Chinese Medicine: Discover a 2000-Year-Old Philosophy in the 21st Century

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Chinese medicine dates back thousands of years, and is built upon the back of tradition. Its cultural and historical significance is not only respected in China, but around the world – including here in Australia.

While its principles are over 2000 years old, traditional Chinese medicine has its place in the 21st Century. Read on to find out how it’s more relevant than ever!


What Is Chinese Medicine?

Chinese Medicine works to restore balance and harmony in our bodies through a system of holistic health care. Its core principles are based on Yin and Yang, and the concept of Qi, which may also be described as energy.
When Qi flows freely in the body, this results in health, but when it becomes stagnant or stuck, deficient or flows in the wrong direction, it can lead to disease. In Chinese Medicine, the body, mind, spirit and emotions are all interconnected and must work harmoniously with each other in order to promote wellness. It is believed that in following the laws of nature and using natural elements such as herbs, both harmony and health can be achieved.
While this may seem intangible, Chinese Medicine has developed over the years in response to modern medicine. Research now backs up every aspect of its use, as well as modern medical diagnostic techniques.
Chinese Medicine broadly describes practices that have been revered across both China and other parts of southeast Asia. It has proven clinical effectiveness and has therefore influenced modern medicine all over the world in diagnosing, treating, and preventing illness.


How is Chinese Medicine Used?

Chinese Medicine involves acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal medicine, dietary and exercise therapy. Traditional medicine uses plants, animal parts, minerals and more. Lifestyle management is also a big factor involved in Chinese Medicine, in order to prevent problems before they occur.
You have probably heard of Chinese Herbal Medicine. It is very popular, as is acupuncture, moxa therapy, breathing exercises and movement, such as tai chi.
Practitioners in Australia are registered under the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency through the Chinese Medicine Registration Board.


Our New Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine)

Ever wanted to learn how to treat illness using the art of ancient Chinese medicine? Our new Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) has been created with you in mind. Over the course of an accredited four-year degree, you’ll develop the in-depth knowledge required to graduate with the confidence to help others restore their health.
Taught by industry-leading professionals, you’ll gain registration in all three divisions of Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and Chinese herbal dispensing. While ancient principles are always at the forefront of everything you will do, our state-of-the-art technology and facilities play a big part as well.
This course has been designed to be flexible to suit all lifestyles. You can study full time or part time, and you can even study parts of the course online.

Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) Scholarship

If you’re interested in understanding the practical skills to treat acute and chronic illnesses through Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and ancillary techniques, we can provide you with in-depth knowledge to make a positive impact on others. Find out more about our Health scholarships here.

If you have an interest in pursuing a career as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner, we can help turn dreams into reality.

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