Archive for June, 2021

I recently came across this awesome herb and am still fascinated by its multitude of benefits.

Pueraria Mirifica has been traditionally used as a vitality enhancer and rejuvenating agent particularly for older women.

Practitioners extoll the virtues of this herb for its powerful antioxidant properties and ability to neutralize free radicals that cause harm to cells. These antioxidant effects, along with its oestrogenic benefits, are believed to be useful in treating female health, including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Low libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Osteoporosis
  • High cholesterol
  • Mood swings

When looking closely, Pueraria Mirifica is a great source of classical phytoestrogens (including the soy isoflavones) but contains a class of phytoestrogens known as Chromenes that rival estrogen itself in potency. The herb is highly estrogenic as a result, and is considered the standard herbal ‘estrogen replacement therapy’ due to its potencies

Research on Pueraria Mirifica is fairly limited, but the research includes studies on:

  • Menopause
  • Bone health
  • High Cholesterol

This is one herb well worth looking into.

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I see a lot of clients (male and female) where fertility is a concern. When it comes to female hormonal issues, there is a rise in endometriosis, polycystic ovaries and other women’s health issues. While, in men, there’s a rise in issues concerning low sperm counts, low sperm quality and sperm motility (Morassutto et al., 2016, Ganie and Kalra, 2011, Levine et al., 2017).

Happily, many of the modalities I offer help to increase fertility, along with advice for lifestyle changes like regular exercise, stress reduction alongside with meditation or other practices, and healthy eating. Of course, this sounds like standard advice for many issues that are a part of modern life, but these are particularly important whilst trying to conceive and bring a healthy new life into the world.

It’s always heartwarming for me when my clients send me photos of their scans after a difficult time conceiving, or when I get the message that they’re on their way to maternity after a session to bring on labour when a baby is over due.

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