Chinese Herbalist in Orange
Many people worldwide have used traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to successfully treat a broad range of health issues. Acupuncture and herbal medicine are the two main treatment tools of TCM.
Dr Christopher Booth is an experienced acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, and is the founder of The Herb Booth, Australia’s first quality assured Chinese herbal medicine dispensary — licensed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
There is no definitive list of all the conditions that can be treated by traditional Chinese medicine. This is because it works from the perspective of restoring normal health, rather than curing a specific illness. The thousands of medicinal herbs recognised by TCM can be combined in many different ways to produce a medicine unique to the user. These combinations are known as prescriptions or formulas and are the backbone of traditional Chinese medicine.
Acupuncture, however, involves no medication and is instead a type of manual therapy done with a number of very fine needles. It can be used as a standalone therapy or in conjunction with herbal medicine. The interconnected nature of the human body means that special points in one area of the body can be stimulated to produce results locally or at another location. Acupuncture targets points these in a specific and methodical way.
Through Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture, Dr Christopher Booth has helped many patients with stubborn and complex health problems.
Mental: TCM has a well-documented focus on mental health stretching back millennia. It was the first to recognise conditions we now know as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress (PTSD), as well as the close relationship that exists between mental and physical health. TCM provides multiple potential treatment options for mental conditions.
Pain: Chronic pain is an enormous medical challenge due to its debilitating effect, wide range of possible causes and issues with powerful pain-killer side effects. Often it can’t be traced to any clear physical cause. At our clinic we use the unique diagnostic and treatment techniques of Chinese medicine to gain a much needed edge over your condition.
Fatigue: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a remarkably common yet poorly understood condition that can be difficult to trace to any one root cause. An estimated 180,000+ people in Australia suffer from CFS, and several times this number experience unhealthy levels of ongoing fatigue in daily life. Dr Christopher Booth treats all kinds of persistent fatigue, including adrenal exhaustion and post viral fatigue, through highly tailored treatment plans.
Skin: TCM has a lot to offer when it comes to dermatological issues. It has unique methods for “reading” the skin and related symptoms and offers excellent results for conditions including acne, eczema/dermatitis, psoriasis, fungal infections, tinea, athlete’s foot, urticaria/hives, rosacea, burns, scars, warts, chill blains, chronic dryness, cold sores, genital herpes and ulcers.
Women’s Health: TCM has long provided treatments for women’s health concerns, including menstrual issues, pregnancy and post-natal problems, menopause symptoms and various gender-specific illnesses. In addition to this, both fertility acupuncture and herbal prescriptions are frequently used to safely improve conception chances and assist pregnancy.
For an effective and experienced acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist in Orange, call (02) 6361 9069.