the kidney = water

The Chinese Medicine Element of Water

Each of the Five Elements in Chinese Medicine has a corresponding organ system.  Each of the Elements and their organs are connected very closely with all four of the other Elements.  Together, they make up the ecosystem of the body, mind and spirit.  These Five Elements are what Zen5’s Chinese Medicine practitioners use to make a diagnosis of our clients.  We then use the information to make a treatment plan that helps get the client’s body, mind and spirit back to optimum balance and health.  By creating internal balance using the Five Elements, we help to establish harmony in body, mind and spirit.

The Kidneys in Chinese Medicine are the source of life and energy for the whole body.  They hold our Essence (Jing) – an energy source that spans our lifetime.  When we are born, we inherit the Kidney Essence of our mother, and that of our father.  Our parents’ essence joins to make a new person – us.  So, the Kidneys in Chinese Medicine are the organ in the body that is mostly connected with DNA and reproductive function.  Because the Kidneys are part of the Water element, they are also responsible for healthy fluid metabolism.  Disease is sometimes caused when people have either too much or too little fluid, or the fluid they have is not being processed properly.  Healthy Kidney Yin and Yang energy means we have flourishing reproductive systems and will live a long, healthy life.

Imbalances in Kidney energy are reflected in such problems as:

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Lower back and knee pain

Infertility in women and men

Irregular periods

Hormonal disorders (such as Hyperthyroidism or Hypothyroidism)

Hair Loss

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sudden weight gain


We recommend:

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Cupping, Moxibustion, Diet Therapy

Visit a Zen5 Chinese Medicine clinic in the North, South, East or West of Melbourne.  Book online or call one of the clinics direct.

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  • IVF

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    When combined with herbal medicine, acupuncture has been used to treat infertility for almost one thousand years. Pregnancy acupuncture can help to increase the chance of conceiving. It is especially effective for infertile female above 35 years old and men with low sperm mobility. Pregnancy acupuncture will increase the chance of conceiving by up to 40%.
    Fertility acupuncture it is particularly helpful for people that have a functional rather than structural reason for infertility and they have the potential effect of improving ovarian and follicular function. Patients are commonly treated with fertility acupuncture for three to four months before an insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF), or donor-egg transfer. This period of treatment is known to have a therapeutic effect on the person being treated.

    Fertility & Pregnancy Acupuncture Treatments

    Pregnancy Acupuncture can treat any type of fertility disorder including spasmed tubes. (Spasmed tubes are often de-spasmed with acupuncture, though blocked tubes will not respond to acupuncture). Fertility acupuncture is often combined with herbs to treat:

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    • Repeated pregnancy loss
    • Unexplained infertility
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    • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) with annovulatory cycles
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    IVF Acupuncture is an ideal assistant treatment for IVF insemination; we encourage women to receive IVF acupuncture treatments before and after embryo transfer, especially few hours before you receiving the IVF treatment.
    It is also advisable for pregnant women to receive a pregnancy acupuncture treatment to prevent miscarriage. Treatment of patients undertaking fertility acupuncture may often last through week twelve to help prevent miscarriage, since most miscarriages occur within the first three months of pregnancy.

    Enquire about Pregnancy, Fertility and IVF acupuncture at our Melbourne based Zen 5 medicine centres.

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    herbal medicine, acupuncture, Qigong, less salt

  • Oncology Support

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    herbal medicine, acupuncture

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    herbal medicine, moxibustion, acupuncture

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    acupuncture, herbal medicine, Qigong, diet therapy

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  • Urinary Tract Infection

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