Chinese medicine tackles life’s wear and tear

Traditional Chinese Medicine in Riddells Creek. Christine Ryan. Picture Shawn Smits.

Christine Ryan, a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, believes day-to-day activities can take a toll on our bodies.

“Our daily lives are an orchestration of duties, responsibilities and detailed tasks that over time can leave an imprint of lines and expressions on our face and reduce facial vitality,” she says.

“Improving collagen production and muscle tone helps to reduce bags, sagging tendencies, fine lines and diminish larger wrinkles.

“I believe that the culprit isn’t always the face – the stimulus could be elsewhere in the body … it’s my job to identify those sources of stress to ensure facial acupuncture renewal.”

Christine says acupuncture has many uses and her aim is to help clients reduce pain and discomfort and assist with ongoing health issues.

“Acupuncture can improve acne and help with menopause, PMS and other gynaecological issues,” she says.

“It helps with insomnia, dizziness, depression, self-esteem, headaches and sinus congestion.

“It improves hyper and hypothyroidism, reduces symptoms of a toothache, TMJ (temporomandibular joint issues), trigeminal neuralgia and Bells palsy. It aids with most digestive issues and helps to eliminate edema and puffiness.”

With a special interest in, and history working with, musculoskeletal injuries, Christine works with remedial massage therapist Gaye Sharman, providing patients with great healthcare.

“Previously working in a detox clinic, I have a special interest in assisting people with addictions and mental health issues,” she says.

The Riddells Creek clinic hours have changed – clients are now able to secure appointments with Gaye Sharman on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Chinese Medicine is available from 9am-9pm on Thursdays and Fridays and from 9am-5pm on Saturdays.

Christine Ryan, 1577 Riddell Road, Riddells Creek.

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