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Meniere’s disease is a disorder that affects the inner ear of an individual of approximately one in every 600 people, generally aged between 30 – 50.   From a Western medical perspective Meniere’s affects the inner ear resulting in a build-up of fluid in the compartments of the inner ear, called the labyrinth. Generally, it…

Delving into birth stories.   I have listened to many birth stories in my treatment room, in women’s circles and on sofas with cups of tea.  I love all the details, hearing about the twists and turns, the pain and determination, the trauma, the awe, disappointments and joy. Your birth story becomes part of who…

A Teenage Girl’s Guide to Happy Hormones: From Nutrition to Periods and Everything in Between.   Part 1: Nutrition and Acne   The teenage years can be a tricky time for many young women. Hormonal surges can be intense as your body finds its groove, all while studying, navigating relationships and your responsibilities at home….

How Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture supports you through pre-conception, pregnancy, labour preparation & postpartum care.   If you have been trying to conceive for 6 – 12 months without success and you partner’s sperm has been thoroughly assessed and passed with flying colours; which by the way is an increasingly rare occurrence, you maybe starting…

You’ve been told you have PCOS & been put on the pill 💊 to “regulate” your period (which is code for let’s shut off your ovaries until you want to get pregnant & deal with it then).  Unfortunately this is a common case & it makes it hard as a practitioner to help until someone…

  Tarot Card 4 – The Empress. In this blog we are exploring one of my favourite Tarot cards The Empress, which is an appropriate card for Mornington Chinese Medicine as she is one of the main cards representing fertility, the mother, abundance, living life to the fullest, feminine power, pregnancy and love.   We…

What is Qi? Hi, it’s Scott here! The term Qi will come up in 99% of the posts I write so I thought I would give you some more in depth information about Qi. Qi (pronounced chee) is probably best interpreted as the “life force” within us. Sometimes it is also described as our “vital…

The 4th trimester.   I was lying on my back in my pushing stage after trying many other options.  My legs held up in my birth supports arms, I look up in dismay. Why am I in this position? My wise midwife says sternly. “No rules only tools Kerry”. The next push my daughter’s head…

  Stick it to colds and flu naturally, with Chinese medicine!     This recent changeable weather we are seeing can impact the immune system in a big way. In the clinic we have seen many coughs and colds doing the rounds. Luckily Chinese medicine has a lot to offer in the way of treatment…

Most of us have experienced a break-out here and there. Men and women alike have looked in the mirror and noticed a little red volcano surfacing and poked its tender peak while wondering, should I squeeze it? Its location decides just how concerned you are about its existence. Right in the middle of your forehead…

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