Spring Acupuncture Clinic Springwood Queensland

The Medicine of Spring

What is the medicine of Spring?

We are a wholistic fertility and pregnancy clinic that offers you a calming and peaceful space for you to enhance and optimise your fertility, pregnancy and hormonal health. At Spring we combine a variety of ancient medicines with modern science to get that baby of yours into your arms and you living your life to the fullest.

We support all those on the journey… 

Those who are thinking about starting their family in the near future and want to hit the ground running with the best fertility health possible. 

Those who are already on their fertility journey and are needing some assistance. 

Those who are currently growing their beautiful baby in their belly and want to thrive all the way up and through the birth of their beautiful baby. 

Those who are in need of a little nurturing and rebalancing after their baby has come into the world. 

As well as those that are beyond the years of creating life and simply want to harmonise their hormones and live their best life.

It is our mission to create healthy, thriving, fertile parents who will go on to have healthy thriving children and lives.

We believe life is beautiful, no matter the challenges it throws our way, and Spring is here for you so that you can remove the fear, the pain, the grief, the sadness, the discomfort, the hopelessness, and really begin to see the beauty within every moment of this life you are creating, both yours and your baby’s.

Meet Spring’s Medicine Women

Dr Leigh Moir  

MRMed BHlthSci (Acu)
Acupuncturist / Fertility Coach / Esoteric Healer

Leigh’s Qualifications:

  • Master of Reproductive Medicine
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)
  • Master of Infertility (Note: this is a self appointed qualification that Leigh feels only those that have travelled the path of infertility for a number of years can truly master ~ If you know, you know…)
  • Qualified Esoteric Acupuncturist
  • Qualified Fertile Life TM  Practitioner
  • Qualified Practitioner of NLP
  • Qualified Hypnotist
  • Level III Qi-Fit Qigong Instructor
  • Member of The Institute of Functional Medicine (currently completing certification)
  • Diploma of Paramedical Science
  • Co-Founder of Shamanic Heart Medicine

Leigh is the founder of Spring and is a passionate and qualified fertility mentor. She thrives when working with those who are ready to call in their own child, be it naturally or with IVF. Her mission is to align the whole-self with ones truth and purpose, and if part of your truth and purpose is to be a mother or father in this life, then Leigh is the fertility mentor for you.

She believes that when one is in full alignment with their own unique truth and purpose [on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual], they become deeply connected to their unborn child and the natural progression from this state is the ultimate experience; bringing your baby into your arms.

Leigh worked many years as an Anaesthetic Technician at the Mater Mothers Hospital here in Brisbane and has gone on to complete extensive Chinese Medicine studies as well as her Masters in Reproductive Medicine through the University of New South Wales.

Through combining her vast Western and Eastern medical knowledge with powerful linguistics and esoteric elements, what results in your sessions with Leigh is a wholistic approach to your fertility, that is not offered by any others in this field. Leigh is able to assist her clients to achieve their fertility and health goals through guiding them to the basic foundations of a fertile mind, body and soul, with resoundingly positive effects on all areas of life.

However, it was Leigh’s own fertility journey that took her on a deep dive into what it really means to navigate your way through the darkness of infertility. And… what it takes to come out the other side; baby in arms, with a heart that was once cracked open from the heartache of an empty womb, to one that used these cracks to expand and open up to in the incredible amount of love that only a mother can have for the child she has yearned for for so long.

Leigh strongly believes that through optimising your health on a physical, physiological, psychological and spiritual level, you will find true alignment, and your whole self in an optimised state that provides you with all that is required for you to successfully navigate your own personal and individual fertility journey.

Spring Acupuncture Leigh Moir
Leigh Moir - Master of Reproductive Medicine<br />
Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)<br />
Master of Infertility (Note: this is a self appointed qualification that Leigh feels only those that have travelled the path of infertility for a number of years can truly master ~ If you know, you know…)<br />
Qualified Esoteric Acupuncturist<br />
Qualified Fertile Life TM  Practitioner<br />
Qualified Practitioner of NLP<br />
Qualified Hypnotist<br />
Level III Qi-Fit Qigong Instructor<br />
Member of The Institute of Functional Medicine (currently completing certification)<br />
Diploma of Paramedical Science<br />
Co-Founder of Shamanic Heart Medicine
Philippa Dunstan  BHlthSci (Acu)<br />
(Acupuncturist / Hypnotist)

Philippa Dunstan

BHlthSci (Acu)
Acupuncturist / Hypnotist

Philippa’s Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)
  • Qualified Hypnotist
  • Qualified Fertile Life TM  Practitioner
  • Intuitive Mother since 2022

Philippa’s journey into natural medicine began with a deep burning desire to support women at all stages of life. As her knowledge and experience expanded, so did this passion. Her medicine of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is just the foundation of the genuine love, trust, and support she has to offer those needing to bring themselves and their health back into harmony and balance. Philippa loves to work closely with women and couples that are ready to grow and expand, not only their knowledge of their bodies, but align themselves holistically with the life they envision.

Philippa truely embodies her medicine and she saw herself dive deeper into it as she began her very own fertility journey. She personally knows of the burning desire to become a mother. Of the preparation required of the body, mind, and soul for calling a child into the womb. Her experience of this journey was a deeply emotional, spiritual and physical one, that shifted who she is not only as a mother, but as as the incredible practitioner that she is today. Her baby making skills are next level.

Carmen Harmon

Womb Hara Massage Therapist / Aromatherapist / Pregnancy Massage Therapist / LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE THERAPIST

Carmen’s Qualifications:

  • Qualified Womb Hara Massage Therapist
  • Qualified Aromatherapist
  • Qualified Pregnancy Massage Therapist (appointments coming 2023)

Carmen is an integrative Womb Hara Massage Practitioner, Massage Therapist and Aromatherapist. She is highly trained in rebozo, moxibustion and yoni steaming, and share’s these practices throughout her sessions with the women that come to her.

Carmen’s ‘WHY’:

‘My passion for holistic healing and re-integration of the heart and womb connection started from the very moment I birthed my second child into the world, at home and surrounded by my incredible support team. This was an extremely transformative period for me, that sent me into the depths of my own self, into my own heart and womb, and from there the real magic of this journey began.

As my transformation began, so did my awareness to the need of a deeper connection, support and self-alignment, we women deserve as we transition into the mother when birthing each of our children. This process literally opened me up to my own purpose in this life.

It brings me so much joy working with women as they navigate their own journey, helping and guiding them to establish a deeper connection to self, to their heart and to their womb. Our womb is our key to the embodied feminine awakening. It is our gateway to birthing all our creations, be it your child, a project or anything we desire.

The therapy I offer also works through many layers to help release any stored trauma from the body; birthing traumas, fertility traumas, emotional traumas, physical traumas, spiritual traumas. As women we tend to hold our past traumas in our body, in our womb. My own path to healing has given me an insight into what the women I work with need, deserve and desire.’

Carman Harmon<br />
(Womb Hara Massage Therapist / Aromatherapist / Pregnancy Massage Therapist)
Rachel Vujcich   BHlthSci (Acu)<br />
(Acupuncturist / Male Fertility Expert / Fertility Yoga Teacher)

Rachel Holdaway

BHlthSci (Acu)
Acupuncturist / Male Fertility Expert / Fertility Yoga Teacher

Rachel’s Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)
  • Qualified Fertility Yoga Teacher
  • Qualified Fertile Life TM  Practitioner
  • Trained in the Healthy Male Method – Andrology Australia
  • Trained in Male Factor Infertility: a training program for assisted reproductive technology specialists
  • Completed training in Androgen Use, Misuse and Abuse
  • Completed training in Diabetes and its impact on male reproductive and sexual health
  • Qualified Integrative TCM Practitioner : Treating Male Infertility

It is our pleasure for you to meet our incredibly experienced sperm expert… These days, Rachel spends a lot of time thinking about and studying all things to do with sperm. Yup, when you know you have a talent for something you just have to flow with it and Rachel just seems to innately understand how to optimise male health to create healthy babies.

Perhaps Rachel’s passion for male fertility is partly due to growing up with six brothers… Though, at the heart of it, Rachel expresses that a big part of her mission within her medicine, is to lighten the load of her many female clients struggling to get their partners to change anything to improve their sperm, and ultimately their own chances of having a baby.

It didn’t take Rachel long after entering the fertility space to realise that male fertility was being largely overlooked. She saw female clients who were doing everything they could to optimise their own fertility and get pregnant, but ultimately were dealing with sperm issues that were just not getting the same (and much needed) attention.

It still frustrates the hell out of Rachel that women often take on more than their share of the burden in the face of fertility challenges, so you could say she is passionate about evening up the playing field, and empowering the guys to step up with evidence based tools and strategies.

A big part of Rachel’s work is spent educating her male fertility clients on the tried and tested ways they can improve their sperm, and encouraging them to stay consistent, day-to-day, for the fastest results possible. She is the ultimate sperm coach.

The fact is, there is a large and ever-growing body of research on how lifestyle and environmental factors affect sperm health, for better or worse, in as little as 12 weeks! And sharing this knowledge far and wide is her passion.

Stress reduction is a very common factor for her male fertility clients. Whether it’s stress from work or fertility challenges. Elevated cortisol (the “stress hormone”) can mess with sperm big time. So many of Rachel’s regular acupuncture clients are looking for help to shift their bodies and minds out of “survival mode”. Nothing makes her happier than seeing stressed-out clients float down the stairs as they leave the clinic looking like the weight of the world has been lifted off their shoulders.

Ash Gordon

BHlthSci (Acu)
Japanese Acupuncturist

Ash’s Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement)
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)
  • post-graduate Masters in Chinese Herbal Medicine (currently completing)
  • Qualified in Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture
  • Qualified in Manaka Treatments Protocols

Ash holds a Bachelor of Health Science (TCM), a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) and a Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) and further study in Japanese Acupuncture. Prior to going back to university at the ripe age of 28, Ash was a middle-school teacher, desiring more. Inspired by his acupuncturist at the time, the idea of study was presented. 3.5 years of intense study found Ash having a severe stroke with only 6 months of study to go. The event was life-changing and only solidified his desire to complete his degree and help others.
Graduating from Southern School of Natural Therapies in 2012, he worked as a Chinese Medicine doctor in the family clinic with his Mum and sister. This was a true blessing whilst recovering – finding joy for several years assisting people reach optimal health. Working with pregnant women runs in the family, so naturally, fertility and pregnancy acupuncture is his passion; however, Ash also has a strong interest in pain, sleeping and digestive issues and emotional difficulties, just to name a few.
Currently furthering his education doing post-graduate Masters in Chinese Herbal Medicine to assist further in regulation of these issues. Ash is a Bowen Therapist, used in conjunction with acupuncture, if required, to help with muscular and skeletal issues. Ash and his wife relocated to Brisbane in 2020. Ash is passionate about the gift of appreciation for our body, mind and soul. Fulfilled by the ability to help empower people to attain better and optimal health it is an honour to be a part of every client’s health journey.

Yasmin Buys

(Joining us in 2025)

BHlthSci (Acu)
Acupuncturist

Yasmin’s Qualifications :

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)
  • Bachelor of Nursing

Jess Dunn

Holographic Kinetics Practitioner

Jess is a Holographic Kinetics Practitioner and Intuitive Healer. Jess is a woman who knows how to hold safe space. Your story is not “too big” or “too heavy”. You are not crazy, overreacting or broken. She welcomes you to unburden yourself of your emotional load and be witnessed, to be seen and accepted just as you are – your perfectly imperfect self. It is her mission to bring women back to themselves, to feel safe in their body and have their experiences validated. From this deeply anchored place, we can sit in the eye of the storm together and find a clear empowered way forward out of your trauma, conditioning and karmic cycles, so that you can live the life you deserve. 

Jess first spent 10 years in a hairdressing career, where her salon chair resembled more of a therapist couch. One thing became clear after sitting with thousands of clients from all walks of life; we are all hardwired for connection. We crave to be seen, heard, validated and to feel safe. After a health journey and a big twist of fate, Jess spent the next decade diving into natural therapies and healing modalities from around the world. During her healing training, she managed a multi modality clinic which gave her a deep understanding of natural therapies and the client healing journey. 

Jess’s journey to motherhood was a deeply spiritual one. After working meticulously with acupuncturists and naturopaths, a transformational shift came from multiple healing sessions to break intergenerational familial conflict and past life sexual trauma, which cleared the path for her Spirit babies to come to her. Jess has a passion for unpacking your family’s history, programming and trauma to heal your and your children’s lives. She also loves to work with assisting families to integrate and heal together throughout the growth stages and ever changing dynamics of life.

Jess’s training in Holographic Kinetics and the knowledge she has gained from her Tibetan Buddhist mentors, has taught her how tangible life and our perceived realities truly is. Nothing is stuck, fixed or forever. What a relief! With the client’s intent, will and openness to change, anything is possible. When we can see how our painful past experiences can impact our present reality and future, then we can lean into the understanding that the physical, emotional and spiritual healing that you decide to do today can positively impact you just as powerfully.

Jess’s Qualifications:

  • Qualified Holographic Kinetics Practitioner
  • Intuitive Healer
Jess Dunn<br />
(Holographic Kinetics Practitioner)
Ruth Kirk  BHSc (Nat)<br />
(Naturopath / Nutritionist)

Ruth Kirk

BHSc (Nat)
Naturopath / Nutritionist

Ruth’s Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopath)
  • Trained Practitioner of Microba Insights

Ruth is the consulting Naturopath at Spring with a passion for helping people with long-standing health and fertility issues. Ruth’s goal is to explore and address the underlying patterns of your symptoms and pathology, while providing guidance on diet, lifestyle and supplement choices to promote optimal fertility – within both natural and assisted cycles. 

In her career, Ruth has worked with many leading natural health businesses as both a clinician and as a writer. Her dedication to delving into medical science combined with drawing knowledge from her network of health experts truly sets her apart.

Her expertise lies in looking at the bigger picture – the patterns that emerge in your symptoms and blood tests to determine the best course of action – leaving no stone unturned.  Her vision is to help people who feel like they’ve been going in circles (despite their best efforts) to reach their goals – no matter how long the road has been. 

With a clear understanding of your health history, Ruth develops a Care Plan that aligns with your goals. This is designed to give you the information you need to feel clarity moving forward, with prescribed strategies and supplements to achieve best results.

With your best health in mind, a unique Care Plan provides a  systematic ‘road map’ to restoring balance, which is in harmony with all the other care you are receiving (at Spring or with your specialists and healthcare providers). 

Provided the right support, Ruth is confident that you’ll see marked improvements, whether your issues are related to digestive, hormonal or immune health.

Ruth’s special areas of interest:

  • Digestive and microbiome health (IBS and chronic digestive issues)
  • Female reproductive issues (Endometriosis, PCOS, PMS, vaginal dysbiosis)
  • Nutritional health (Optimizing diet, managing nutritional deficiencies e.g. vegan eating or food restriction)
  • Hormonal imbalances (Thyroid health, ovulation symptoms, premenstrual and menstrual symptoms, mood changes, low libido)
  • Immune health (Autoimmune disease and chronic infections)

Rachel Howe

 

NEUROPROTECTIVE DEVELOPMENTAL CARE PRACTITIONER (POSSUMS) / MASTER REIKI PRACTIONER

Rachel’s Qualifications

  • Reiki Master
  • Reiki Master Teacher Trainer (in progress)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • Mental Health Endorsement
  • Graduate Diploma in Perinatal Mental Health (in progress)
  • Training in Neuroprotective Developmental Care (Possums Program)

Rachel is called to educate women about Matrescence – the physical, emotional, spiritual, hormonal, cognitive and social transition to becoming a mother. It is the birth of a mother.

Led by maternal wisdom (and a bit of science), Rachel’s blend of energetic and somatic therapies allow her to hold space for women and mothers; to tune into areas of depletion within the subtle bodies, and facilitate the clearing, balancing, nourishing and healing needed to find trust and safety wherever they are on their Matrescence journey. Rachel supports women from pre-conception through to motherhood, and within the energetic space has a special interest in trauma processing and creating safety and trust within the body.

 

 

Freeda Tea

(Joining us in June 2024)

 

 

Freeda’s Qualifications

  • BSci, GradCert Int Women’s Health & Human Rights
  • Period Educator & Consultant
  • Womb & Abdominal Massage Therapist
  • Soul Circles & Immersion Event Host

 

 

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We help couples trying to conceive naturally or with IVF, increase their likelihood of a healthy conception by providing evidence based fertility acupuncture that has been reported in respected medical journals*. Our accredited acupuncturists are also experts in natural pregnancy support as well as the treatment of chronic and acute back pain, digestion issues, stress and anxiety, low moods, insomnia, headaches and migraines.

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