In Australia, the prescribing and dispensing of Chinese herbal formulas are carried out by qualified Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioners. The granulated herbal extracts which we use in the herbal formulas are Australia GMP certified products and only for dispensing by a practitioner.
Chinese medicine therapies are not just for eliminating symptoms. A well balanced herbal formula targets the client’s presenting symptoms and treats the root cause of the condition. The process of recovery is gradual, but the benefit to overall physical and emotional health is more sustained. To practise the holistic Chinese medicine healing approach, an herbalist not only requires in-depth knowledge of classical herbal formulas, also needs to demonstrate necessary skills and experience in combining formulas and single herbs, in order to create the desired therapeutic synergy.
Dr Joanne Vidich is a qualified Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA). The Board is under the governance of Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Joanne is passionate in the Chinese medicine art of healing, and during her professional life, continues to attend training and workshops both in Australia and abroad.