Coburg 03 9378 9479 Ringwood 03 8802 1519

Chinese herbal medicine fertility

The use of Chinese herbal medicine for infertility   Ancient use of Chinese herbs for fertility Modern use of Chinese herbs for infertility what type of infertility can Chinese herbal medicine help?   Female infertility and Chinese herbal medicine   Anovulation infertility Luteal defect Immune factor infertility High FSH Over stimulated Ovaries Male infertility and Chinese herbal medicine Lower sperm count low morphology low motility Why Chinese herbs?   The history The theory The research The experience The result What herbs?   the formula the form – pills, granules, decoction Are Chinese herbal medicine safe to take?   Saft to take herbs before and during pregnancy; Safe to take herbal medicine for preventing miscarriage; The potentially unsafe herbs have been banned from using in Australia. Who need herbs?   When to take herbs?   How to take herbs?   Why choose us?...

Best Acupuncture Protocols for Infertility IVF and IUI

  From http://www.healthcmi.com   New research demonstrates a consensus amongst acupuncture experts on best practice treatment protocols for acupuncture enhancement of assisted reproductive technology (ART) fertility treatments. ART includes all fertility treatments in which both the eggs and sperm are handled. ART includes in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI).     In this study, researchers set out to determine if a consensus exists on high priority acupuncture points for the enhancement of ART. Acupuncture IVF and IUI ART has been used in the USA since 1981 to help women become pregnant. Although acupuncture and Chinese medicine for the treatment of infertility is a time honored practice, the combination of acupuncture with ART has emerged in recent years as an effective approach for improving pregnancy and live birth rates.   In this study, researchers administered three rounds of questionnaires to fifteen international acupuncture fertility experts to determine if a consensus exists on best practice protocols. The investigation revealed that several key components are central to acupuncture in combination with ART.   The timing of an acupuncture treatment in relation to the menstrual cycle is of great importance. An acupuncture treatment administered between day 6 and 8 of the “stimulated ART cycle” is optimal. In addition, it is ideal to have two acupuncture treatments “on the day of embryo transfer.”   Pre-transfer acupuncture points of high priority are SP8, SP10, Liv3, ST29 and CV4.   Post-transfer points include GV20, K3, SP6, P6 and K3. Auricular acupuncture points Shenmen and Zigong were also determined to be of high priority.   About the Healthcare Medicine Institute: HealthCMi provides online acupuncture CEU...

Women’s 7-Years Life Cycle

 Women’s 7-Years Life Cycle   “Women seven and men eight” is the Chinese statement on the growth cycle of human being from the “Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Internal Medicine“- The “Bible” of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). That is, the number of women’s life cycle is seven and the number of men’s life cycle is eight. Every seven or eight years, women or men’s life change.The 7 years life cycle is so obvious for woman, and her fertility status changes every seven years too. The physical change of women occurs obviously every seven years; and men’s change occurs every eight years. – “Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Internal Medicine”   Women’s Life Cycle of 7   7 year old: A moman’s kidney energy growing strong, teeth change and hair grows longer and stronger. (the 1st 7 years). Kidney is a special term in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It not only has the function of controlling the urinary system, but also has a very important role – control the developing, growing, and reproduction. In terms of reproduction, you can think Kidney as a “Small Kidney”- the ovaries or testis. At the age of 7, a woman’s reproductive system start to develop. 14 year old: Her menstruation appears as the Ren meridian (the sea of Yin/Essence) flows and the Qi and blood in the Chong meridian (the sea of blood) becomes prosperous, she can have a child. (2nd 7 years) At the age of 14, her menstruation appears and she is able to have a child. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the age of menarche is one important factor to help make diagnosis. If menarche is...

Lower back pain and infertility

  Did you know that lower back pain may be related to infertility?   Lower back pain is one of the most common condition in clinic. It is estimated that 90% people may have some degree of lower back pain in their life. The causes of lower back pain varies. Generally it is caused by injuries, heavy lifting, poor posture, sitting for too longtime, lack of exercises, arthritis, etc. However Did you know that lower back pain may be related to infertility? In Chinese medicine theory, lower back pain may be an indicator of low fertility energy – Kidney Deficiency. Kidney is a very special organ in Chinese medicine. The function of kidney includes: Stores the essence (The primary essence inherited from your parents); Controls the growth, development and reproduction of the body. If the Kidney’s function is normal, your fertility energy is strong and you are fertile. If the Kidneys’ essence is impaired, the foundation of your fertility is also weakened, hence infertility occurs.   Lower back is the “House of Kidney”   Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnoses look the subtle signs and symptoms of your body. Lower back pain before or/and during menstruation cycle indicate the foundation of your fertility is weak. Therefore, if we see you have lower back pain associate with period, you may need treatment for the foundation of fertility health.   How do acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine help?   Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help to consolidate the foundation of fertility by: Strengthen the Kidney Qi; Strengthen Kidney Yang; Strengthen Kidney Yin; Once the foundation of fertility health has been consolidated,...

Acupuncture for Pain Research

Adenosine A1 receptors mediate local anti-nociceptive effects of acupuncture Nanna Goldman, Michael Chen, Takumi Fujita, Qiwu Xu, Weiguo Peng, Wei Liu, Tina K Jensen, Yong Pei, Fushun Wang, Xiaoning Han, Jiang-Fan Chen, Jurgen Schnermann, Takahiro Takano, Lane Bekar, Kim Tieu & Maiken Nedergaard Nature Neuroscience 13, 883–888 (2010) doi:10.1038/nn.2562 2010 Published online 30 May 2010 Abstract Acupuncture is an invasive procedure commonly used to relieve pain. Acupuncture is practiced worldwide, despite difficulties in reconciling its principles with evidence-based medicine. We found that adenosine, a neuromodulator with anti-nociceptive properties, was released during acupuncture in mice and that its anti-nociceptive actions required adenosine A1 receptor expression. Direct injection of an adenosine A1 receptor agonist replicated the analgesic effect of acupuncture. Inhibition of enzymes involved in adenosine degradation potentiated the acupuncture-elicited increase in adenosine, as well as its anti-nociceptive effect. These observations indicate that adenosine mediates the effects of acupuncture and that interfering with adenosine metabolism may prolong the clinical benefit of...

How to check and chart changes in your cervical mucus

Importance of cervical mucus   In Chinese medicine theory throughout the menstrual cycle, changes in reproductive physiology are matched by energetic changes, with fluctuations of yin, yang, qi and blood reflected in the various phases of the cycle.   Sometimes infertility patients are seemingly very robust and healthy, and often fairly young, yet have significant problems conceiving. In a Chinese medicine evaluation, more subtle cues of imbalance may be detected. Cervical mucus is just one of these subtle clues. Tracking of cervical mucus is very important in Chinese medicine as it represents the Yin energy which also stimulates the growth of the follicle and ensures a healthy endometrial tissue. Women who are trying to conceive can use a variety of techniques to help determine when the best time for conception is. One of the most effective and cheapest techniques is to chart changes in their cervical mucus. It is also important to note that there are some situations in which your mucus may be affected by external factors, including: Stress Medications or drugs (inc. Clomid) If you may be pre-menopausal Illness Dieting, weight change or fasting Travel It is vital that your report any changes to your acupuncturist so that she/he can adjust your treatments to aid in mucus production. I generally find that if when a client has good fertile mucous, a good ovulation and So,   How Do You Observe Cervical Mucus?   There are three ways you can do this, depending on what you are most comfortable with. Toilet Paper – By observing mucus found after wiping Externally – With your fingers, feeling for mucus around the...

Period Problems

At the age of 13 w women begins her monthly menstrual cycle, which continues throughout her fertile life. A period that is regular, not painful, approximately 5 days duration is a sign of good health. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can treat the following diseases/symptoms: PMS Painful periods irregular periods Absent periods Heavy/Scanty periods Abnormal bleeding outside a period Fibroids Ovarian Cysts Endometriosis...

Men’s health

How Acupuncture and TCM help men’s health   ” A man too busy to take care of his health, is like a mechanic too busy to care of his tools” ~ Spanish proverb   Part of being a man is caring for your health and well-being through all the stages of your life. While it can sometimes be difficult to talk with your doctor or practitioner about issues such as prostate conditions, erectile dysfunction, or infertility, it’s important to be open and honest. After all, these concerns can have a major impact on your overall health as well as your sex life, your relationship, and your emotional health.   Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offer powerful tools to help you feel your best. They’ve been used for thousands of years to treat men’s health concerns and they can be safely used along with Western therapies.   How can Acupuncture and TCM help Men’s health?   Acupuncture is a complex system of care used to maintain health, relieve symptoms, and improve well-being. At the core of this ancient medicine is the concept of Qi (pronounced “chee”), or vital energy, which protects the body from illness, pain and disease. This energy flows through the body in pathways called Maridians that are connected to specific organs and glands. A person’s health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi. If it is out of balance or restricted, illness and symptoms – prostate problems or infertility, for example – can result.   Prostatitis   The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that sits beneath the bladder and surrounds the urethra (the...

Acupuncture Weight Loss

Acupuncture Weight Loss Weight loss is a concern for many people, and something that can be difficult to achieve. Acupuncture is one treatment that can be used in weight loss. Read on to find out more.   How Does Acupuncture Help With Weight Loss?   Girl with oversized pants In order to achieve meaningful weight loss, lifestyle changes have to made, and acupuncture can help people with this. People are often concerned about a lack of energy, increased stress levels, and difficulty coping with the pain that can occur when starting a new exercise regimen. Acupuncture is so helpful with weight loss as it increases a person’s energy levels, making them want to exercise. It also relieves the pain that they feel when exercising. It is also useful if there is a metabolic condition that results in weight gain, and it increases the body’s metabolism, reduces food cravings, and improves circulation all around the body.   More specifically, acupuncture has been found to reduce both weight and cholesterol levels by mobilising energy stores. Studies have shown that people receiving acupuncture lost twice as much weight as those who were on a diet alone. In addition, those receiving acupuncture decreased their levels of total cholesterols, triglycerides, and LDL cholesterol.   Acupuncture also helps to regulate sleep, and this is also beneficial for weight loss. This is because regular sleeping patterns sustain the body throughout the day, help to maintain a balanced lifestyle, and allow the metabolism to find a balanced and steady rhythm.   What Acupuncture Points Are Used For Weight Loss?   Acupuncture and Weight LossWhen acupuncture is being...

Qi Gong

  What is Qi Gong?   Qi Gong (pronounced chee goong) is a Chinese system of physical training, philosophy, and preventive and therapeutic health care. Qi (or chi) means air, breath of life or vital essence. Gong means work, self-discipline, achievement or mastery. This art combines aerobic conditioning, isometrics, isotonics, meditation, and relaxation. Qigong is a discipline whose practice allows us to gain control over the life force that courses throughout our bodies.   Different types of Qi Gong   There are more than 3,000 varieties of qigong, and five major qigong traditions: The Taoist, Buddhist, Confucian, martial arts, and medical. Qi Gong is thus a soft form of a related set of disciplines that includes Taiji (Tai Chi Quan) and the hard form of Kung Fu. Here I treat only the medical tradition. Like the other forms, medical qigong is “the cultivation and deliberate control of a higher form of vital energy” (Dong & Esser 1990:xi). It is also, as Yan Xin (1991: i) defines it, “an ancient philosophical system of harmonious integration of the human body with the universe.” As a radical denial of the human species’ separation from nature, qigong challenges the foundations of modern Western biomedical thought. Medical Qi Gong Medical qigong involves breathing exercises combined with meditation. The breathing exercises induce help induce the state of meditation, and vice versa. One is aware of what is going on, but not too aware, fully relaxed but not in a trance. In a qigong state, cares and troubles wash away. Replacing them are positive images, increased confidence, and enhanced spirit. Eventually, there will be no distractions, depressing...

Make an appointment

Make an appointment