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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the heart of Canberra

Canberra Classic Chinese Medicine Centre is centrally located in the Canberra Specialist Centre at 161 Strickland Crescent, Deakin. Canberra Classic Chinese Medicine Centre provides a wide range of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatments, including Chinese acupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbal medicine, Gua Sha, moxibustion (moxa) and Tui na (Chinese medicine massage).

Founders Dr. Linda (Shuyun) Liang and Dr Ricky Qi Li – the healing forces behind Canberra Classic Chinese Medicine Centre – are both highly-qualified and experienced Chinese medicine practitioners. Whether you’re feeling stressed, fatigued or physically unwell, the caring team at Canberra Classic Chinese Medicine Centre may be able to help you.

The Canberra Classic Chinese Medicine Centre Advantage
  • Our Chinese medicine practitioners are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • We have a HICAPS terminal to ensure the prompt processing of claims and payments for patients with private health insurance.
  • We uphold the highest standards of hygiene and infection control – only sterile, disposable needles, bedsheets and pillowcases are used.
  • We provide a truly end-to-end service – providing Chinese acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Chinese medicine massage in Canberra.
  • We’re properly insured (professional indemnity insurance).

Our Services

Chinese acupuncture is an ancient technique that’s been in use for over 2,000 years. It involves the insertion of very fine (hair-thin) needles into predetermined acupuncture points on the human body. The theory behind Chinese acupuncture is that the needles stimulate the vital energy (qi or ch'i)* that circulates through the pathways (meridians) in the body.
There are more than 450 natural substances used in Chinese herbal medicine. These substances are derived primarily from plants, animals and minerals. Many substances, such as garlic, ginger and cinnamon, are found in suburban kitchens and gardens throughout Canberra. It’s not unusual for substances to be mixed together (powdered formulae) or used in conjunction with one another.
Cupping therapy is commonly used to relieve the symptoms of respiratory conditions, such as common colds, allergies and bronchitis. It’s also used to relieve musculoskeletal pain in the back, neck and shoulders. The aim of cupping, which has been used in China for thousands of years, is to release any excess or stuck vital energy (qi or ch'i)* in the body.
Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique that produces similar effects to cupping. In Gua Sha – also known as kerokan or coining – a Chinese medicine practitioner uses a distinctive Gua Sha massage tool / spoon to scrap the patient’s skin. The “scraping” is meant to stimulate microcirculation in the soft tissue. Gua Sha is usually performed on the back, neck, arms, legs and buttocks (a gentler version is also used on the face).
Moxibustion involves the burning of dried mugwort – also known as Ai Ye or moxa – on specific parts of the body to stimulate blood flow and vital energy (qi or ch'i).* Moxibustion, which is thought to address “yang” deficiencies, is commonly used in conjunction with Chinese acupuncture (an approach called indirect moxibustion). There are four widely used moxibustion methods: direct scarring, direct non-scarring, indirect and stick-on.
Chinese medicine massage (Tui na) is a unique form of body massage that is sometimes called “pinch and pull.” It’s used by many Chinese medicine practitioners to balance the “yin and yang” in a patient. One of the techniques used in Tui na is “acupressure" – the use of finger pressure rather than Chinese acupuncture needles to stimulate acupuncture points.
Health symptoms that may benefit from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatments, such as Chinese herbal medicine and Chinese acupuncture, may provide patients with relief from a number of general health symptoms, including pain, stress, fatigue and nausea.

Benefits that may materialise from regular traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment include:-

  • Relief from musculoskeletal pain (acute and chronic).
  • Management of pain, fatigue, and nausea related to many chronic diseases and/or some autoimmune disorders.
  • Improved sleep, mood, libido, and energy.
  • Temporary respiratory relief from common colds, allergies, and hay fever.
  • Improved blood sugar and blood pressure levels (dependent on diet changes too).
  • Temporary relief from upset stomach and flatulence (dependent on diet changes too).
  • Post-production recovery management.
  • Reduced stress whilst undertaking conventional IVF treatment (acupuncture is recommended as an adjunct treatment by some IVF health professionals).
  • Relief from pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Weight reduction (achievable in tandem with a healthy diet and regular exercise).
  • Clearer skin and urine.
  • Temporary relief of nausea and/or vomiting caused by chemotherapy.

We accept health covers such as

We have EFTPOSCredit Card, and HICAPS terminal to ensure the prompt processing of claims and payments for all private health funds rebate, including BUPA, Medibank Private, HCF, AHM, etc.

Looking for pain relief, more energy, and less stress?

Get in touch with our friendly staff today