Our doctors have a keen interest in helping women through a range of issues with acupuncture, from IVF and pregnancy support to menopause and skin conditions.
When it comes to women’s health, acupuncture and Chinese medicine may be one of the most gentle treatment options available. More and more women are looking for a natural option to help them regulate cycles, hormones, skin, and reduce stress, support fertility, and IVF, without the complications of synthetic hormones and drugs.
The Chinese medicine doctors at Qi Medicine have extensive experience in working with a range of women’s health issues, from cycle regulation, endometriosis and fibroid treatment, hormonal imbalances, acupuncture for pregnancy symptoms such as muscle pain and nausea, plus labor induction, menopausal changes, and skin issues. Our therapists will usually recommend a course of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, plus diet, lifestyle, and stress management advice. Treatment is a little more involved than just popping a pill, but a holistic approach may give you better long-term results than a quick fix.
We can work with your GP or other health care provider to ensure a safe, smooth treatment. Our doctors enjoy helping women with even chronic conditions such as endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, and chronic acne.
- Symptoms of irregular or painful cycles
- Endometriosis and fibroids
- The symptoms associated with PMS, such as bloating and mood changes
- Stress and sleeping difficulties
- Symptomatic relief of anxiety and depression
- Symptomatic relief of polycystic ovaries (PCOS)
- Addressing thyroid imbalances
- Addressing hormonal imbalances
- The symptoms associated with menopausal changes
- Pregnancy acupuncture for nausea, muscle pain, and other pregnancy symptoms
- Labor induction preparation
- Addressing acne, rosacea and skin complaints
- Cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation (more about cosmetic acupuncture here)
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.
It is important to understand that no one fertility treatment can guarantee you a healthy pregnancy. Here at Qi Medicine, we are always realistic about outcomes for you and your family, however, we provide as much support and care to you as possible through these processes.
If your condition isn’t listed then don’t worry, we most likely can help you with that too. Our doctors 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 hot flushes and insomnia), 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, whilst assisting to overcome physical challenges. Because we work only with your body’s own natural rhythm and hormonal fluctuations, treatment may even help you avoid long-term hormone replacement therapy.
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 fulfillment 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.