Nutrition and Acupuncture

The Station on Tanti is excited to welcome Dr. Julie Vecera one of Australia’s leading exports in Nutrition and Acupuncture.

Nutritional Advice

Special attention will be paid to putting together a nutritional program to assist both you and your partner to prepare for a healthy pregnancy. This program will also involve vitamin and supplement advice.

Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbs have also shown to assist fertility and gynaecological issues since as early as 476 BC in China.  Your practitioner can prescribe a herbal formula that is precisely designed for your condition at any given time.  We supply herbs in pill form, granules and raw, which can then be cooked and prepared at home.  These herbs are highly effective in treating numerous disorders, including infertility and gynaecological issues.

Fertility Advice

When possible we prefer to see our patients conceive naturally.  Our practitioners will guide you through successful acupuncture treatment plans which have helped so many of our patients to have healthy babies.

We also offer a number of recommended acupuncture treatments via protocol programs used for IVF support both here and in the United States.  Our  practitioners are very experienced in this field (several are past IVF patients), so you are assured both a safe and comfortable treatment.

Recommended acupuncture treatments for IVF:

Treatment 1: Once or twice weekly acupuncture for 4-6 weeks prior to IVF medication.  (Increases blood supply to uterus and ovaries.  Also helps to develop healthy follicles and increase chances of implantations).  This procedure is the same prior to frozen embryo transfers).

Treatment 2: Once or twice weekly when needed during any phase of the IVF cycle to decrease side effects such as anxiety, moodiness, bloating, insomnia, fatigue, hot flushes, etc.

Treatment 3: Acupuncture after egg collection (helps body to recover after procedure and anesthesia).

Treatment 4: Acupuncture pre/post transfer.  (These protocol points are shown to increase chances of pregnancy by up to 65% – British Medical Journal, 2008).

Treatment 5: Acupuncture once weekly for first 12 weeks of pregnancy.  (Enhances circulation to uterus and strengthens the immune system).

Treatment 6: Acupuncture for sperm problems.  (Can improve sperm mobility and decrease number of abnormal sperm).

Treatment 7: Once weekly acupuncture from week 36 of pregnancy.  (Can help shorten labor time and turn baby if breach).

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Other Services

  • Women’s Health – All of our GPs have a special interest in women’s health. We provide management of your family planning, pregnancy, breastfeeding, sexual health, menopause and fertility issues. We can refer you to our local Obstetric and Gynaecological specialists as needed for comprehensive management.

  • Chronic Disease Management – The Chronic Disease Management Plan (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) enables GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions with at least two other health providers such as a Consultant, physiotherapist or podiatrist.

  • Skin Problems – All of our GPs can perform skin checks and also provide minor surgical procedures. We provide other services such as management of ingrown toenails and joint injections. We will have Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP joint injections available at our clinic soon.