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Preventing Miscarriage

Preventing miscarriage with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine Miscarriage can be a very emotional and upsetting time for women and their families. It is not uncommon for miscarriage to occur once or twice in a women’s reproductive lifetime. It is suggested that 10-25% of all women will have one miscarriage. Of these women 1-3 % will suffer from repeated spontaneous miscarriages; that is 3 consecutive miscarriages. Some figures suggest that IVF clients who are over 40 have a 50% chance of miscarriage. Many women will look for help but with very little proven medical treatment available they will feel let down by the medical system. Many women have numerous tests only to find out that their miscarriages are due to unknown factors. It is then that many women turn to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture. Traditional Chinese medicine is more commonly known for its use in infertility. However in traditional Chinese medicine infertility does not just describe the inability to conceive but also the inability to nurture and maintain a healthy pregnancy for 9 months. Doctors of Chinese medicine set their minds on the birth of a healthy baby rather than a positive pregnancy test. There are many factors that play a part in miscarriage. Maternal ages are one factor among many that has been time and time again referenced. However traditional Chinese medicine believes that the picture is much more complex than this. Life force of an embryo is a complex interplay of the mother, father’s and the embryo’s own energies. If one or all of these factors is affected then the chances of survival are diminished....

Cancellation Policy

Our goal is to provide quality care in a timely manner. In order to do so we have had to implement an appointment/cancellation policy. The policy enables us to better utilize available appointments for our patients in need of health care. Acupuncture Chinese Medicine Chiropractic clinic Cancellation Policy We understand that sometimes you need to cancel or reschedule your appointments and there are emergencies. In order to be respectful of the health needs of the community please be courteous and kindly call the clinic at lease 24 hours prior if you are unable to attend an appointment so that someone else urgently need a treatment can be seen at that time. To cancel your appointments please call 03 93865068 (coburg clinic) or 03 88021519 (Ringwood clinic). If you do not reach the receptionist you may leave a detailed message on the voice mail. Answering machine is on 24 hours a day. Please note that : You may not cancel via email. There is no charge if your appointment is canceled 24 hours in advance. Appointments missed or canceled without 24-hour notification will be charged a Missed Appointment Fee. Missed Appointment Fee : $60.00 Please arrive 5-10min before your appointment so you can relax and we can take your vital signs better and to be fair to other clients. Our clinic in turn will do our best to minimize your waiting time. Those who are late will have a shorter session so the next patients won’t have to wait. If your schedule is hectic or you are NOT sure if you can keep your appointment, then you can schedule it...

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...