pregnancy

Moxa for breech babies saves the NHS money.

Some great new research by Spanish researchers shows that acupuncture could be saving the NHS money if it were to be routinely offered to mother’s with babies in breech presentation.  A baby should ideally present in a head down position for a healthy labor.  If the baby is in a different position, especially with feet…

The Better Baby Book Reviewed.

The Better Baby Book. I’ve been waiting for The Better Baby Book: How to Have a Healthier, Smarter, Happier Baby, by Lana & Dave Asprey, to come out for some time and have enjoyed reading it, and think it is a welcome addition to the ‘must read’ books for aspiring parents.  I’ve been listening to…

Moxibustion for labour

It is well known amongst acupuncturists that one of the best points for helping induce labour and helping the process and pain of early labour is Sanyinjiao (Sp 6).  Now Taiwanese researchers have found that moxibustion at Sp 6 may be able to markedly shorten the active phase of the first stage of labour and…

Chinese Herbal Medicine Found To Be More Effective for Female Infertility Than Modern Medicine.

In an Australian Government-funded study, Ried and Stuart of Adelaide University reviewed 8 RCT’s and 22 smaller studies involving a total of 1851 women with poor fertility. Meta-analysis of studies involving over 1000 women found roughly double the likelihood of achieving pregnancy with Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) than with western drug therapy. Over a 4…

9 reasons to wear a haramaki.

Muffin Tops The most unfortunate women’s fashion trend in recent years has been the pairing of hipster jeans and short shirts exposing a bare midriff; the so called muffin top.  I say unfortunate because it exposes a vitally important energetic centre, the dan tian, to the environment.  I guess whether it’s aesthetically pleasing is down…