Discover the Easy way to Nautral Health with Marie Hopkinson, Herbalist & Acupuncturist

At Metro Health, we believe Chinese Medicine is all about understanding the root (cause) of health problems, treating the symptoms and the root, and enabling people to live a healthy lifestyle that promotes 100 years of life.

Health is a finite resource.

The essence of Chinese medicine is about keeping your body healthy and free of disease and illness through a healthy lifestyle and diet. Although most patients come to us in a state of illness, this prevention philosophy underlies our treatments. Once your condition is on its way to improvement, there are many things you may be able to do for yourself to improve your health.

We believe in caring for sick people. We know when your body or mind is unwell, out of balance you can sometimes be at your worst. Our staff and practitioners aim to provide you with our highest possible level of care to get you back to your best. As a practice, we aim to keep you informed by offering our regular free newsletter/blog posts, and occasional seminars about diet, massage, exercise etc. Our newsletter also has practice updates. It can be mailed or emailed to you. If you do not wish to receive the newsletter, please let us know, and we will remove you from the mailing list. Every patient has the opportunity to ask questions at their consultations, and where appropriate, particular attention is paid to diet/lifestyle advice at your initial consultation. If you want the latest updates, about practitioner availability, open hours, new products and services, seminars etc, you can add us to your favourite Social Networks

We believe in caring for sick people. We know when your body or mind is unwell, out of balance you can sometimes be at your worst. Our staff and practitioners aim to provide you with our highest possible level of care to get you back to your best.

how we practice Chinese medicine

Marie’s Practice style: Whilst embracing the traditional values of Chinese medicine, Marie’s practice style is also pragmatic. Marie enjoys keeping up to date with Chinese and Western medical research, and encourage patients to integrate modalities where appropriate. Overall, Marie’s approach to all patients is to view presenting complaints and make a diagnosis through a purely Chinese medicine lens. Chinese Medicine is an entirely self-sufficient system, and does not need any outside influence (i.e. western medicine tests to make a correct diagnosis).

For the past seven years, Marie has been re-training and focusing on a particular style of Chinese herbal medicine based on pulse diagnosis. Classical Chinese medicine refers to the practice of the original or founding principals, formulas found in the Han Dynasty Era of texts in Chinese medicine. These include the Huang Di Nei Jing, Dao De Jing, Shang Han Lun and Jin Gui Yao Lue.

Differences in Classical Chinese Medicine to "TCM" (traditional Chinese medicine) are huge but some obvious differences are:
- less herbs and thus more focused on a specific task compared to TCM. (i.e 6 -8 herbs typical prescription vs 12-24 herbs / prescription. Some TCM hospital doctors write formulas with 50+ herbs per day to be taken!

- uses the principal of treating the yang before the yin - i.e. we treat things in a specific order, allowing the patients body do do one thing before moving onto another part of the treatment strategy.

- More use of warmer herbs than in TCM
- Less use of cooler and cold herbs
- The herbal formulas generally taste better than TCM ones. This is due largely to the lack of cold-purgative type herbs which have a much stronger flavour and often bitter flavour. Many Classical herbal formulas use ginger, liquorice, cinnamon and dates which are all generally palatable flavours.
- Classical Chinese medicine is also free of communist influences in medicine. The Han dynasty was well over 2000 years ago.

Marie can design treatment based on one, or a combination of these three branches of Chinese Medicine – Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture and Chinese Diet Therapy.

Marie sees many patients, especially throughout her podcast /Youtube channel, that are keen to use Chinese medicine but have not had the results they desire with TCM style of Chinese medicine in their journey thus far. For some, Classical Chinese medicine is seen as a 'second opinion' within the Chinese Medicine fields. Marie will endeavour to inform patients, to the best of her experience, the length and frequency of treatments required to reach the desired result. This may assist new patients in determining the appropriateness of Chinese medicine in your situation, budget and expectation.

Your questions are always welcome, no matter how trival you may think they are. Patients should feel free at Metro Health to have a confidential and autonomous conversation about your health, treatment and anything related to your health concerns/ future wellness.

who do we treat?

Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive system which can assess and treat people in all ages and stages of life. Marie uses Acupuncture and Herbs to treat babies, kids, adolescents / teenagers, adults and elderly. Chinese medicine can be used for both acute (recently happened), semi-chronic (going on more than a few weeks) and chronic (lifelong illnesses, a diagnosis which may never go away but may need constant help to prevent deterioration or improve quality of life) conditions. Marie also sees patients who what to improve their health and tap into the longevity and productivity aspects of ancient Chinese medicine. We treat all kinds of people, and do not discriminate based on age, race, gender, ability or disability, nationality or religious preferences. If we are unable to help you we may refer you to another, specialised Chinese Medicine practitioner or another modaility where appropriate – EG, western medicine (GP). In a recent practice audit we found patients come from all over Perth and WA. While most of our patients are from Maylands, Bayswater, Mount Lawley, East Perth, a lot also live in Morley, Midland, Bassendean, Perth city, Belmont, Guildford, Swan Valley, Ellenbrook and many patients travel from southern suburbs like South perth, Cottesloe, Scarborough, Fremantle and some FIFO workers come in on their week home in Perth.

Througuh Marie's tele-health services Marie has consulted with patients (posting out their herbs) all over the world, including Iraq, United Kingdom, India, United States of America and Canada. If you live abroad, interstate and would like to be treated by Marie with Chinese Herbal Medicine, you can book online with Marie for a zoom consultation (or via phone)

Chinese Medicine has 5 Branches: Acupuncture Chinese Herbal Medicine Chinese Diet Therapy Qi Gong /Tai Chi and exercise therapy Tui Na Chinese Massage

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Marie Hopkinson

herbalist (classical chinese medicine)

Marie is an experienced Chinese Medicine practitioner both a herbalist and acupuncturist. Initially studying in Perth, Marie went on to study at Hangzhou TCM Hospital and then completing a Masters of International Health at Curtin Uni. In recent years Marie has been studying Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine, taught by Arnaud Versluys through ICEAM.  

Marie is also a lecturer in Chinese Medicine and social science and clinic supervisor, currently at Endeavour College of Natural Health in Perth.

In addition to Classical herbal medicine, Marie has a special interest in Chinese Diet Therapy- the branch of Chinese medicine concerned with prevention and treatment of symptoms with food.

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