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Nourishlife Fertility Blog

Can you get acupuncture yet?

I can see you face to face if you meet the following criterior:

You are experiencing pain or emotional distress

Your health condition has deteriorated or will worsen without treatment

You need an assessment to review your treatment plan

You require pre or post-operative care

check in with me if you are unsure

Im here if you need

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Continual learning is a way of life for us in the health field

I’m staying up to the minute in this lockdown, doing a 6 week course on fertility run by the best in the bizz

Posted 5 weeks ago

‘Return to the nest’ great point for taking your treatments to the next level it is on the little finger side of your ring finger and i sometimes get women to needle this at home (after a lesson from me)

Recommended for those of you wanting stimulate your brain from home. Use this for eggs, egg quality, lining.

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NourishLife Chinese Medicine

423 Melbourne rd


Servicing all of Melbourne

Especially the inner west

Newport,Williamstown, Altona, Brooklyn, Sedona, Yarraville.

Posted 9 weeks ago

Posted 9 weeks ago

This unassuming bowl of powder is a herbal formula I regularly put together in clinic and it can be prescribed in fertility to help with egg quality, replenishing the endometrial lining and helping in the follicular phase of the fertile cycle.

This particular formula is called SI WU Tang and as a base I can add things to it to customise, so that it fits your diagnosis, because we are all so different.

Not all formulas are vegan but this one is, which makes it uniquely placed to help nourish blood and eggs for those of you out there who may not be getting enough in your foods.

look it up:

si wu tang consists of:

shu di huang

bai shao

dang gui

chuan xiong

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Posted 10 weeks ago

What can I take to help my egg quality ?

I get this question so much in clinic, and given that the majority of the women and couples that come in to Nourishlife are over 35 years old, the holy grail is with improving egg quality. 

We don’t want to mess around. We want for our patients to see results so there is a group of supplements which are a must have when it comes to your eggs

Lets talk antioxidants  

We want to think about cell growth, specifically eggs (which are sex cells)  We want to give them the best chance possible 

Smoking, pollution, stress, obesity, poor nutrition, infections and chronic and autoimmune diseases and ageing can all lead to oxidative stress. 

Antioxidants combat oxidative stress.

Antioxidants also:

Improve blood circulation in the endometrium. lower hyperandrogenism, decrease insulin resistance, (which is often found in PCOS) Increase fertile cervical mucus, and also have an influence on prostaglandin synthesis and steroidogenesis.

Which ones do we need?

N-Acetyl-Cysteine helps to replenish Glutathione (a very powerful antioxidant, but which is very unstable and difficult to absorb on its own)

Ubiquinol (otherwise known as COQ10)

Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol)

Vitamin C


Tremellen, K. Oxidative stress and male infertility—a clinical perspective. Hum Reprod Update. 2008; 14: 243–258

Behrman, H.R., Kodaman, P.H., Preston, S.L., and Gao, S. Oxidative stress and the ovary. J Soc Gynecol Investig. 2001; 8: S40–S42

Ledee-Bataille, N., Olivennes, F., Lefaix, J.L., Chaouat, G., Frydman, R., and Delanian, S. Combined treatment by pentoxifylline and tocopherol for recipient women with a thin endometrium enrolled in an oocyte donation programme. Hum Reprod. 2002; 17: 1249–1253

Badawy, A., State, O., and Abdelgawad, S. N-acetyl cysteine and clomiphene citrate for induction of ovulation in polycystic ovary syndrome: a cross-over trial. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2007; 86: 218–222

Posted 22 weeks ago