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Women’s health Chinese medicine Torquay Surfcoast
Shura has a special interest in supporting women’s health using Chinese medicine and treats women of all ages living in Torquay, the Surfcoast and Geelong.
Women’s health in Chinese medicine encompasses all stages of a woman’s life.
Periods are a big topic of discussion in Chinese medicine. It is said that a woman’s health 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.
Undertaking Assisted Reproduction / IVF
Many health practitioners recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment. You should consult your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture may be able to help you.
Shura has particular interest in treating pregnant women and enjoys helping women to feel strong and healthy during their 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 or those who have trouble sleeping. Moxibustion is often used during pregnancy as an adjunct therapy.
Once a woman stops menstruating she may feel hot, sweaty and have trouble sleeping. 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.