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Integrating Chinese Medicine with The Dao Health

Hosted by Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists Elizabeth Cullen BHlthSc (TCM), MWomHMED and Georgia Payten BHlthSc (TCM). Integrating Chinese Medicine with The Dao Health podcast provides an educ
Latest Episode10/6/2022

PCOS diagnosis & recurrent Miscarriage, all your questions answered with Dr Helen Peric

Season 2, Ep. 10
During this conversation, Dr Peric discusses PCOS diagnosis and Fertility. She explains the criteria for accurately diagnosing PCOS, how it can be misdiagnosed as well as emphasising the importance of regular cycles not only for menstrual health and fertility but also general health. From there, Dr Peric talks about her research into MTHFR gene mutation and her findings associated with miscarriage. She also delves into the diagnosis of recurrent miscarriage, and tests that she recommends to her patients who have experienced recurrent miscarriage. To finish off, Dr Peric gives advice to women and couples on their fertility journey.Dr Helen Peric is a reproductive specialist and gynaecologist from City Fertility. Dr Peric completed her medicine degree at Sydney University, and later undertook specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology at Westmead Hospital as well as Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. This led her to an interest in infertility and reproductive medicine and sub-specialty training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Genea.For more information head to The Dao Health. Follow us on Instagram @integratingchinesemedicine & @thedao.If you enjoyed this episode, please like, subscribe and share a review to ensure we continue to bring you the most relevant and evidence based information and education in an integrative healthcare setting.
10/6/2022

PCOS diagnosis & recurrent Miscarriage, all your questions answered with Dr Helen Peric

Season 2, Ep. 10
During this conversation, Dr Peric discusses PCOS diagnosis and Fertility. She explains the criteria for accurately diagnosing PCOS, how it can be misdiagnosed as well as emphasising the importance of regular cycles not only for menstrual health and fertility but also general health. From there, Dr Peric talks about her research into MTHFR gene mutation and her findings associated with miscarriage. She also delves into the diagnosis of recurrent miscarriage, and tests that she recommends to her patients who have experienced recurrent miscarriage. To finish off, Dr Peric gives advice to women and couples on their fertility journey.Dr Helen Peric is a reproductive specialist and gynaecologist from City Fertility. Dr Peric completed her medicine degree at Sydney University, and later undertook specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology at Westmead Hospital as well as Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. This led her to an interest in infertility and reproductive medicine and sub-specialty training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Genea.For more information head to The Dao Health. Follow us on Instagram @integratingchinesemedicine & @thedao.If you enjoyed this episode, please like, subscribe and share a review to ensure we continue to bring you the most relevant and evidence based information and education in an integrative healthcare setting.
8/24/2022

A Midwife's wisdom into Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum with Midwife Em

Season 2, Ep. 9
During this interview, Elizabeth and Georgia delve into all facets of pregnancy and birth with Midwife Em. They begin the conversation from the first moment a woman and her partner find out she is pregnant, and the next steps that ensue as she begins her pregnancy journey. Em discusses care provider options for pregnancy, she explains tests and scans that are offered throughout each trimester, as well as empowering the conversation about what tests and scans are optional and required. During this conversation Em talks about ‘colostrum expressing’ and the reasons why a woman shouldn’t be worried if she isn’t able to collect any, she explores ideas around preparation for labour and informs us about labour induction options. Midwife Em is an advocate for the postpartum period, and emphasises the importance of ensuring a new mother supports not only her new baby's health but also her own physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.Midwife Em is a registered midwife and has worked across multiple different hospitals, including two major tertiary level hospitals, predominantly in a postnatal setting caring for women and families. She is the host of her own podcast, “Welcome to the Womb”, which is an educational platform for women and families wanting to know more about pregnancy, birth, babies and the postpartum.For more information head to The Dao Health. Follow us on Instagram @integratingchinesemedicine & @thedao.If you want to hear more from Em head to:Instagram @midwife_em and @welcometo.thewombIf you enjoyed this episode, please like, subscribe and share a review to ensure we continue to bring you the most relevant and evidence based information and education in an integrative healthcare setting.
8/3/2022

The ABC of Acupuncture, Bioscience & CBD oil for Endometriosis with Dr Mike Armour​

Season 2, Ep. 8
During this interview, Elizabeth and Georgia discuss with Mike current research and clinical trials being completed in the Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture realm. Mike explains why Acupuncture dosage is important for therapeutic benefits especially for Endometriosis and pain conditions, he discusses his current research and clinical trial into Chinese Herbal Medicines for Endometriosis pain management as well as delving into emerging research into the benefits of CBD oil for symptom management of Endometriosis. He also explains and compares the different mechanisms of both CBD and THC and explains why the research into both of these counterparts are important and beneficial for pain management.Mike unpacks promising research into the benefits of Acupuncture and discusses what he hopes to see for the future of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Australia.Dr Mike Armour is currently a senior research fellow in reproductive health at NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University. Dr Mike Armour's passion is in Women's Health and he has extensive experience in research specifically pain conditions including Endometriosis and Dysmennorrhea. Dr Mike is heavily involved in research and treatment of Endometriosis and he was the invited complementary medicine expert on the Endometriosis expert working group (EEWG) for the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Gynaecologists ( RANZCOG ).For more information head to The Dao Health. Follow us on Instagram @integratingchinesemedicine & @thedao.If you enjoyed this episode, please like, subscribe and share a review to ensure we continue to bring you the most relevant and evidence based information and education in an integrative healthcare setting.
7/20/2022

The Pelvic Floor, Pregnancy & Birth from a Women's Health Physio perspective with Jo Murdoch and Tamara Woods

Season 2, Ep. 7
Elizabeth and Georgia chat with Jo and Tamara, who share the best time to have a pelvic floor check up when family planning and when in pregnancy when the pelvic floor should be checked. Following pregnancy, we unpack when the pelvic floor should be assessed, is this only for vaginal births and why it is important to have clearance before returning to exercise. Tamara and Jo share what the Born Ready course is, why they created the course and what purpose it has to prepare women and their birth partner's for labour. We discussing positioning in the labour, the link between fear and pain and why patients possibly have improved birth outcomes when feeling empowered through education. Elizabeth and Georgia learn from Jo Murdoch and Tamara Woods, Pelvic Health and Musculoskeletal physiotherapists, Directors of The Physiotherapy Clinic & founders of Born Ready - A birth course focusing on empowering women with in depth knowledge about birth and how to prepare their bodies for birth. In this episode the Pelvic Health Physiotherapists explain the connection of Women's Health and Pelvic Floor health and what a patient can expect from their first Women's Health internal physiotherapy appointment.For more information head to The Dao Health. Follow us on Instagram @integratingchinesemedicine & @thedao.If you enjoyed this episode, please like, subscribe and share a review to ensure we continue to bring you the most relevant and evidence based information and education in an integrative healthcare setting.
7/6/2022

Fertility, IVF, IVM - where to from here? with Dr Devora Lieberman

Season 2, Ep. 6
We had the absolute pleasure to have Dr Devora Lieberman as a guest on the podcast unpacking Fertility, IVF, IVM and where to next. Dr Lieberman unpacks the terms IUI ( Intrauterine insemination ), IVF and ICSI ( Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection ) and we discuss what IVM ( In vitro maturation ) is, how it differs to IVF and where it has a place in fertility treatment. Georgia and Elizabeth learn about the research into IVM and who the perfect candidate is to have this alternative from IVF. From there Dr Devora discusses how an individual's fertility journey is their own as well as a patient being an advocate for themselves whilst undergoing treatment. We discuss live birth outcomes from Frozen and Fresh embryos and delve into the topic of IVF Add On's, what they are and when are they necessary. We finish with why a patient centred model of care is beneficial and why it is important that patients openly communicate with their fertility specialist about other treatment they are receiving. Dr Devora Lieberman is the City Fertility's Medical Director, Fertility and Miscarriage specialist. Dr Devora gives us an insight into a day in the life of a Fertility and Reproductive specialist and when an individual or couple should seek out a reproductive specialist. We discuss if IVF ( In vitro fertilisation ) is the only option and three important questions an individual or couple should ask a fertility specialist when considering reproductive treatment.We thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful discussion and took a lot away from it, we hope you do too.For more information head to The Dao Health. Follow us on Instagram @integratingchinesemedicine & @thedao.If you enjoyed this episode, please like, subscribe and share a review to ensure we continue to bring you the most relevant and evidence based information and education in an integrative healthcare setting.