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A Natural Therapies Clinic located at 2/7 Apollo Road, Bulimba, Brisbane. A tranquil setting - just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, Bulimba and only 7km from the Brisbane CBD.
We offer acupuncture in the traditional Chinese form and have a clinical focus on conditions for pain relief, women's health, fertility and IVF support, pregnancy, stress and anxiety. Chinese Herbs, Cupping and Moxibustion are also done at the clinic. We have a special interest in fertility for both men and women. IVF support, pregnancy issues and postnatal care
A wide range of Massage including Remedial, Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Sports, Pregnancy, Kahuna, is also available at our clinic.
We have Fully Qualified Practitioners and customise what we do according to your specific needs. Our aim is to address a person’s condition holistically – they may need a combination of modalities eg. Acupuncture and Cupping, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, nutritional supplements, and dietary and lifestyle advice according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
We understand that fertility can be a sensitive and emotional issue and that women, men and couples need support in this difficult and stressful time. At Qi for Life Acupuncture Life we take the time to listen to your story or issue and give advice on what we may be able to do to help you. We assess you as an individual by observing your tongue, pulse, signs and symptoms, and form a Chinese medicine diagnosis. From that diagnosis we choose acupuncture points to optimise the balance of your energy.
We offer preconception care for women, men, and couples. Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or are about to undergo IVF or IUI, it is best to prepare your body 3 months prior. In the preconception program we do acupuncture, Chinese herbs and give lifestyle and dietary advice according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. So if you are planning on trying to conceive or undergo IVF , or are pregnant and have an issue, then give us a call and we may be able to help you, whatever stage you are at.
Fertility acupuncture has physiological effect of balancing the body’s energy. A regular healthy menstrual cycle and a healthy body that is stress and pain free is the goal of many women who are planning to conceive. We aim to support you on your fertility journey by balancing your body's energy systems and optimising energy flow from the areas of stagnation to areas that need it most. The acupuncture meridians relate to different organs and we chose points according to your individual Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnosis. In TCM theory Kidney weakness is usually the most common underlying factor for women with infertility. Many health practitioners may 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 and you should consult your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture may be able to help you as a women, man or couple. You may want to consider visiting our clinic if you are someone who:
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Claire is an APHRA registered acupuncturist and has been practicing for the past 19 years. After her completion of her Advanced Diploma of Acupuncture at the Australian College of Natural Medicine, she spent time working in China.
Claire has a particular interest in doing acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for fertility, IVF support and women's health. She has had a lot of experience in menstrual irregularities and infertility related conditions such as endometriosis and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome using Acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
She does Remedial Massage and Kahuna Bodywork also.
She combines acupuncture with her skills as a massage therapist for conditions such as sciatica, tennis elbow, back pain, whiplash and migraines.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical system that has evolved over 3000 years and may help you regain your healing ability by optimising energy flow in the meridians of the body. TCM includes acupuncture, Chinese herbs and tai chi and is an integral part of Chinese culture where its practiced alongside western medicine.
Acupuncture involves inserting very thin needles through a person's skin at specific points on the body, to various depths. An acupuncturist will insert needles into a person's body with the aim of balancing their energy. Conditions it may help include different kinds of pain, fatigue, stress, anxiety and pregnancy related nausea. .
Conditions it is typically used for are back pain, stress, headaches and migraines, allergic rhinitis,and pregnancy related nausea and vomiting.
Acupuncture stimulates points on or under the skin called acupuncture points or acupressure points, releasing this qi or energy. One major hypothesis is that acupuncture works through neurohormonal pathways. Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help with various health conditions.
How long is an Acupuncture treatment?
The initial acupuncture session is usually between and hour and 75 mins. Then each follow up session may last 45 minutes to an hour, with the needles being retained for 20 - 40 minutes. Depending on the condition, the number of sessions may vary
Initial consultation and diagonsis
During the first acupuncture session, the acupuncturist will assess your general health. As each treatment is unique to the individual, this will facilitate the most effective treatment for each.
The investigative process will include questions relating to your current symptoms, past treatments, patient and family medical history, diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional health. Also, the pulse on both wrists will be taken to determine how energies are flowing in the body. As part of the diagnosis, the acupuncturist will assess the structure, color and coating of your tongue.
During this comprehensive evaluation, the practitioner will observe your emotions, voice and self-presentation. This will further aid in the diagnosis and development of a treatment that will assist in harmonizing your overall energy.
Specific acupuncture points will be chosen and the practitioner begins treatment. The first session may last up to 75 minutes. Subsequent treatments will last approximately 45 minutes. Dietary and other recommendations will be discussed at appropriate times throughout the treatment process.
Many people credit acupuncture for easing a wide range of pregnancy symptoms including backpain,pelvic pain, sciatica, fatigue and nausea and vomiting.
Here are some of the pregnancy symptoms acupuncture can relieve that science has studied:
Morning sickness. Some studies have shown that traditional acupuncture that targets the wrist can reduce the nausea and vomiting associated with morning sickness.
Lower back and pelvic pain. Research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology reports acupuncture could reduce pain in the lower back along with pelvic pain. And a 2015 Cochrane Review for treating low back/pelvic pain in pregnancy found that acupuncture improved pelvic pain more than usual prenatal care.
What is Fertility
Acupuncture may increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system, according to several studies and medical research. Acupuncture infertility treatment can improve almost every cause of this obstacle. This initial evaluation and treatment may take up to 60 minutes. Subsequent appointments usually take about a 45 minutes. A common treatment plan for a single complaint would typically involve one or two treatments a week. The number of treatments will depend on the condition being treated and its severity.
What are Acupuncture Needles
Acupuncture needles are inserted to various depths at strategic points on your body. The needles are packaged and pre sterilized and are only used once. Acupuncture needles are very thin, so insertion usually causes little discomfort. People often don't feel them inserted at all. Between five and 20 needles are used in a typical treatment. After they are taken out they are disposed of in a sharps container and never used again.
Labor Preparation Acupuncture is a type of treatment offered to pregnant women from 37 weeks to prepare the body for the labour process. This treatment is also done if the pregnancy is going beyond the due date, or if there has been pre-labor rupture of the membrane. Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into the specific point of the hands and ankles. Electro acupuncture may be used also.
If you are suffering from knee aches or knee pain, then you might have Osteoarthritis. It is one of the most common causes of chronic knee pain. If you are suffering from Osteoarthritis then you will feature pain, inflammation, and stiffness making it hard to extend and flex your knee. Acupuncture is a type of Chinese medication that involves inserting hair-thin needles into the body to promote pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects.
Chinese Herbs are a type of traditional medication that has been used in China for more than thousands of years. Modern age medication focuses mainly on treating the disease but Chinese Herbs tends to focus on your entire well-being. These traditional Chinese medicines include acupuncture, tai chi and Chinese herbs.
The journey of this traditional medication started for more than 2500 years ago in China. Acupuncture for back pain involves the insertion of thin needles at certain points in the body. Back-pain is a common chronic pain issue and that may be treated with the help of acupuncture. It targets a specific point on the body during the treatment also knows as meridians, when done correctly it helps relieve muscle pain in the back.