About Sattva
Natural Therapies

We are a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic providing Chinese Herbal Medicine treatment for the entire family.

We pride ourselves with service. Our practitioners all take great time and care to listen to your health concerns, understand your condition and construct a comprehensive treatment plan.

You will be left with the peace of mind that you are receiving top quality health care.

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in Brighton, Melbourne

Monday Morning musings

I wonder how challenging it is for you to accept the reality of your health (or life) circumstances especially if you are experiencing…

  •   Uncomfortable, annoying symptoms or chronic, debilitating illness
  •  Making a slow recovery from surgery
  •  Frustrated by failure to fall pregnant
  •  Stuck in an abusive job or an unhappy relationship situation
  •  Having difficulty adjusting to motherhood/fatherhood

This is where the importance of having a short and longer term treatment plan combined with some patience comes into play.

How would it be for you to first start by acknowledging (given your life circumstances) where you are rather than where you’d like to be.

How would it be for you to start your healing journey from here?

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Recovering from childbirth

In Chinese Medicine, the postnatal period is seen merely as a point on a continuum which actually starts up to 12 months prior to pregnancy as part of the preparation for producing strong, healthy, robust mothers and babies.

Post-birth recovery is recovery not only from birth but from the experience of being pregnant and growing a baby for the previous nine months.

After childbirth, many women will naturally bounce back full of vigour and vitality, while others will really struggle to recapture their pre-pregnancy mojo.

Birth trauma or medical complications and intervention, multiple births, previous miscarriage(s), pregnancies too close together, being an older mother or having inadequate postnatal support, are all factors that can impede a woman’s postnatal recovery.

The blood loss and the enormous energy demands of labour, the sleep deprivation and disruption of tending a newborn, and continuing loss of body fluids via breast milk, can combine to affect a mother’s capacity to recuperate once the initial euphoria of childbirth has worn off.

Using Chinese Medicine in the postnatal phase

According to Chinese Medicine, women are always deficient after birth.

During pregnancy a woman’s body is full and abundant with nourishment as her baby grows and blossoms.

During and after birth she not only expels the baby’s energy but loses volumes of blood and body fluid of her own. She usually feels euphoric explained by the ‘happy hormones’ of pregnancy but her tummy will feel instantly empty.

Her body will be required to surrender more nourishment as she produces breast milk and takes on the responsibility of caring and nurturing a newborn. No wonder women emerge from the first 6 weeks shell-shocked, drained and exhausted. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Being a new mother doesn’t mean you need to feel constantly exhausted.

Chinese Medicine has a method of understanding, treating and preventing many common postnatal symptoms.

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Using Chinese Medicine in the postnatal phase

According to Chinese Medicine, women are always deficient after birth.

During pregnancy a woman’s body is full and abundant with nourishment as her baby grows and blossoms.

During and after birth she not only expels the baby’s energy but loses volumes of blood and body fluid of her own. She usually feels euphoric explained by the ‘happy hormones’ of pregnancy but her tummy will feel instantly empty.

Her body will be required to surrender more nourishment as she produces breast milk and takes on the responsibility of caring and nurturing a newborn. No wonder women emerge from the first 6 weeks shell-shocked, drained and exhausted. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Being a new mother doesn’t mean you need to feel constantly exhausted.

Chinese Medicine has a method of understanding, treating and preventing many common postnatal symptoms. See Sattva articles

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Chinese Medicine is a simple, low-technology medicine

Chinese Medicine has many unique characteristics that differentiate it from both mainstream medical and other complementary and alternative medicine.

Chinese Medicine is simple, relatively inexpensive, low-intervention, low-technology medicine. Because it evolved in antiquity, Chinese Medicine does not require the expensive, invasive diagnostic and therapeutic treatments, equipment and technology that modern Western Medicine has come to rely upon.

Assessment is made by questioning the patient, palpating the wrist pulse and inspecting the tongue. Diagnosis and treatment begins immediately, on the day of the initial consultation.

One of the great advantages of practising Chinese Medicine in Australia is that if a client’s symptoms are out of the field of Chinese Medicine or indicate the presence of a more serious health problem, they can easily be referred to the Western medical system for further investigation.

Combining the ancient skill and wisdom of Chinese Medicine with the wonders of modern biotechnology works well for both patients and practitioners. Practitioners are not limited to a philosophical framework that doesn’t ‘fit’ the case and clients can rest assured they are getting the best quality care and attention.

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