WELCOME TO CHI TEMPLE NATURAL THERAPIES
COVID 19 UPDATE as of 7th September 2020:
The Victorian government has decided to keep restrictions to all allied health and AHPRA registered practitioners the same during stage 4 lockdown, which can go as far as the 26th of October 2020. I know this is a far stretch without any treatment at all for some of you in discomfort and pain, which will no doubt deteriorate in condition in this time so as of next week I am coming into Melbourne once a week to treat. I will also be treating in Bittern on the Mornington peninsula.
Note, I am able to treat if it means your pain/discomfort, mentally, emotionally or physically is really impacting your day to day activities, not enabling you to function well, i. e., restricted movement, headaches getting worse, severe anxiety, not able to sleep, etc. This is still within DHHS guidelines, you DON’T need a GP referral, it’s up to my discretion whether to treat you or not. If unsure, please contact me on 0425 818 966. Obviously my Covid Safe plan we be put in place and i will be screening everyone before they come in.
Preventative/routine care is not permitted during this time. However, I am offering consultations over the phone and supplements/herbs arrive at you doorstep within a couple of days in metro Melbourne.
Please contact me on 0425818966 if you would like an appointment.
Telehealth consults are available with herbal medicine, diet and lifestyle advice. Herbs and supplements can be posted out directly from My Patient Ordering and delivered within a couple of days or you can pick up if you're a local in Bittern. You can book for a Telehealth appointment online or go to the Telehealth page for more information.
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It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has."
Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)
Acupuncture is an age old system of health care which dates back to thousands of years ago and works within a holistic framework whereby the complete individual (physical, emotional and spiritual) is taken into consideration. Not only will you experience relief from the symptoms you are experiencing, which unfortunately, frequently includes pain, but the underlying root cause is also addressed, thereby preventing future recurrence of symptoms.
Acupuncture helps the body to heal and repair by activating the bodies own innate healing capacity thereby improving quality of sleep, stress, digestion, pain and more. For more information on evidence based research on what acupuncture can treat, please visit my blog page and also go to Evidence Based Acupuncture
and the Acupuncture Now Foundation
Silvia has been practising for 19 years with experience treating some past players of the Richmond Football Club including Matthew Richardson and athletes from other sports codes as well as being part of the medical team as an acupuncturist for the Western Bulldogs Football Club for 3 years from 2011 to 2014 helping achieve a low injury rate.
We are lucky to be able to tap into nature and have herbs around us which nourish, support and guide our body through its very unique capacity to heal itself, no matter what the disease.
Having done a Graduate Diploma in Western herbal medicine from the University of New England with a background in biochemistry with Honours at Melbourne University, Silvia is qualified as both a medical herbalist as well as in Chinese herbal medicine.
Silvia can offer you a tailored health solution using the best quality herbal medicine, including supplements, which are mostly made in Australia and are TGA approved. Silvia has well stocked dispensary, containing practitioner only herbs and supplements in both tablet and liquid form, which are easy to take and so you can still look after yourself with a busy lifestyle.
Silvia can also work on your unique nutrition and lifestyle plan based on evidence based research and/or the traditional approach including recommending meditation and mindfulness programs such as MICBT (Mindfulness Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Massage or Physical therapy can be used in conjunction with acupuncture and other modalities. Silvia has also completed studies in remedial/sports massage. She combines her knowledge of sport's massage, exercises, stretches, trigger points and acupuncture to help treat sport's injuries and other aches and pains.
Having worked along side the medical team at the Western Bulldogs Football Club for 3 years, Silvia is in touch with the latest developments in the treatment of sport's injuries and works alongside other health practitioner's in the local area including GP's, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and podiatrists to achieve the best results for her patients. Silvia is a registered and accredited Practitioner for private health insurance rebates, TAC and WorkCover.
Equine acupuncture can be used as a complementary treatment for your horse, along side veterinary care, massage, chiropractic, supplements and herbs and can be used for all sorts of conditions, no different to what it is used for in humans. Some of the conditions though, do vary as they are only present in horses and not in humans! Acupuncture is well known to help with pain relief and general wellbeing.
Some of the conditions which acupuncture is frequently used for in horses includes chronic and acute laminitis, colic, stringhalt, muscle tightness and soreness/pain, difficulties with digestion, trauma recovery and healing, soft tissue injury such as tendonitis, scar tissue, fertility, post viral fatigue or just fatigue/lacking lustre, behavioural problems, viral infections with cough/COPD and choking. Silvia has in depth knowledge on how to treat laminitis and equine metabolic syndrome. Read the blog for guidance and details.