Detoxification is not a Chinese Medicine concept. In Chinese medicine, we do not view the need for a ‘clean out’ as necessary for people to do on a regular basis. Chinese medicine simply sees that all normal physiological symptoms of the body need to work at an optimal level for good health. So, if you are constipated, we need to promote a bowel movement, and if you have an obstruction affecting your urination, this needs to be resolved.

People seeking a detox may be experiencing tiredness, abdominal bloating or pain, fuzziness in the head, skin rashes, headaches, weight gain and/or constipation or diarrhoea. These symptoms could be relating to other disharmonies in the body and should be assessed for more specific treatment. Feel free to contact us to discuss your specific symptoms.

Some people seek a detox to simply change some bad diet or lifestyle habits into good ones. In this case, speak to us about helping you to get back on track with a diet and lifestyle that supports your general health.

Weight management

We know that obesity can contribute to a range of diseases including some cancers. We also know that we want to support our patients to be healthy versions of themselves and feel good within their own bodies. So, when it comes managing your weight, we like to work with each patient as an individual to support them to meeting their own goals of feeling happy and healthy.

Weight management isn’t always simple. There are a range of reasons for why one method of weight loss may work for one person and not another. Weight management needs to be considered in a holistic sense with individual strategies for each person.

There is some evidence to suggest that acupuncture may have a positive impact on weight loss although further research is needed.


Call 03 5909 0040 for more information or to make an appointment at the clinic.