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April 7, 2019

Acupuncture for morning sickness in pregnancy

"Morning sickness" refers nausea or vomiting in pregnancy - which may occur at any time of

April 7, 2019

Acupuncture and IVF – embryo transfer and supportive treatment

Many women contact the clinic after hearing about acupuncture helping to improve IVF outco

April 7, 2019

The Chinese medicine view of children’s ear infections and glue ear

For simple acute ear infections, the recommended strategy in Western medicine is to "watch

Acupuncture morning sickness pregnancy

Acupuncture for morning sickness in pregnancy

"Morning sickness" refers nausea or vomiting in pregnancy - which may occur at any time of the day. It is usually worse during the first trimester, sometimes extending into second trimester. Chinese medicine sees pregnancy as an altered state, and special requirements for the mother...

Acupuncture IVF embryo transfer

Acupuncture and IVF – embryo transfer and supportive treatment

Many women contact the clinic after hearing about acupuncture helping to improve IVF outcomes, whether having done their own research or having been recommended by their fertility specialist. At this clinic, we take a whole-person approach to IVF support, working with body-mind strategies to increase...

Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow: Managing pain and function

"Tennis Elbow" is the most common chronic musculoskeletal pain condition affecting the elbow. Despite its name, only 5-10% of sufferers play racquet sports. Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment planning is extremely flexible and pragmatic. It has always been a very individualised medicine, aiming to take...

Irritable bowel syndrome

Managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

IBS has unknown cause and is separated according to symptoms in the Western approach. In Chinese medicine, people with IBS may be assessed according to whether their symptoms are worsened with stress or whether their IBS began with a gastro infection....

Chinese medicine sinus congestion

The Chinese medicine view of sinusitis

Chronic sinus congestion can have many different causes and symptoms. Diagnosis and treatment is not always clear. Chinese medicine ideas have developed over thousands of years and offer a different way of seeing the human and their environment....

Acupuncture knee osteoarthritis

Acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee

Various Chinese medicine therapies have been studied as treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee. Some have been found in large-scale studies to be effective for relieving pain, increasing function and improving quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Effective therapies for osteoarthritis...

Chronic low back pain

Acupuncture for chronic low back pain

Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for chronic low back pain, bringing improvements in pain intensity and function. Results may be enhanced by combining acupuncture with other therapies. Chinese medicine looks at the whole person, working with body and mind to bring about positive changes....

Migraine treatment prevention

Acupuncture for migraine – treatment and prevention

A recent high-level review investigating acupuncture for migraine treatment suggests that adding acupuncture to symptomatic treatment of attacks reduces the frequency of headaches, and that the effect of acupuncture may be similar to migraine prophylaxis (prevention) drugs, but with fewer adverse effects....

Tension headache

Acupuncture for tension headaches – treatment and prevention

A recent high-level review of clinical trials has concluded that acupuncture is effective for treating frequent episodic or chronic tension-type headaches. Every person is different, and all headaches should be checked by your doctor. Contact us to discuss whether acupuncture may be suitable for you....

Sperm count, male fertility, men's health

Sperm counts, male fertility and men’s health

You may have heard that sperm counts have been declining in Westernised countries over the past several decades - it could be as high as 50-60%. The links between sperm test results, men's health and fertility are complex. Are there steps that men can take...

Period pain

Is period pain normal? The Chinese medicine view.

Many women take it as a given that periods are painful. Chinese medicine takes a different view. This article might help you to understand your own unique situation, and give you some clues on where you can start to make some positive changes. Increasing your...

Recovering from miscarriage

Recovering from miscarriage

Shock, grief and trauma are common responses to pregnancy loss. Recovery involves consciously tending to your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs....

Chinese medicine view of lactation

The Chinese medicine approach to lactation

The written records of Chinese medicine contain a rich and diverse body of knowledge extending back in time, thousands of years into the past. So what does this traditional view say about lactation? How are these principles applied to humans in modern times?...