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Pregnancy Acupuncture Newcastle

Is pregnancy acupuncture safe? Current research suggests that any risks associated with acupuncture are minimal. At Evolve Natural Medicine we do not needle the torso or trunk of the body so the only risks are minimal bruising or swelling in the case of hitting a blood vessel, minor discomfort at the site of the needle or infection. As we practice …

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PCOS Acupuncture and Chinese medicine Newcastle

What is PCOS? Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age. It is characterized by an imbalance of hormones which can lead to irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, acne and excessive facial or body hair. Other symptoms may include weight gain, thinning hair on the scalp and depression/anxiety. Treatment typically involves medications and lifestyle …

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What is PMDD? Acupuncture and Chinese medicine support Newcastle

PMDD or Premenstrual Dysmorphic Disorder is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It is characterized by intense physical and psychological symptoms that greatly interfere with daily life. These symptoms can include depression, anxiety, irritability or mood swings, fatigue, bloating or breast tenderness and difficulty concentrating. The exact cause of PMDD is unknown but it may be related to hormonal …

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IVF Acupuncture Newcastle

Going through a fertility journey? Started looking into IVF? Have you considered IVF acupuncture? What is IVF acupuncture? Ivf acupuncture is the use of acupuncture strategies to support the IVF process. There is much research suggesting acupuncture may have an impact on influencing our hormones via the nervous system. The body has two systems that control every function in our …

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Pregnancy Back Pain Acupuncture Newcastle

Pregnancy back pain That amazing time has arrived when becoming a mother is just around the corner. You are feeling amazing right? Because isn’t that what supposed to happen? Certainly, in some cases women respond to pregnancy with a revitalised feeling of health. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In some cases it can be in fact quite the …

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Womens Health Acupuncture and Chinese medicine

Women’s health is a specific area of focus for many health care practitioners. The reason for this focus as opposed to just general health is there are significant differences between male and female biology. Hormones play a distinct role for women in regard to gynaecology, reproductive health, urinary health and the risks of some types of cancer. How does Chinese …

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PMS acupuncture and Chinese medicine support Newcastle

Any of these ring a bell? Rage the kind that encourages you scream and then burst into tears Abdominal bloating like you’ve just eaten an elephant Breast tenderness Fluid retention Jackhammer headaches A mood that is the lowest you have ever felt Nausea “Just to top it off” If so this portrayal probably lacks humour. That’s because PMS or PMT …

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Fertility, acupuncture, Chinese medicine Newcastle

Fertility acupuncture and Chinese medicine Over the last decade there has been an increased awareness around various fertility options. So what’s the low down? Lets take a look at the issues that create infertility. THE MALE FACTOR (yes they feel much better in capitals don’t they) Regardless of the causes of infertility it takes two to tango. Having a focus …