Fertility, Obstetrics & Gynaecology


Traditional East Asian Reproductive Medicine

The primary aim of Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM) is to to help both parents attain optimum health prior to conception and to maintain the highest level of wellness throughout the gestation and post-natal periods. 

TEAM is a comprehensive, natural  system of medicine incorporating  a wide variety of therapies. Classical acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are the most commonly  used and recognised with cupping,  moxibustion, tuina, food energetics and qigong meditation regularly added to treatment protocols.   When working holistically to fine-tune the body, close consideration is also given to a person’s dietary and lifestyle habits and necessary adjustments made according to their individual constitution.  By focusing on rebalancing energetic disharmony within the circulatory and organ systems, both the root cause and presenting signs and symptoms of health issues are resolved simultaneously.  


Fertility Support with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Absence of disease does not always indicate perfect health,  modern lifestyles and ever worsening environmental pollution result in heightened stress levels and a rise in diseases that commonly cause sub-fertility and in extreme cases infertility.  Regular treatments with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are increasingly being used both to cure and prevent a range of male and female reproductive disorders.  By keeping the energetic, endocrine and nervous systems balanced, emotions and hormones are stabilised. preventing disharmony and enhancing fertility. Whether used to address a major health concern impeding conception, support an assisted reproduction protocol, or purely to de-stress and optimise fertility,  acupuncture and TEAM have a central role to play in creating the best conditions for a healthy conception, pregnancy and delivery .  


Causes of Female Infertility

1.  Ovarian Factors

  • Hypothalamic Anovulation
  • Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) 
  • Raised FSH
  • Polycystic Ovaries / PCOS
  • Resistant Ovary Syndrome 
  • Autoimmune Disorders

2.  Fallopian Tube Factors

  • blockages due to infection
  • blockages due to adhesions

3.  Uterine Factors

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine myoma/Fibroids

4.  Cervical Factors

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

5.  Stress

6.  Recurrent Miscarriage/Ectopic Pregnancy

7.  Unexplained Infertility


Causes of Male infertility

1.  Testicular factors

  • Infections (mumps; mycoplama; STD’s; TB; glandular infections)
  • Varicocele
  • Blockage of ejaculatory ducts and vas deferens
  • Undescended Testes
  • Groin surgery
  • Previous Vasectomy
  • Trauma/injury
  • Sexual Issues
  • erection problems
  • ejaculation problems

2. Autoimmunity

  • Sperm Motility
  • Sperm Morphology
  • Sperm Count
  • Sperm Volume 
  • Semen Liquefaction

3. Hormonal Issues

  • Pituitary Gland disorders
  • Hypothalamus disorders


Repeated IVF Failure and Support for IVF, IUI & ICSI

Many people who who have attempted IVF and failed succeed after starting treatment with TEAM.  Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine help to improve the success rate of IVF by 40-60%. This is achieved by: 

  • Improving the function of the ovaries to produce better quality eggs
  • Regulating hormones to produce a larger number of follicles 
  • Increasing blood flow to the uterus to promote thickening of the uterine lining
  • Relaxing and de-stressing  the patient
  • Preventing  uterine contractions
  • Reducing side effects and alleviating symptoms of IVF drugs
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Improving semen and creating better quality  embryos
  • Greatly reducing the risk of miscarriage


Commonly Treated Gynaecological and Menstrual Disorders:

  • Amenorrhoea (absence of periods)
  • Anovulation
  • Bacterial vaginosis (BV)
  • Breech presentation correction
  • Blocked fallopian tubes
  • Candidaisis (thrush)
  • Cervicitis
  • Cystitis
  • Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)
  • Dyspareunia (painful sex)
  • Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive vaginal discharge
  • Infertility
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Labour induction
  • Leucorrhoea
  • Long menstrual cycles
  • Mastitis
  • Menorrhagia (Heavy periods)
  • Menstrual related migraine
  • Menstrual related constipation and diarrhoea
  • Menstrual related back ache
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Morning sickness
  • Obstetric Care
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS, PMT, mood swings)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Polymenorrhoea
  • Post-natal depression
  • Post-partum conditions
  • Painful periods
  • Recurring miscarriage
  • Short menstrual cycles
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Uterine Myoma/Fibroids
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Vaginitis
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vestibulitis
  • Vaginismus
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Reproductive Health