traditional Chinese medicine
Virginia Jin

Chinese herbal medicine


Ponsonby Wellness Centre is a Chinese Acupuncture and herbal medicine clinic located in Ponsonby, Auckland central also very close by Grey Lynn, Freemans bay and Herne bay area.

Chinese herbal medicine is part of a larger healing system called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). For thousands of years, traditional Chinese medicine has helped people improve their health, boost their immune systems, and ease short-term and chronic illnesses.

This Eastern philosophy centres on promoting harmony in the body using acupuncture, tai chi, and Chinese herbs.

Herbs are prescribed to restore energy balance to the opposing forces of energy – Yin and Yang – that run through invisible channels in the body. Herbs can act on the body as powerfully as pharmaceutical meds and should be treated with the same caution and respect.


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They can be used for a variety of things, such as supporting proper digestion or relieving low back pain. A lot of people like to use different Chinese herbs for arthritis or autoimmune conditions—they can help regulate inflammation or the entire immune system.

There are herbs for more chronic conditions like asthma, Lyme’s disease, menstrual issues, and fertility.

Your practitioner might advise you to make specific changes in your diets, such as avoiding spicy foods or alcohol. Foods are believed to either ‘heat’ or ‘cool’ the constitution, making dietary changes an important part of the healing process.

Acupuncture might also be used to treat disrupted Qi. Herbs can act on the body as powerfully as pharmaceutical meds and should be treated with the same caution and respect. Our clinic's practitioner is fully qualified.

Never abandon your regular medication or alter the dose without the knowledge and approval of your doctor.

The Mini Formula is a Chinese medicine made from grinding herbs into the form of powder according to symptom types, stored inside a tea bag, and made in boiling water. The Mini Formula weighs 0.1g-0.8g, normally contains around five different types of herbs ground into tea bags, a decoction is not required, good taste, easily stored, carried, and non-toxic. Nowadays, much traditional Chinese medicine and modern medicine may lack treatment for diseases, however, the use of Mini Formula will show effectiveness within few hours.

The Mini Formula’s theoretical basis is the medical revolution. The human body is structured with 70% of water, therefore the causes of a pathogen are due to water. Adjusting water can treat sicknesses, just like how water in nature can convert into mist, cloud, and rain. The human body is the same, water can cause body cells’ to open and close, so the medical revolution uses the study of diseases on the human body. In order for diseases to find a way out or create a way out, we need to adjust water and energy from movement to change movements of body cells which will help recovery.

Through a number of clinical practices, more than 30 flavours of commonly used traditional Chinese medicine are chosen, restoring the physiological function of the human body to promote the balance of pathological regulation.

The Chinese medicine Mini Formula is based on symptoms according to tongue diagnosis to quickly create an accurate formula, using a wide range of treatment, almost general, to focus on the overall improvement of the human body’s condition. The Mini Formula is suitable for all common diseases and various unseen diseases. By using the Mini Formula, 7 days is known as a small treatment and 3 months known as a big treatment. This formula can effectively cure many diseases that modern medicine is difficult to treat.