Natural Healing after Pregnancy and Birth

Natural Healing after Pregnancy and Birth

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…

Repairing the uterus after C-section
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Repairing the uterus after C-section

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?…

Treatment of PCOS with Chinese Medicine

Treatment of PCOS with Chinese Medicine

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…

Development through the months of pregnancy according to Classical Chinese Medicine – Part 2

Here we continue on from the previous article regarding the development and recommendations during pregnancy. We are focusing on months 4-6. The fetus is now receiving nourishment from the placenta. The fetus is now starting to receive energy from the 5 elements – water, fire, earth, metal, wood. You can find more information on the…

Birth preparation with acupuncture

Birth preparation with acupuncture

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…

How to help your teenage daughter with her periods
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How to help your teenage daughter with her periods

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…