Fer­til­ity ‘ re­sort’ is born

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHAR­LIE PEEL

A CLINIC of­fer­ing Townsville women and fam­i­lies fer­til­ity and holis­tic health so­lu­tions has opened its doors in Mt Louisa.

The Aus­tralian Na­tional Fer­til­ity clinic is not your runof- the- mill health prac­tice; its lux­u­ri­ous sur­rounds ap­pear more like a re­sort than a ster­ile clinic.

And that’s the main idea be­hind Chi­nese medicine prac­ti­tioner Scott Martin’s third North Queens­land prac­tice.

He be­lieves he can achieve bet­ter re­sults when his pa­tients are in a re­lax­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

The spec­tac­u­lar views and fa­cil­i­ties at the new clinic’s High Vista Drive premises, leased through Donna Sands Bou­tique Prop­erty, of­fer just that.

Mr Martin said the ex­pan­sion of his prac­tices was due to an in­creas­ing de­mand for al­ter­na­tive fer­til­ity and holis­tic health so­lu­tions.

“More and more peo­ple are recog­nis­ing that there are so­lu­tions avail­able as al­ter­na­tives to tra­di­tional IVF that have proven lev­els of suc­cess and are less in­tru­sive,” Mr Martin said.

“The clin­i­cal suc­cess

rates of the fer­til­ity pro­grams de­liv­ered in my Mackay- based prac­tice are at 91 per cent and this has been a ma­jor driver to the prac­tice ex­pand­ing through­out North Queens­land.

“Our aim is to re­solve the con­di­tions that pre­vent women from fall­ing preg­nant and al­low them to con­ceive the nat­u­ral way.

“Tra­di­tional Chi­nese Medicine has been around for 2000 years and acupuncture is used as a tool in al­most ev­ery mode of mod­ern medicine.

“It can help treat ev­ery­thing from the flu to back pain, di­ges­tive or pe­riod is­sues to com­plex health prob­lem.

“There is a rea­son that this type of treat­ment has sur­vived for thou­sands of years and is now be­com­ing a part of the fab­ric of health so­lu­tions in the com­mu­nity.”

Mr Martin grew up in Townsville and now lives in Air­lie Beach where he runs another clinic. He said he planned to base him­self in Townsville and hoped to have an op­por­tu­nity to em­ploy more lo­cal staff in the near fu­ture. Scott Martin Acupuncture and Aus­tralian Na­tional Fer­til­ity is a reg­is­tered Chi­nese medicine prac­ti­tioner with Aus­tralian Health Prac­tice Reg­u­la­tory Agency, Chi­nese Medicine Board of Aus­tralia and Aus­tralian Acupuncture and Chi­nese Medicine As­so­ci­a­tion. The prac­tice is also reg­is­tered for all pri­vate health re­bates.

Pic­ture: SHAE BE­PLATE

SOOTH­ING EN­VI­RON­MENT: Acupunc­tur­ist Scott Martin at his new Townsville prac­tice.

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