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Fertility Fixes – Nature & Health
This health special, fertility fixes was contributed to by Doctor of Chinese medicine Shura Ford.
Written for Nature and health magazine, it appeared in the September 2018 issue.
9. Know your cycle
The tip shared by Shura is to become familiar with your menstrual cycle. By understanding your cycle you are able to observe subtle changes.
A woman’s menstrual cycle is a reflection of her internal mechanisms. Because of this Chinese medicine practitioners always ask lots of questions about a woman’s menstruation as well as ovulation since each woman’s cycle is subtly different.
Observing her own cycle allows a woman to understand when she is likely to ovulate. Importantly this is crucial for fertility since each month only a short window of opportunity to conceive exists. Because of this gaining clarity about this timeframe will indeed aid the chance of conception. This is especially important for women suffering polycystic ovarian syndrome with long cycles. The basal body temperature method can be useful for in many instances. This method helps women understand the two distinct phases of their menstrual cycle, that is their follicular phase (before ovulation) and luteal phase (after ovulation) as well as when they are most likely to ovulate in any given month.
Fertility fixes appeared in the August-September 2018 issue of Nature & Health magazine and was written by Charmaine Yabsley.
Contact us for natural fertility support including understanding ovulation as well as basal body temperature coaching and menstrual dysfunction.
Chinese medicine seeks to restore balance to the body. Shura has a special interest in womens health and supporting women to conceive and enjoy healthy and happy pregnancies. Shura consults in both Torquay on the Surfcoast and in Newtown Geelong and uses acupuncture and herbal medicine as part of her treatments.