Recent articles


The emotional side of male infertility.

  Many us would be sur­prised to know that men are respons­ible for up to forty per­cent of cases of infer­til­ity in a couple. Sev­er­al factors can affect the male repro­duct­ive sys­tem caus­ing the sperm pro­duc­tion to decline. These include sur­ger­ies, chron­ic ill­nesses, and pre­scribed med­ic­a­tions. Also, poor life­style, espe­cially […]


Grief and the lungs

  Grief and the lungs I have just made a very short trip to France to attend to my father’s funer­al. Unfor­tu­nately, I caught a res­pir­at­ory infec­tion as soon as I landed, and I spent most of my time over there in bed. This gave me plenty of time to […]


What is endometriosis?

 What is endo­met­ri­os­is? One of the most com­mon causes of infer­til­ity is a mys­ter­i­ous med­ic­al con­di­tion called “endo­met­ri­os­is”. Amongst the mil­lions of women who are affected, forty per­cent don’t exper­i­ence any symp­toms oth­er than the inab­il­ity to fall preg­nant, while some of the remain­ing suf­fer­ers com­plain of exper­i­en­cing excru­ci­at­ing pain. […]


The natural alternative to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) by Olivier lejus

  The Ori­ent­al med­ic­al altern­at­ive to In Vitro Fer­til­iz­a­tion (IVF)   Accord­ing to the latest fig­ures from Aus­tralia, and New Zea­l­and, in 2011, the suc­cess rate (live birth) per In Vitro Fer­til­iz­a­tion (IVF) cycle was only 17%(1). In addi­tion, the required con­stant hor­mon­al treat­ments can be very phys­ic­ally and men­tally […]


The treatment of thyroid disorders with Oriental medicine

  The treat­ment of thyroid dis­orders with Ori­ent­al medi­cine   In sev­er­al of my earli­er art­icles, I have dis­cussed the fas­cin­at­ing (or ter­ri­fy­ing) concept of autoim­mune dis­orders. These occur when the body‘s immune defense sys­tem goes hay­wire and starts attack­ing itself. Autoim­mune dis­eases can mani­fest in many forms, ran­ging from […]


The treatment of menopause with Oriental medicine

The onset of men­o­pause rep­res­ents an import­ant step in a woman’s life. It is the point when men­stru­ation stops per­man­ently, and con­sequently the abil­ity to pro­duce a child dis­ap­pear forever. For many women, this hor­mon­al change brings many unwel­come side effects. Chinese herb­al medi­cine has been treat­ing these symp­toms suc­cess­fully […]


Treating asthma with Chinese medicine

Aus­tralia is fam­ous for hav­ing one of the worse records of asthma suf­fer­ers in the world. It is estim­ated that over 10% of chil­dren will exper­i­ence recur­rent asthma attacks, which in the major­ity of cases will have to be man­aged through­out their lives. Asthma is an obstruct­ive res­pir­at­ory dis­ease char­ac­ter­ized […]