acupuncture-labor
The Use of Acupuncture in Labour

Labour is defined as the onset of regular uterine contractions with dilation of the cervix. Labour can start in different ways. For some women, it is the amniotic fluid that starts to leak. For others, it is the start of contractions that indicate an upcoming labour. As per TCM principles, the end of pregnancy is…

Infertility and Chinese Medicine
Infertility and Chinese Medicine

Infertility is defined as the inability to produce offspring in a woman who has been trying to conceive for 2 years with unprotected sexual intercourse. Infertility affects about 10 to 15% of the population in North America. According to Chinese medicine, infertility arises from factors like constitutional weakness, overwork, sexual activity at too early an…

Healthy Pregnancy Seminar Series
What alternative treatments can help with a healthy pregnancy in the first trimester?

Nausea is very common during pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester. There are many Homeopathic remedies that are helpful in relieving it but everyone experiences it in their own way so the expectant mother should be questioned as follows to help narrow down the choice of remedy: Appetite – increased or decreased? Salivation? Thirsty or…

Fertility
Foods to Boost Fertility

Are you planned to conceive in the near future? If so, it’s always best to start a health regime that optimizes your fertility about 3 months before you wish to get pregnant. In fact, 1 in 6 Canadian couples experience fertility issues today, so preparing ahead of time to maximize your chances of a successful…