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Women’s health

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 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...

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?...

Pregnancy wellbeing

Caring for your wellbeing in pregnancy

Pregnancy can be very physically taxing. When you feel tired, this is a sign from your body's intelligence to stop investing energy "out there" and to slow down, close your eyes and allow energy to flow within. A regular acupuncture session during pregnancy can help...