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We have been accrediting practitioners of Chinese medicine for more than 60 years, with high standards of education and practice. We maintain a directory of all accredited Chinese medicine practitioners, so you can be confident that each practitioner in our directory is qualified and trained to deliver the care you need.
To find qualified and accredited Chinese medicine in Sydney CBD and the surrounding suburbs, you can use our directory.
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You are likely to be familiar with the fundamental philosophy of Chinese medicine: Yin and Yang. Its roots are ancient, but the principle remains focused on the balance between opposite forces, and their interconnectedness. Take the example of light and darkness: both are opposite, but cannot exist without the other. Shadows are only cast when there is light, and in that respect the two are co-dependent. Chinese medicine operates on the notion that those same co-dependent forces are found in all biological systems, including the body. A Chinese medicine practitioner will therefore work to balance opposing forces to helps their patients achieve good health.
To measure balance in a patient, Chinese medicine practitioners will assess that patient’s Qi (pronounced “chee”). Qi is the life force that flows through all people, and it flows freely in those whose Qi is appropriately balanced. However, if there is a Qi imbalance, a patient may find his or her life force obstructed, and consequently fall into ill health. Chinese herbal medicine is just one component of Traditional Chinese Medicine that aims to resolve Qi blockage or deficiency, through the use of herbs. Studies have shown Chinese herbal medicines to be successful in treating a range of conditions.
Chinese herbal medicine has ancient roots in Eastern medicine, so its influence in the West is only relatively recent. However, it continues to form a pillar of healthcare in China, and is also used liberally alongside western medicine in hospitals and other clinical settings.
Traditional Chinese medicine is not exclusive to China, either.
Practitioners might work within traditional frameworks of Japanese, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, or Korean origin to provide more robust treatment. Chinese medicine has evolved to offer complete and holistic solutions.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is often employed to treat pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colitis, infertility, neuropathy, arthritis, insomnia, stress, depression, and more.
At ANTA, we impose strict conditions on our members, which include complete and up to date qualifications, and accreditations. That means all of our members are recognised as part of the broader medical system by state and federal governments alike. That is why our directory is the easiest way to locate Chinese medicine practitioners of the highest standard. It’s as simple as accessing the search form at the top of this page.
If you’d rather find a Chinese medicine practitioner yourself, here are some tips to direct your search.
Your Chinese medicine practitioner must possess national and formally-recognised accreditation, along with malpractice insurance. That is always an important marker of legitimacy and skill.
With frequent advancements in Chinese medicine, practitioners must actively pursue appropriate avenues of professional development. Look for a Chinese medicine practitioner who is trained in the latest techniques and practices.