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Diet in fertility- what foods you should be eating.

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan June 19, 2019

Do you know there is a relationship between your diet and fertility? Dr Zoe Rankin explains all you need to know about fertility foods and what to eat to boost fertility.

WHY IVF IS NOT WORKING

Why is your IVF not working? A holistic look at why IVF rounds fail.

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan June 4, 2019

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a huge part of fertility in Australia these days. Dr.Sheena discusses the top reasons why IVF rounds fail, and what you can do to help improve your chances.

how stress affects fertility

Can Stress Impact Fertility?

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan May 22, 2019

Our expert, Dr. Ange Koutsofrigas explores how stress affects fertility, and how acupuncture can help.

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Fertility Yoga – Stretch and Butterfly Pose (and Videos)

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan May 17, 2019

Simon Morris is the Remedial Massage Therapist from Qi Medicine here in Moonee Ponds.
Follow Simon as he shares with you two really effective fertility yoga stretch poses.

Fertile Cervical Mucus

Fertile cervical mucus

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan May 3, 2019

Dr. Ange Koutsofrigas has a special interest in Fertility and can answer any questions you may have about your cycle, fertile cervical mucus, or acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

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Fertility, the Seed of Life

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan May 1, 2019

Dr. Zoe Explores how how Chinese Medicine can help you find a natural rhythm in fertility

How to BBT

How to BBT chart

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) April 17, 2019

BBT charting can be an amazing tool. It gives you so much information about what’s going on with your cycle that it’s really the most valuable information you could have.

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Breathing exercises for fertility- Pranayama yoga breath for uterine health and blood flow

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) April 8, 2019

Deep breathing with Pranayama is one of the best ways to release tension and improve blood flow to the uterus and reproductive organs. Our amazing remedial masseuse Simon will show you the Pranayama breath, so you can do it quickly and easily throughout your day!

Dr Zoe, our newest health detective, joins the Qi Medicine team

Overcome your complex mix of mood, fatigue and pain with Dr. Zoe

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) March 28, 2019

Dr. Zoe has an enthusiasm for your complex health issues; she is like a health detective working hard to unlock the causes and imbalances behind your disharmony.

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When to start acupuncture with fertility?

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) February 25, 2019

Factors that impact a woman’s health up to four months before ovulation time, will impact on the final health of that egg, and its ability to reach maturation.

Remedial massage in Moonee ponds with Simon

Remedial massage in Moonee Ponds

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) February 22, 2019

Simon works from the heart- his passion is caring for others, and to be of service to humanity. This is his calling and the cornerstone of his professional life. 

Dr Angela our newest fertiltiy doctor in Moonee Ponds

Welcoming Dr. Ange to Qi Medicine

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) February 18, 2019

Perhaps Ange’s biggest achievement would have to be bringing up a gorgeous brood of three adorable children!

Queen's Park close to our acupuncture studio in Moonee Ponds

Why I love practicing acupuncture in Moonee Ponds!

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) January 9, 2019

We have been practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Moonee Ponds for over a decade, and we love our fair suburb.

Acupuncture for Melbourne Hay Fever

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) September 21, 2018

Acupuncture is a widely accepted form of treatment for nasal and sinus pain, and therefore may be a useful treatment in addressing these hayfever symptoms

Making your castor oil pack at home

How to make your castor oil pack at home

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) May 7, 2018

A castor oil pack can be your best friend when it comes to pain from endometriosis, period pain and back pain.

Top three remedies for endometriosis pain

My top three natural remedies for endometriosis (that you can try at home).

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) May 7, 2018

Western medicine has some answers when it comes to treatment, but unfortunately, many of these involve drugs and surgery, which can compromise health further.

Dr Sheena back in the clinic

Sheena is back in the practice.

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) March 16, 2018

I wanted to give a big thank you to Zahra who looked after you all so well during my maternity leave, I have had so much positive feedback from you all about her work.

Welcoming the talented Dr Tash (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) to Qi Medicine

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) March 1, 2018

Tash has worked in the health and wellness industry for over 15 years, building up her skills as a practitioner over that time.

A woman happy with fertility acupuncture in Essendon

Ready to start trying? Qi Medicine’s top tips to boost natural fertility

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) July 26, 2017

The practitioners at Qi Medicine acupuncture have a very special interest in boosting fertility, pregnancy and women’s health. Here are our top three practical ideas to help you conceive naturally.

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Meet Zahra, focusing on fertility and women’s health.

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) April 12, 2017

It is so exciting to officially introduce you all to Zahra Nasr, our newest Chinese medicine and acupuncture practitioner in the practice.

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The Qi Medicine team is expanding, with a focus on fertility

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) March 14, 2017

Dr Zahra takes a holistic approach to fertility, understanding that couples need to look into not just their reproductive ability, but their stress levels, diet, sleep, mood and hormones to have the best chance possible at natural conception.

Can we be grateful for our pain?

Can we learn to be grateful for pain?

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) February 21, 2017

Is pain really unfair, a thing to be avoided at all costs, or can it actually be a good thing? 

Man before receiving acupuncture for sciatica pain

My top three treatments for sciatica pain relief you can start today.

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) July 5, 2016

Sciatica can stop you from walking, exercising and sitting comfortably. This can severely impact your quality of life and lead to a host of other mental and physical health issues.

how lines and wrinkles hide our emotions

The hidden emotions in your face: the meanings behind lines and wrinkles.

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) May 2, 2016

You may be interested to know that there is a very strong link between the power of our emotions and the lines on our face.

Dermal rolling to reduce skin sagging

Step by step instructions for using your home dermal roller.

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) April 1, 2016

Dermal rolling is an easy way to achieve radiant skin. Watch my step-by-step video to show you how you can use your dermal roller at home and get the most out of your cosmetic acupuncture treatment.

woman happy after acupuncture for hormonal break outs

The three biggest signs you have hormonal skin problems (and what to do about them).

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) February 5, 2016

Knowing what signs to look out for will help you understand what is causing your skin issues, and potentially save you loads of money spent on useless creams and a whole lot of heartache.

Muscle and nerve diagram for sciatic nerve

Non-surgical sciatica treatment

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) January 26, 2016

Sciatica can be chronic, painful and debilitating and can be caused by a number of common issues.

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Skin needling in hormonal acne and scarring

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) January 22, 2016

Skin needling and acne vulgaris- a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the sebaceous glands and ducts and hair follicles.

Facial yoga for sagging

Facial yoga with Ranjana Khan

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) January 22, 2016

Facial yoga is a big part of keeping your muscles strong, supple and healthy. I will often prescribe it as part of a full facial rejuvenation program for my clients and when done on a regular basis can have great results.

Woman enjoying flower after sinus acupressure for hay fever

Sinus acupressure for pain and hay-fever relief.

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) August 18, 2015

Ho to use facial acupressure for sinus and hay-fever relief

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Dr Sheena’s interview on the use of acupuncture in the Melbourne Herald Sun

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) March 22, 2014

It was wonderful to be interviewed by the Melbourne Herald Sun’s journalist Michelle Pountney on the many uses for acupuncture which appeared in the ‘Feeling Great’ section on Monday the 16th June 2014.

Dr. Sheena presenting on acupuncture for stress in Melbourne

The four biggest health concerns for women

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) February 23, 2013

Stress, pain, insomnia and digestive complaints are the four biggest health concerns for Melbourne women. Here’s how acupuncture may be able to help these.

woman walking after acupuncture for plantar faciitis

Top tips for foot pain

By Dr. Sheena Vaughan (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner) January 23, 2013

A range of therapies can help with foot pain, bunions and plantar fasciitis, including acupuncture.