Free Pain Checklist
Whether your pain is acute or chronic, it can seriously impact your quality of life. Everyday activities can become daunting tasks and cause further strain on your body. Our ‘Easy steps to help manage and recover from pain’ are a summary of a few tips to help manage your pain, or at least help to make the day more comfortable. Click on the button to access your free copy today!
Are you experiencing…
- Musculoskeletal injury
- Chronic Pain
- Back and neck pain
The TCM Difference
Our passion is to help our clients improve their quality of life on a day-to-day basis and live pain-free.
You can trust you can we will help – with clinical experience, traditional treatments within a modern medical framework
Individualised Pain Treatment
Specific treatments to meet your pain relief needs
Feel taken care of – process designed to create a calming, engaging, positive experience
How can we help
Pain albeit chronic or acute can diminish your quality of life and often becomes quite debilitating. Musculoskeletal injury, digestive irregularities or nerve pain are a few of the many causes of pain that we come across at the clinic.
Acute pain is usually the result of injury. Whether it be the sporting field, the garden or running to catch that train. None of us are immune from injury. Tennis elbow, ankle strain and lower back pain are all examples of acute pain. But remember there are other types as well. The sudden onset of digestive, period or nerve pain can also be very debilitating. It’s important to recognise when you are in pain, otherwise the risk of turning into a chronic problem increases.
Chronic pain on the other hand, can present in many different areas and with varying intensity. It is common for chronic pain to be the result a specific injury. Such as a lower back disc traumaor arthritis, causing debilitating back and sciatic pain.
The computer has a lot to blame for chronic pain developing in the neck and shoulders. This often promotes headaches and migraines. This type of postural pain can be both sharp or dull and severely impact our productivity and life quality
We can provide advice to your regular activity accordingly to allow the healing mechanisms in your body to kick in, whilst assisting in managing your pain.
Nick founded Gardenvale Traditional Chinese Medicine in Brighton. He is a nationally registered practitioner (AHPRA) of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. He is also an accredited member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese medicine Association (AACMA). Now, for over 20 years Nick has been actively working in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)in the Brighton area. His work involves detailed consultations with his patients involving Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and nutritional advice.
Nick studied under Professor Zheng at the College of TCM in Melbourne. After completing his studies, he worked within an internship program at the Hubei Chinese Medicine Hospital in Wuhan, China for one year. His time in China was spent working within the Acupuncture Department and the Gastro Intestinal and Respiratory Internal Medical Departments. Nick has completed a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Western Sydney, focusing on chronic illness and women’s health.
Nick has a keen interest in helping with the management of:
- Musculoskeletal injury
- Chronic pain e.g. back and neck pain
- Joint pain e.g. Arthritis, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis
- Period pains and hormonal cramping
Lexi is a nationally registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Herbalist. She has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) at the Southern School of Natural Therapies in Melbourne. Lexi is also a qualified Holistic Kinesiologist and Counsellor and has been working in this field for the past 15 years.
Lexi has a keen interest in providing help with:
- Period pains and cramping
- Pain from injury
- Musculoskeletal aches
During appointments Lexi will address your concerns utilising a combination of:
- Herbal medicine
- Lifestyle and diet advice
- Counselling and Kinesiology