Have you started putting on weight even though your diet and exercise routine hasn’t changed? And no matter what you do, you cannot shift the weight or it comes back with vengeance?  It is a common question I receive in clinic with women when they reach their menopausal years. So here are some helpful hints…

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Time for a change In recent times there has been more awareness of the need for post-natal recovery and support post birth for the new mother. Post birth recovery not only includes recovering from the birthing process, but also the previous nine months of pregnancy of growing and carrying a baby. Unfortunately, there is not…

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When nature is saying no The heartache of trying to conceive is so overwhelming deep. Month after month, when your period comes, you are grieving the child that has not yet come. Will it ever happen? Why can’t you conceive when your friends so easily can? It takes two to conceive a baby yet why…

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We have all arrived here with stories told or untold. We all have a history, or a her-story. It is the tapestry of life that is woven on a web of our emotional, spiritual and physical journeys. All we have experienced is the road map to get us here. Where is here? Pregnant. With all…

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Who is talking about healing C-sections? The rate of C-section or cesarean surgery in our modern world is extraordinary. It is one of the most common surgeries in the world. In Australia 1/3 of all births are a Cesarean. However there are relatively few people talking about healing after C-section. But why is this important?…

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Many women are turning to Chinese medicine for the treatment of Polycystic ovaries and Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Chinese medicine has a long history of treating gynecological problems and infertility. What is PCOS? PCOS is a condition that affects numerous women and their fertility. It is where the ovaries have 15 or more cysts. Every…

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How do you cope with negative fertility messages? Have you visited your GP or gynecologist to find out why you are struggling to conceive? Only to be told your eggs are old, your eggs are no good, you have low ovarian reserve or your endometrium is not thick enough. How did make it you feel?…

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It can be information overload when you are pregnant. There are so many books, videos, classes and  advice. It can be overwhelming. As birth approaches, there may be many physical and emotional ailments that can affect well-being and the natural transition into labour. Often the first time many people hear of acupuncture during pregnancy if…

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Hormonal daughters and/ or painful periods I often recall the dread I hear in parents voices when they speak of the teenage years, of out of control, hormonal daughters. Puberty need not be fraught with emotional outbursts if our bodies work as they should. If the body is not in balance, there are warning signs…

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