Does your bowel seem irritable? Does it bloat, hurt, not empty properly, make you nauseas & constipated? Or do you have diarrhoea, frequent loose stools, urgency or frequency? Do you worry that your Irritable Bowel Syndrome will play up at that next outing, work meeting or social function? Does your gut make incredibly loud noises, seemingly at the worst possible times?
I can help you. My name is Dr. Victoria Rathjen-Duffton, a Doctor of Chinese Medicine with a special interest in digestive health. I can determine the underlying cause of your digestive problem and treat it naturally with a holistic approach, whether it be by using diet changes, herbal medicine, acupuncture, stress management or a combination of therapies. A recent review of 6 statistically significant studies, from 1966 to 2013 found that Acupuncture has a 96.7% total effectiveness rate of treating IBS¹.
Are you tired of being offered medications and solutions that only treat the symptoms momentarily before they reoccur again? Well with Chinese medicine you will get a holistic and individualised treatment tailored specifically to help you. That way your IBS gets better and stays better.
I can determine what type of IBS you have and the best way to remedy it. Using both acupuncture and herbs, the underlying imbalance which is causing your IBS can be addressed, so you should start to notice improvements within just 1 month. Leaving you to feel better and lighter, free of the burden of bowel symptoms.
Are you concerned that acupuncture may be painful or herbs might be difficult to take? Well, they aren’t. It’s much easier than what you’ve been experiencing. But don’t take my word for it, come in and try it yourself. The first 10 new patients who come in for an appointment and mention this article will receive 50% off their first session. What have you got to lose?
Look forward to helping you soon,
Dr. Victoria Rathjen-Duffton
Victoria Rathjen-Duffton is an AHPRA and AACMA registered Chinese Medicine practitioner offering both acupuncture and Chinese herbal Medicine. She completed her bachelor of health science – Chinese medicine through the Southern School of Natural Therapies before undertaking an internship at the Tzu Chi hospital in Taiwan.
Victoria is passionate about Chinese medicine, striving to empower her patients to take control of their own health, while helping the body to create a balanced state through acupuncture, herbs and dietary/lifestyle education.
Victoria is also a herbalist and can make you up a unique herbal formula tailored specially for you and your ailment.
She has a strong interest in gastrointestinal and immune disorders, as well as gynaecology/fertility and dermatology.
Furthermore, Victoria is committed to always improving her knowledge and keeping up to date with new research and is currently completing a masters degree in Chinese medicine. Click here to find out more about our Chinese acupuncture treatment.
Victoria is available on Wednesdays & Fridays at Freedom Chinese Medicine in Ivanhoe, Melbourne. Contact the Clinic on 03 9486 5966 or email: reception@freedomchinesemedicine today to book.
1. Orloff, S. (2014). Acupuncture Proven effective for treating IBS Symptoms. World Journal of Gastroenterology.