Women’s Health

Managing Poor Blood Circulation

Managing Poor Blood Circulation

A 35year old woman came to my office having difficulty falling pregnant. She received test results from her doctor, however no abnormalities were found. Her partner was also tested and got the all clear. During our appointment she asked “If the tests showed everything was perfect, then why wasn’t I getting pregnant?” Great question. My Findings During her exam, her nails, veins on her wrists, ear and tongue were all dark purple. After palpating her pulse, it was deep, sluggish and difficult to palpate. Her period gradually became more delayed over the past three months with large blood clots and there

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Managing “Blood” Deficiency

Managing "Blood" Deficiency

A 45year old woman came to my office suffering severe vertigo and anxiety since giving birth to her first child. She was taking western medication to help manage her symptoms, however her episodes continued. My Findings During her physical exam, her face, wrists and hands were pale. Her pulse was deep, had little strength and her blood pressure was 95/65mm Hg (low). After more tests, I concluded her primary problem was “Blood Deficiency”. Blood tests pick up information that indicate anaemia, red and white blood cell counts and more. However, they often miss signs of an overall Blood deficiency that

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Dementia Is The Leading Cause of Death In Women

Dementia Is The Leading Cause of Death In Women

New data reveals dementia is now the leading cause of death in Australian women. “In 2016, dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease) became the leading cause of death among Australian women,” said ABS health statistics director James Eynstone-Hinkins. Heart disease was the highest on the list among all Australians but better treatment means people are living longer with the disease and fewer are dying from it. On the flip side, “death rates for diseases, like dementia were increasing” said the Australian Bureau of Statistics. There’s currently no known treatment for dementia, however there are a number of preventative measures that might be

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Managing Pre-menstrual Syndrome With Chinese Medicine

Managing Pre-menstrual Syndrome With Chinese Medicine

You might be here because you’ve resigned yourself to putting up with the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). You might even think PMS is something you have to put up with. PMS is a common reason for women to visit my office because Acupuncture and Chinese medicine tend to be a safe and effective option for most women. What is PMS? PMS is described as irritability, anxiety, oedema, breast tenderness and or headache 7-10 days before and ending a few hours after menses begins. Symptoms can last a few hours to up to ten days and can also include insomnia

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Managing Menopause With Chinese Medicine

Managing Menopause With Chinese Medicine

Menopause is a time in woman’s life that can become highly stressful. Hot flashes, night sweats emotional changes and more cause physical and emotional discomfort. What is Menopause? Firstly, menopause is a time of physical and emotional change that results from a natural decline in ovarian function. Secondly, this is different from premature menopause where ovarian decline is brought on before age 40. Smoking, living in high altitude and a lack of dietary nourishment may cause this. Finally, this is different again from artificial menopause. Medical interventions such as chemotherapy and procedures that impair ovarian blood supply are causes.  What

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