Womens Health

Chinese medicine for Womens health 

Shura has a special interest in supporting womens health using Chinese medicine. She treats women of all ages in Torquay on the Surfcoast.

Womens health in Chinese medicine encompasses all stages of life.

Womens Health

Periods and womens health

Periods are a big topic of discussion in Chinese medicine. It is said that the health of a woman is reflected in her menstruation. Irregular periods, no periods and period pain are all seen as an obstruction to the normal flow of Qi or Xue (Blood) in the body.

Trying to get pregnant

The decision to start a family can be compelling so you may feel an urgency for it to happen straight away. Sometimes it doesn’t ‘just happen’. Shura has a special interest in supporting women to become mothers. By observing and treating underlying Chinese medicine patterns of disharmony and hence helping balance health issues. Shura uses her skills therefore in traditional Chinese medicine to provide treatments of acupuncture and herbal medicine as well as lifestyle and dietary therapy advice. Preconception care is also provided, this assists women to prepare their body for pregnancy along with understanding their fertility.  

Undertaking Assisted Reproduction / IVF

Many health practitioners recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment. Research on how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment is continuing. You should consult your treating practitioner about how acupuncture may be able to help you. Shura has extensive experience treating patients whilst they are under the care of a reproductive specialist or undergoing ART or IVF. Shura is particularly encouraging of  integrative care during this time. Patients find acupuncture is a relaxing addition at this time. 

Pregnancy and womens health

Shura particularly enjoys treating pregnant women. She loves helping women to feel strong and healthy during their pregnancy. She has many years of experience treating pregnant women and is therefore confident treating women through all trimesters of pregnancy. Chinese medicine supports pregnant women with pregnancy related aches and pains and nausea and vomiting. Shura uses acupuncture during pregnancy to support women with tiredness as well as those who have trouble sleeping. Moxibustion is also often used during pregnancy as an adjunct therapy.


Once a woman stops menstruating she may feel hot, sweaty and have trouble sleeping. This can be a frustrating experience. In Chinese medicine these are all signs of heat or of a relative Yin deficiency pattern.  Shura has many years of experience supporting women using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at this stage of life. You can read Shura’s article on menopause in Nature and Health magazine here

Shura treats women in  Torquay


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