Pregnancy and Women's Health

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Constipation during Pregnancy

Fresh fruit and Chinese herbs can help for constipation during pregnancy

Many women who never have had constipation can then experience it during the course of their pregnancy. The hormones progesterone and oestrogen have an effect on smooth muscle such as the intestines making the bowels sluggish. The common advice is to drink more water but some women may already be ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture or HRT ?

HRT can cause strokes and increase cancer risk

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute in September 2013 has revealed that HRT increases the risk of breast cancer by 24%. The purpose of prescribing HRT is to prevent heart disease and strengthen bones as post-menopausal women can suffer from brittle and weak bones. Unfortunately the ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension

Acupuncture can help pregnancy-induced hypertension

Another name for pregnancy-induced hypertension is called gestational hypertension and from a medical view occurs after 20 weeks without the presence of protein in the urine. This condition is reasonably common and can affect up to 8% of women. If the condition develops protein in the urine and ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Vaginal Itching and Discharge

Acupuncture can relieve vaginal itch and discharge

It is regarded as normal for women to have a thin, milky white, odourless discharge. It is also normal for the discharge not to itch. Once any discharge becomes thick and unpleasant with pain or itching, tests can be had to determine if it from a sexually transmitted disease or if is thrush. Thrush ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Fatigue during Pregnancy

Acupuncture helps fatigue during pregnancy

Tiredness during pregnancy usually occurs in the first trimester and again in the last trimester. Even though to experience tiredness  during pregnancy is common, it should not be regarded as being normal. This is  because from a Chinese medicine point of view, fatigue during pregnancy is regarded ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Stress Incontinence

A sneeze can trigger stress incontinence

Stress incontinence affects mainly women and can occur after childbirth and menopause. It is thought that the lowered estrogen levels causes lower muscular pressure around the urethra causing small amounts of urine leaking out during laughing, coughing or sneezing. Incontinence also affects some ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Oedema during Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help oedema during pregnancy

In traditional Chinese medical diagnostic terms, oedema during pregnancy will have a different cause depending where the swelling is located. In addition, other symptoms accompanying the oedema will also have a bearing as to what the root cause of the problem may be. For instance, swelling of the ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for a Baby Magpie

Amanda and Cam Ward with their baby Magpie, William.

Amanda Ward gave birth to a beautiful baby boy William on the 6/1/14. Her husband Cam Ward, a former front row forward for the Magpies rugby team, was ecstatic and was last seen going out to buy a pair of small rugby boots. In lead up to her pregnancy, Amanda started having acupuncture with ... Continue Reading >>

Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Amenorrhoea

Women can still experience abdominal pain with amenorhoea

Amenorrhoea is when there is an absence of a  menstrual period and this gynecology  condition is divided into two types. Primary amenorrhoea, which  is when no period has arrived by 16 -18 years of age and secondary amenorrhoea, which is when there has been no period for more than 3 months. In ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture to Induce Labour

Acupuncture can help induce labour

A normal full term pregnancy can be between 38 and 42 weeks. Generally speaking, in the western medical world, 7-10 days past the 40 week due date is when induction is recommended in case of complications. In China, they do not have concerns until about 14 days past the 40 week mark. Acupuncture ... Continue Reading >>