Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed over 2000 years and has continued to evolve in modern times. The ancient wisdom underlying Chinese Medicine is the understanding that everything is interconnected, that no single part can be understood except in the relation to the whole.

Optimal health in Chinese medicine is defined as a state of harmonious balance in the body. When the relationship between yin and yang becomes disharmonised, unbalanced, blocked or stagnant symptomatic patterns of disease result.

Unlike Western Medicine in which diagnosis is symptom and condition based, a Chinese Medicine Practitioner will treat specific patterns of imbalance which can manifest as a number of symptoms such as back ache or period pain. It is likely in a consultation and acupuncture treatment for your chinese medicine health practitioner to view the tongue, check your pulse and ask about your diet and lifestyle for a condition such as insomnia.

Research in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine, especially in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine is continuing to evolve, providing evidence based research in the west for confident prescription of Acupuncture as a complementary medicine in the biomedical framework of an integrative healthcare setting.

The Benefits of Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on resolving the current condition and the prevention of further disease rather than symptomatic care. This benefits the body by treating the root of the cause and working in a preventative model of healthcare.

TCM Modalities

Once specific patterns of disharmony have been recognised in the body, Traditional Chinese Medicine will be used. This is where Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Dietary Therapy, Cupping and other modalities come into play.

Chinese Medicine Acupuncture


Acupuncture is a safe and effective technique in Traditional Chinese Medicine which is recognised and practiced globally as a primary and adjunctive treatment for a wide range of health conditions.

Cosmetic Acupuncture Dao Health

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a gentle, non invasive facial treatment that improves skin tone, supports ageing gracefully, enhance overall complexion and improve overall wellbeing.

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Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine is used independently or in conjunction with acupuncture treatment to enhance restoration of balance in the body.

Moxibustion Dao Health


Moxibustion is an ancient Chinese Medicine technique which the Herb Mugwort is burnt close to the proximity of the body.

Cupping At Dao Health


Cupping involves heated glass cups which are then applied to the skin by suction. Consider it similar to a deep tissue massage.

Chinese Dietary Therapy Dao Health

Chinese Dietary Therapy

Chinese Dietary therapy is based on the principle that food is medicine. It focuses on the energetic and thermal properties of specific foods and which organs they benefit.

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Integrative Skincare Program

The Dao Health has partnered with like-minded skincare studios to offer a shared care opportunity, which has established our unique patient-tailored program, Integrative Skin Care.