Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist
Robin believes it is essential to listen to the patient to understand his or her needs and priorities to provide the best care and treatment. For this reason, up to an hour and a half is set aside for the initial consultation, and between 45-60 minutes for follow-ups.
To book an appointment please phone 03 9878 2133. Suite 104, 1st floor, 160 Union Road, Surrey Hills, 3127.
Registered Chinese herbalist
Chinese medicine incorporates a number of different methods of treatment sharing the same underpinning principles. Your practitioner will choose which of these suits you and our condition.
Robin treats patients using a combination of methods including acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, guasha, Chinese remedial massage, Tuina-anmo.
About Robin Marchment
BHs (Acup), Adv Dip HSc (TCM), Adv Dip HSc (Acup), Cert Gynaecology (China), BA (Hons), Dip Lang (Chinese)
Robin is registered in both Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) and is also a lecturer and author. She runs a private practice in Melbourne and is the trusted family physician of many long term clients, using Chinese medicine to assist with common ailments and also recurrent or lingering problems in both adults and children. Chinese medicine is traditionally used to address a range of common health problems and Robin is also experienced in the area of women’s health, and is a much sought-after practitioner for attendance at childbirth.
Robin is the author of Chinese for TCM Practitioners, a textbook with audio CDs, Gynaecology Revisited: Obstetrics and Gynaecology for practitioners of Chinese Medicine, and co-author of Shang Han Lun Explained, a translation and discussion of the classic text written by Zhang Zhong Jing in 200 AD, which is a seminal text of Chinese medicine.
Shang Han Lun Explained
Shang Han Lun Explained is an explanation and discussion of the classic text Shang Han Lun, which was written by the Han dynasty physician Zhang Zhong Jing in 200AD. That text represented a huge leap in medical knowledge, analysing the aetiology, pathogenesis and complications of a broad range of conditions, from acute respiratory tract infections to serious disease states. It laid the groundwork for Chinese medical theory and treatment strategies, and proposed over 100 formulas, most of which are still prized today. The co-authors, Greta Young PhD and Robin Marchment provide the original text in classical Chinese with a faithful translation, as well as numerous case studies illustrating the application of the theory and formulas to the modern clinical situation.
Gynaecology Revisited responds to today’s need for the Chinese medicine practitioner to understand contemporary approaches to gynaecology and obstetrics while maintaining the integrity of the paradigm of Chinese medicine. In the foreword, Jane Lyttleton wrote: “In the age of the information explosion, of increasing complexity in all facets of life and of weighty 800 page textbooks, it is a pleasure to be able to introduce a gynaecology text which gives us the whole story in a concise but complete form. Robin Marchment offers us in Gynaecology Revisited a simplified text which is a skilful blend of traditional Chinese medicine concepts, theory and practice, presented alongside Western anatomy and physiology in bite-sized pieces”.
Chinese for TCM Practitioners
A boon to practitioners of Chinese medicine both in their professional life and on their visits to China, Chinese for TCM Practitioners teaches simple spoken Chinese and the terminology of Chinese medicine. The two accompanying audio CDs bring the spoken word to life and make learning Chinese a practical reality. The text covers simple everyday phrases, classic quotes and proverbs, Chinese medical terminology, a full glossary of all channel acupuncture points, a list of the most commonly used herbs, a table of the Ten Heavenly Stems and Twelve earthly Branches, a chronological table of Chinese history, and some historical milestones in TCM history.
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