Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic Blog

Qigong: Chinese medicine self-health exercises for modern day people.

  Patients often ask us at Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic what they can do at home to aid in their recovery or maintain their health. Along with diet, the movement based Qigong (See Qigong under Services heading for further explanation) exercises are the most practical for patients to do at home. Qigong exercises involve slow... Read more
Yin And Yang

Yin, Yang, Balance and Chinese medicine

Are you familiar with this symbol? Of course, you say, who does not know? But what does it mean? And how is it related to Chinese medicine? This symbol represents the essence of the Theory of Yin and Yang, which is a philosophical understanding of the world, and is also the foundation of Chinese medicine.... Read more

Life and food in summer

Summer is here, and will be here for a while. In Geelong, summer can be hot, humid, and the temperature also changes dramatically, varying from 42 degree to 20 degree within one day. When hot, naturally people want to take cold food and cold drink to help with the heat or dress coolly, such as... Read more

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine helps reduce need for Hayfever medications.

The Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) team at Geelong Chinese medicine clinic (GCMC) welcomes you to spring. As acupuncturists and Chinese medicine herbalists, we see numerous people suffering from seasonal and all year round allergies. Along with conditions such as pain, headaches, migraines, anxiety and depression, allergies are one of the most common conditions seen in... Read more

Healthy eating tips from Chinese medicine

The views on healthy food change all the time, usually depending on the latest research findings. In Chinese medicine, the concept of healthy eating has never changed. Choosing from seasonal and unprocessed food with various colours and flavours to match with individual constitution is the key of a healthy diet. In Chinese medicine, food is... Read more

Hayfever and acupuncture and needle-free acupuncture in Geelong

Spring is coming. Sunshine, green grass and flowers. Life is beautiful again, although that may not be so to some people. With spring, here comes hayfever. If you have an itchy nose, runny nose, and/or itchy eyes, and sneeze a lot, then you might have hayfever, which is also called seasonal allergic rhinitis. For some... Read more

Simple tips for reducing spring allergies

Spring is fast approaching and with the changing of the seasons comes an increase of pollen in the environment, which means a lot of people with allergies are going to be reaching for a box of tissues. Allergic rhinitis (commonly known as hay fever) affects around 18% of people (children and adults) in Australia. It... Read more
Pain And Headache Treatments Geelong

About pain management – Chinese medicine view

60 to 80% of patients who visit a primary health practitioner have some forms of pain. Dr Zheng says “Pain is a common yet complex symptom, and can affect one’s life profoundly. Pain sufferers often feel irritable, have low energy and insomnia, and can suffer from functional impairment. I believe pain and the sufferer should... Read more