My name is Michael Bending, I am a Chinese herbal medicine practitioner & acupuncturist based in Dee Why on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. I take an evidence based perspective to clinical treatment and prefer an integrated medicine approach to treating health. I believe in working together with other therapists and medical professionals in achieving the best patient outcomes. I have an inquiring mind for knowledge in the field of medicine coupled with a need to serve and to help people lead a healthy and happy life. My main interests are musculoskeletal injury, fertility, gastrointestinal issues, skin disorders, allergies and immune system disorders. I have traveled and studied at numerous hospitals and medical clinics within China to update my clinical knowledge and continue to do so on a regular basis. I believe in an integrated health system with both western and Chinese medicine as well as other complementary medicines.
Michael Bending BHlthSc (UWS) Chinese
Medicine, Dip Rem Massage (ACNT)
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a broad range of medicine practices sharing common concepts which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of 3000 years or more.
Today, many people in the western world are aware of the benefits of acupuncture – mainly because of Richard Nixon’s visit to China in 1972, where he witnessed open heart surgery being performed in a Chinese hospital using acupuncture for pain management (watch open heart surgery in a Chinese Hospital).
Far from being a treatment just for pain, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is now seen throughout the world as a valuable complimentary healthcare option that can work in parallel with western medicine. TCM is widely used in China within the Chinese hospital system in combination with Western Medicine.
In addition to providing treatments for a wide range of health disorders, Chinese Medicine may also be used to assist with general health maintenance and disease prevention. By strengthening and enhancing normal body functions, the immune system is boosted and a general sense of well-being promoted. TCM can also aid athletes in sport for strength and endurance. Learn more about the Chinese Medicine+ diagnosis system
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Arthritic and joint problems
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Seasonal allergies, prevention and treatment in TCM.