Pregnancy and Women's Health

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 >>

Acupuncture for Sciatica during Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help sciatica during pregnancy

Acupuncture can help for sciatica during pregnancy. This condition can be quite common in the last few months of pregnancy. There can be a number of factors involved contributing to the cause of sciatica in pregnant mothers. Structurally as the baby gets bigger, the head presses against the sciatic ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Pregnancy Pain

pelvic pain

Pelvic pain during different stages of pregnancy is common and it is important to work in with your mid wife and doctor to rule out problems like ovarian cysts and urinary  tract infections. Some causes of pelvic pain during pregnancy can include relaxed pelvic joints which causes pain toward the ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Itching During Pregnancy

Acupuncture can help itchiness during pregnancy

There can be three types of heat rash seen in the last trimester of pregnancy. These are prurigo gestationis, papular dermatitis of pregnancy and PUPPP (prurititic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy). Western medicine does not have a lot of treatment to offer apart from corticosteroids and ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Pre-Birthing

Pre Birth Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used to assist the birthing process for many centuries. In fact in China, the treatment of women's diseases was a specialist area within Chinese medicine and text books in this specialist field date back to 1200 AD. It has been well documented and researched in the west that ... Continue Reading >>