About Chinese Medicine

Dr Renee Knott (Chinese Med)

Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Acu + Herbs) Hons. VU
Dip. Classical Chinese Medicine (ICEAM)
Dip. Traditional Thai Massage
Clinical Internship at Kyung Hee Oriental Medicine Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Australia and APHRA
Member ATMS

Dr. Renee Knott (Chinese Med.) is a fully qualified and registered practitioner of Chinese Medicine. With over a decades experience, Renee is very passionate about Chinese Medicine and the role it can play in our modern health care setting.

Renee provides patients with fast, effective, natural health care, using Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Dietary and Lifestyle advice. Renee is down to earth and straight to the point when it comes to achieving results.


Can Chinese Medicine help me?

As no one is exactly like you, Renee tailors treatments to fit your individual and unique needs.

This is the strength of Chinese Medicine. We treat you, not just your disease.  We direct the treatment to the cause of your problem and not just your symptoms.  This way, lasting changes can occur.


I’ve heard it’s good for pain but what else ?

Many people have heard that Acupuncture is good for pain, but in fact the scope of Acupuncture is much broader.

Research is building clearly illustrating acupuncture’s positive effects on many conditions such as migraine, hay fever, lower back pain, knee pain and others.

With Chinese Medicine texts reaching back as far as 220 A.D, Chinese Medicine practitioners draw on a wealth of knowledge and clinical experience spanning nearly 2000 years, covering areas such as gynaecology, internal medicine and traumatology.

The Chinese Medical Scholars maintained and protected a meticulous, written record, constantly and critically reviewing medical theory, treatments and results over many hundreds of years.  Remarkably, this information is still absolutely clinically relevant today, even in our modern, busy lives, and it is from this that Renee draws her inspiration and understanding.


Conditions Treated

Acupuncture treatment may be useful for but not limited to the conditions listed below. Please free to call Renee to discuss whether Acupuncture treatment may be beneficial for you.

Key with regards to current research findings:
* positive effect
* potential positive effect
* unclear/more research needed


Pain Management

Headaches
Migraines prevention
Neck & shoulder pain
Chronic low back pain
Acute low back pain
Lateral elbow pain
Knee Osteoarthritis
Post-operative pain
Chronic pelvic pain syndrome
TMJ pain
Sciatica
Restless leg syndrome
Plantar heel pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Fibromyalgia

Emotional Health

Depression
Anxiety
Insomnia
PTSD
Depression associated with Chronic Pain (in conjunction with conventional treatment)

Women’s Health

Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy
Labour pain
Labour Induction
Post-natal depression
Period pain
PMS
PCOS
ART Fertility Support
Uterine fibroids
Menopausal hot flushes
Perimenopausal and postmenopausal sleep disturbance

Immune Support

Allergic Rhinitis
Asthma in Adults
Asthma in Children
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Cancer related-fatigue

Digestive Conditions

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Constipation

*The Acupuncture Evidence Project; A comparative Literature Review, J McDonald, S Janz, 2017


Why Chinese Medicine?

The ancient Chinese had a very different understanding of the workings of the body and mind.  It provides a thorough and complex framework from which to assess and treat disease.

A different perspective can be extremely useful when all of your medical tests have come back clear, yet, in yourself you know you are not feeling well.  Chinese medicine can provide an understanding of what is going on from another perspective, and although we use different terminology, the concepts are not difficult nor foreign to understand.


What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a comprehensive and natural system of treating illness and disease.

As one part of Chinese Medicine, acupuncture involves the stimulation of certain acupoints on the body with very fine, sterile, once-only use needles.

Research has shown the mechanisms involved in acupuncture involve numerous mediators such as serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, endorphins, enkephalins and serotonin amongst others. Anti-inflammatory effects have also been identified which of are particular importance in conditions such as migraine, osteoarthritis, hay fever and for the inflammatory aspects of a range of musculoskeletal conditions.*

Chinese Herbs are often a crucial aspect of treatment, along with relevant diet and lifestyle advice.

*The Acupuncture Evidence Project; A comparative Literature Review, J McDonald, S Janz, 2017


What about endangered species?

Although certain animal and plant products may have been used in the past, the worldwide population and environment was vastly different to the one we have today.  In the modern world, there is absolutely no need to use endangered species, and we are absolutely opposed to the harvesting, trafficking and dispensing of any endangered or rare plants or animal products.

You will find Renee uses only the best quality Chinese herbs, from the most reputable suppliers that have been cleared of heavy metals or other contaminants.


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