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Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is a very common herb used in Chinese Medicine, with heaps of health benefits. It’s no surprise when you see all the various ways it can be used. There are may uses in Naturopathic or western herbal medicine as well as Chinese medicine, for health problems. In Chinese Medicine, it’s one of those substances Read more about Health Benefits of Ginger[…]

Pre Birth Acupuncture

Pre Birth Acupuncture At Metro Health we offer this protocol as a way to help prepare the body for birth, through a series of four to six treatments, weekly from 34 to 36 weeks. Points are chosen to help position the baby in the best presentation for labour, encourage the ripening of the cervix and Read more about Pre Birth Acupuncture[…]

In the Third Trimester

In the Third Trimester As the pregnancy draws to it’s end, many women find relief from the may discomforts of the baby’s growth which often occurs in the late last trimester. Symptoms like swollen ankles, back pain and reflux can often be eased from acupuncture. A specially formulated pregnancy tonic can be prescribed for women Read more about In the Third Trimester[…]

Acupuncture in pregnancy

In the Second Trimester

In the Second Trimester  Tiredness,  Reflux, Morning sickness are all conditions which can show up in this trimester, and can be treated with Chinese medicine (Herbs and/or acupuncture). Tiredness can often be treated with diet therapy, a kind of nutrition based on the principals of Chinese medicine. It’s more focused on the energetic qualities of foods Read more about In the Second Trimester[…]

Acupuncture in pregnancy

In the First Trimester

In the First Trimester Morning sickness is one of the most common reasons patients seek acupuncture treatment. Morning Sickness  Nausea during pregnancy is often ignored as a minor disorder which will probably go away, although for some it can last for 12 to 16 weeks. Considering the severity is comparable to that of persistent food Read more about In the First Trimester[…]

Acupuncture in pregnancy

We believe your pregnancy should be one of life’s best experiences

We believe your pregnancy should be one of life’s best experiences At Metro Health, we believe Chinese medicine is a great health care option for everyone…especially for pregnant women! There are many reasons why women seek the help of a Chinese medicine practitioner during pregnancy. The most common reasons are morning sickness, threatened miscarriage, breech Read more about We believe your pregnancy should be one of life’s best experiences[…]

Acupuncture in pregnancy

Acupuncture in Pregnancy?

“Can I use Acupuncture in Pregnancy?” is a very common question we hear at Metro Health. Chinese medicine practitioner (herbs and acupuncture), Marie Hopkinson explains the Chinese Medicine perspective, and answers some common questions: Pregnancy can be one of life’s most amazing experiences, certainly each pregnancy is different and can have it’s own different health Read more about Acupuncture in Pregnancy?[…]