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
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
Philippa Dunstan  BHlthSci (Acu)
(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.

Carman Harmon

Womb Hara Massage Therapist / Aromatherapist / Pregnancy Massage 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
(Womb Hara Massage Therapist / Aromatherapist / Pregnancy Massage Therapist)
Rachel Vujcich   BHlthSci (Acu)
(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.

Alice Whitehouse

BHlthSci (Acu)
Japanese Acupuncturist

Alice’s Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)
  • Qualified in Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture
  • Qualified in Manaka Treatments Protocols

Alice is Spring’s highly trained Japanese acupuncturist. Alice initially joined the Spring team to cover Leigh whilst she was on maternity leave, but she felt so at home and developed such a deeper passion for helping women and couples conceive, that she just never left. But our patient’s could not be happier, as she has since gone on to make sooooo many Spring babies.

Alice’s medicine naturally flows into a more Japanese style of acupuncture, which suits her gentle and nurturing nature. Since graduating from her Bachelor of Health Science degree, Alice has continued extensive studies into natural fertility and pregnancy health enhancing techniques, including Kiiko Matsumoto and Manaka style acupuncture.

To add to her already extensive knowledge on natural medicines, Alice is currently undertaking a diploma of Nutrition to further support her patients to achieve their desired outcomes. Alice’s treatment results are true testament to her continued dedication to her medicine.

Alice’s passion for holistic health care was inspired by her own family’s commitment to health and wellness, as she comes from a family of nurses, midwives and pathologists. Alice always knew she wanted a career in health, but also knew that the main stream medical system’s way of doing ‘health’ wasn’t for her, and wasn’t always getting the results many people were needing. Hence, the pull of acupuncture lured her in, and she never looked back.

As a practitioner Alice wholeheartedly believes her mission is to help our community achieve their health and family goals. Her innate desire to combine the best of Western Medicine with that of natural and functional medicine, has given her a incredible ability to achieve outstanding results for her patients.

Alice offers a truely holistic approach to healthcare like no other as she aims to understand all your specific health concerns and individual needs for optimal outcomes. Using a variety of natural medicine tools she can address your fertility, pregnancy and overall health needs from a holistic stand point.

With every treatment you receive from Alice you will instantly feel like you have found the natural health practitioner for you. She will make you feel more at home than you do on your own couch. She will be your biggest cheerleader as she guides you to achieving all that your heart and health desires in this life.

Alice Whitehouse  BHlthSci (Acu)
(Japanese Acupuncturist)
Julie Constantine   Adv Dip of Applied Science

Julie Constantine

Adv Dip of Applied Science (TCM/Acu)
Acupuncturist / TCM herbalist

Julie’s Qualifications :

• Advanced Dip of TCM and Advanced Dip of Applied science

• Certificate in Point Injection Therapy

• Certificate in clinical internship, Hang Zhou China

• Certificate Australian Bush Flower Essence

Julie is a highly qualified and accredited Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine herbalist. She has well over 20 years clinical experience treating clients, and achieves astounding results within every single session. Trust us, you don’t need to travel all the way to China to get an authentic and effective acupuncture session, as Julie has you covered right here in Brisbane.

In 2010, Julie completed a three-month clinical internship at the Zhejiang Hospital in Hangzhou, China, and has brought this knowledge back with her to Australia to offer this powerful and natural medicine to her community.

Julie has a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. She  acknowledges the person as a whole, including the body, mind and spirit. She has a warm, caring nature and listens openly to all your health needs. Her treatments leave you feeling empowered and in control of your health.

Julie’s passion is in treating women’s health, menopausal symptoms, labour inductions, menstruation issues, fertility, balancing psycho-emotional levels, stress and anxiety conditions.

She has a life-times worth of clinical experience with treating painful conditions on all levels of the physical, emotional and mental being. Her extensive training and experience allows her to be a master in many areas of health, including muscular-skeletal pain during pregnancy, back/neck and shoulder, & pain of the heart (emotional pain, grief and loss).

Julie is also a highly skilled and trained Chinese Medicine herbalist and is your go to for all things herbs to improve your fertility, hormones, and general health.

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
(Holographic Kinetics Practitioner)
Ruth Kirk  BHSc (Nat)
(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)

Monica Seelig

Dip App Sc (Acu), Cert Chin Herbs

ACUPUNCTURIST / CHINESE HERBALIST

Monica’s Qualifications

  • Diploma Applied Science (Acupuncture)
  • Certificate Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Certificate Point Injection Therapy

 

Monica brings to Spring a vast wealth of knowledge accumulated over 27 years of clinical practice and a lifetimes interest in natural medicine.  She has a great love of nature and felt an affinity with Chinese Medicine for its view of the body as a whole, recognising the interconnectedness of the body, mind and spirit.  She has worked in physiotherapy and general acupuncture clinics, but her interests have always been in the areas of women’s health, menstrual issues, fertility, and pregnancy.

Coming late to motherhood, having children and her late 30s and early 40s, Monica understands the hurdles that many face on their journey to motherhood.  She has had 2 wonderful pregnancies and beautiful natural births and is passionate about supporting and empowering every woman to glow throughout their motherhood journey, from pre-conception, pregnancy, birth and beyond.   She knows that having a baby is one of the most amazing things you will ever do. Whether your fertility journey is natural or assisted, with Monica’s warm and caring nature and gentle acupuncture treatments, rest assured it will be a fully supported and relaxing one.

Monica also has a special interest in painful conditions and digestive and stress disorders.  She believes the beauty of Chinese Medicine lies in its focus on what ideal health looks like and utilises acupuncture and Chinese herbs to help you improve and maintain your health, thereby optimising fertility.

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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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