• Chinese herbal medicine

Herbs can act on the body as powerfully as pharmaceutical drugs - but without the side effects.

Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the great ancient herbal systems of the world, that dates back to the 3rd century BC. Throughout history it has continually developed and evolved in its response to the worlds' diseases and illness. 

Chinese Herbal Medicine can be used in many different forms. At Vaughn Ryan Acupuncture, we use ready made pills, capsules, tablets, powdered extracts, as well as herbal balms, liniments and medicated oils.

Herbs are commonly recommended for use for chronic or stubborn conditions, or where we feel herbal medicine will compliment acupuncture to achieve the best results.

All herbs used are licensed by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as well as by the China State Health Department. All of our quality herbs are tested at different stages of production to ensure the highest standard possible. 

Chinese Herbal Medicine aims to treat the individual person, and not the disease or illness. If you are unsure if we can help please call or email the clinic. We will be happy to answer your questions.


Vaughn is opposed to any use of illegal products in his herbal formulas that have been derived from endangered species. As a business, we have sought the highest possible certification and have achieved accreditation by the Traditional Chinese Medicine Endangered Species Certification Scheme (ESCS).