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Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Registered Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner, Registered Acupuncturist, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master and Fertility Lecturer.
Fiona Tassoni is the director and founder of Solaris Health which is a leading fertility health centre for acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and herbal medicine.
Her passion for women’s health and healing over the past 18 years brings a wealth of knowledge in the area of gynaecology and infertility.
Fiona graduated from Victoria University of Technology in 2001 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture) and then went on to complete her Masters of Applied Science at RMIT in 2012 in Chinese Herbal Medicine. Other licenses and accreditations include Chinese Medicine Registration Board, Victoria Member (AHPRA); Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS); and Iyengar Yoga teaching certificate from Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute (RIMYI) 2004.
Fiona has trained under Dr Steven Clavey who has written two textbooks for Chinese medicine practitioners, namely, “Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, Third Edition” and; “Fluid Physiology and Pathology in Traditional Chinese Medicine.” Steven also edits a professional journal of Chinese medicine called The Lantern. Fiona has also trained under other fertility experts such as Dr Randine Lewis, Dr Debra Betts, Dr Kirsten Wolfe, and Dr Clare Pyers, all of whom are specialists in treating women’s disorders, with a special interest in infertility and gynaecology.
Fiona has an empathic and compassionate approach to find a person’s or couple’s tailored health solution while working intuitively and from a totally integrative perspective.
Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique that can have a prominent place in modern life. This is especially true for those seeking help with pain relief, stress reduction and a variety of health conditions that the practice has been shown to alleviate. This ancient art involves the insertion of very fine needles superficially into Acupuncture points to regulate energy. Such needles are used in combinations to treat a wide variety of health disorders.
Cupping involves placing warmed glass cups on specific points on the body to create a vacuum. This draws the skin and underlying muscle upwards, stimulating the flow of blood and circulation. Generally, the cups are left in place for about 10 minutes (typical range is 5–15 minutes).
When used in conjunction with Western fertility treatments, acupuncture increases conception rates by 26%. A recent study from Tel Aviv University reports, “When combining IUI with TCM treatments, 65.5% of the test group were able to conceive, compared with 39.4% of the control group, who received no herbal or acupuncture therapy.”