TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Hello, my name is Chris Bramhill. I offer a natural and holistic approach to medicine. I’m a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner based in Cooks Hill in the Newcastle area.
I believe in the power of Chinese Medicine as a pathway to health. I am passionate about sharing the wisdom of Chinese medicine to help you realize your full potential.
I provide a full range of Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies- Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Dry Needling, Electroacupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping and External Balms
Acupuncture is safe, effective and drug free
Acupuncture is a safe, effective, drug-free modality and has no side effects and also combines well with other forms of medicine. Acupuncture has been used continuously as a form of healing for over 4000 years.
ACUPUNCTURE & PREGNANCY CARE
Acupuncture is a safe and effective option
Whether it be for relaxation, pain management, morning sickness or to try to avoid induction, acupuncture can be of some help to you. Acupuncture helps promote general well being and maintenance. Contact me today to book an appointment.
ACUPUNCTURE, FERTILITY & IVF SUPPORT
A good drug free alternative
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are a good drug free alternative when it comes to gynecology and obstetrics. It can help improve ovarian function, regulate the menstrual cycle and treat fertility in both men and women.
Trigger point or myofascial pain therapy
Dry needling, also known as myofascial needling, is an aspect of acupuncture whereby acupuncture needles are inserted into sore points (trigger points) to ease pain.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
An Ancient Science
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years.
Since about 3000BC Chinese Herbal Medicine has been practiced with many tenets still respected and adhered to today.
Balance Your Qi
Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles augments the use of regular acupuncture. Whether it be for relaxation, pain management, or general well-being, electro-acupuncture can be of some help to you.
Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. Cupping helps to improve circulation, reduce spasms and relieve pain. It can also increase mobility and flexibility.
Pain that lasts for more than a few months is considered chronic pain, and can have a serious effect on your overall well-being. Together, we’ll explore the source of your pain and create a program that provides the right treatment. Often times a combination of acupuncture, cupping and massage can be most beneficial.
Balance Your Qi
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
PERSONALISED HERBAL BALMS
An Ancient Science
Making personalised herbal balms for external use is an aspect of my medicine I find both fascinating and beneficial.
"Putting together a customised formula is a little like writing a symphony."
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One of the most common ailments in society and should not be taken lightly.
It may well be a symptom of some underlying imbalance or deeper problem.
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DISORDERS
With both practical and theoretical study in the field of Chinese medicine and dietetics, my goal is to get you back on your feet, and functioning fully, as soon as possible.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine uses non-invasive techniques to promote physical healing.
ALLERGIES AND IMMUNE SYSTEM DISORDERS
Easily catching colds and being susceptible to allergies is a good way of your body telling you that your Immune System is in need of a boost.
Children have very dynamic systems and can respond to acupuncture quickly.
They can get sick very quickly but also respond very quickly to treatments.
With asthma there is always some type of allergy present and commonly inhaled allergens include pollen, moulds, dust and animal hair.
COLD AND FLU/ COUGHS
For more than 2000 years Chinese medicine has had more to say about colds and 'flu than simply take a panadol and sudafed and go to bed.
Whether it be for pre menstrual syndrome, painful periods, no periods, heavy periods or any other hormonal problems acupuncture and/or chinese medicine may be the answer.
Acupuncture is safe, effective and drug free with no adverse side effects and combines well with other modalities.
Before and after transfers.
Acupuncture is safe and has no adverse side effects. Treatments work in conjunction with your IVF treatment and not only benefits your well being but also that of your baby.
Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system.
STRESS, MOOD SWINGS, DEPRESSION, EMOTIONAL DISORDERS
Stress and emotional disorders can be addressed successfully with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
Impotence is a health issue that can be very frustrating. Impotence can affect men who are in the 20s to 30s and also older men between the ages of 40 and 50
I’m a dedicated practitioner of Chinese Medicine and have been involved with this tradition since 1989.
After studying 4 years full time in Sydney at the Sydney College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I completed an internship in China in 1992. I then traveled through China, Tibet, and Nepal before returning to Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital in China to do more intensive training in Paediatrics and Gynaecology in 1993.