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Acupuncture for Pregnancy Support

  • Stretch Marks
  • Constipation
  • Mastitis
  • Tiredness & fatigue

Acupuncture is an ideal support for pregnant women & women trying to conceive as it is drug-free [1,13]. It may help with many conditions improve a woman’s quality of life, and prevent some conditions from becoming serious enough that they need medical intervention.

Morning sickness occurs in 50% of pregnancies and is most intense between weeks 8-12. The rapid increase in HCG and Oestrogen is thought to be responsible; a woman will produce as much Oestrogen in pregnancy as she would in 150 years of normal menstruation.

The WHO (World Health Organisation) recommends Acupuncture as an effective treatment for morning sickness, nausea, and vomiting as concluded in the 2002 study by Smith [7]. Acupuncture has been shown to regulate gastric slow waves creating homeostasis; it is a safe and drug-free practice.

Acupuncture is a low-risk treatment option, when performed by a registered practitioner it is the safest; and has been used empirically for thousands of years for problems associated with gynaecology and fertility…read more

Some conditions women experience and seek help for during pregnancy

Headache [4,5]

Chronic low Back pain [8]


Migraines [4,5]

Morning sickness

Labor induction

Post-natal depression

Insomnia [12]

  • Stretch Marks
  • Constipation
  • Mastitis
  • Tiredness & fatigue
  • Anxiety [9]
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Breech Babies
  • Insufficient Lactation

Acupuncture for Fertility and IVF Support

Acupuncture is proven to be an effective aid in conception with IVF [1]; it can increase the flow of blood to the Uterus by inhibiting uterine central sympathetic nerve activity.

Acupuncture stimulates endorphins which inhibit nervous system response to stress thereby lowering the amount of stress hormones in the blood. Regulation of hormone levels may also increase the quality and thickness of the endometrial lining.

Acupuncture For Gynaecological

Refers to female reproductive organs; and problems unique to a woman’s health. Many women suffer terribly from heavy periods, period pain, and irritability. This does not have to be the case.

The earliest reference to Gynaecology in Chinese history was writings from the Shang Dynasty 1500-1000BC; after this many books were written on the conditions below. Many women are choosing to use natural ways to deal with the side effects of menopause[2] and post-menopausal symptoms such as night sweats [3], hot flashes [3], and vaginal dryness [14].

Many women prefer not to use HRT because of the side effects and their link to some oestrogen-driven cancers.  Acupuncture combined with herbs may reduce vasomotor symptoms [6] such as hot flashes [3] and night sweats [5].

Some gynaecological conditions women seek help for:

  • Amenorrhea
  • PMS

  • PCOS

  • Heavy periods
  • Endometriosis

  • Infertility

  • Irregular periods
  • Fibroids
  • Vaginitis
    • Painful periods
    • Menopause
    • Thrush

    Acupuncture for Pain and or Musculoskeletal

    Information travels from every cell in the body along nerve pathways to the brain. Therefore, relaying continual feedback about the state of the nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, endocrine, and lymphatic systems.  

    We have 700 individual muscles in our body; they make up 40-50% of adult body weight, movement results from alternating relaxation and contraction of muscle tissue

    Musculoskeletal conditions can include pain and inflammation. It can also cause a limited range of movement in muscles, tendons, bones, ligaments, and joints.

    Acupuncture promotes opioid peptide release by decreasing the number of nerve impulses being relayed to the brain for pain sensation. It also promotes fresh blood flow bringing oxygen and white blood cells which are important to healing.

    Symptoms of musculoskeletal conditions:

    • Neck pain
    • Hip pain

    • Scar revision

    • Back pain
    • Elbow pain

    • Broken bones & fractures

    • Shoulder pain
    • Wrist pain
    • Sciatica
      • Knee pain
      • Headaches
      • Ankle pain

      Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety

      We live in a stressful world, our bodies are bombarded with multiple stimuli constantly. Stress and anxiety can occur from environmental, medical, physical and emotional factors. As well as; brain chemistry, genetics and substance abuse.

      Acupuncture regulates the nervous system and hormone regulation. Meaning it blocks the chronic stress-induced elevations of the HPA axis (Hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis). It is low-risk and drug-free.

      For some people headaches [4,5] can be a daily occurrence, limiting their ability to get through a normal working day. Taking painkillers can help you in the instance, but are only recommended for short-term use. Chinese Medicine looks at the root cause, such as; where your headache is, what time of the day you get it, the severity, how frequent and if they started as a pattern.  No two are treated the same. Chinese Medicine treatment for migraines & headaches incorporates acupuncture, herbs and cupping.

      Conditions that can occur from stress and anxiety:

      • Panic attacks
      • Cold sores

      • TMJ-Jaw clenching

      • Palpitations
      • Tight neck

      • Tense shoulders

      • PTSD
      • Irritability
      • Migraines
        • Headaches
        • Depression
        • Insomnia

        Acupuncture for Mental Health

        1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. A person who has good mental health has good emotional and social well-being and the capacity to cope with change and challenges.

        Stress and anxiety direct the body’s energy from proper digestion and rest. This has multiple flow-on effects that create poor health.  Acupuncture helps to balance the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems. This is done through the regulation of the Hypothalamic -Pituitary Adrenal Axis. Acupuncture acts as an adaptogenic; this is achieved without the unwanted side effects of medication. Headaches, tight neck & shoulders, irritability & jaw clenching can all be a part of the same pattern of disharmony in Chinese Medicine.

        The following conditions are prevalent and can present when the nervous system is unable to rest or reset:

        • Stress
        • Insomnia

        • Anxiety
        • PTSD

        • Depression
        • Agitation
          • Addictions
          • Eating disorders



          The brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system. Together they control all the workings of the body.

          When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood. Acupuncture may be effective when it comes to Alzheimer’s Disease [9].

          Below are a list of nervous system conditions many seek help for:

          • Stroke recovery
          • Shingles

          • Whip lash
          • Bels palsy

          • Migraines
          • Dental pain
            • Restless legs
            • Alzheimer’s



            Better health naturally, immunity can be over taxed from working long hours and over exercising; support your immune system the natural way: no pharmaceuticals and considered to be safe.

            The WHO (World health Organisation) recommends acupuncture as an effective treatment for Allergic Rhinitis [8]; the 2017 study conducted byJohn MacDonald concludes Acupuncture modulates mucosal immune response in the upper airways, improvement in nasal itch, eye itch and sneezing were also noted.

            These symptoms can occur when the immune system is out of balance:

            • Colds & flu
            • Allergic Rhinitis
            • Food intolerance
              • Viruses

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              The digestive system is a tubular system that begins in the mouth and ends with the anus. It breaks down the food we eat, so that it can be absorbed and used by every cell in the body. The quality of our digestion is reflected in our overall health. The digestive system is also closely linked with our immune system.

              The WHO (World Health Organisation) recommends acupuncture for the following conditions; Acute and chronic gastritis, nausea and vomiting, peptic ulcer, acute epigastralgia, acute bacillary dysentery, biliary colic, renal colic and morning sickness.

              Nausea can occur from morning sickness, post -chemo induced medication, ulcers, gastritis, and menstruation.

              The WHO (World Health Organisation) recommends Acupuncture has a positive effect on nausea and vomiting [8] for both chemo induced and post operative. Acupuncture has been shown to regulate gastric slow waves creating homeostasis; it is a low risk and drug free practice.

              Problems that can arise from digestive dysfunction:

              • Indigestion
              • Diarrhoea
              • IBS
              • Nausea
              • Mouth ulcers
              • Heartburn
              • Vomiting
              • Constipation
              • Reflux
                • Bloating
                • Haemorriods
                • Peptic ulcers

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                Relate to the urinary tract in females and the genitourinary tract in males. Kidneys regulate the volume and Ph. of body fluids, by removing wastes and excess substances from blood and excreting them in urine.

                Some urological conditions include:

                • UTI
                • Incontinence
                • Cystitis
                • Nocturia
                  • Urinating often

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                  SKIN CONDITIONS

                  The largest organ in our body and our 1st line of immune defence; internal health issues can quickly manifest in the skin. Our skin also helps to activate Vitamin D to Calcitriol. This promotes absorption of dietary calcium and phosphorus in the small intestine.

                  Skin conditions take an active approach of Acupuncture, Chinese dietary advice, herbs, and a case history of emotional and environmental factors. Many teenagers suffer from acne; adult onset acne can also be just as debilitating. Hormonal triggers and imbalances are responsible. Many GPs’ will discuss the use Roaccutane a powerful pharmaceutical that has some major adverse reactions such as depression, dry skin and skin irritation. Regular blood tests for liver function and pregnancy are also required. Getting to the root of your skin condition requires a multi-tonged approach utilising Acupuncture, herbs, dietary changes and uncovering any stressors.

                  Scars are irregular bundles of tissue that have very little collagen; therefore they don’t have the regular fluid movement associated with healthy tissue. Acupuncture creates micro trauma to the scar and surrounding tissue. This micro trauma stimulates the delivery of cells called fibroblasts which bring the collagen, Elastin and reticular fibers; allowing for a greater movement and a smoother looking surface with a reduction in colour.

                  Skin conditions many seek help with could be:

                  • Acne
                  • Scars
                  • Rosacea
                  • Eczema
                  • Psoriasis
                  • Bels palsy
                  • Herpes
                  • Dry skin
                  • Anti-aging
                    • Cold sores
                    • Dermatitis

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