Anthony Brown (Dr. of Chinese Medicine)
Anthony’s interest in Chinese Medicine started when he was just 16. Having started martial arts training and wanting to emulate his instructor who was also an acupuncturist, he was keen to follow directly in his footsteps. Once qualified he took over his teachers busy clinic in Darwin in 1982, which he ran and developed for three and a half years.
In 1987, after time off recovering from a motorcycle accident, Anthony opened his first Queensland clinic in Maroochydore which has operated continuously for the past 30 years. In 2005 Anthony moved from the coast to live in beautiful Maleny opening a second clinic and in 2009 moved to his new location.
The modality of Chinese Medicine is vast and not something easily mastered. Anthony’s study is constant, including regular courses and seminars and twice, time in Hangzhou, China, completing post graduate studies in his specific areas of interest.
The first of those areas of interest are musculo skeletal conditions that include problems or injuries relating to the spine, the joints, muscles, tendons, cartilage and ligaments. Most commonly that means neck and back pain including sciatica, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems as well as things like frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, hip, knee, ankle and foot pain.
Anthony’s second area of interest is women’s health. In fact of all the things Chinese Medicine treats, historically, they get their best results in this area. This includes pre-menstrual, menstrual and menopausal syndromes and of course the rapidly growing area of sub fertility.
The name of this site, Heart 7, is an important acupuncture point for relaxation. It comes from a group of points known as “spirit calming” and gives you a hint about the other area Anthony finds most rewarding and that is in treating emotional conditions including depression and anxiety. In Chinese medicine, the spirit, is the sum of all our emotions and Anthony likes to say that its easy to mend a broken arm but not so easy to mend a broken heart.
Chinese medicine, thankfully, can help, and Anthony treats not only these “favourite” areas but all the other wide array of ailments that regularly present as his busy clinics.
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