Chinese medicine clinic

About the Chinese medicine clinic

As part of their training, students in their final two years of study offer Chinese medicine services to the public. This takes place at our state-of-the-art Health Science Clinic in Bundoora.

What is Chinese medicine?

Chinese medicine is one of the most commonly used complementary therapies in the world. It is the treatment of disorders and illness using medicinal sources such as roots, flowers, seeds and leaves of plants. It also includes therapies like acupuncture, cupping (applying a heated cup to the skin to create suction) and tui na (remedial massage).

 

What happens at my appointment?

When you arrive, you will be assessed by our supervised senior students, who will check your pulse and tongue, and discuss any issues with your sleep, appetite, perspiration and body temperature. From this, we develop treatment plans, or consider referral to other practitioners where appropriate.

Depending on your health conditions, we may recommend treatments such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, manual therapy (therapeutic Tuina) and dietary therapy. 

Our senior students, who have studied biomedical and clinical science in parallel with their Chinese medicine studies, are supervised by Chinese medicine practitioners.

 

Common conditions

We most often see conditions such as:

  • musculoskeletal conditions
  • respiratory conditions
  • digestive complaints
  • gynaecological conditions
  • anxiety 
  • skin conditions.
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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.