Our practitioners have a keen interest in helping women through a range of issues, from IVF and pregnancy to menopause and skin conditions.
When it comes to women’s health, acupuncture and Chinese medicine may be considered to be a gentle and nurturing treatment option. More and more women are looking for natural options to help them regulate cycles, hormones, skin, and reduce stress. Women and couples are also looking for more ancillary support when going through IVF and pregnancy, without the excessive use of synthetic hormones and drugs.
The registered Chinese medicine practitioners at Qi Medicine have extensive experience in working with a range of women’s health issues, from pain relief during your period, acupuncture for pregnancy symptoms such as muscle aches and nausea, to stress reduction in preparation for labor induction, and much more. Because the scope of issues that acupuncture and Chinese medicine can address is wide and varied, it is recommended you make a booking to discuss your specific health needs privately with one of our doctors.
Typically, our therapists will usually recommend you take a course of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, which can involve diet, lifestyle, and stress management advice. Our treatment approach is a little more involved than just popping a pill, but a holistic approach may help provide you with the long-term support you are looking for. We can work with your GP or other health care provider to help ensure a safe, smooth treatment. Our doctors also enjoy working with women with chronic conditions such as endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, and chronic acne.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine may be beneficial for:
- Relieving pelvic and back pain associated with irregular or painful cycles (dysmenorrhea)
- The pain associated with endometriosis
- Pain, stress, and fatigue associated with PCOS
- The pain and stress associated with PMS (pre-menstrual symptoms)
- General fatigue and stress
- The pain and stress associated with irritable bowel syndrome and constipation
- Pregnancy acupuncture for back pain and pelvic pain
- Management of nausea through pregnancy
- Pre-labor induction preparation, including reducing stress and muscle relaxation
- Underlying stress that may be leading to acne breakouts and hormonal imbalances
- Elevated stress levels that may be associated with melasma or skin pigmentation
Acupuncture and fertility, IVF and pregnancy
Many healthcare professionals recommend the use of acupuncture as an adjunct therapy to fertility treatments such as IVF. There is ongoing research exploring how it can be of use as a supporting therapy, and you should discuss the use of acupuncture with your current health-care professional.
A number of the practitioners at Qi Medicine have a particular interest in working with women with fertility issues (read more about this on our fertility and IVF page), and are interested in both female and male factors in infertility. We take a unique approach which aims to support and nourish you through what can often be a challenging time.
Our therapists may also be able to help you in the management of some pregnancy relates symptoms, such as lower back or pelvic pain, nausea, fatigue, or stress before labour. We know pregnancy is a roller coaster or emotions and physical changes, and many women can feel stressed leading up to a birth, particularly if they do not have the support they need. Our aim is to help you feel comfortable and happy leading up to your birth, so you can embrace this next phase of your life feeling educated and confident.
Our practitioners are always available for a chat if you are not sure your condition can be treated, or if you have any concerns or questions. Feel free to contact the clinic anytime for a private phone consultation.
Menopause is a unique transition time for women. In Chinese medicine, it is seen as a transformation of your energy from growing and nurturing a family, to finding your creative spirit and ultimate freedom in life. Unfortunately, we live in a society that champions youth and beauty over wisdom and freedom, so many women are often left feeling unfulfilled at this time in their lives.
Qi Medicine believes in supporting a woman not only physically (addressing symptoms associated with menopausal changes such as fatigue and elevated stress), but also emotionally, working to help you find peace and fulfillment at this time. It can be a challenging time for many, so it is important to have as much support as possible.
Chinese medicine and acupuncture are unique in that they can support your emotional wellbeing through tress and fatigue reduction, whilst assisting to overcome physical challenges, such as the pain associated with insomnia. Because we work only with your body’s own natural rhythm and hormonal fluctuations, we avoid introducing any foreign drugs or hormones into an already stressed system.
The common approach taken with Qi Medicine includes herbs and acupuncture, along with diet and lifestyle advice. A course of treatment may help you feel like yourself again through menopause, and really unlock the fun and fulfilment waiting for you!
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The clinic is located in The Body and Brain Center, 356-362 Ascot Vale Rd, Moonee Ponds, in the North Western suburbs of Melbourne and close to Highpoint. Qi Medicine is minutes away from Ascot Vale, Avondale Heights, Maribyrnong, Brunswick West, Travancore, Flemington, Aberfeldie, Maidstone and Essendon, and just 10 km from Melbourne CBD.