Do you have endometriosis? You may be suffering the symptoms of pain, infertility, heavy periods, mood swing and irritability, and looking for a natural endometriosis treatment option.

 

Endometriosis has become very well-known and is continuing to become more and more frequently diagnosed affecting 1 in 10 women, and 50% of women with infertility.

 

 

 

Where does endometriosis occur?

 

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue resembling the uterine lining (called endometrial tissue) appears and grows outside of the uterus.

 

What is endometriosisThis growth can develop on the bladder, bowels, but most commonly, the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and around the uterus.

 

With a normal monthly cycle, the uterine lining will multiply, break down, and then bleed to produce the period each month (this function is influenced by our hormones).

 

Similarly, in the cycle of a woman without endo, this process will also occur, but the bleeding tissue is not in an area that allows the growth and release of blood, or the flushing away of the endometrial tissue.

 

This, sadly, can cause inflammation, swelling, menstrual pain, and pain in and around the organs, during the pre-menstrual phase and during your period.

 

Learn more about acupuncture treatment and PMS here

 

What is the cause of endometriosis?

The cause of endometriosis is still largely unknown in Western medicine. There are links with family history (Women who have a close relative with the condition are up to 7–10 times more likely to get endometriosis)¹. 

 

According to the Jean Hailes website (www.jeanhailes.org.au), other possible factors that may have a role in causing endometriosis are:

 

  • Having first pregnancy at an older age
  • Heavy bleeding during periods, and periods lasting longer than five days
  • First period before 11 years of age
  • Regularly having fewer than 27 days between periods, or having shorter regular cycles
  • Changes in the immune cells
  • Low body weight
  • Alcohol use

 

The treatment for endometriosis

The therapeutic approach is different to other gynecological conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), as your ovulation is generally working well or sufficiently, but instead, there are blockages physically obstructing the fertility process.

 

Find out more about Chinese medicine and PCOS here.

 

Endo approaches in Western medicine

Hormone therapy

In Western medicine, treatment can include drugs that may relieve the pain and/or slow the growth of endometrial tissue. These drugs will either put the body into a ‘menopause-like’ state or actually trick the body into thinking it is pregnant.

 

These drugs are not practical if you are trying to get pregnant of course, as are mainly birth control pills or implants.

 

Surgical removal

Surgery is also another option that will remove built-up tissue in areas in which it is not meant to be.

 

The types of surgery include a laparoscopy to remove the tissue from the internal organs. For severe endo, you may also be recommended a hysterectomy that removes the uterus, cervix, and ovaries. A hysterectomy is most certainly the last stage option, as may prevent you from having children, and may cause other problems in and of itself.

 

The limitations of treatment in Western medicine is that it will not address the root cause of endo(which is still largely unknown in Western Medicine) and that surgery can be invasive.

 

Removal of endometrial tissue has been found to enhance fertility for a time after removal, however, when endometrial tissue grows back, the same fertility complications can re-occur.

 

Having said that, sometimes in severe cases, surgical removal is necessary and beneficial, especially when trying to conceive.

 

 

How is endometriosis viewed in Chinese Medicine?

In Chinese medicine, endometriosis is viewed in a way that is very similar to Western medicine as a blockage in, most commonly, the reproductive systems.

 

Chinese medicine for crampsChinese medicine views endometriosis as blood stagnation that hinders the normal functioning of the body and the stagnation then causes pain and inflammation.

 

Unlike Western medicine, however, traditional Chinese medicine understands that generally there are other complications and blockages (pathologies) that occur either alongside or have been the cause of the blood stagnation forming.

 

This makes up the rich, (and sometimes very complicated) health environment, whereby all systems and organs of the body are interconnected, and interdependent, and must be treated as such.

 

Due to there being so many different pathologies that can link to endometriosis, it is always best to consult with your Chinese medicine doctor, to discuss your own individual health issues and needs, for the best outcomes.

 

What is the treatment for endometriosis pain in Chinese medicine?

 

acupuncture treatment for endometriosisAcupuncture can be an effective tool in the ongoing management and treatment for endometriosis pain.

 

Find out more about acupuncture and endometriosis here.

 

By reducing the pain you may experience a significant improvement in your quality of life.

 

Also, we have a tonne of great tools to help you manage endometriosis pain naturally by;

 

 

Further, we also help to coach you through your health challenges with diet and lifestyle changes, to help you achieve your fertility goals.

 

We help you understand how your body works best, so you can install healthy habits to use for a healthy cycle, a healthy pregnancy, and beyond.

 

Find out more about acupuncture for endometriosis pain here.

 

 

What’s next?

Whether you are fed up with the pain of endometriosis, or it is making it difficult for you to conceive, we are always open to helping you understand your body better and achieving your ultimate health goals.

 

If you would like to have a 10-minute chat with one of our Chinese medicine doctors to find out how we can help you, get in touch with one of our friendly reception staff on (03) 8394 7665.

 

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Bookings for acupuncture

Book online here or phone the clinic on (03) 8394 7665 to book your acupuncture treatment today.

 

Our acupuncture clinic location

Qi Medicine acupuncture in Moonee Ponds: Find us on Google maps here:

 

Qi Medicine Acupuncture clinic Moonee PondsThe clinic is located at Suite 4, Level 1, 151 Pascoe Vale Rd, Moonee Ponds. (Please ensure you take the ground floor elevator to reach us or level one.)

 

We provide acupuncture in pregnancy Melbourne to the North Western suburbs of Melbourne and are close to Highpoint. Qi Medicine acupuncture is minutes away from Ascot Vale, Essendon, Avondale Heights, Maribyrnong, and Brunswick West. We also service many clients with acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Travancore, Flemington, Aberfeldie, Maidstone, and we are just 10 km from Melbourne city. 

 

Follow Qi Medicine on Instagram and Facebook and stay up-to-date with all the latest news.

 

https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/women-s-health-issues/endometriosis/endometriosis?

 

  1. https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/endometriosis/symptoms-causes#

 

Acupressure for labour is based on the same principals as acupuncture in pregnancy (in Chinese medicine), but instead of inserting needles, you are able to apply pressure to the body with your fingers or a pressure point tool (such as the end of a pen or a wooden spoon).

 

 

 

If you are looking for help with acupuncture for pregnancy in Melbourne, you may find these pressure points useful for labour too!

 

What can acupuncture do? Find out more about acupuncture in labour induction preparation here.

 

Each acupuncture point on the body has it’s own function, and below are the points specific for their applied actions through labour.

 

Much like acupuncture in pregnancy, these acupoints stimulate the nervous system and may be useful in helping to relieve stress, pain and fatigue through the natural labour process, during a c-section or in a medicated labour.

 

Why I suggest using acupressure for induction

There are many great points to use in acupressure for labour induction, for a variety of reasons. These pressure points are also useful for birthing partners to be able to help contribute to the process. As seen by their individual functions, these acupressure points are able to help reduce pain, manage contractions and calm the mind. 

 

Combined with acupuncture in pregnancy, acupressure in labour could be a great tool to get you both mentally and physically prepared for the marathon that is labour!

 

Interested in acupuncture? Find out more about acupuncture in pregnancy Melbourne here

 

How to apply acupressure for pregnancy

Please note that this is not a massage, and we do not want to add more pain to the birthing mother. Therefore, a firm pressure held on the point bilaterally (both sides of the body) is best.

 

As this is not a drug but natural pain relief, it may take time and you may need to try the different points to find what suits at different stages in labour. You may even find that the mother will feel different things before and during labour.

 

You can hold for as long as needed and ensure you are getting feedback from mum, whether vocal or through body language, to make sure your pressure is still comfortable and useful for her.

 

Remember you can use your fingers, knuckles and elbows to apply pressure, plus use a tool such as a pen, the handle of a wooden spoon, a Chinese soup spoon, or whatever you have that does the trick!

 

 

What acupressure points are good in labour?

Shoulder point: Gallbladder 21

Gallbladder 21 acupressure for labour

This point is positioned on the very top of the shoulder, about halfway from the tip of the shoulder to the spine.

 

This point is used to help descend, or as I like to think about it as the ‘eject button.’ Birthing partners are able to use firm pressure into these points in order to ‘push the baby down.’ ( This won’t actually force the baby out, so don’t be afraid to use this one!) Therefore, it is very useful to stimulate uterine contractions and when the mother is pushing.

 

 

Lower back acupressure points for labour induction

Lower back acupressure for labour pain

These points are on the very low back, over the sacrum, at the beginning of the top of the bum cheeks.

 

These points on the lower back are very helpful to relieve pain and pressure during contractions and said to have an ‘anaesthetic’ effect whilst pressure is applied. There will be slight depressions felt under the fingers at the lower back, over the sacrum.

 

If there is a sharp pain felt, you haven’t got the right spot, so please move around until either a numbness, tingling or aching feeling is felt. Then you know you have the right position. 

 

 

On the hand: Large Intestine 4

Acupuncture in pregnancy Melbourne

LI 4 is located between the thumb and forefinger, on the meaty area between the fingers.

 

This point can be pressed by either the woman in labour or support person, generally with the thumb, which creates an aching sensation. It is used for general pain relief as well as stimulating contractions, which may be useful if contractions become irregular.

 

 

 

Above the ankle: Spleen 6

Spleen 6 acupoint for pregnancySP 6 Acupuncture in pregnancy

 

This point is located on the inner ankle, about a hands width above the ankle bone.

 

This acupressure point has traditionally been used to help the cervix dilate and increase contractions.  Due to this function, if labour slows down or is not progressing well, you may hold firm pressure to this point for a minute, then again if 20-30 minutes if needed. You will know if you have found the point if it is tender to press on.  

 

 

Below the ankle: Bladder 60

Bladder 60 point for labour induction

This point is located on the outside ankle, just a little back from the ankle bone ( close to the tendon).

 

Your support person is able to apply firm pressure to this point which is located in the hollow of the ankle on the outside of the leg, however, you may grip and apply pressure to the ankles. Bladder 60 is traditionally used for its ability to promote the descent of the baby as well as reducing pain.

 

 

On the sole of the foot: Kidney 1

Acupuncture in pregnancy Melbourne

This point can be pressed with either the thumb or a knuckle.

It is the main point to calm due to its relaxing effect, especially if there is stress or panic arising in the mother. Some mothers will use seasickness bands around their feet in order to stimulate this point when they walk, or to make it easier for a birth partner to locate.

 

When you can use acupressure for labour 

For effective relief, it is best to start as early as possible in the labour and is said to give maximum benefit when commenced at the beginning of labour. These points are contraindicated (not advised) through pregnancy due to their functions of increasing contractions, therefore, do not start acupressure on these points until at least 37 weeks.

 

Although acupressure is amazing in helping through labour, it is a complementary technique and should not be used instead of western medical intervention if it’s needed.

 

If you and your birthing partner would like to find out more about acupuncture in pregnancy in Melbourne, feel free to book an appointment where our practitioners. One of our Chinese medicine doctors would be happy to walk you through acupressure in labour and acupuncture in pregnancy, so that you are both more confident going into birth.

 

Start practising acupressure for labour beforehand so that you are both ready for when the time comes!

 

 

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Bookings for acupressure for labour

Book online here or phone the clinic on (03) 8394 7665 to book your acupuncture treatment today.

 

Needing acupuncture in pregnancy Melbourne? We are easy to get to!

Qi Medicine acupuncture in Moonee Ponds: Find us on Google maps here:

 

Qi Medicine Acupuncture Moonee PondsThe clinic is located at Suite 4, Level 1, 151 Pascoe Vale Rd, Moonee Ponds. (Please ensure you take the ground floor elevator to reach us or level one.)

 

We provide acupuncture in pregnancy Melbourne to the North Western suburbs of Melbourne and are close to Highpoint. Qi Medicine acupuncture is minutes away from Ascot Vale, Essendon, Avondale Heights, Maribyrnong, and Brunswick West. We also service many clients with acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Travancore, Flemington, Aberfeldie, Maidstone, and we are just 10 km from Melbourne city. 

 

Follow Qi Medicine on Instagram and Facebook and stay up-to-date with all the latest news.

 

Original illustrations by Tina Young via Deborah Betts https://acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz/media/cms_page_media/133/Acupressure.pdf

When to start acupuncture for IVF?

By Dr. Zoe Rankin ( Registered Chinese medicine practitioner)

 

 

Do you know when to start acupuncture for IVF? Does acupuncture help IVF?

 

As a Chinese medicine practitioner who works very closely with many patients going through IVF, I have written the following post outlining my recommended approach to acupuncture with IVF, to help give you the best outcomes.

 

Like many, you may believe a common misconception.

Many people believe that they should first start acupuncture when they begin their IVF journey (i.e. taking the fertility drugs).

 

When to start acupuncture for IVFSome may think that it is only helpful for pre and post-transfer, and others just believe that it is only helpful for keeping them calm throughout the process.

 

And yes, acupuncture is good for all of the above, but, we don’t just want good, we want great!

 

This means that acupuncture is very effective at the above times, but for better results, we ideally require more time to prepare the body for IVF.

 

So, when to start acupuncture with IVF?

 

You need weekly sessions prior to commencing IVF treatment for 12 months, with a minimum of 6 months of treatment if you absolutely cannot wait.

 

Hey, that sounds like a lot! I hear you say.

 

Why I firmly recommend this;

What you may have now come to realise, is that for some of us, falling pregnant is not as easy as what our parents may have led us to believe.

 

It can sometimes take years to fall pregnant without help.

 

does acupuncture help IVFThere are a lot of factors that go into creating a baby. Therefore, there are many investigations that need to be undertaken to find out why you need IVF in the first place (In our clinic we run all fertility and IVF patients through a 150 point check, to diagnose their underlying factors).

 

 

If you are going down the IVF route, then you and your partner, for one reason or another, are unable to conceive naturally ( Not including same-sex couples using IVF, and those who are single parenting).

 

And oftentimes, your primary health care provider or IVF specialist is unable to give you clear and concise answers as to why you cannot fall pregnant naturally.

 

Fortunately, Chinese medicine has an entirely unique and comprehensive way of diagnosing infertility, that we can give you a clear reason why you have not yet conceived, and a plan on how to change this.

 

 

Does doing IVF mean I can get around the underlying causes of my infertility?

Yes, and no.

 

IVF is amazing in what it is able to achieve, yet there are many factors that contribute to fertility issues that IVF technology is still not able to circumnavigate.

 

For example, If you have a gynaecological condition that is affecting your fertility, such as PCOS or endometriosis, you may have trouble conceiving even with IVF.

 

Find out more about getting pregnant with PCOS here, and acupuncture for endometriosis pain here.

 

The reason for this is your body may not be so great at producing good quality eggs ( even with IVF drugs), your endometrial lining for implantation may not be adequate, or you may have a host of other hormonal imbalances that can’t be fixed quickly with IVF drugs.

 

In other cases, for example, a blocked fallopian tube or very poor sperm, IVF may be the only chance for conception and is absolutely worth doing.

 

Is it worth getting my partner in for acupuncture too?

acupuncture IVFWith fertility, “it takes two to tango” as the famous saying goes.

 

An embryo is made up of both an egg and a sperm, which means that both parties’ reproductive systems need to be performing at their best.

 

This means that we need to get you and your partner to optimal health in order to achieve the best results, and there are often plenty of things fellas can do to help optimise their swimmers!

 

Read our blog post: Why is IVF not working?

 

Weekly sessions are also very important. Acupuncture works best when given consistently as it helps to regulate and balance the body back into its natural state of health.

 

If sessions are spread out too long, acupuncture can often be ineffective at balancing the pain and stress factors associated with infertility.

 

A course of treatment when working with fertility will involve a range of remedies including Chinese herbal medicine, fertility diet and lifestyle, stress relief, and support throughout your entire fertile journey, including recovery after birth.

 

What if you don’t have 12 months to prepare?

We know that sometimes you only find out about the benefits of acupuncture a few weeks before egg collection, or embryo transfer- and that’s ok.

 

Acupuncture is amazing at instantly clearing away any stress that will help prepare you for your IVF treatment, whether it is next week or right after a transfer.  

 

How does acupuncture help IVF?

Many people wonder, how does acupuncture help with IVF. Acupuncture is amazing at instantly clearing away any stress that will help prepare you for your IVF treatment, whether it is next week or right after a transfer.

 

So even if you don’t have 12 months to fine-tune your system, you can still enjoy the benefits of:

 

  • Calming the nervous system and reducing stress (which we all know is good for fertility)
  • Reducing pain and inflammation after IVF drugs and egg collection
  • Relief from menstrual pain and stress
  • Helping you with the side effects of drugs by helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue
  • Coaching, support, and advice through each step of the IVF process

 

IVF can be scary, overwhelming and expensive. And we want to help you get the absolute most out of the process.

 

If you would like to have a 10-minute chat with one of our Chinese medicine doctors to find out how we can help you, get in touch on (03) 8394 7665.

 

 

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Bookings

Book online here or phone the clinic on (03) 8394 7665 to book your acupuncture treatment today.

 

We are easy to get to!

Find us on Google maps here: Qi Medicine acupuncture in Moonee Ponds

Qi Medicine Acupuncture Moonee PondsThe clinic is located at Suite 4, Level 1, 151 Pascoe Vale Rd, Moonee Ponds. (Please ensure you take the ground floor elevator to reach us or level one.)

 

We provide acupuncture to the North Western suburbs of Melbourne and are close to Highpoint. Qi Medicine acupuncture is minutes away from Ascot Vale, Essendon, Avondale Heights, Maribyrnong, and Brunswick West. We also service many clients with acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Travancore, Flemington, Aberfeldie, Maidstone, and we are just 10 km from Melbourne city. 

 

Follow Qi Medicine on Instagram and Facebook and stay up-to-date with all the latest news.

 

 

 

 

Is my PMS normal? 

By Dr. Zoe Rankin (registered doctor of Chinese medicine)

 

Most of us ladies at some stage have experienced some form of premenstrual syndrome, or PMS.

 

Unfortunately for some, it can adversely affect their daily life each month.

 

Due to the expansive range of physical and psychological symptoms, everyone will have a different experience, however, it is still characterised as PMS if these symptoms are relative to the menstrual cycle.

 

This means that if your symptoms arise generally within 2 weeks of the first day of your bleed and then subside until before your next bleed, you may have PMS.

 

What is characterised as PMS?

acupuncture for period pain melbourneThe range of PMS symptoms is varied; a few of the more common physical symptoms are; fatigue, headaches, hot flushes, insomnia, lack of energy, acne, weight gain, bloating, backache, breast tenderness, appetite changes (sugar cravings!), constipation or loose stools, pressure, menstrual cramps or heaviness in the lower abdomen.

 

You may find that you only get physical symptoms, or you may experience psychological symptoms as well. These can include but are by no means limited to; agitation, irritability, short temper, anxiety, crying, depression, forgetfulness, mood swings and/or emotional hypersensitivity.

 

So, you ask, how do I know if my PMS symptoms are normal?

 

In my expert opinion, PMS is not normal.

PMS is a syndrome that occurs before the period. Syndrome, being a group of symptoms, and symptoms indicating the presence of disorder (the body not working as it should) means that PMS, in fact, is not normal.

 

PMS is due to a hormone imbalance, and as well as the monthly symptoms you may be experiencing, it can sometimes be problematic when trying to get pregnant (read more about acupuncture and fertility here).

 

But don’t freak out! It is said that approximately 20-50% of women with menstrual cycles have PMS and therefore, we have come to believe that it is quite normal.

 

Yes, there are changes around the cycle with our hormones going up and down each month, but this should not create a moody monster or have you missing work due to the pain.

 

So, how can acupuncture and Chinese medicine help PMS?

Chinese Medicine has been a thriving medical system for over 5000 years that incorporates acupuncture, herbal medicine, along with diet and lifestyle advice to treat you as an individual.

 

An acupuncture treatment is clinically proven to help with the symptoms of:

  • The pain of muscular period cramps 
  • Elevated stress levels and fatigue 
  • The stress of irregular cycles
  • The pain associated with heavy bleeding 
  • The stress of moodiness in PMS

In addition, acupuncture for period pain is an excellent choice for natural pain relief. 

 

How do we help you with acupuncture for period pain?

acupuncture for PMS MelbourneWe ask many questions to find a diagnosis of which pattern you may be showing up with. From there, we will use a combination of acupuncture points.

 

These points will start the process of rebalancing your body and calming the central nervous system, to clear pain and calm stress within the body.

 

Normally we see you once or twice per week, ongoing until we have really gotten on top of your symptoms.

 

In addition to acupuncture, you will receive herbal medicine that will continue working on the pattern that you are presenting with.

 

Why do we also place great importance on lifestyle and diet? Well, the way in which we live is generally a direct influence on how the body reacts. Therefore, by changing the causing factors, and rebalancing and calming the body, no matter which symptoms you may present with, or how mild or severe they may be, we will look for ways to help you overcome these challenges.

 

Our goal is for you to be PMS free! Ridding you of your lower back pain, cramping, headache pain and so on, and reducing the stress of your out of control emotions.

 

Whether you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, PCOS or have no diagnosis, don’t be fatigued by PMS every month and dread the day it comes around again.

 

read more about acupuncture for endometriosis pain here.

 

Talk to us about your individual circumstances, so we can discuss how we may be able to help you to feel good again.

 

We don’t promise miracles overnight, but being our area of expertise, we know we have something to offer you on your journey to ultimate health and wellness.

 

How to make acupuncture booking

Book online here or phone the clinic on (03) 8394 7665 to book your acupuncture treatment today.

 

Are we easy to get to?

Find us on Google maps here: Qi Medicine acupuncture in Moonee Ponds

Qi Medicine Acupuncture Moonee PondsThe clinic is located at Suite 4, Level 1, 151 Pascoe Vale Rd, Moonee Ponds. (Please ensure you take the ground floor elevator to reach us or level one.)

 

We provide acupuncture to the North-Western suburbs of Melbourne and are close to Highpoint.

 

Qi Medicine acupuncture is minutes away from Ascot Vale, Essendon, Avondale Heights, Maribyrnong, and Brunswick West.

 

We also service many clients with acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Travancore, Flemington, Aberfeldie, Maidstone. Qi Medicine Acupuncture Melbourne is located just 10 km from Melbourne city. 

 

Follow Qi Medicine on Instagram and Facebook and stay up-to-date with all the latest news.

 

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We are finally on our way out of winter, but you may still be feeling the winter blues and noticing that your skin has been a bit drier than usual. Dry skin at this time of year is often due to the heating we are all exposed to in these colder months. 

 

To combat both the winter blues and dry skin, I have put together a lovely skin mask that you can create right now with products from your kitchen. You can use this in between your facial rejuvenation acupuncture treatments with us. 

 

This mask is simple, effective and rejuvenating. It is a wonderful pick me up and a perfect little self-care routine that will help to replenish your skin between your facial rejuvenation acupuncture sessions.

 

Here’s a little information about the mask ingredients and why they are so beneficial for your skin!

 

 

facial rejuvenation acupucture Melbourne

Oats

  • Oats can be used as a skin cleanser due to the saponin content—they don’t strip natural oils, making them great for dry or sensitive skin.
  • The lipids and proteins found in oats moisten and revive the skin.
  • Oat antioxidants can reverse damage caused by UV rays, pollution and harsh chemicals on the skin, making

     them perfect for ageing skin.

  • Oats are anti-inflammatory, which is great for eczema and psoriasis. Oats are also anti-pruritic and will help to control itching from a range of skin conditions or general dry skin. 
  • Oats can be effective in the relief of sunburn with their combination of moistening and antioxidant (healing) properties.
  • Oats provide gentle skin exfoliation.

Honey

  • Honey preserves moisture and creates softer and smoother skin.
  • Honey has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which can rejuvenate the skin and heal wounds. This is especially helpful for conditions like dermatitis,  psoriasis and generally dry skin.

Egg whites

There are four main properties in egg whites that make it a wonderful ingredient in face masks:

  • Protein repairs and nourishes the skin, leading to a healthier, younger and wrinkle reversing look.
  • Potassium preserves moisture in the skin, leaving it hydrated and feeling soft.
  • Riboflavin rids your skin of free radicals that can damage skin cells and trigger wrinkles.  
  • Magnesium is a vital for radiant and glowing skin.
  • You can create a face mask out of egg whites to maintain your skin’s natural glow and vitality.

 

Method

facial rejuvenation acupuncture Melbourne

1.First, blitz ½ a cup of oats in a food processor. The finer the oats are, the less lumpy the mask will be. Using finer oats will mean you can create a spread the oats more evenly and smoothly across the skin.

 

2. Add a spoonful of honey and one egg white. 

 

3. Mix until you have a smooth consistency.

 

4. Apply to face. I used a brush to help apply the mask to the skin, but hands will work just fine.

 

5. Let the mask sit for 15 minutes. Be careful not to sit too close to your pets, as you can see they just love it as much as I do!

 

6. After 15 minutes, wash off with warm water. You are left with smooth glowing skin. And it lasts for days! Make sure you don’t use your usual cleanser after washing the mask off, as you will wash away all the goodness.

 

 

Dr. Zoe is one of our talented staff members at Qi Medicine specialising in complex health issues. Want to know more about her work? You can watch Dr. Zoe’s interview with Sheena here!

 

Find out more about our cosmetic acupuncture treatments here

 

Have questions about how to use face masks between facial acupuncture sessions, or how Chinese medicine can help improve your skin and general health and wellbeing?

 

Would you like to know how we can work together to balance your stress, emotions and anything else that you’ve got going on? We’d love to hear from you.

 

How to make a cosmetic acupuncture booking

Book online here or phone the clinic on (03) 8394 7665 to book your acupuncture treatment today.

 

We’ve recently adjusted our cosmetic acupuncture pricing to give you more value! 

 

Are we easy to get to?

Find us on Google maps here: Qi Medicine acupuncture in Moonee Ponds

Qi Medicine Acupuncture Moonee PondsThe clinic is located at Suite 4, Level 1, 151 Pascoe Vale Rd, Moonee Ponds. (Please ensure you take the ground floor elevator to reach us or level one.)

 

We provide acupuncture to the North-Western suburbs of Melbourne and are close to Highpoint.

 

Qi Medicine acupuncture is minutes away from Ascot Vale, Essendon, Avondale Heights, Maribyrnong, and Brunswick West.

 

We also service many clients with acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Travancore, Flemington, Aberfeldie, Maidstone. Qi Medicine Acupuncture Melbourne is located just 10 km from Melbourne city. 

 

Follow Qi Medicine on Instagram and Facebook and stay up-to-date with all the latest news.

 

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We get many couples contacting our clinic seeking fertility Chinese medicine Melbourne. I thought you might enjoy my poetic explanation on how Chinese medicine actually works, and how it can help you flow in with nature for fertility health. Enjoy!

 

As the sun rises, the moon disappears, only to follow with the sun setting and the moon glowing again. Tides rise and fall, water evaporates into the sky, simply to fall from the clouds gathering into the mountains, collecting into streams, merging into rivers and flowing back out to sea.

 

Fertility Chinese medicine Melbourne

All life is in constant motion, following rhythmic cycles of transformative energy, which we are all a part of. All things are connected and mutually dependent upon each other. This can be conceptualized and viewed through the theory of yin and yang, which is central to Chinese medicine, which in itself is very simple, yet very profound.

 

When preparing for fertility it is important to connect back into our natural cycles of life in order to put our systems as close to the center of the yin-yang cycle for the balance that is necessary for life to occur naturally. 

 

Yin is mother and earth which holds the egg and Yang is father containing the sperm to fertilize life. Yin and Yang are interdependent, meaning that without the egg or sperm, life cannot grow.

 

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They are in a constant dynamic balance and when one is out, one mutually consumes the other. Stress, diet, sleep are all influential factors that have the strength to change the balance of our rhythmic cycles and make it difficult for conception to occur.

 

Each Yin and Yang hold the seed for the other, symbolised by its traditional visual representation; a circle split, sharing the opposite colour within. Yin and yang are interchangeable working together to balance the other. This leads to the inter-transformation shared with the other, viewed by the patterns and timing of cyclic rhythms – the menstrual cycle leading from menstruation to ovulation, where the sperm may fertilize the egg, leading to the growth of a fetus in a 9-month cycle.

 

Read: How to Track your cycle with a BBT chart

 

For a tree trying to grow from a seed that is not in the cycle of life, the seed will find it difficult and may not be able to grow to its final stage like a strong tree. This may be because it doesn’t have enough water, or sun, or nutrients. 

 

It could also be that the seed has fallen onto rocks, or perhaps the balance and timing between the seasonal transformations are not in flow with the yin and yang mutable energy.

 

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In Chinese medicine, these factors all play an important role in the growth of a seed in fertility, and by connecting back with the rhythms of life create stable environments for growth.

 

For us, we should try to incorporate and nourish these cycles. Such as sleeping when the sun goes down and waking up when the sun comes up. Drink plenty of filtered water and attempt to let go of the unnatural products that our body expects as its fuel.

 

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Start by giving your body natural organic foods as this acts as the roots for nutrition and thus healthy growth. Immerse yourself into nature, barefoot walks on the sand or watching the tides rise and fall at your feet.

 

Silence may also leave space for your natural energies to collect and is most efficient in a natural environment such as the forest where you may learn what nature can offer. Incorporate a stress-free mindset, let go of the things we hold onto, as your seed will choose not to begin if it already fears what is to come.

 

From a Chinese medicine fertility perspective, you are creating a life, therefore, practice creation by letting your creative juices flow. Bake a cake, draw a picture, knit a scarf. Be more in touch with your cycles. Whatever makes you happy, enjoy and create the happy life you want for your child in the present moment and all else will naturally follow.

 

What if I have more questions about acupuncture with fertility?

If you would like to book a discovery call with one of our doctors to discuss your specific needs, then please contact reception on the number below. We look forward to helping you in any way we can to live a more fertile and abundant life!

 

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Qi Medicine Acupuncture Moonee PondsThe clinic is located at Suite 4, Level 1, 151 Pascoe Vale Rd, Moonee Ponds. (Please ensure you take the ground floor elevator to reach us or level one.)

We provide acupuncture to the North Western suburbs of Melbourne and are close to Highpoint.

 

Qi Medicine acupuncture is minutes away from Ascot Vale, Essendon, Avondale Heights, Maribyrnong, and Brunswick West. We also service many clients with acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Travancore, Flemington, Aberfeldie, Maidstone, and we are just 10 km from Melbourne city. 

 

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