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…

urinary issues
Homeopathic remedies for urinary changes while pregnant

Urinary problems may present more often in the third trimester, when there is more pressure on the bladder, although they may occur at any point during the pregnancy.  They may be in the form of infections (UTIs) or incontinence.  Some symptoms like a burning sensation when passing urine and also just increased the frequency of…

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…

Food for Healthy Mom and Baby
Food for Healthy Mom and Baby

Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to “eat for two” when expecting. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the average woman needs only an extra 200-300 calories per day, starting in the third month. That’s not much more than a hand full of walnuts and a banana. The quality of those calories however,…

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…