Chinese Herbal Medicine

Therapy Works stocks a vast range of Chinese herbs and herbal medicines in our clinic. We are able to recommend these for a wide variety of conditions.

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(02) 9999 5544
Suite 3b/367 Barrenjoey Rd,
Newport NSW 2106
Practitioner Appointments 8am – 6pm

Chinese Herbal Medicine Store – Newport, Northern Beaches

Welcome to Therapy Works. You can find our integrated health clinic at Suite 3b/367 Barrenjoey Rd Newport NSW 2106. We focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine, which includes Chinese herbs. We may prescribe a particular herb or mix of herbs, based on your practitioner’s diagnosis and your Yin and Yang.

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This substantial and supportive modality, works at all levels to support the body – physically, psychologically and emotionally. It is a rich, truly holistic approach that relies on understanding and considering the entire energetic system of the body. Over time practitioners develop a depth of insight that enables them to recognise patterns, signs and systems which clients present with, and how to effectively treat them.

Chinese herbs may be integrated with other TCM services like acupuncture, massage, dietary advice and exercise.

They may be used in addressing:

  • Menopause
  • PMS
  • Period pain
  • Digestive issues
  • Stress and more

There may also be a role for Chinese herbs and natural IVF support. Read about our Chinese medicine practitioner Dr. Natalie Dalton (TCM) here.

Depth of Insight

Our use of Chinese herbs draws on over 1000 years of practice. It is a profound discipline, beyond pure pharmacology, that embraces the whole system. It considers all aspects.

You can read more about Chinese herbs here.


Image: Therapy Works herbal dispensary


Find Out More About Popular Chinese Herbs

Popular Chinese Herbs

Some of the most common Chinese herbs and preparations include:

  • Bupleurum
  • Catnip
  • Chamomile
  • Citrus and Pinellia combination
  • Dandelion
  • Echinacea
  • Ginger
  • Ginseng
  • Lemongrass
  • Licorice root
  • Ligusticum
  • Linum
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Mulberry leaves
  • Tian ma gou teng wan


Bupleurum is mainly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat fever, headaches, and other aches and pains.

The herb contains an alkaloid called berberine which has been shown to have antibacterial effects. Bupleurum also contains other compounds that have shown to have anti-inflammatory effects.


Catnip, also known as Nepeta cataria, is a plant in the mint family that is native to Europe and Asia. The plant has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for many ailments. It has been used as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, and sedative.


Chamomile is an herb that has been used in the treatment of a variety of conditions since the time of ancient Egyptians.

The plant is a flowering plant that belongs to the daisy family, and it contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which may help with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Chamomile also helps with anxiety and sleep disorders.

Citrus and Pinellia combination (Er Chen Tang)

Citrus and Pinellia is the primary formula for cold damp phlegm. It’s usually combined with other formulas, or has single herbs added to it, to direct it to various parts of the body.


Dandelion is a plant that has been used for centuries to promote health and well-being. It is also known as the “cure-all” plant because it has been used to treat so many different ailments over the years, however there really is no ‘cure-all’.

As used in Chinese herbal medicine, dandelion is a highly effective natural diuretic and may be used for detoxifying purposes. It is also commonly used to aid/ease digestive disorders, settle a sore tummy, and when fighting a cold.


Echinacea is a herb that has been used traditionally in many cultures to treat various conditions. It is also often used in treating the common cold, flu and other respiratory infections or symptoms of these.

The health benefits of Echinacea are numerous and it may be one of the most widely used herbs when it comes to boosting your immune system.

It may also possess antiviral and antibiotic properties.


Ginger is a spice and herb that has been used in many traditional medicines. It has many health benefits, including reducing inflammation and soothing the stomach. Ginger can be consumed in different ways, such as raw or cooked into dishes or brewed into tea.


It is known to have many health benefits, including reducing stress and improving cognitive function.

The ginseng root is the part of the plant that is used for medicinal purposes, and it has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.


Lemongrass is a plant with a long history of use in traditional medicine. Lemongrass can be found in many homes as an essential oil to be used for aromatherapy, cooking, or as an ingredient in herbal remedies.

It may be used for the treatment of colds or inflammation
Lemongrass may help to soothe the stomach and intestines
Lemongrass can be found in many homes as an essential oil to be used for aromatherapy, cooking, or as an ingredient in herbal remedies.

Licorice root

Licorice root is a plant that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to treat various ailments. It contains high levels of glycyrrhizin which is the active ingredient in licorice. Glycyrrhizin may be used to help with various types of skin conditions, and respiratory symptoms.


Ligusticum (Chinese lovage) is a member of the carrot family. It has pungent and warm properties, and is associated with the liver, gallbladder and pericardium meridians. It may be used to assist with symptoms of irregular menstrual periods, dysmenorrhea, and headaches.


Linum is known to help with digestive issues and bloating, and a range of stomach problems. Linum is also known to be an appetite suppressant, which may be helpful in managing weight gain.

St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort has been used for centuries to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

The most abundant compound found in St. John’s wort is hypericin which has been shown to be effective in treating these conditions by affecting serotonin levels in the brain.

Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan

Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan is a preparation consisting of  calms the liver and suppresses the strong Yang to stop the wind, nourishes Yin to clear away heat. Tian Ma (Gastrodia Tuber) and Gou Teng (Uncaria Hook Vine) are the chief herbs in the formula; they both calm Liver and extinguish Wind. Shi Jue Ming (Abalone Shell) calms the Liver and restrains Yang.

Chinese Herbal Medicine Store Northern Beaches

Use Chinese herbs to restore energy balance to your Yin and Yang – energy channels that run through your body.

If you’re looking for a Chinese herbal medicine store or for advice on taking Chinese herbal medicines, we can help. You can visit our Chinese medicine clinic and we can advise you on the right Chinese herbs in your case.

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(02) 9999 5544