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如何测量基础体温(BBT)

在测量基础体温前,必须已经有至少3个小时的连续睡眠。 如果您使用玻璃温度计,应在前一天将温度摇下来。 每天当你醒来时直接测量体温(在任何其他活动之前,如去卫生间。) 测量温度后马上记录下来。 试着在每一天醒来时(非起床时)的同一时间测量。 在适当的温度画点或叉,并用直线连接起来。 如果温度在玻璃温度计上属于两个数字之间,始终取较低的数字。 大多数数字温度计在下一次使用之前都保持同样的温度。 记录任何如压力及疾病等事情。 当测量温度时间较晚时,应在测量时间中注明。   如有任何问题,或想要预约,请联系我们,或拨打电话:   03 9386 5068 (Coburg 诊所) Coburg 诊所地址:21 Bell st, coburg, Melbourne, Victoria 3058 诊所后有免费停车位。   03 8802 1519 (Ringwood 诊所) Ringwood 诊所地址: 31 Wantirna Rd, Ringwood, Vic 3134...

Treat High FSH with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine

Want to try IVF but have high FSH? Diagnosed as Pre-matured menopause? Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine helps.   Many of our clients are told that they have high Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), or they are diagnosed are pre-matured menopause, or pre-matured ovarian failure. High FSH is linked to poor egg quality and conception rates, both stand-alone or in IUI/IVF cycle.They are told not able to conceive naturally or if they choose to do IVF, their IVF specialist won’t be able to help them unless their FSH level are below 12, because their ovaries will have no or less response to the IVF drugs.   Why do I have high FSH?   The reason that you have high FSH is because your ovaries are not responding adequately to its hormonal message from the high levels (pituitary gland). Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can improve blood flow to your ovaries, and provide more nutrients to your ovaries, consequently improve your ovaries’ response to pituitary gland, and ovulation happens.   How do acupuncture Chinese medicine treat high FSH?   In our clinic we have treated many women who have high FSH with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Generally after a few weeks’ treatment, FSH level can be lowered below 12, or under 10. Many associated symptoms can also be improved a lot, such as abdominal discomfort (pain in the ovaries, cramping), hot flushes, fatigue, emotional instability. Many patients achieved pregnancy after the treatment either naturally or through IVF. Should you have more queries, please feel free to contact us or Call our Fertility acupuncture clinic to make an appointment: 03 9386 5068 (Coburg...

Back pain stretching exercises

If you have lower back pain, here are the back pain stretching exercises that I recommend you do daily. Back pain stretching exercises All stretches are to be performed while lying on a flat firm surface,  such as the floor. Lying on the bed is ok, however you do not have enough support as lying on the floor.   Stretch one – Bring the knees up Lying on your back, have one leg out straight as you bring the other knee up to the chest with both hands. Hold for at least 10 breaths. Repeat on the other leg. Bring both knees up to the chest and hold for at least 10 breath   Stretch two – Rolling side to side Place both feet on the ground with knees bent, stretch both arms out to the sides and gently roll the knees from side to side twenty times (ten times each side)   Stretch three – Cross your knee Keeping both hands stretched out to the sides, place one leg out straight and lift the other knee up in line with your hip, gently take it across to the opposite side using your hand to pull it down. While pulling the knee down look to the opposite side, hold for at least 10 breaths and then repeat with the other leg.   How many back pain stretches exercises should I do? Doing all those three stretches counts as one set.   How often should I do the stretches? In each session you should aim for a minimum of three sets. You should perform the whole routine at least twice...

How to Record Your Basal Body Temperature (BBT)

How to Record Your Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Before taking your temperature, a minimum of 3 hours consecutive sleep must have been had. If you use a glass thermometer, shake it down the day before. Take your daily temperature straight away when you wake up (before any other activity such as going to the bathroom.) Record you temperature soon after it is taken. Try to take it at the same time each day, when you wake up (instead of getting up). Make dots or cross on the appropriate temperature and connect the dots with straight lines. If the temperature falls between two numbers on a glass thermometer, always take the lowest. Most digital thermometers keep the temperature on it until the next use. Note events such as stress, or illness in the Others row. Temperatures taken late should be noted in the time taken...

Menopause

  Why is menopause treated like a disease, when in fact it’s a naturally occurring process?   Menopause is a natural, physiological cycle that occurs in all women. Conventional medical treatments only address various symptoms and signs associated with menopause. However, symptoms and signs are just one part of the whole picture. Menopause Chinese medicine view Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine understand that symptoms and signs are merely indications of an imbalance deep within the body. It focuses on correcting underlying imbalances that have occurred over the years. These imbalances, if left unchecked, will result in a variety of symptoms and signs. Acupuncture and woman’s natural process Menopause signifies “a change” within a woman’s life. This change occurs because a woman’s body chemistry is shifting. Chinese medicine recognises this chemistry change as a natural process. Oestrogen is similar to what acupuncturists call Jing Qi. Jing Qi is like a gift that is given to all of us at the time of conception. It is the battery that provides us with the basic energy to power all our life functions. When Jing Qi is abundant, our ability to adapt to disease, illness and stress is optimal. As we age, our supply of Jing Qi energy is slowly drained. Generally, Jing Qi naturally begins to decline between the ages of 35 to 60, although some people drain it faster than others. When Jing Qi declines, the Organ Systems within our body become unbalanced. This leads to various symptoms and signs, such as greying hair, loss of libido, weakness of knees, urinary difficulty, poor memory, backache and fatigue. How Jing Qi can be...

Why I believe in a four month pre-conception baby making plan

Why I believe in a four month pre-conception baby making plan By Emma Cannon modified by AWC For a long time I worked with a three month pre-conception preparation cycle which was very successful. Part of the thinking behind it was that sperm take seventy-two to eighty-six days to develop in a process called spermogenesis, and I still advocate a three month plan for men. After consulting both patients and colleagues, however I decided that four months was a better preparation period for women, time and age allowing. This was for two reasons. First of all, four months (or 120 days) is the time it takes for the eggs to become more mature in the ovaries. This process is called folliculogenesis. I decided that working with the body’s natural cycle would be a better way of achieving optimum fertility health. This was backed up by anecdotal evidence from patients who chose to work a four-month cycle, they had a much high rate of positive outcomes and reported feeling even better in their ‘overall wellbeing’. Second, I have always believed that most fertility journeys are very linear. Often women have no cohesive plan and when thing don’t happen as they expect they feel out of control. This is why a plan of action is good; it really helps to manage the stress and make the process feel more fun and enjoyable. In my practise, I put my patients into a cycle of treatment that has a beginning, middle and an end; this lasts four months. It is far more reassuring that the stop-start approaches that distresses so many women who...

Pre-menstrual Tension (PMS)

  What is Pre-menstrual Tension (PMS)? Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is often viewed as a “problem” or illness. It’s not. Instead, PMS is a variety of responses to an ordinary event in women’s lives: menstruation. PMS usually occurs monthly, accompanied with specific symptoms and signs that can appear seven to ten days before menstruation and then disappear after the onset of the menstrual flow. To better understand PMS, it is important to look at the whole picture. What causes Pre-menstrual Tension (PMS)? Although PMS is due to unbalanced hormonal fluctuations, other factors such as stress, a nutritionally inadequate diet, lack of exercise and sleep, and a hectic or sedentary lifestyle can exacerbate the symptoms. Because of most women exhibit as many as four to ten symptoms one to two weeks prior to menstruation, their lives – from relationships with family and friends, to work productivity and the ability to appreciate and take pleasure in their own bodies – may become diminished.   Risk To make matters worse, women may be at increased risk for PMS if 1) they are over 30 years old; 2) they are experiencing significant amount of stress; 3) their nutritional habits are poor; 4) they have suffered side effects, from birth control pills; 5) they have difficulty maintaining a stable weight; 6) they do not get enough exercise; 7) they have had children (the more children, the more severe the symptoms, or 8) they have a family history of depression.   Common PMS symptoms & signs:   Acne Allergies Anxiety appetite changes Backache Bloating Breast tenderness & swelling Constipation and/or diarrhoea Cramps Depression Edema Headache/Migraine Heart palpitation...

Insomnia

  Acupuncture and insomnia -Get a great night’s sleep naturally.   You settle into a warm comfortable bed, close your eyes and nothing happens, you just can’t fall asleep. Hours go by and still you’re awake. The next day you feel tired, grouchy, and are unable to focus. Does this sound familiar? Sleepless nights happen to almost everyone at some time, but ongoing insomnia can indicate a deeper issue and could lead to further health concerns. Unfortunately, a common approach to treating insomnia including prescription sleeping medications can cause side effects or even dependence. That’s one of the many reasons to consider an all natural approach to treating your sleep problems. Acupuncture can be a very effective way to improve your sleep quality without side effects.   One bad night, or an ongoing issue? Occasional insomnia is a very common problem, affecting about one in four person. It can happen to anyone, but is more common in older adults. Symptoms include: Difficulty falling asleep Waking up during the night Waking up too early Frustration and moodiness Insomnia can be very frustrating but it’s more than an annoyance. When insomnia becomes onging, or chronic, your body is unable to get the rest and renewal it needs so that you can feel your best. In fact, a lack of quality sleep can cause problems such as difficulty concentrating, diminished energy, low mood, and trouble performing everyday tasks. Since sleep strengthens the immune system, insomnia can leave you susceptible to many other health concerns. Luckily, you don’t have to just “put up with” chronic insomnia.   How can acupuncture help insomnia?  ...

Depression

  Depression can be debilitating for those who experience it. Prolonged feeling of sadness, discouragement and hopelessness greatly affects the quality of life.     At one time or another, most of us have experienced some form of depression. It’s a healthy response to events in our lives that seem overwhelming. When we are balanced, physically and emotionally, we can easily become back from a depressed state and move on with our lives. But when negative feelings and emotions become persistent and consistent, depression may set in.   Today, more than 28 million Americans are taking antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs. In 1998, doctors wrote more than 130 million prescriptions for antidepressants. According to the Physicians’ Desk Reference, the top antidepressant drugs only address signs and symptoms associated with depression, and can cause a variety of side effects, including insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, fatigue, body rash, tremor, facial tics, diarrhea, loss of appetite and sexual dysfunction. Depression alone is stressful enough on the body – and while medications may provide temporary relief, they can further compromise our health.   How can acupuncture help depression?   Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) incorporate thousands of years of experience in treating the “Yu” Syndrome which manifested similar as depression, e.g. feeling low in mood, low motivation and fatigue. Acupuncture and TCM traditionally are used to alleviate the above signs and symptoms accompanying depression. TCM  are trying to address the root causes and underlying imbalances that have contributed to the problem safely and naturally.   Acupuncturists are aware of the powerful interplay between our body and emotions, the two are inseparable. When we experience...

When to start acupuncture Chinese medicine for fertility?

Acupuncture Chinese medicine for fertility, when to start?   You should start acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment immediately if any one or more of the following situations apply to you: Age factor: You are over 36 year old; Between 30-35 yo, not conceived after tried for six months; 29 yo or younger, not conceived after tried over one year. Period: You don’t have regular menstrual cycles; Your cycle is less than 25 days or over 40 days; Your have severe Pre-menstrual Tension or extreme menstrual cramping. Ovulation: You are not sure if you’re ovulating or not; You don’t notice any fertile mucus; You have ovulation pain or mid-cycle spotting. Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART): You have previous failed ART treatments such as: IUI, IVF; You are Preparing for fertility treatments, e.g. IUI, IVF. Existing Diagnosis & History: Your have two or more consecutive miscarriages; Your progesterone levels are lower than normal; You have been diagnosed with PCOS/PCOD, Endometriosis; Your partner’s sperm testing shows...

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