Chinese medicine is the holistic concept that good health relies in the restoration and maintenance of harmony and balance in the body – that the human body has the ability to heal itself.
Chinese Medicine has been used as a form of primary health care in China and East Asia for thousands of years combining Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture treatment.
Over the past 20 years it has become more popular here in Australia and is seen as a credible alternative or adjunct therapy to the western medical model.
“With thousands of years of practice and development, Chinese medicine possesses unique and integrated theories to treat both acute and chronic conditions from a great variety of fields.” said Emma Howe, the owner and practitioner at Peakhurst Chinese Medicine.
Emma has been practicing Chinese Medicine for over 15 years and said that “As a medical framework, TCM focuses on the prevention of illness just as much as it does on the treatment of the disease process itself.”
As an experienced practitioner, Emma’s focus is ultimately on bringing balance and healing to both body and mind by using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine alongside simple respect, care and a real passion to see people healthy, happy and complete.
With many years experience in the many areas of Chinese medicine, Emma is well respected within the Chinese medicine community. She is regarded highly by midwives, gynaecologists, obstetricians and IVF centres across Sydney.
Peakhurst Chinese Medicine was founded in 2003 by Emma Howe. The practice has steadily grown in size and reputation over the years and Emma is now joined by two other practitioners- Sarah Omar and Nuala Walker.
All practitioners at Peakhurst Chinese Medicine are university trained and are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation agency.
Nuala Walker has been practicing TCM for 7 years, in both Australia and Sweden. She has had the joyous experience of working alongside practitioners from all walks of life- acupuncture doulas of Amsterdam, acupuncturists focused on musculoskeletal, as well as acupuncture and colic researchers of Sweden.
As a determined and experience practitioner, Nuala’s focus is on treating each aspect of a person, and disseminating all the information she can find to help as far as it needs to go. Her treatments aim to help the body heal and strengthen, simultaneously.
Determined to always learn more and delve deeper into our medicine, Nuala is furthering her studies with a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Womens Health) at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
At the moment, practitioners Emma and Nuala are working to complete their post-graduate studies while Nuala is completing her masters of traditional Chinese medicine, putting particular focus on women’s health post partum.