- How does Shelley Beer practise?
- Which Chinese medicine methods does Shelley Beer use?
- How is Shelley Beer improving Chinese medicine for her clients?
- Can herbs be used with concurrent use of pharmaceutical drugs?
- Can you explain a little more about Chinese dietary therapy?
- Can I see other practitioners, while I also use Chinese Medicine?
Shelley recommends individualised herbal prescriptions, administered as granules or liquid glycerine extracted, but also can access pills, capsules, plasters, liniments and even prescribes therapy foods. By the way, glycextracted liquid herbs have only 5% alcohol for preservative- this means they taste better than western herbal alcohol herbs and are more easily digested.
Acupuncture (needles, electro- or laser). The points may be prescribed using the balance method of evaluating the channels that are “sick” or internal medicine approach.
Ear point therapy (using seeds or tiny metal balls). If used, the image of the sick organ is stimulated on the ear surface , to extend the effect of treatment between consultations.
Ear candles, Cupping and moxibustion may be supplementary to a treatment if indicated, but only can be applied during an acupuncture private consultation (with no herbal medicine). There is only time for comprehensive bodywork , or only acupuncture with herbs. Shelley routinely uses the stronger needling Chinese style, but can also do gentler Japanese style acupuncture and even gentler needling for babies and infants.
Chinese Dietary Therapy (traditional use of foods).Chinese diet does not break foods down as we understand in the west. Rather, foods are matched according to your current TCM diagnosis. This can be a pleasure exploring matched foods with suggested recipes.
Lifestyle counselling If you are doing something that aggravates your complaint, Shelley identifies alternative strategies so you can choose to have more control.
Exploration of the body-mind (talking and listening). Chinese medicine does not separate the body from the mind. Talking is one way to keep the energy flowing
She offers a gentle approach that examines diet & lifestyle, supplemented with laser treatment in the clinic, then herbal granules if needed. Needles are reserved for acute serious conditions such as middle ear infection, high fever, acute pain, difficultly breathing, or to speed up a process that has been responding to laser herbs and foods, but could shorten the therapy and reduce the time in the clinic. Needles takes seconds with few insertions, laser takes many more points and much longer in minutes. As the child ages, needles are retained from 2 -10 minutes as required.
Over the previous 8 years, she has sought to further update her knowledge of the use of Chinese Medicine in treating infertility and it’s combined use with IVF- through self-study, professional seminars and international collaboration. Shelley has further developed her paediatrics by working with well-known Australian specialists- Peter Gigante in Melbourne and Helen Gordon in Sydney. She has also updated her range of skin salves by collaboration with Safflower. She has glycextracted creams and has currently devised her own liquid prescriptions for eczema and immune support.
For treatment of viral/bacterial conditions Shelley still refers to the classics, also updated with self study and international specialists presenting in Germany and locally, over many previous years.
Between 20015- 2018 , Shelley has focused her clinical updating with regular Si Yuan Acupuncture ( Dr Tans methods) , Fertility (with Kirsten Wolfe) and Integrative medicine seminars ( with Clare Pyers) .