Pregenvy 😡😢💔

Pregenvy (def): strong emotional jealousy and desire to conceive which is aggravated by people falling pregnant around you at the drop of a hat. This is what I reckon and coin the term as. A strange thing occurs when you finally surrender to that maternal urge that you are ready to have a baby 👶, before … Continue reading Pregenvy 😡😢💔

Butter is a superfood hero💫

I seriously can't believe how many people still think butter is bad for you!!! They say it is fattening or unhealthy. Butter is SO delicious and nutritious it should be in everyone's fridge for good health. My favourite butter and the best I believe available in Melbourne is made by the biodynamic cows of Paris … Continue reading Butter is a superfood hero💫

Wild Rose🌹: mei gui hua for pain, beauty & pms

Admiring this stunning rose today made me think of the herb mei gui hua or dried rose buds (rosa rugosa) that are used in Chinese medicine often for women's health, periods and fertility. The rose is the universal symbol of love has been used for medicine purposes for centuries. It is fragrant, clearing, and mild … Continue reading Wild Rose🌹: mei gui hua for pain, beauty & pms

Natural support for miscarriage at home

Miscarriage can occur for different reasons; a blighted ovum, genetic deformities, hostile uterine environment and even a cold uterus that fails to provide the warmth and nourishment to the baby. As a woman you will have a choice to have a D&C (dilate & cutettage) where the products of conception are surgically removed or to … Continue reading Natural support for miscarriage at home

Sex, connection and fertility

With so many struggling with fertility we can delve back to the roots and origins of this. How did something as connecting, loving and fun like having sex with your partner ever get so difficult, especially when trying to conceive? Firstly there is the relationship to consider, if there are unresolved issues or emotional challenges … Continue reading Sex, connection and fertility

Keeping faith & staying positive on the fertility journey with acupuncture

A woman will often reach a point in her life where she knows she wants a baby. Men get this too. For a woman to embrace this natural maternal urge in this day and age it is rather complicated. Many women I treat in my acupuncture practice have underlying fears and self-doubts on their personal ability … Continue reading Keeping faith & staying positive on the fertility journey with acupuncture

Natural teeth care during IVF, pregnancy, post-partum & menopause: part II

Now on to the fun stuff, so what do we do to prevent gum and tooth problems in these changed hormonal states? First of all, you need a good dentist and hygienist. Having your teeth cleaned and removed of calculus every six months will prevent tooth decay and gum irritation and recession. Getting adequate rest … Continue reading Natural teeth care during IVF, pregnancy, post-partum & menopause: part II

Natural teeth care: during IVF, pregnancy, post-partum & menopause

The old adage goes you lose one tooth for every baby... what! 😭. Unfortunately when a woman goes through any major hormonal change, this affects her gums and teeth. Changes in the natural or artificial production of oestrogen and progesterone can increase or reduce blood flow to the gums thus changing the way the gym tissue … Continue reading Natural teeth care: during IVF, pregnancy, post-partum & menopause

Anxiety: understanding and managing it with acupuncture

Anxiety is a common experience we all go through. If you have never had it before it can be quite a shocking ordeal; feeling like you are trapped within your body and know that something is wrong but are unaware of what it is. I really remember the first time I ever felt anxious. I … Continue reading Anxiety: understanding and managing it with acupuncture

Bringing good qi & health into the home with indoor plants

My friend Margi is a big fan of indoor plants, her house is full of clambering ivy and propagated succulents. Did you know that by having indoor plants in your home or office, air can be recycled and cleaned? I always encourage my acupuncture patients to explore some of the vast and fabulous parks that Melbourne … Continue reading Bringing good qi & health into the home with indoor plants