Acupuncture and IVF
If you are preparing for IVF, or currently undergoing IVF treatment, you may be looking for additional things you can do to maximise your chance of a successful pregnancy. Clinical research studies show that you can significantly increase your success rate when you combine IVF and acupuncture. This article will explain how and why acupuncture helps improve pregnancy rates, and will provide links to current research for further information.
Acupuncture and Asthma
Asthma is a chronic health condition that affects two million Australians, and unfortunately this number is increasing everyday. Caring for a long-term condition such as asthma can be frustrating, but it’s important to remember that it can be managed. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be powerful allies in the treatment of asthma, and they work well in conjunction with other types of treatment. Read on to find out how TCM can help you if you or a loved one is living with asthma.
Here is the latest in a series of blog posts highlighting recent scientific research in the field of acupuncture. Although acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, it may not be until we can understand it scientifically through rigorous research and clinical trials that acupuncture can be fully embraced as a credible system of medicine in the West. These blog posts aim to address this ongoing issue and offer insights into a Western understanding of acupuncture. This month, we talk about depression, cognitive function in the elderly, chronic pain and PMS.
Self-help tips for asthma
Do you, or does anyone you know suffer from asthma? Did you know that there are some simple strategies using the wisdom of TCM that you can use to bring relief to your symptoms?
Here is a self-help worksheet for you to download, print out, and keep somewhere handy for regular use. It includes acupressure points, a specific meridian stretch for asthma, and a range of essential oils, including a recipe for a natural chest rub. You can use these tips in between attacks, to strengthen your Lungs (in TCM, this includes both your Lung organs and your Lung meridian system). You can also use these acupressure points and essential oils during an attack in addition to your standard medical care. They should help the attack pass more quickly and less intensely.
Can a shower curtain be harmful to your health?
It can if it contains phthalates.
Phthalates are just some of over 800 chemicals that are labelled as endocrine disruptors. These chemicals are toxic for a number of reasons. They can mimic oestrogen, androgen or thyroid hormones and cause your body to respond to them inappropriately. Or they may block, stimulate or inhibit these hormones. By interfering with your hormone system, there is growing evidence that these chemicals are responsible for a wide range of health problems.
Endocrine disruptors can be found in many products. These include laundry detergents, bleach, cleaning products, air fresheners, dryer sheets, sunscreens, shampoo, conditioner, cosmetics, pesticides, sandwich bags, flame retardants and vinyl shower curtains.
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