Massage Therapy

EATING BEFORE ACUPUNCTURE: IS IT OKAY?

Those of you who are new to acupuncture will at one time or another wonder if it’s okay to eat before a session. This is a perfectly normal and rational question since we want to be as best prepared for any health procedure as possible. In order to answer if eating before acupuncture is okay Read More

THE WARM DISEASE THEORY AND ITS LEVELS

The goal of the specialists at the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SITCM), is to look for the underlying cause of a patient’s symptoms and treat the individual, not just the disease. The Traditional Chinese Medicine warm (or heat) theory disease is one of the maladies treated at SITCM. This topic is for those who wish Read More

THE BENEFITS OF TUI NA MASSAGE

While many people consider massages to be relaxing luxuries, in the world of traditional Chinese medicine, massage is used for its therapeutic properties just as often. One such type of massage is Tui Na, which, like acupuncture, aims to stimulate various channels within the body. By stimulating these areas using pressure, Tui Na attempts to Read More

REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPY IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient combination of therapies that address internal imbalances that lead to illness and disease. These imbalances are often caused by an external stimulus like injury or stress. Remedial massage is one traditional Chinese method that addresses injury-related imbalances.  What is remedial massage therapy? Remedial massage therapy is a technique that Read More

HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL TCM PRACTITIONER

Many people in Australia are excited about Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a discipline for healing that is non-intrusive, makes maximum use of the body’s natural mechanisms for healing, and is devoted to the fundamental doctrine of the health professions, “Do no harm.” TCM is an ancient field, but it is also at the forefront of Read More

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR BODY FOR SPRINGTIME WITH TCM THERAPIES

Spring is so close, and that means bright, sunny days, more time outside, flowers, and gentle rains. In Traditional Chinese Medicine circles, each season requires us to take personal measures to ensure we remain healthy, centred, and balanced. The Five Elements The traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy on spring includes living in harmony with the universe Read More