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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…

Pulse Diagnosis.   Did you know you have twelve (12) pulses, not just one! Well not actually 12 different pulses, but 12 positions to take the same pulse, six at each wrist.   Each pulse relates to a different body Organ. You have a different pulse position for each of your body Organs eg Stomach,…

All the things you need to know before deciding to jump in & start pumping yourself full of IVF drugs.   Have the following things been checked & ticked off ?   My first question is whether anyone has given you a diagnosis as to why you’re not falling pregnant naturally? If not this is…

  Pendulums are one of the tools used within Esoteric Acupuncture.  They are often used as tools for inner growth and in various spiritual healing modalities.  A pendulum can come in many forms, simply, it is a weighted object at the end of a string or chain.  Traditionally jewellery such as rings or pendants were…

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