How do you know when you are ovulating? I ask my patients this question all the time! We are often told that ovulation occurs on day 14 of the menstrual cycle. However, this is rarely the case, even for those who have a regular 28 day cycle. Let’s explore the hormonal fluctuation that occurs during ovulation and the key signs to
Holistic women's health is of utmost importance as it encompasses physical, emotional, and social well-being. It plays a significant role in a female's overall quality of life and is deeply rooted in cultural significance. Taking care of one's well being is essential for maintaining a balanced and fulfilling life.
Chinese Medicine Health Clinic Supporting Women's Health and Wellbeing
Chinese medicine offers numerous benefits for women's gynaecological conditions. It takes a holistic approach, considering the interconnectedness of the female body, mind, and spirit. Natural remedies, such as acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, are used to restore balance and harmony within the body. Chinese medicine has a long-standing tradition of promoting overall well-being.
At Mornington Chinese Medicine, we have experienced practitioners focussed on women's health. Our health professionals offer tailored treatments that address specific concerns and provide support throughout the healing process.
A range of gynaecological issues, such as menstrual irregularities and pain, hormonal imbalances, reproductive health issues, and menopause symptoms, can be supported with Chinese medicine. Acupuncture, herbs, dietary therapy, and lifestyle adjustments are some of the treatments used to restore natural cycles to irregular periods and alleviate symptoms. such as hot flushes and pelvic pain These natural approaches offer complementary support to conventional medical interventions.
An integrative approach to women's health involves collaboration with Western medicine and the incorporation of complementary therapies. This comprehensive care approach ensures that women receive the best of both worlds, combining the benefits of traditional Chinese medicine with modern medical advancements. The patient-centered approach ensures that individual needs and preferences are taken into account.
Take charge of your Body/Pregnancy/Menstrual Cycle with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Empowerment through knowledge is a key aspect of women's health. Education on women's health conditions, understanding the body, and making informed choices are empowering tools for women. By gaining knowledge and taking control of your health, you can lead a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Cultural considerations play a significant role in women's health consultations. Traditional beliefs and practices, cultural sensitivities, and respect for diversity are important factors to consider when providing care. Tailored care that takes into account different cultural backgrounds ensures that a wide range of women can receive appropriate and sensitive health care services.
Women's gynaecological health has a profound impact on overall well-being. By addressing specific health concerns and promoting balance, one can experience improved quality of life, enhanced self-esteem, increased vitality, and a sense of empowerment and confidence. Prioritising wellbeing leads to a happier and healthier family and society as a whole.
The menstrual cycle is categorized into four distinct phases, in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), we see each phase characterized by specific energetic and physiological changes related to the dynamic interplay of yin and yang energies and the concept of Qi (vital energy) and Blood. The 4 phases are as follows: Day 1-4 – Menstruation/period – move blood and qi yin Day
I view the world through cycles and rhythms, seasons, tides, moods and abundance. I can adapt to an environment easily and feel emotion deeply. So when it comes to menstrual cycles it makes perfect sense to me that human females ebb and flow with such purpose and transformation each month in their fertile years. I worked this out early and have
Chinese Traditions of Postpartum Care Postpartum care and traditions vary all over the world and the act of caring for the new mother has been adapted by many cultures. All share similar concepts that include unburdening the new mother by taking over things like cleaning/caring for older children, supplying her with nutritious food to aid in her recovery, and time-honoured traditions
The big ooooooooo – no, I’m not talking about orgasms, but you can find a thorough discussion on that scintillating topic right here. Despite the fame of the period, ovulation is the main event of the menstrual cycle. This is a much recycled phrase you’ll hear all over the internet whenever someone is educating people about the menstrual cycle. It is
Fertility has a whole language of its own which can be daunting when you’re starting your fertility journey or beginning IVF. There are many abbreviations and acronyms, I liken it to understanding my teenagers texts to me, I often find myself googling what they hell they mean! It can feel like some secret club that you don’t yet belong to, but
Did you know that Chinese medicine calls the skin the 3rd lung? The lungs are responsible for more than just respiration in Chinese medicine, they also help to create a boundary between the inner and outer world, much like the skin. Together with the large intestine, the lungs and the skin set the stage for boundary breath and renewal. The
Inspiration for this blog came while watching an episode of Goop Lab on Netflix, aptly titled “The Pleasure is Ours” about the many health benefits of an orgasm. In this episode infamous feminist, Betty Dodson and actress Gwyneth Paltrow showcase the many health benefits of an orgasm while also touching on important topics like body image and a helpful female anatomy
Is stressing about your diet and exercise routine ruining your fertility and causing PCOS symptoms? Believing that PCOS is solely genetic, due to excess weight, or simply caused by cystic ovaries, that can be treated using hormone replacement is a dangerous assumption that prevents many women from getting the help they need. While weight loss in women who are overweight may
Women are delaying starting a family for various reasons… focusing on careers, building finances or waiting for the right person. The average age in Australia for women having their first baby is 31 and many now starting in their late 30’s and 40’s. Knowing that egg freezing or IVF are options at a cost if needed can be reassuring but they
We’ve all heard the term “adrenal fatigue” thrown around a lot in the health world. It’s not exactly an accurate all-encompassing label for what it’s referring to, but the expression has stuck, and it seems here to stay. Simply put, it’s a way to describe when your battery has run out and you’re running on little blips and bloops of whatever
Hormone Literacy and PMS. Here’s the down-low on PMS, beautiful ones. PMS is common but its not inevitable, in fact PMS is curable. Just read that again. Before we get into the physiological understanding of PMS, let me just add that I feel the term PMS has been used to trivialise and undermine women’s emotions, generally because they make others uncomfortable.