The SITCM Teaching Clinic was established in 1984 to serve the public and provide a facility for our senior students to practice. For those interested in TCM treatment, it represents an affordable option in the Sydney CBD.
The clinic is supervised by highly qualified Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners who are registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and have been practicing TCM for more than 10 years. Our Supervisors bring with them rich experience in treating various disorders with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
The clinic provides a wide range of holistic and alternative health services to the public.
Patients from all age groups with a variety of health problems are welcome to attend. Problems for which you can seek assistance include:
- Pain relief: headaches, migraines; back, neck, shoulder, knee, ankle or foot pain; injury; and arthritis.
- General health problems: stress, fatigue, depression, anxiety, gastrointestinal and digestive disturbances, respiratory problems, skin problems, allergies, weight loss and support care for cancer patients.
- Women’s problems: Infertility, IVF support，PCOS, endometriosis, menopause, PMS, induction of labor, breach presentation, etc.
During the consultation, the student practitioner in charge will enquire about your chief complaints, present symptoms and health history, followed by an examination including pulse and tongue examination. The information will be discussed with the supervisor to make Chinese medicine diagnosis and develop a treatment plan for you. The treatment plain and prognosis will be discussed with you and healthy lifestyle and diet fitted to your condition will be provided to you. The senior students will treat you with acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine or other manual therapies. Initial consultation and treatment will take approximately 90 minutes. The follow up treatment takes roughly 60 minutes.
Our Clinic offers the following treatments:
Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles at key points in the body to improve the flow of energy (qi). It can be useful for relieving various kinds of pain.
- Herbal Medicine
Herbal remedies are prescribed to treat illness and balance qi. After a consultation, the patient will be prescribed a herbal product in one of the following forms: raw herb (for decoction), herbal powder (for external application), herbal granule (single or formula) or herbal pill (formula).
- Remedial Massage (Tui Na)
Tui Na involves a practitioner brushing, rolling, rubbing and/or pressing the areas between a patient’s joints to improve energy flow.
Cupping involves applying heated glass cups to the areas around a patient’s key energy pathways (meridians) to create localised suctions and improve the flow of qi.
Moxibustion involves burning dry mugwort around a patient’s meridians to improve the flow of qi.
- Ear Acupuncture
Ear acupuncture involves inserting needles into key points on a patient’s ear to improve the flow of qi throughout the body. It may relieve various kinds of pain.
- Ear Seeds
Ear seeds are small seeds which are placed at key points on a patient’s ear to improve the flow of qi throughout the body. Similar to ear acupuncture, they may relieve various kinds of pain.
- Scrapping (Gua Sha)
Gua Sha involves applying massage oil to a patient’s skin and the scraping it in a downward motion with a massage tool. It is typically used to relieve inflammation by improving the circulation of qi.