Welcome to The Grove Clinic: Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture Specialists

The Grove Clinic is one of Australia's oldest Chinese medicine clinics. Started by Steven Clavey in 1986, The Grove has helped patients of all ages on their journey to better health. Our practitioners are herbal experts and excel in creating customised herbal and acupuncture treatment plans for all health conditions.

Get in touch or book a consultation to learn more about how traditional Chinese medicine can help!

  • Chinese Herbal Medicine

    Chinese herbal medicine involves the use of natural herbal teas taken internally to encourage the bodies own healing and resolve chronic and acute health conditions. Chinese Herbal medicine requires skilled practitioners as each herbal prescription is carefully tailored for each patients condition.

    The Grove offers a personalised and expert approach to your herbal medicine treatment rooted in decades of experience and a passion for Chinese herbal medicine with a variety of herbal treatment options including raw herbs, granules, tinctures and pills.

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  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture uses very thin needles to restore balance and encourage the bodies natural healing energy. Acupuncture is traditionally used for a variety of health conditions, from muscular conditions such as sore back or joints to internal conditions such as headaches, chronic pain or endometriosis.

    While acupuncture can be used as a stand alone treatment, we recommend pairing it with herbal medicine to ensure we are using all the tools Chinese medicine has to offer to achieve the best results.

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  • Telehealth (Herbal Medicine)

    Chinese Herbal medicine is perfectly suited to telehealth consultations. Accurate TCM diagnosis is achievable through detailed questioning with only a little visual information needed to confirm the diagnosis.

    We have been offering telehealth to patients for more than 10 years with a tried and tested method for ensuring an accurate TCM diagnosis and herbal prescriptions customised to your condition.

    Telehealth is perfect for patients who live remotely, don't have time to attend in person or prefer appointments from the comfort of their home.

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  • Steve Clavey writing a herbal prescription

    Steven Clavey

    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.

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  • Davina in a treatment room sitting in front of Chinese medicine books

    Davina Mercuri

    Davina Mercuri has been practising at The Grove Chinese Medicine for close to 20 years. She has extensive experience treating dermatology and women's conditions and is one of two practitioners from Australia to have trained with renowned British TCM dermatologist Mazin Al-Khafaji.

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  • Lior Kedem

    Lior has been practising Chinese herbal medicine for close to a decade. For the last 6 years she has been working closely with Steven Clavey building upon her work with renowned Chinese Medicine practitioner Yaer Maemon. Lior is a highly skilled herbalist with particular expertise in the areas of women's health and fertility.

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  • Anna Boetto

    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. 

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  • Jade Ouk

    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.

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  • The Golden Month: Practical Nourishment for Recovery

    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'.

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  • All You Need to Know About Raw Herbs

    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.

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  • Menopause The Second Spring

    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'

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  • Steve Clavey writing a herbal prescription

    How Does Chinese Medicine Treat Gynaecological Issues?

    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.

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    Treating Dermatology with Chinese Medicine

    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.

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  • A lady using traditional counterbalance hand scales to dispense a herbal prescription into wicker trays at The Grove Chinese Medicine

    Endometriosis and Chinese medicine

    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.

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