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THE YEAR OF THE RAT..What may it have in store for you?

In the ‘spirit of Chinese Astrology’, what might 2020 have in store??

IN THE BEGINNING

January 25, 2020, the start of the Chinese Year of the White Rat, the first animal in the Chinese Zodiac system. This is the beginning of a completely new 12-year and 60-year cycle and another decade therefore considered the beginning of a […]

By |January 7th, 2020|blog|Comments Off on THE YEAR OF THE RAT..What may it have in store for you?

Acupuncture and Breech presentation:

Don’t leave it too late and there may just be an option to get things turned around……

ObjectivesTo assess, using a modelling approach, the effectiveness and costs of breech version with acupuncture-type interventions on BL67 (BVA-T), including moxibustion, compared to expectant management for women with a foetal breech presentation at 33 weeks gestation.

The take home summary: 

Results: The […]

By |January 2nd, 2020|fertility|Comments Off on Acupuncture and Breech presentation:

Point of Influence: What is the Role of Acupuncture in In Vitro Fertilization Outcomes?

Lee E. Hullender Rubin, DAOM, MS, LAc, FABORM

In this study the findings are summarised as:

Acupuncture, compared to no treatment, is effective for increasing:􏰀 Clinical pregnancy rate by 28%–32%, 􏰀 Ongoing pregnancy rate by 42%,􏰀 Live birth rate by 30%.The efficacy of acupuncture is still unclear and confounded by the need for an adequate, inert control.Acupuncture was more effective for increasing […]

By |January 2nd, 2020|fertility|Comments Off on Point of Influence: What is the Role of Acupuncture in In Vitro Fertilization Outcomes?

Making babies (or not) can all be in the timing

Numerous clients of mine after being unsuccessful have conceived by being aware of just two things:
By |September 18th, 2019|blog, fertility|Comments Off on Making babies (or not) can all be in the timing

Clinical Handbook of Internal Medicine (review)

By |July 30th, 2019|blog, fertility|Comments Off on Clinical Handbook of Internal Medicine (review)

The effects of acupuncture on pregnancy outcomes of in vitro fertilization with embryo transfer: An interdisciplinary systematic review

Introduction
In vitro fertilisation with embryo transfer (IVF-ET) is an effective treatment for infertility worldwide.  During the 3-year period of this study, the number of initiated cycles increased by almost 9.5% per annum, while the number of babies born increased by 9.1% per annum. In recent years, although some new and interdisciplinary interventions have been developed, the […]

By |July 8th, 2019|fertility|Comments Off on The effects of acupuncture on pregnancy outcomes of in vitro fertilization with embryo transfer: An interdisciplinary systematic review

Preparing to Conceive

Did you know that it takes four and a half months from the time the follicle in your ovary starts to develop to the moment where the egg it contains is mature enough for ovulation?

There is much you can be doing in this time that will influence the development of that egg.

Diet: We are […]

By |September 1st, 2018|blog, fertility|Comments Off on Preparing to Conceive

Foods for a cold or flu: Chinese Medicine style

Getting a cold or flu is a natural course of life, and as my mum says, it’s a good clean out of your system (I am sure we can all relate to that).
It’s not overly pleasant and sometimes can degenerate to bronchitis, sinusitis or pneumonia. However nature has provided us with foods that can […]

By |July 16th, 2015|blog|Comments Off on Foods for a cold or flu: Chinese Medicine style

CHINESE MEDICINE

The question is often asked whether a system of medicine with its roots in such metaphysics as yin yang theory has anything to communicate to western science/medicine?

Chinese medicine (especially acupuncture) has achieved growing acceptance on the fringe of western medicine/culture.

Acupuncture is an object of widespread curiosity and some attempts have been made to integrate some […]

By |May 27th, 2015|blog, fertility|Comments Off on CHINESE MEDICINE

Acupuncture as effective as drugs in treating pain

An acupuncture trial in four Melbourne emergency departments has found it is just as good as drugs in relieving lower-back pain and that from sprained ankles and migraines.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/acupuncture-as-effective-as-drugs-in-treating-pain-trial-shows-20140329-35qec.html

By |August 6th, 2014|blog, Pain|Comments Off on Acupuncture as effective as drugs in treating pain