women's health & acupuncture, melbourne
Robert has over a decades experience in working with patients who have women's health related concerns. He is renowned in the inner north west for his knowledge and experience with in this area. He has good relationships with particular reproductive specialists, midwives, gynaecologists and obstetricians in Melbourne and believes in the integration of natural and conventional approaches.
Women can present with debilitating symptoms, from pain to hormone imbalances that can disturb the quality of life for those experiencing them. Robert has a particular interest in working with women who have been diagnosed with endometriosis, adenomyosis, period pain and PCOS.
There is ongoing research about how acupuncture and herbal medicine can assist with the management of certain women's health related symptoms and you should consult with your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture and natural medicine may be able to assist you.
If you are interested in making an appointment with Robert or would like to know if acupuncture if appropriate for you, please feel free to contact Robert at the clinic on 03 9337 8572 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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