Steven ClaveyRead More
Steve has been practising for more than 30 years and is one of the foremost experts on Chinese herbal medicine for gynaecological conditions. He has written two text books for Chinese medicine, is the editor of a professional journal and has spoken around the world.
Davina MercuriRead More
Davina Mercuri has been practising at The Grove Chinese Medicine for close to 20 years. She has extensive experience treating women's conditions and is one of two practitioners from Australia to have trained with renowned British TCM dermatologist Mazin Al-Khafaji.
Jade OukRead More
Following an internship with Steven Clavey, Jade travelled to the Zhejiang Hospital in China where she completed an advanced training certificate with specialists in Dermatology, Neurology and Oncology and did further training in the Paediatric and post-stroke wards.
Anna BoettoRead More
Inspired by the seamless incorporation of Chinese and Western medicine during her internships at Nanjing Provincial University and Qinhuai Hospitals. Anna draws upon her experience as a naturopath and Chinese medicine practitioner to bring together varying modalities for the betterment of her patients health.
The Golden Month: Practical Nourishment for RecoveryRead More
By Anna Boetto
Anna walks us through how Asian tradition and specifically Chinese medicine deals with the crucial period following childbirth, providing a week by week look at the healing foods that form the basis of 'The Golden Month'.
All You Need to Know About Raw HerbsRead More
By Ren Clavey
People often use the term 'raw herbs' when talking about Chinese medicine treatments, but what does this term actually mean? In this blog we take a look at some common questions such as what compounds are usually considered to be raw herbs, what is a herbal formula, what is a herbal decoction and how do raw herbs compare to other herbal treatments.
Menopause The Second SpringRead More
By Cassie Young
I have a fond childhood memory of observing my Por Por (grandma) walk through her self care routine. She worked physically hard on the farm during the day, then before dinner she would pamper herself with a bath, self massage, and gua sha, while drinking a warm soupy herbal tonic that was for 'good health and hot flushes'
How Does Chinese Medicine Treat Gynaecological Issues?Read More
By Steven Clavey
In Chinese medicine, “women’s problems” are considered within the context of the whole body and its functioning. Chinese gynaecology addresses itself to the realm of “functional” disorder, a lack of coordination in the body which may not yet have damaged the body structurally. Endometriosis, for example, does not just happen overnight; it begins to develop long beforehand, and the signs of this development can be spotted in advance.
Treating Dermatology with Chinese MedicineRead More
By Davina Mercuri
Chinese medicine dermatology sees the health of the skin as a reflection of the internal health of the body. In a consultation we don't only look at the skin but also ask questions regarding the health and functioning of the body, check your tongue and take your pulse. This information provides us with a holistic understanding of the mechanisms causing the disease and allows us to tailor a treatment specifically for the individual and their condition.
Endometriosis and Chinese medicineRead More
Endometriosis in Chinese Medicine is called 子宫内膜异位症 zǐ gōng nèi mó yí wèi zhèng. It is described as resulting from the slowdown and stagnation of blood flow in the pelvis, according to Chinese medicine. This stagnation gradually becomes visible by laparoscopy as endometrial lesions.
Even though the basic underlying pathological mechanism remains ‘blood stagnation’ Every individual case is individually diagnosed and prescribed for.