Acupuncture Clinic in Bankstown, Western Sydney - Traditional Chinese Medicine

Amy Duong B. Hsc. in TCM, AACMA

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a 5000 year old system of healthcare that focuses on the causative factors of a condition. Practitioners adopt a holistic approach to investigate aspects of a person’s diet, lifestyle and emotions in order to diagnose and treat an underlying problem.

At our Triumph Institute Medical Centre we combine a wide range of therapeutic methods including acupuncture, massage, moxibustion and cupping. We can also prescribe traditional herbal medicine tailored to your condition or health goals. Each herb is safe, 100% natural, chemically free and when used in conjunction with other therapeutic methods can play a significant role in helping a person to heal ‘naturally’.

Using a series of chiropractic adjustments which involve the spine, skull, pelvis and extremities, as well as the 24 highly-adaptable bones located along your spine, our chiropractor has the ability to locate and remove any interferences which may otherwise prevent the nervous system from functioning well.

Sydney Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture is an ancient form of natural healthcare that can help with many aspects. Here at the Triumph Health Acupuncture Clinic in Sydney, part of our Institute, we aim to help you achieve your Health goals and to encourage you to make small yet impactful changes that will benefit you in the long term. At the Acupuncture clinic, we make the commitment to providing you with the best treatment strategies that would be most suited for your Health’s requirements.

Treatment sessions at our Bankstown Acupuncture clinic are at the beginning based on weekly to twice weekly basis in order to see the effectiveness to then sessions thereby after are dependent on the patient’s needs. It’s all about teamwork when it comes to providing you with the right advice and treatment strategy.

How TCM works

Heavily influenced by the body’s natural source of energy known as ‘qi’ traditional Chinese medicine stimulates the body to produce its own natural pain killers, anti-inflammatories and anti-stress hormones.

Acupuncture is used to stimulate areas of the body known as meridians or channels. These channels are linked to certain areas of the body and along each channel are a number of points. When agitated they work in harmony to restore the body back to its healthy state. Fine sterile needles are gently inserted into specific points along the meridians in order to clear the channel of any blockages. As a result normal energy flow is resumed.

The Triumph Institute also use a number of other techniques such as cupping. This uses a combination of pyrex glass bowls and heat which create suction. The method is said to mobilise the flow of blood and positive energy around the body. Moxibustion is another technique which involves the burning of a dried plant or herb close to the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and initiate the flow of qi through the body in order to dispel certain pathogenic influences. These are all common practices in traditional Chinese medicine and as such have been used successfully in this way for thousands of years.

Utilising TCM the Triumph Institute can help with a wide variety of ailments and conditions including:

  • Skin problems including dermatitis, acne, eczema, psoriasis, wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, pronounced scars
  • Digestive issues including constipation, IBS, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, bloating and heartburn
  • Cardiovascular issues including low and high blood pressure
  • Eye problems including blurred vision, conjunctivitis, red, sore or itchy eyes and jaundice
  • ENT issues including sinusitis, allergies, sore throats, nose bleeds, mouth ulcers and ear ache
  • Gynaecological problems including heavy, irregular and/or painful periods, menopausal syndrome, fertility issues and any abnormal bleeding or discharge.
  • Neurological pain including sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, Bells Palsy and hemiplegia
  • Musculoskeletal problems including sports injuries, frozen shoulder, rheumatoid arthritis, tennis elbow and cramps.

At the Triumph Institute all our practitioners are highly skilled so if you want to experience alternative Chinese medicine at its best, then contact us.

Cupping Therepy

Cupping therapy is an ancient all-natural technique where the use of a flame is applied to cause a suction vacuum and to which is then applied to the skin. Cupping therapy has been used for thousands of years as a form of detoxing method specifically for symptoms of the common cold and flu. In present day, the wonders of cupping have been used for a much broader range of health ailments. It varies from muscle aches and pains, stress, anxiety, insomnia, low energy, poor circulation, menstrual conditions and headaches.

The aim of cupping therapy is to provide tension relief, unblock the energy blockages around the body, promotes normal flow of blood and energy and provides an effective treatment method for stress relief and management.

Cupping is not meant to be painful, the idea of it is to be relaxing. Bruises are the normal result that come from a cupping session. The colours of the bruises are an indicator of how long you have been experiencing the tension, pain and can identify exactly where your pain has started from. The colour of the bruises varies between person to person, with the initial session, it is expected to be darker in colour. With time and regular cupping, the bruises become lighter in colour. The bruises can last up to 2 weeks, and reduces over regular sessions.

Acupuncture Case Studies

Aiding Sleep Issues

32 year old *Ellen presented to my Acupuncture Clinic in Bankstown with symptoms associated with sleep issues. These symptoms included:

* Interrupted sleeping patterns
* Difficulty falling asleep
* Waking up exhausted
* Often experiencing vivid dreams
* Fatigue and constant tiredness

Ellen had been experiencing these main symptoms for a total of 2 years before coming to receive Chinese Medicine help. Her lifestyle was described as highly stressful and demanding ever since she took on a new role for her career progression.

Upon first meeting Ellen at my Acupuncture clinic in Sydney, through observation, Ellen looked lethargic, her voice projection was quite low and her skin appeared sallow. She described that her symptoms were triggered by her very high stress levels. She would often be sitting at her desk for hours on end, often unable to take breaks for stretching or lunch due to the hectic workload and demands from her tasks. Hence when she leaves the office and goes home, she feels exhausted, wanting to sleep yet unable to fall asleep once she climbs into bed.

After the consultation, my best approach to help Ellen improve not only with her symptoms but with her overall quality of life concurrently. Therefore the ideal strategy would be to utilise the best acupuncture points that will aim to: calm her mind, ease her stress, boost her blood and energy quality to restore harmony in her body in which will ultimately help her body start to repair.

The Acupuncture sessions at my clinic in Bankstown, Western Sydney began on a frequency of twice per week with a duration of 45 minutes each time. After a twice per week sessions for a total of 4 weeks, Ellen’s case and symptoms had improved significantly. Her stress levels had reduced and she was able to manage her stressful factors more effectively, her quality of sleep had improved to which she was able to fall asleep faster and sleep throughout the night without interruptions. I had also recommended Ellen to take herbal capsules to help maintain her stress and to keep her internal health strong. It was a combination of the best Acupuncture points as well as Chinese Herbal medicine that repaired and improved her health. She was then advised for visits to be on a weekly basis to which these visits were something Ellen became not only committed to but kept with as she understood the importance of putting her Health first with my help at my Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic.

Aiding Migraines

41 Year old Lara first presented to the Triumph Health Acupuncture clinic in Bankstown with the main concern of constant migraines. She had experiencing this on and off but on a regular basis of 10 years. The severity worsened with increased stress levels and poor sleep quality. Her pain, stress and sleep quality were rated on a scale out of 10, and in doing this helped to track progress of her treatment journey. Her pain scale sat on an average of 8-10, stress levels were a constant 9 and her sleep quality was on average 4/10.

The best Acupuncture points chosen for her case consisted insertion of fine Acupuncture disposable needles to areas of her feet, hands, face and scalp. After weekly sessions of a total 4, the severity began to decrease significantly. Pain reduced from a high and severe 8-10 to a mild 3, stress levels dropped to a manageable 4 and her sleep quality had improved greatly to an 8/10.

The Acupuncture sessions, over time and on a regular basis improved her symptoms and overall quality of life. Lara has been committing to her sessions on a weekly basis ever since the first time stepping into my Acupuncture clinic in Western Sydney over 2 years ago.

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