BA. Chinese Medicine, Doctor of TCM, Member AACMA, ATCMA
Helena is a registered Chinese Medicine practitioner with Bachelor degrees in Chinese Medicine, Western Medicine (in China) and Nursing.
Helena has medical and therapeutic background experience in diagnosing, treating and caring in both Western and Eastern medicine practices that spans more than 30 years. She studied her first Degree in Western Medicine in China and practiced as a paediatrician in Guangzhou, southern China.
In Australia, she then went onto supplement her study and care in nursing as a registered nurse by completing her second Degree, Bachelor of Nursing at Wollongong University. Helena has spent more than 10 years in health care in the Wollongong area. In understanding patient care and needs Helena noticed that Western medicine did not quite fulfil all her requirements for patient care and looked for something to complement her responsiveness to the patient’s holistic care.
To this end she went onto study Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and completed her third Degree at the Institute in Sydney with Distinction level results. Helena then went further onto discover through under study work in various clinics and her own research in Traditional Chinese Medicine that TCM practitioners look carefully for signs of health and dysfunction, paying particular attention not only to the presenting signs and symptoms, but also to the medical history, general constitution, and the pulse and tongue. As a result of Helena’s amalgamation of studying health care in both Western and Chinese medicine she has better knowledge and deeper understanding of the patient’s holistic care.
Today, Chinese Medicine is an effective, natural and increasingly popular form of health care that is being used by people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds. The origins of acupuncture and herbal medicine in China can be traced back at least 2000 years, making it one of the oldest and most long-standing health care systems in the world. Chinese Medicine takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.