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neck pain

I would hazard a guess that most readers of this blog have experienced neck pain. Neck pain is a common hindrance amongst the general population and a regular complaint that crops up time and time again in clinic. For most people the experience of neck pain is sudden and acute and resolves effectively with treatment…

“Nothing on earth or within the universe is unrelated to the Five Elements and Man (Woman) is no exception.” – (Ling Shu, ancient text Han dynasty) I am a nature lover and was attracted to Five Element teachings as it sung to my tune of observing human emotions and health with the expressions of the…

late period

Nearly every woman has had a time in her life where she’s been waiting on the edge of her seat for her period to show up. Occasionally this delay causes a gal to pee on a few sticks, while she wonders if her life is about to change forever, only to very anti-climactically get her…

The egg timer test, as its commonly touted & even promoted by IVF clinics & Fertility specialists to my dismay is accurately named the Anti-Mullerian Hormone test or AMH. To understand this test further lets understand your ovarian function first. An ovarian follicle is a fluid-filled sac that contains an immature egg, or oocyte. During…

Endometriosis – what’s going on in both conventional & Chinese medical terms.   Endometriosis is a western medical term for the presence of endometrial tissue growing outside the uterus. It commonly involves the lining of the pelvis, ovaries, fallopian tubes and in some cases, the bowel. This tissue can thicken and bleed, often causing pain…

Hay Fever, or Seasonal Rhinitis, is a reoccurring nuisance that impacts so many of us in Australia and it can be particularly bad down here on the Mornington Peninsula. Traditional East Asian Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been handling the symptoms of Hay Fever for over a thousand years using a range of techniques….

No really, Chocolate is good for you!   I’m sure you’ve heard it all before.  Media stories reporting on how science has confirmed that chocolate is good for our health.  Well my friends, I’m here to confirm that for you.  Yes, chocolate really is good for us.  Not commercially processed and produced chocolate, full of…

 How well do you sleep?   Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory considers that good health is experienced when there is a balance of Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang is the complimentary nature of two aspects of the same object combining to create a whole.   Sleep in both Western Medicine and TCM is viewed…

THE TWO WEEK WAIT POST EMBRYO TRANSFER   In an IVF cycle each step is a milestone. Holding on to hope, managing anxiety and waiting for new information until you reach your transfer day. Now you have made it this far whether it day two or day five an embryo (s) is safely in your…

A Teenage Girls Guide to Happy Hormones Part II   One of the many things I love about my job is connecting with young women about their health. I’m so happy to see many girls taking charge, asking questions and educating themselves about all the changes that come with womanhood. I’m also thankful to see…

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