The emotions of infertility treatments

One of the most difficult aspects experienced by women undergoing infertility treatments is the feeling of uncertainty and lack of control.  Research has shown that these feelings reduce the wellbeing of woman where up to a ¼ of women undergoing IVF treatments will experience emotional distress. For some this distress is so great that IVF […]

Fertility and Hormone Profiling at acumedica

Optimising Preconception, Pregnancy and Post-natal health with the Hormone and Fertility Profile The Hormone and fertility genetic profile can help reveal the underlying influences affecting your reproductive and endocrine health issues. This profile helps to optimise fertility, pregnancy and post-natal health by identifying the most appropriate forms of nutrients and lifestyle modifications based on your […]

Best Treatments for Endometriosis

What is the best treatment for Endometriosis? Treatment for endometriosis falls into three broad categories Medical treatment with medications such as pain relief and hormonal therapy to suppress estrogen production Surgical to remove endometriosis. However surgery is unable to remove the microscopic endometriosis and this is why endometriosis is likely to proliferate and grow again. […]

Understanding Endometriosis

Say no to ENDO…… It is estimated that 176 million women worldwide are affected with Endometriosis, a debilitating condition that can play havoc with mood, hormones, libido, pain, energy levels and infertility. On average it can take 12 years from the onset of symptoms to a definitive diagnosis and then even longer to address and […]

Pain and Acupuncture

What is Pain? Pain is often complex and debilitating affecting jobs, relationships, mental and emotional wellbeing, sleep, ability to exercise and overall health. Managing ongoing chronic pain often involves taking a multidisciplinary approach. Here we provide a guide on the types of pain and some simple ways you can manage pain. How is Pain Classified? […]

How histamine can lead to allergies

You’ve probably heard of antihistamines. We use them when we are experiencing an allergic reaction.  The role of antihistamines is to block a chemical released by the immune system called histamines, but exactly what are histamines?  Apart from its role in allergies, gastric acid secretion to assist with digestion and the inflammatory response histamine serves […]

Acupuncture working on reducing allergy symptoms

Preliminary research indicates that acupuncture may help allergy and eczema symptoms. In 2012, an article was published, which summarised a multi-centre, randomised clinical trial conducted in Korea and China, which involved 238 patients (3). Acupuncture reduced the nasal symptoms of hay fever significantly better than the ‘false’ acupuncture.  In case of symptoms, which were not […]

Food sensitivity testing to reduce allergy symptoms

When people complain of symptoms such as headaches, bloating or mouth ulcers after eating, it can often be a sign of food sensitivity. A food sensitivity or intolerance does not cause a severe allergic reaction to food – known as anaphylaxis.  Sometimes substances within foods can increase the frequency and severity of allergy symptoms and inflammation […]

A Quick Guide to Healthy Eating

What is healthy?  Healthy eating is about consuming food for a more than adequate nutritional profile. Here are a few tips to ensure you eat foods high in nutrients rather than empty calories. Focus on real food Real food is fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, nuts, seeds, wholegrains and beans.  Concentrating on these foods means reducing […]

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Infertility

The prevalence of PCOS is thought to be 5-10% and is a contributing factor towards infertility. PCOS is diagnosed when 2 of 3 criteria are met: oligo-ovulation (less than 8 periods/year) and/or anovulation (no ovulation occurs) Excess androgen activity (determined via blood test) Polycystic ovaries (diagnosed with gynaecological ultrasound) Obesity can contribute to the development […]