✦ Acupuncture your way to fertility
New to holistic healing? If so, acupuncture may seem a bit scary. You may ask how could pressing needles into my skin possibly make me feel better? Won’t it hurt?
Acupuncture is an ancient way to health, studied and practiced for over 2,500 years.
Advocates swear by acupuncture, citing it as a “miracle” that has improved their quality of life, it has been claimed to treat many ailments from tennis elbow and depression to morning sickness and cramps.
If you listen to devotees, the prickly treatment sounds almost like a fantastic cure-all — but is it? Let’s take a closer look.
HEALTH - FERTILITY - PREGNANCY
Dr. Ivana Moudry from the Centre for Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture offers an integrated approach to optimal health incorporating both Eastern and Western Medicine practices in a safe and nurturing space.
We spoke to Ivana to find out more about the ancient practice where she focuses on Women’s Health, Pregnancy and Fertility support.
Is Acupuncture scary?
The short answer is no. People who are new to acupuncture sometimes assume there will be pain but in fact many of my patients ask me “are the needles in? I didn’t even feel them”. Most people feel an overwhelming relaxation sensation after a few minutes and some even fall asleep during their treatment. It’s a bit like a siesta while at the same time the body repairs.
How Does it work?
One of the functions of acupuncture is that it stimulates the central nervous system which then releases biochemical changes to help bring the body into homeostasis. These biochemical changes are believed to stimulated the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well being.
What are the benefits of Acupuncture?
Acupuncture does not use chemicals or medications so there are no adverse reactions but rather it stimulates your own body’s healing ability to promote things like increased blood flow, the release of endorphins, etc. It treats the body as a whole rather than just treating individual symptoms. As an example, someone may seek treatment for digestion and then they notice that their anxiety, menstrual cycle and headaches have also improved with treatments.
What do you specialise in?
For over 16 years in Port Macquarie, my clinic has had a sole focus on women’s hormonal and reproductive health. I provide holistic healthcare for women experiencing fertility issues, IVF and pregnancy support, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), irregular cycles, endometriosis as well as emotional issues such as anxiety and stress, along with chronic fatigue and digestive issues.
What is involved?
In addition to Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine I perform a differential diagnosis using a Traditional Chinese Medicine framework while also integrating it with a Western Biomedical framework. I also provide diet and lifestyle advice to develop a comprehensive individualised treatment strategy.
What outcomes can clients expect?
Every person is different and so everyone can expect an individualised treatment plan which addresses their unique constitution. If for example, someone comes in for fertility issues, they may get a completely different acupuncture treatment with different Chinese herbal therapy and diet/lifestyle suggestions as to another person also coming in for fertility issues.
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