Raw Herbal Decoctions
Herbal decoctions are our favourite treatment here at The Grove. While they are famous for tasting terrible, they are effective and able to be precisely tailored for a patients condition.
A raw herbal prescription usually consists of leaves, barks, bulbs, roots and minerals which are simmered together to create a tea which is consumed twice a day.
We have one of the largest raw herb dispensaries in Australia and dispense all our prescriptions carefully by hand. If you are popping in for a face to face appointment, head down to the dispensary after your consult to see your herbs being made up!
Herbal decoctions are the original form of Chinese medicine, if you would like to know more about Raw Herbal Decoctions read our blog post!
Other Herbal Treatments
We also use a mixture of pills, tinctures and granules and can tailor a treatment for a patients preference. Pills, tinctures and granules are often used supplementary to a raw herbal prescription and are great for managing acute or milder symptoms.
As they are easier to take and require very little preparation they are also a handy option when patients are travelling or do not have time to cook up their herbs.
Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxa, Gua Sha
Our other primary treatment method is acupuncture.
We have three comfortable acupuncture rooms and all our practitioners (aside from Steve) offer acupuncture and herbal treatments in the one consult.
Acupuncture consists of inserting very fine needles into specific points around the body to promote the bodies own healing mechanism and bring the body into balance.
Acupuncture appointments can also include cupping, moxa and gua sha or a combination of some or all of these treatments depending on the patients presentation.
Acupuncture is an overwhelmingly gentle and effective treatment and combines well with Chinese Medicine internal treatments as well as western interventions such as IVF.
Want to read more about Acupuncture? See our information page for articles and research.