Bayside Chinese Medicine
Welcome to Bayside Chinese Medicine
Welcome to my website! I hope that this may enable a healthy change in your life.
Bayside Chinese Medicine is at 374 Nepean Highway Frankston with wheelchair access and onsite parking. It offers you personalized and empathic health care.
At this crucial time we are being encouraged to stay open. We are classed as allied health and therefore rated as primary health practitioners. This helps reduce the pressure on GP’s and the hospital system. There are also many people that have had surgery delayed and are in pain as well as being highly stressed.
We will not be able to see any patients with respiratory or fever symptoms due to the high risk of contamination, but you can book an online consultation and herbs can be picked up or posted to you. Patient appointments are spaced out and personal with a limited 15 minute face to face consultation before treatment is started. All visitors and patients to the clinic have their forehead temperature checked prior to entry and if that is normal, are requested to wash their hands and given a mask before proceeding with the appointment.
All used surfaces are cleaned between patients, including payment equipment, benches chairs, door handles etc. Sheets and towels are changed with each patient and exposed surfaces sanitized.
We respect your decision to stay isolated and acknowledge the importance of this. Improving your general health and helping to build your immunity are crucial at this time and a visit to Bayside Chinese Medicine is still allowed under Stage 3 restrictions under the medical classification.
We use acupuncture, high quality TGA approved Chinese herbs, Gua Sha, cupping, Tuina massage, Moxibustion, diet regimes and exercise therapies, to help you. Your treatment process is explained to you to help you understand the mechanisms of disease from a Chinese Medicine viewpoint, in order to remove any possible misunderstanding and help you gain knowledge of your health.
There is a growing body of evidence regarding acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. This ancient 3000 + years old medicine may be included with your current health regime, teaching you ways that people have preserved their health over thousands of years. People often turn to complementary medicine as a last resort, however its underlying philosophy also promotes prevention.
Chinese medicine assesses and helps to harmonize the mind, body and spirit, helping the person to re-balance and heal. It is a complete system of complementary therapies that addresses many levels from, in words traditionally used in Chinese medicine diagnosis, “the superficial” to “deep”.
From February 1st, 2018, codeine-based medications have required a script from a GP. This is because of the high increase in deaths and opioid addictions caused by overdosing with these pain medications (Roxburgh et al., 2017; Shipton, Shipton, Williman & Shipton, 2017). In view of this it is worth noting that acupuncture is fast becoming useful in helping to relieve serious pain conditions (Lee et al., 2013; Ming-Shun et al., 2015).
Unlike many natural therapies, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine will continue to be covered by health insurance companies as rebated extras because Acupuncturists & Chinese herbalists have been registered with the Australian government (AHPRA Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency) since 2012, and prior to that, with the Victorian State government (Zheng, 2014) ensuring a high standard of study, continued professional education (CPE) and adhering to strict codes of conduct.
Chinese Medicine has an established role in helping to manage the symptoms of specific conditions (especially pain, stress and fatigue management relating to particular conditions) and supporting the effectiveness of treatments such as IVF, using a multidisciplinary approach.
In Australia, you have this wonderful medicine at your fingertips to use. The titles of “Acupuncturist”, “TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) practitioner” or “Chinese Herbalist” are protected by National law. Many years of study and over 1500 supervised clinical practice hours are needed before a student can graduate become registered and start working. These studies incorporate Western science subjects along with the Chinese subjects and often include Tai Qi or Qi Gong, as the practitioner is expected to come from a place of good health and harmony so that they may help their patients efficiently.
Roxburgh, A., Hall, W. D., Dobbins, T., Gisev, N., Burns, L., Pearson, S., & Degenhardt, L. (2017). Trends in heroin and pharmaceutical opioid overdose deaths in Australia. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 179, 291-298. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.07.018
Shipton, E. E., Shipton, A. J., Williman, J. A., & Shipton, E. A. (2017). Deaths from Opioid Overdosing: Implications of Coroners’ Inquest Reports 2008–2012 and Annual Rise in Opioid Prescription Rates: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Pain and Therapy, 6(2), 203-215. doi:10.1007/s40122-017-0080-7
Zheng, Z. (2014). Acupuncture in Australia: regulation, education, practice, and research. Integrative medicine research, 3(3), 103-110.