Chinese herbal medicine dates back thousands of years in the East and in recent decades it's use has become widespread around the world. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that Chinese Medicine is currently used in more than 100 countries. Chinese herbal medicine had been constantly refined to adapt to changing times and populations and there is now intense ongoing research research into it's clinical efficacy for modern diseases. In fact the 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to Youyou Tu, a Chinese researcher who discovered the anti-malarial drug Artemisinin, derived from a Chinese herbal medicine.
Herbs have a powerful effect on the body and can also interact with some medications therefore they should only be prescribed by an Australian registered Chinese medical herbalist. Herbs can be prescribed in a variety of forms including capsules, pills, granulated powders, liquids and also topical applications for dermatological and musculoskeletal conditions, the herbs are combined into formulas which work synergistically. Paediatric formulas are also available. Rhonwen only uses herbs of the highest quality that meet strict Australian TGA (Therapeutic Goods Authority), CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and ESCS (Endangered Species Certification Scheme) standards.
Rhonwen is currently a student of the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine and aims to complete her third year of instruction later in 2018. This will give her an in depth understanding of Han Dynasty style herbal medicine principles.
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Please note, if you are currently receiving western medical care for any condition please do not stop your treatment. The best approach often combines both western and Chinese medicine. Also, if you suspect you may have a serious medical condition please seek western medical advice ASAP.