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How Can Acupuncture Help IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation)?

Acupuncture and moxibustion (herbal heat treatment) have been used for thousands of years in Asia to boost fertility and address the kinds of medical problems that prevent a woman/couple from conceiving. Recently this has become a popular adjunctive treatment to IVF treatments after studies have shown that it can increase the efficacy of IVF significantly (1). At Ondol …

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Grief Covid19

Reflections On Our New Times: Grief And Loss In A COVID-19 World

A good friend recently returned to Brisbane after 10 years living and working in New York. As the Coronavirus escalated there, she felt increasingly alarmed and unsafe. The situation was rapidly deteriorating and in the last week of March, she decided to “come home”. Within 3 days she and her partner packed up their lives …

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Staying Fit During Covid-19

Reflections On Our New Times: How To Stay Fit During COVID-19

Why is exercise so good as a self-care practice, especially in challenging times?  Exercise is one of the best ways to bring down the levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, reduce inflammation and boost our immune system. The right amount of exercise can be beneficial for a variety of psychological conditions, including …

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Anxiety Covid19 Heartmath

HeartMath Breathing Technique For Fear & Uncertainty

At the moment everybody is talking about the spread of COVID-19, the topic is hard to escape. We are inundated with updates and advice. Yesterday the World Health Organisation declared a pandemic, which is going to put stricter regulations on everybody worldwide. Our current environment is a global arena of fear and uncertainty. Judging by …

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How does Acupuncture Reduce Stress?

The Ins And Outs Of Chronic Stress: How Does Acupuncture Reduce Stress?

One of our constant companions in modern life is stress. Stress is in everybody’s vocabulary; it’s part of our everyday life. Do you know anybody who is not stressed these days? The World Health Organisation calls stress “the health epidemic of the twenty-first century”. We can experience both “macro stress doses”, such as grief, and …

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