Acupuncture and Fertility
I was recommended by a friend to go see Monique after unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant for a number of years through Fertility Associates. It was the best thing I ever did. What I appreciated most was that someone ‘had a plan’ and all I had to do was go to acupuncture and make some simple adjustments to my lifestyle. I not only achieved a healthy balance, I also gained huge insight into my body.
Monique is incredibly sensitive and knowledgeable, and was able to help me manage what was both a trying and extremely stressful situation. I believe acupuncture contributed to my getting pregnant and to my piece of mind during that process. When you see Monique you know that you are being treated by someone you can trust.
Breast Cancer: Acupuncture reduced my side effects
Monique is an amazing practitioner. When I got diagnosed with breast cancer Monique set to work. She started a regime of needles and herbs that made me feel like everything possible was being done to ensure I would get through treatment alive and ok. Acupuncture reduced my side effects and ensured I could cope with everything that chemo, radio and herceptin threw my way.
I know that without Monique it would have been a far worse experience. I met people who had severe nausea throughout chemo, I think with acupuncture this was greatly reduced. Monique’s expertise and understanding of what was actually happening inside my body was extremely reassuring for me and for those around me. I wish that everyone who gets cancer could have acupuncture. Without it, I would not have coped as well as I did or have continued to heal as I am now.
Monique was recommended to me when I injured my knee last year. Monique’s ability to combine both her acupuncture and physiotherapy skills was amazing. It meant that I was not so reliant on medications that have unpleasant and potentially hazardous side effects if taken for too long or too often.
I was really impressed with her professionalism and her ability accurately diagnose and treat the problem and provide me with information to further prevent injury. I would highly recommend her to any of my friends, colleagues and acquaintances.
Acupuncture and IVF
Monique was recommended to me by a friend who raved about her success in treating infertility. I had one ivf treatment before I went to her that resulted in a pregnancy but sadly ended in miscarriage. I had read a lot of double-blind, peer-reviewed articles that demonstrated proven increases in success when acupuncture was used in conjunction with fertility treatments. I was keen to garner expert knowledge from both western and eastern medical specialists before undertaking further ivf treatment. I had regular sessions with Monique and began to notice a greater sense of general wellbeing and also a distinct improvement when charting my basal body temperatures-they were initially all over the place but with ongoing treatment they shifted to indicate a biphasic pattern, far more conducive to getting pregnant! I had futher ivf treatment that was unsuccessful and decided to have a break and just continue with acupuncture when I fell pregnant naturally-no mean feat at 40 years of age! I feel confident Monique’s exemplary treatment assisted me in both conceiving and maintatining a pregnancy. I would not hesitate in recommending anyone facing infertility challenges to see Monique. In addition to her excellent clinical skills, Monique is a kind and empathetic person who offers much needed support to anyone facing the agony of infertility.
Acupuncture and Smoking
I was winded while running around with my kids, I hated the smoke smell, and the cost became prohibitive. Around two years ago I decided enough was enough and it was time to quit smoking, and this is my story.
I knew smoking was not a healthy lifestyle option and had tried to give up on many occasions. I began smoking in my teens and as I got older I smoked more and more cigarettes a day.
I first tried a hypnotist in my early 20’s. The first thing I did after my appointment was light up a cigarette. Later in my 20’s I tried nicotine gum. I could not stand the taste of it, and continued to smoke. I was now up to a pack a day.
In my early 30’s I tried patches. I still heavily craved cigarettes while wearing them and gave up. Later in my 30’s I tried Zyban in the USA. Not only did I experience multiple side effects, my body had an anaphylactic reaction to the medicine. Next method was sheer willpower that method was the least successful.
Due to many circumstances 2 years ago I decided to try one last method that I had not tried acupuncture. I had received acupuncture for back pain, and RSI with great results. I made my appointment with Monique and away I went to become smoke free.
At this point I had sadly smoked for over half of my life. This one appointment changed my life and gave me back my health, more money back in my pocket, and more energy to run around with my kids. I had one session and have never looked back. It was easy, painless, and I have recommended Monique to many of my smoking friends.