Acupuncture, in the last few decades, has become the focus of extensive scientific research and innumerable clinical trials with regards to its effects on improving fertility, both naturally and in conjunction with IVF. The majority of evidence demonstrates that acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can significantly improve a couple's chances of conceiving as well as sustaining a healthy viable pregnancy to full term. But the million dollar question is – how?
Statistically, the vast majority of patients seeking assistance for fertility are women. Most of these women have male partners, however men are less likely to to undertake treatment or lifestyle change for preparing to have a baby, or believe that there is much they can do to improve their sperm count and quality.
However, it takes two to make a baby – an egg, and a sperm, and there are many things we can do – including acupuncture, herbs and supplements – to optimise the health of both of these very important ingredients (also called 'gametes'). Investing some time and effort into improving the health of your sperm before you try to conceive will have untold benefits for the health of your future children and should be an essential part of your fertility plan as a couple.
Even though I am passionate about natural and complementary approaches to pediatrics, I am also incredibly inspired and awed by the amazing advances and achievements of western pediatrics and the people that dedicate their lives to working with kids. I recently read two western pediatric memoirs – “Healing Children” by Kurt Newman, and “Learning to Listen” by Barry Brazelton - that I enjoyed so much I thought I would review them both. If these reviews pieque your interest, you might like to read them too.
It is with a very happy heart that I can announce that the clinic is officially ready and open for business! Its been a busy month renovating the space, but I am so pleased with how it has turned out. All the feedback I have received has been so positive, with people saying that the clinic feels very peaceful, welcoming and nurturing - just as I intended. Below are a few photos to give you an idea of what it looks like on the inside...but for a better look, come and visit in person! I hope to see you soon.
It has been a journey of epic proportions to secure a lease here in Springwood, but today, we made it to the finish line! I finally have a beautiful clinic space here in the Blue Mountains to call my very own. There is still a lot of work to be done to transform the space into the gorgeous, nurturing, healing haven I dream of creating for you, but watch this space.
My provisional opening date will be Tuesday the 7th of November and I will update Bookeo soon to allow online bookings to begin. I can't wait to open the doors and begin serving you soon.
I have missed you so much! It has been such a long absence from formal practice - almost two years since I closed down my beloved clinic in Marrickville. I had my second child, a delightful daughter, and have been intensely busy nurturing my beautiful family of four ever since. I never really stopped practicing though....as I use my skills and knowledge to keep myself, my family and my friends healthy as much as possible, and I have done an impressive amount of study in moments snatched between naps and bedtimes. Now, at long last I am ready to create a new clinic close to my home in the beautiful Blue Mountains...the sweet town of Springwood, to be precise.
It is with a heavy heart that I write today. In less than a month, Affordable Acupuncture, my beloved clinic that has served the Inner West for five glorious years, is shutting its doors. But where one door closes, another opens. I would like to introduce you to Kristi-Anna, so please read on...
As mothers day approaches, I wanted to write a post to bring together all my favourite natural health resources for pregnant women, who are beautifully blossoming mothers-to-be. Pregnancy is such a sacred and magical time, and unfortunately a lot of the health-related information out there is very clinical and medicalised. I wanted to focus on wonderful, inspiring resources that can support and guide women preparing for motherhood in a holistic and life-affirming way. Read on for my top recommendations, as a fellow pregnant mama who is greatly appreciating having these resources for the second time around. I hope they are helpful for you.
Would you like to live to be 100? You would be surprised at how many people would answer “no” to that question. Many people are in such poor health that it is a physical and emotional struggle to get through each day, let alone an entire century. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
If we are living properly, enjoying the rich quality of life that we are entitled to, we should all be thrilled to live to 100! In fact, the hard part should be figuring out how to squeeze all of our goals and accomplishments into such a relatively short period of time.
24 hours. One day.
What if you only got one? What would you do with it? Who would you see? How would you act? Where would you go?
Fortunately most of us get more than one day to live out our lives. But for too many of us there seems to be something wrong with every single day we are given. It’s too long. It’s too short. It’s cold. It’s rainy. It’s boring. It’s too busy.
If it were your last day, do you think you would give things like the weather a second thought? If you had just one day to live, your focus would undoubtedly shift from complaining and complacency to productivity, love, and thankfulness.
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