Pura Medica is about enriching your body mind and health with a focus on natural based health care.

Integral to our clinic is a warm & soothing space to relax and help your body & mind to find the stillness to heal and restore equilibrium. We help people regain their inner balance in a demanding world.


Pura Medica
Wellness

Clinical Acupuncture | IVF-Support Fertility Acupuncture | Clinical Nutritional Medicines |Functional Nutritional Testing
By Appointment :
[Under Goodlife Gym - In the Mind Body Wellness Hub]
Suite 6/539 Greenhill Rd
Hazelwood Park SA

Nationally Registered & Qualified Professional Clinical Nutritionist & Acupuncturist
AHPRA, ATMS & Registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
Rebates Apply




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Calm & Tranquil

Calming Anxiety, Relaxation, De-stress


Read about the Recommended Program here:
Prebook and get 10% off the cost of the treatments.

Stress and Anxiety are signs that the body is working in over-drive and cannot maintain its own balance. The body and mind react with the desire to overcome the stressors by producing hormones and making physiological changes that can drive all sorts of other symptoms and affects sleep, mood, digestion, and clarity of mind. This program involves settling the body's reactivity to stress, assisting in the reestablishment of better day-night cycles, sleep and greater energy to cope with whatever demands life has on you.

Energise & Detoxify

Energising, adrenal restoration, inner cleansing

Read about the Recommended Program here:
Prebook and get 10% off the cost of the treatments.

The kidneys, liver, gallbladder, small & large intestine and pancreas all play a major role in the detoxification and energy of the body. Through correct digestion and correct elimination you can feel lighter, brighter, less bloated, more energised and less tired through the day. Addressing any issues with the thyroid and cortisol levels or adrenals can also ensure your energy is maximised without dragging yourself through the day.


Harmonise Hormones

Realign your hormones for greater balance

Read about the Recommended Program here:
Prebook and get 10% off the cost of the treatments.

Serum & Salivary hormones only show part of the full picture. The gut micro biome, kidneys, liver, cortisol, thyroid, iron & magnesium levels all have a part to play in the balance of your hormones and cycles. If you feel PMS, PMT or any recurring cycle issues we can address some fundamental nutritional balance to help you get through and regain balance.
Natural Fertility

Natural Preconception &/or Natural Fertility

Read about the Recommended Program here:
12 week support
OR
Casual visits - Monthly sessions timed to your cycle or as you choose

Prebook and get 10% off the cost of the treatments.

The eggs and sperm take 3 months to fully mature so starting a preconception program and/or getting sone assistance during the first 12 months of trying for a baby may greatly help the chances of conception naturally.



Assisted Conception

[IVF Support]
Assisted Fertility Support during IVF or IUI treatments
Read about the Recommended Program here:
12 week support
OR
Casual visits - Monthly sessions timed to your cycle or as you choose

Prebook and get 10% off the cost of the treatments.

The eggs and sperm take 3 months to fully mature so starting a preconception program and/or getting sone assistance during the first 12 months of trying for a baby may greatly help the chances of conception naturally.
A Modern Woman's Wellness
Individually tailored Wellness programs
Re-establish inner wellbeing and balance.

Modern women have more demands on them today than ever before, juggling careers, families, personal fitness goals, social pressures and financial obligations. The many facets of life all require physical emotional energy and dedication.

Sometimes the busy-ness of life can be hard to sustain constantly and the energy demands of day to day living can start to be a source of energy
depletion, taking its toll on hormones, cortisol (stress), body weight, blood sugars, sleep, blood pressure, acidity levels, the mind and even more so on fertility and the woman menstrual cycle.

At Pura Medica we have been helping women for years. We understand and live the modern lifestyle an know you cannot always take the time to remove yourself away from life to re-establish some kind of health or inner balance. Thats why we have developed these exclusive programs to get you back on track in the 5 critical areas of a woman life which are simple easy and produce results.


Q&A

How long are consults? A/ Consultations are 1 hour.

How much support do I get? A/ Unlimited email support and depending on the commitment to your program up to weekly support through the clinic.

Do I get a rebate? A/ Most health funds with extra offer rebates but it depends on your level of cover you will need to check with your fund first.

Do I need many &/or expensive blood tests? A/ Most people have the blood tests they need already done by their local GP. Additional testing are optional and charged at the Adelaide Clinical lab's fees ( no extra fees apply).






Acupuncture

-De-Stress & Pure Relaxation Acupuncture

-General Health Acupuncture


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Consultations
45 min - 60 min
What people say
One of the most common things we hear is: "I feel so relaxed after that treatment." This is because acupuncture is akin to Yoga, it helps to move the energy through the body in a way that brings immense balance and calm. .
Acupuncture improves the flow of your energy.

On a psychological level it greatly alleviates stress, has no interactions with general medicine or medications.




Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be used effectively to support calming the body and is especially useful to help train the mind to slow down. Mindfulness and acupuncture occur simultaneously - as the patient is required to be still for 40min within which they can train the mind to be highly present in the moment with the sensations in the body of pure relaxation.

Acupuncture also may assist with:

-Stress, Anxiety and Adrenal Fatigue
-Back ache, muscle aches
-Pre and post sports recovery
-Insomnia or sleep problems
-Muscle pain & tension
-Headaches & Migraines
-Digestive disorders
-Skin Disorders
-Menstrual Disorders

For Hormonal issues:
-Regulating and optimising the menstrual cycle (especially Luteal Phase support)
-Improving rates of natural labour (Labour induction support programs start between 35-38+ weeks.)
-Reducing symptoms during pregnancy such as constipation, nausea, back ache, headache, fatigue and insomnia.

Chinese Medicine is considered safe, but occasionally (as with all health treatments may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases such as superficial bruising at the site of needle insertion).




IVF Support Acupuncture

-Time your treatments in alignment with your cycles to gain maximum benefits

- Works safely pre & post embryo transfer without interfering with medications for fertility.

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Consultations
45 min - 60 min
How it feels
It is the ultimate mini rebalance, especially for those with busy lives and minds.
Once you know your cycle and when your fresh or frozen cycle begins we can prepare the body, relax the nervous system and enhance the Ch'i flow ( Chong and Ren Mai channels in Chinese Medicine) to optimise the body readiness for conception. We discuss and time your appointments to line up perfectly with your cycle.

IVF Support Acupuncture

Acupuncture is generally useful for women undergoing In vitro Fertilization (IVF). In 2002, German researchers found that pregnancy success of IVF may be increased when paired with acupuncture. Studies have also shown that acupuncture may increase relaxation for women.

This type of acupuncture is timed to align to your cycle and optimise the body - it is highly dependant on the individual person but usually starts 1-8 weeks before egg collection.

It takes 3 months for an egg or sperm to fully receive the nutritional benefits of preconception nutrients, so starting early is imperative.

12 weeks preconception support program can be the ultimate complementary medicine assistance for long standing fertility issues.

When the IVF begins we often recommend:
First session: 1-2 weeks before the period is due as usually IVF cycles start on Day 2 of your cycle

Second session: Within the first 14 days of the cycle ( usually when the eggs are growing and drug cycle has started or if it is a frozen treatment this is the pre Embryo Transfer stage).

Third session/s: Pre Embryo Transfer and Post Embryo Transfer

Final Session: Within the 2 week wait after an embryo is transferred to cal the anxiety and support the very earliest stages of pregnancy

Once a positive pregnancy test is confirmed we look at weekly - fortnightly support till the 9 week scan and/ or 12 week morphology scan.

Then optional Acupuncture treatments to help the pregnancy symptoms during 2nd and 3rd trimesters.

Nutritional Medicines

-General Health Nutritional Medicines

-Natural Fertility Support


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Consultations
45 min - 60 min
How it feels
It is the ultimate mini rebalance, especially for those with busy lives and minds.
A less is more approach to natural prescriptions so you won't feel overloaded with supplements to take or massive changes to your diet. In this way changes to your lifestyle and well being are better integrated slowly as they become more permanent.


Complementary Herbal & Nutritional Medicines

Safely used as an adjunct to medical care to assist and support the nutrient requirements for optimal health.

Classically used for assistance with:

- Gastro intestinal complaints.
- Musculoskeletal complaints (pain, arthritis, muscle ache, headache.)
- Menstrual Conditions.
- Menopausal conditions.
- Anxiety and Depression Stress
- Insomnia.
- Fertility support.
- Skin conditions.
- Allergy related conditions
- Energy and fatigue (adrenal health).

Specialised Supplements

We use prescription only high quality nutritional medicines that require a script to obtain. These are not over the counter tablets but high potency products to balance your biology.

Anyone who has a history of a stressful lifestyle, poor diet, OCP use, regular alcohol intake, blood sugar sensitivity, adrenal fatigue, or exposure to chemicals in work can benefit from optimal doses of nutritional medicines.
Nutrient & Functional Testing
We have a range of functional testing that can accurately give insight into different nutritional or functional issues that affect the body. This enhances the treatment tailored specifically to you and gives more focus to the prescriptive nutritional medicines that can be used.
Pura Medica Wellness use the lastest functional nutritional pathology testing through the Clinpath & Nutripath labs.
Food Sensitivity & Intolerance Testing
Whether it be general food intolerances or specified food intolerances, these immune system reactions can evolve into prolonged physical and mental health issues.

-Gliadin Antibodies
-IgG Food Print Testing 5, 40, 92 Food Panels
Genetic Diagnostic Testing
Genetic diagnostic testing can be helpful in identifying and assessing the presence of genetic abnormalities that may be affecting various processes of the body.

MTHFR Test
myDNA Test
Nutrient/Vitamin Testing
The Nutrient and Vitamin testing analyses various nutrients and vitamins to assess for deficiency.

CoQ10
Iron Studies
Copper & Zinc
HTMA

Specialist Testing
This testing analyses lifestyle concerns such as risk for osteoporosis, pyroluria, and other health disturbances as a result of essential fatty acid deficiencies and high saturated fat intake.

Essential Fatty Acids
Osteoporosis Risk Factor (NTX)
Urinary Pyrroles
Hormone Testing
These tests look at different hormones and assess how they may be affecting a patient’s fertility, stress levels, sleep patterns, and other mental and physical states.

Adrenal Hormone Profile
Baseline Hormone Profile (Female/Male)
Baseline & Adrenal Hormone Profile (Female/Male)
Melatonin
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin


Thyroid Hormone Testing
Testing for the presence of issues that may be affecting metabolism and various functions in the body.

Reverse T3
Urinary Iodine
Thyroid Hormone Profile
Thyroid Antibodies