Adenomyosis

I have more and more women coming into my clinic with this diagnosis lately. Often it is because they are suffering form period pain, struggling to fall pregnant, or they have abdominal bloating that just doesn’t go away. Their lower abdomen might be warm to touch, they experience painful periods, abdominal bloating and heavy bleeding.…

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Menopause = an increase in hormones

Did you know? Did you know our hormones increase during menopause? Menopause equals change. This change happens throughout the body not just in our ovaries or uterus. Some of our hormones increase and some of them decrease. If we mess with one hormone, it can mess with all the others as hormones work with feed…

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Anxiety and menopause

anxiety during menopause

Panic, palpitations and impending doom As we career towards menopause, our reproductive hormones can have a huge impact on our emotions. One common feeling I hear many women experience during peri-menopause and menopause is anxiety. The feeling is anxiety can be so overwhelming. The feeling of panic, palpitations and impending doom. Not only can you…

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Threatened miscarriage

Bleeding during the early stages of pregnancy is really alarming. What do you do when your healthcare provider advises you there is nothing to do, go home and wait to see what happens? The waiting time can be mind numbing, the grief is overwhelming. If you are in the first trimester you may not have…

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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?…

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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…

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How do menopausal treatments work?

Chinese Medicine and Menopause In Chinese medicine, our body is viewed as a whole which reflects nature and the world around us. We cannot separate ourselves from our environment, our lifestyle and our emotional world. It is a functioning unit, with every system intertwined, to make up the whole. When you come in for treatment for menopausal…

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How is dry needling different from acupuncture?

An acupuncturist has had hundreds of hours of clinical training in acupuncture. They usually complete a 4 year degree. Courses on dry needling usually go for a weekend with very little clinical training. For more information on the difference between dry needling and acupuncture have a look at this blog by Jeff Shearer.

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Is pelvic and lower back pain getting you down in pregnancy?

Pain in pregnancy Are you experiencing lower back or pelvic pain? It is understandable not to want to take medication while pregnant. Yet the discomfort of pregnancy can sometimes be overwhelming. Pain during pregnancy can disturb sleep, everyday activities and even the ability to work. You may be experiencing pain may as mild discomfort, for  it may be…

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