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Fertility food for pregnant women

Pregnant women usually have a low iron level which could lead to low in hemoglobin level. ...


Beans Consumption and Fertility

Beans and lentils, despite their small size, contain a very high amount of nutrients in it, such as protein, folic acid, and iron....


Pelvic Inflammatory Disease PID

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID occurs when an inflammation and infection occurred within the female pelvic area, like the cervix, endometrium, fallopian tubes or ovaries. The infection often occurs in 3 stages, from cervix infection, to the endometrium, followed by the fallopian tubes. ...


Postnatal Care and Acupuncture

Having children can be such a blissful and miraculous thing for parents, but that doesn’t mean it will be all sunshine and rainbows. Parents, especially mothers, are vulnerable to stress, physical discomfort, as well as difficulties to recover from childbirth....


Endometriosis: Lifestyle Management and Self-care

As we talked about in our previous blog posts, endometriosis is a common inflammatory gynaecological condition that happens to every 1 in 10 women in Australia. Women with Endometriosis often endure chronic pain, possibility of infertility as well as other symptoms. We sincerely understand how Endometriosis can significantly put a…...


Reducing Risks of Miscarriage

Miscarriage could be both physically and emotionally painful to the mother. A miscarriage is defined as the loss of the baby before 20 weeks of pregnancy. When it is after 20 weeks, it is called a stillbirth. Some women experience miscarriage without even realizing that they were pregnant in the…...


Lifestyle and Fertility

About 10 to 15 percent of the couples in the world suffer from infertility. Lifestyle factors play an important role in fertility. Lifestyle factors are ways of life and modifiable habits that can influence one’s well-being and health, which includes fertility. Lifestyle factors could include; weight, psychological stress, smoking, alcohol… ...


Do the chances for success increase or decrease with repeated attempts IVF?

The statistic estimated that 1 in every 6 couples around the world suffer from infertility in around the world. The diagnosis of infertility could be devastating for most of the couples. However, there is good news. There are many ways to overcome infertility. One of the most well-known ones nowadays… ...


Endometriosis: Western Approach versus Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

What is Endometriosis or Endo? Endometriosis occurs when tissues inside the uterus lining are found outside the uterus and in other parts of the body, e.g. ovaries, Fallopian tubes, bladder, large intestine, etc. Some of the most noticeable symptoms of Endo are severe and persistent period pain, pelvic pain. It… ...


The Role of Enzymes in Fertility

What are Enzymes? Enzymes are biological molecules that catalyse or speed up the rate of chemical reactions. Enzymes are important as they are needed in order for a chemical reaction to occur at rates sufficient for life. Concentration and strength of enzymes in the bodies affects the ability of the… ...


Managing Symptoms of P.C.O.S with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Having PCOS means having follicles (also known as cysts) formed on the ovaries, which indicates the ovaries’ inability to ovulate and release an egg each month. This disruption in ovulation is one of the most common causes of infertility among women. The symptoms and…...


How acupuncture can improve DHEA hormones without taking supplements?

What is DHEA? DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a steroid hormone produced by your body’s adrenal glands. It’s located just above the kidney. DHEA hormones are responsible as precursor to male and female sex hormones (ie. estrogen and testosterone). It can also improve brain function, protect heart and has anti-aging properties. There…...


Other Alternatives to IVF

Fertility specialists usually recommend couples who want to conceive to try other alternatives first before going for IVF. Not only IVF procedures can be very expensive but it also takes lots of effort and can be painful. This article will discuss other alternatives to IVF for couples who want to…...


How Chinese Medicine Enhance Fertility ?

Chinese medicines have been around for more than 2000 years and have improved well-being for so many people around the world. There are so many functions that couple can benefit from Chinese medicine as well. Some of the benefits include the following: Enhance fertility The Chinese medicine can improve egg…...


How Acupuncture Can Improve Patients with PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (P.C.O.S., for short) is a medical condition caused by an imbalance of sex hormones in a woman’s body. This can happen in teenagers as well as adults. One of the primary symptoms includes irregular menstruation for those suffering from PCOS. However, the symptoms can vary because it is ......


How spicy food affect infertility ?

It is important for a couple who would like to conceive to consider a healthy diet. In this case, it is best to consume a different kind of food. There is no doubt that nutrition is essential for your fertility and overall health. It makes big difference in your body…...


When Should You Get Acupuncture ?

The best timing for acupuncture would be now. Acupuncture will be beneficial for both you and the unborn baby. Acupuncture can help develop good egg quality as well as reduce your stress level and increase blood flow in the pelvic region. Hence, it will thicken the lining of the uterus.…...


IVF 101: Everything You Need To Know About In Vitro Fertilization

More and more people are considering IVF as their solution for getting pregnant. We are here to help you make the best decision regarding your circumstances and also inform you the essential things that IVF can do. Here in Australia, IVF is quite expensive, per treatment usually will cost you… ...


Four Ways to Combat Hay Fever this Spring

As spring is here, many people have started experiencing the symptoms of hay fever. Hay fever, which is also known as allergic rhinitis, is caused by the nose or eyes getting contact with allergens; such as pollen, dust mites, or animal hair. It is an allergic reaction , where the…...


The Importance of Protein Intake for Couples Trying to Conceive

Nutrient intakes in foods play an important role in couples’ fertility. Based on a famous study called the “fertility diet”, in which it was followed by nearly 18,000 women trying to conceive and were asked to track their nutrition and lifestyle habits over eight years, the results showed that specific eating…...


Improving Fertility through Couple Meditation

What is meditation? Meditation is a practice where an individual focuses their mind on a particular object and enter into a ‘stillness’ state, from disturbed to peaceful state of mind. The main purpose of meditating is transforming the mind. It does not only change the brain, but it also changes…...


The Role of Genetics in Fertility

The role of genetics in infertility Infertility is a common disease of the reproductive system where a person is unable to achieve pregnancy after 12 or more months of regular unprotected sex. There are variety of factors which leads to infertility and one of them is genetics. Fertility problems are…...


How Exercise Affects Your Fertility

Many of you might be confuse is exercise has a good impact or bad ones to fertility level. This article will explain to you the benefits of regular exercise for women who want to conceive. However, there is also risk of infertility if one does too much exercise. Does too…...


Healthy Diet Benefits for Infertility

Food and nutrition play a crucial role contributing to a healthy body and reproductive system. In fact, the building blocks for hormones are found in the food we consume. For instance, antioxidants in certain foods assist in protecting the egg and sperm from free radicals. In the other hand, chemicals…...


Preparation for natural fertility over 40

These days couples are trying to conceive late in their life cycle as more and more of them are focusing on their career goals and travelling. There is good and bad sides of this, the good side is of course to achieve their dreams of their own business. However, the...


How to Balance Your Hormones After Birth Control

Many people today has been using birth control since they are teenagers and some of the doctors actually prescribed birth control to some of their patients who suffer from Endometriosis or PCOS. Birth control could reduce pain, reduce the incidence of ovarian cyst or regulate your cycle for some time.…...


Male Fertility – Azoospermia Fertility

Usually there is 1 in every 20 males have some kind of infertility. There are different kinds of cases of male infertility such as; different shapes, no tails, two heads or no sperms at all. The male infertility usually cannot be seen with the naked eye. A semen test is…...


5 Surprisingly Simple Habits that Enhance Fertility

Monitoring your body weight Body weight is definitely one of the important factors that needed to be monitored during pre-conception for both men and women. Being overweight or underweight for women can cause either over-production or insufficient production of reproductive hormones. These hormonal imbalances may result in irregular ovulation…...


Best Food To Increase Sperm Volume, Motility and Libido

These are the top recommended food that men can have to increase their sperm counts/volume, motility (ie. the ability of sperm to swim toward an egg) and libido (ie. men’s desire to have sex) : 1.Oysters The one significant mineral contained in oysters is zinc. Zinc can improve testosterone level…...


Recovery After Women Gave Birth To A Child

How husband can support his wife after labour and conceive another one sooner? After labour, a mother really need the support from her husband in order for her to recover sooner from delivering a baby. It is not an easy task to take care of newly born baby for 24…...


New Way Approaching Menopause symptoms VS HRT Treatment

Menopause symptoms? Menopause is a condition where woman’s menstrual period stop and she is unable to get pregnant naturally. There are some symptoms that women need to watch out for before they experience menopause. The average age of women who have menopause is around 50 years old (this may be…...


Endometriosis Diet

Painful menstruation could be the symptom of Endometriosis. Endometriosis is a disorder where endometrium found outside the uterus instead of inside. It could also lead to infertility issues for those couple who want to conceive. However, the symptoms can be eliminated by having the right diet and healthy lifestyle. According…...


Natural Fertility

At Dr Christine Fertility Clinic, we encourage women to conceive naturally by going to regular acupuncture treatments combine with Chinese herbal medicine. We believe that women should monitor their body temperature in order to know when they start to ovulate. This is the best time for a couple to make…...


Healthy Life Starts with the Basic – FOOD

Today’s lifestyle has a significant effect on our food consumption, which can impact our healthiness and hence fertility level as well. Modern people like to order fast food or frozen food that has been pre-made by someone else. These foods do not contain sufficient nutrients for our body and therefore…...


How lifestyle can impact male infertility

How lifestyle can impact male infertility It has been known for centuries that women always blamed for the cause of infertility that happened in couple. However, did you know that male factor happens to be solely responsible for 50 % of the infertility cases? Therefore, it is important for both…...


Post Natal recovery through Acupuncture

Our acupuncture fertility clinic is not only focusing on fertility for couples who want to conceive, but we also focus on helping new mothers for post-natal recovery through acupuncture. Acupuncture promotes the health of overall well-being for both the mother and baby. There are many things that acupuncture can offer…...


Male Fertility and Acupuncture

The role of acupuncture in male fertility is very essential as it will increase the sperms count as well as improving the quality of the sperms (motility, numbers and shape). Over the past decade, male infertility has been known to be responsible for couple with difficulty in conceiving. According to…...


Role of Acupuncture in Pregnancy Care

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Now that you are pregnant, what are the things that are necessary and important for the growth of the fetus inside your womb? We believe that acupuncture has a significant role in maintaining not only the health of the pregnant mother, but also for the embryo…...


Why Acupuncture?

Our goal is to not only to help our patients to get to their optimum health and well-being, but also to assist women to conceive. There has been numerous use of acupuncture for treatment of varying diseases and symptoms associated with neurologic, gynaecological, and psychological disorders. There is a saying…...


Top 11 Fertility Superfoods

1. Asparagus. It contains folic acid. It is always strongly recommended for women who try to conceive to consume folic acid supplements. According to study, it can reduce the risk of ovulatory failure. 2. Banana. It contains Vitamin B6 and folic acid. Apparently by consuming bananas, women will have...


IVF Acupuncture Support Melbourne

IVF Support combined with Acupuncture is a necessary treatment for women who aim of trying to increase their chance of having a successful pregnancy. Acupuncture is also called a complementary or adjuvant therapy, and has been been used by many people to improve their physical and emotional health/wellbeing....


How effective is Acupuncture in helping women with endometriosis to conceive naturally?

What is Endometriosis and the symptoms? Women who experiencing difficulty in conceiving could have endometriosis symptoms. Around three quarters of them would have painful menstruation or pelvic pain. The severity of the symptoms is usually related to the misplaced tissue and not how much of the misplaced tissue there is....