While pregnancy is a beautiful and ultimately rewarding experience, mothers-to-be must endure much discomfort throughout their pregnancies. While symptoms vary from person to person, feelings of discomfort tend to increase, and the due date draws nearer. So, it can be particularly frustrating when the wee one refuses to budge from their comfortable home for the past 9 months!
Acupuncture has proven increasingly popular form of relief for women seeking both relief in the later stages of pregnancy and the induction of labour. Read more…
For sufferers of sinus headaches, pain and congestion, seasonal changes can have a profound negative effect on well-being and comfort. These symptoms (often referred to as sinusitis) occur when the sinus cavities become inflamed and can be triggered by a range of different stimuli including pollen or chemical irritants. Read more…
Nobody likes to feel held back by pain. Whether it is back pain, neck ache or tennis elbow, it is frustrating when our body doesn’t perform how we want it to. While some turn to painkillers to manage their symptoms, more and more people are turning towards drug-free pain relief. Acupuncture is a treatment widely used to relieve back, neck and elbow pains – even among high-performance professional athletes.
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For thousands of years acupuncture has been used to aid in fertility, alleviate discomfort during pregnancy and reduce stress and rejuvenate after birth. Ideal for mothers-to-be seeking a safe, drug-free solution for the inevitable discomforts that come with pregnancy, acupuncture has proven an effective source of relief for many.
Whether you are trying to conceive, currently pregnant or caring for a newborn, acupuncture, combined with a healthy balanced diet is proven to have a positive effect. Read more…
The long chilly winter is behind us and spring has officially sprung! The season, often associated with joy, love and new life can unfortunately, on the contrary, make life rather miserable for some. Sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes – all too familiar feelings for the spring allergy sufferer.
The most common trigger for springtime allergies is pollen – tiny grains which are released by plants into the air for the purpose of fertilising other plants. When inhaled by those sensitive to pollen, the immune system mistakes it as a danger and goes into defence mode. This results in the release of histamines into the bloodstream which trigger these unpleasant symptoms which hay fever sufferers endure. Read more…
A completely natural progression in a women’s life, menopause has unfortunately been met with some stigma in the Western world with some women even going as far as hormone therapy to delay the onset of menopause.
The Chinese take a different view of this, viewing menopause not as a dreaded occurrence, rather a natural stage in one’s life cycle. Because of this, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) does not look to upset the body’s natural process rather, simply help to alleviate some of the uncomfortable symptoms which some women experience during menopause.
Tucked away below the ribs and sitting just below the liver, the Gallbladder plays a vital role in the digestion of fats. Unfortunately for this small, innocuous organ, it is not always the most efficient. Working with the liver, the Gallbladder helps to store bile, and make it more concentrated so that fats can be digested more effectively. However, in many people blockages can occur in the Gallbladder’s biliary ducts leading to gallstones and other unpleasant conditions.
NZ winters, particularly in Auckland, are pretty unpredictable. As the cold snaps bite and the winter chills drive us indoors, our immune systems suffer. Your immune system is your body’s natural defence force, the cells and organs which make up your immune system combat nasty invaders such as bacteria and microbes. This leads to common winter ailments such as head colds, flu and sinus problems. Acupuncture is a great way to give your immune system a boost and prepare your body to stave off these unwelcome visitors.
In 20% of infertility cases, there is no known cause. This is incredibly frustrating for couples desperate to have a baby. While some may look to IVF and other modern technologies, more and more couples are turning to alternative therapies, either using this in conjunction or instead of western treatments. Acupuncture has had a long tradition in treating fertility issues, however, there was little scientific information and studies confirming a link between the practice and improved fertility. This is until recently. Now with a convincing number of peer reviewed studies demonstrating the effectiveness of acupuncture on fertility, we see more and more clinics offering acupuncture fertility treatment.