Fertility Acupuncture

The fertility acupuncture content is the result of a collaboration between fertility experts Nicola Douglas, Tracey Lindsay and Paige Waters.

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Nicola Douglas Advanced Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Perth. W.A) Diploma Nursing

Nicola lives in New Plymouth, New Zealand with her husband and 4 children, where she works in a private practice.

She studied TCM while I living in Perth, Australia at the Perth Academy of Natural Therapies, where she practiced for 3 years before moving to New Zealand.

Since hearing Dr Debra Betts talk at a conference in 2003 she decided to specialise in pregnancy and fertility. Over time the fertility aspect of her work as increased and now over 80% of her case load is fertility related.

Nicola loves her work and continues to learn, both from her patients and her teachers and mentors. She regularly attends courses and workshops to fuel her knowledge and keep up to date in the areas of TCM that she is passionate about.

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Tracey Lindsay Dip. Nursing, BSc (Hons) Acupuncture, MSc

Tracey completed a BSc(Hons) in Acupuncture at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She went on to complement this with an MSc in Nutritional Therapy awarded by the University of East London.

Tracey has developed a particular interest in treating fertility problems and women’s health issues over the last ten years in clinical practice. Whilst in the UK she completed post graduate training in treating gynaecological and fertility issues with Traditional Chinese Medicine and the integration of acupuncture with IVF and other assisted reproductive treatments (ART).

Tracey is a member of the Fertility and Acupuncture Childbirth Team (FACT) based in Wellington, New Zealand. As part of this team she provides acupuncture treatments before and after IVF embryo transfers at Fertility Associates in Wellington.

She was also a practitioner in a recent multicenter randomized controlled trial on Acupuncture and IVF conducted by the University of Western Sydney, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research.

In addition to running her acupuncture practice she is a tutor at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and an executive board member of the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority.

She is passionate about providing quality care, is committed to her own ongoing practitioner development and has a research minded approach to her practice. She combines acupuncture, nutritional therapy and lifestyle advice in individually tailored treatment plans and with a background as a NZ registered nurse works in an integrated manner with western medicine.

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