbal prescriptions for TCM practitioners all over Australia and is the only herbal dispensary in the country to hold a Licence to Manufacture Therapeutic Goods from the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
All prescriptions supplied by Chris to his patients are prepared by The Herb Booth under the highest standards of quality control.
Chris is a registered acupuncturist, herbalist and Chinese herbal dispenser with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.
In addition to this, he is an active member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).