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Is Acupuncture safe during Pregnancy?

by admin on September 7, 2016 No comments

Partners may be thinking “Is Acupuncture Safe During Pregnancy?” and this is common. Sometimes partners can be protective of their pregnant wife, thinking that Acupuncture can be harmful to them or their baby. Here we’ll discuss the safe Pregnancy Acupuncture practices and some of the benefits Pregnant women can get from Acupuncture. This way you’ll be fully informed about what is ok for your mother-to-be.

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Acupuncture Points to avoid during Pregnancy Massage

by admin on September 4, 2016 No comments

When you’re Pregnant in the second or third Trimester, you may start to feel the niggles, aches and pains of your body adjusting to accommodate the baby as it grows. Aches and pains in the neck, shoulders, and lower back are common as your posture changes. A massage sounds divine, but here’s some tips before you get started.

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Acupuncture for Placenta Previa

by admin on August 16, 2016 No comments

Placenta Previa can be a diagnosis no woman can see coming.  Least of all knowing if there is anything within her power to help the situation.

Doctors will continue to monitor patients with Placenta Previa closely, but often the condition resolves itself near the end of the Pregnancy. Although that’s a positive resolution, its the nerve racking weeks and months between where you are now and “the end of the Pregnancy” that you have to wait and worry. The possibility of bleeding or spotting can be distressing so what can Traditional Chinese Medicine offer women in this situation?

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What you need to know about Smoking during Pregnancy

by admin on July 29, 2016 No comments

For some of us its an easy conclusion; Smoking during Pregnancy is unhealthy. But for those that are smokers, the addiction makes it REALLY challenging to quit, even when there’s a new life to consider. You might recall the controversy surrounding Radio personality, Chrissie Swan’s struggle with giving up smoking, that really divided the nation. Many were outraged and and many were sympathetic to a distraught mother-to-be.

Here we take a look at the issues around Smoking during Pregnancy.

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Am I Pregnant? – 9 Early Pregnancy Signs

by admin on July 19, 2016 No comments

There are early pregnancy signs that typically occur very soon after the pregnancy takes place.  Ordinarily, a pregnancy test can confirm your suspicions quickly.  However, being able to recognize some of the clues that your body is giving you, can help you decide if you need to look further into the possibility that you could be pregnant.  Here are some early pregnancy signs to watch for that may indicate that you are indeed expecting. 

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Spring Fertility Chicken Bone Broth

by admin on July 2, 2016 No comments

Chicken Bone Broth for a stockpot
1 Organic Chicken
2cm knob ginger chopped, 2 cloves garlic
2 carrots, 4 celery sticks chopped
1 red onion (optional)
6 cups water
Parsley, Chilli (optional)
Pepper & salt to season
Lemon juice
 Brown the onion, carrots, and celery in a pan until onion is soft.
 Place Organic chicken whole into a stockpot. Cover with the Water & throw in ginger, garlic, celery, carrots & onion.
 Bring to the boil and low the heat to a simmer for 1hr.
 It’s ready when you pick up a leg that the meat pulls away from the bone. Please make sure the meat is cooked properly.
 De-bone & de-skin the chicken. Put the meat back into the soup.
 Season with Salt, pepper, a small handful of parsley and Chilli if desired, for more of a punch.
 Just before serving squeeze fresh lemon juice into the pot. Serve with sourdough bread.

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Does Acupuncture bring on Labour?

by admin on June 9, 2016 No comments

Did you know Acupuncture can be recommended by midwives to initiate labour? Doctors can also be supportive of trying methods such as acupuncture to bring on labour naturally. Here we discuss Acupuncture to bring on Labour, what’s involved and how the body can respond.

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Repaying your Sleep Debt

by admin on March 8, 2016 No comments

With a newborn, after the hormone high has gone, the perils of sleep deprivation can be a huge shock to the system; Physically, Mentally & Emotionally. Days fly by quickly and you get to the end of another week, and think where has that time gone? Long term Sleep Deprivation can lead to a Sleep Debt and the good news is there’s something you can do about it.

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Acupuncture for Embryo Transfer during IVF

by admin on September 23, 2015 No comments

Embryo Transfer during an IVF cycle is an exciting time. It is a time of high hopes and well wishes for a positive result a few weeks later. Acupuncture can be a tool to help prepare for Embryo Transfer, for those whose expected pregnancy rate is less than 30%. The benefits include preparing the uterus for receiving an embryo and promoting implantation and many clinical studies are there to back these claims up.

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