RM, age 44 had been running through the fertility journey ringer by the time she came to me at Acubalance for acupuncture. She already had three unsuccessful medicated (Clomid) IUI cycles before she and her husband then...
Men who watch TV for approximately three hours per day will have a significantly lower sperm count than those who watch less. In fact, this study showed the sperm count of these men decreases by 50%!
With today's easy access to new technology, almost everyone has a smart phone. Most of my patients come in phone in hand and use it to track their cycles and help calculate their ovulation.
Today, I was researching on Pub Med, searching for more information on fertility. I stumbed upon a study that shows how Chinese herbal medicine is a great benefit in the treatment of endomtriosis. I have blogged about the treatment of endometriosis before but this study was slightly different.
Women who have not yet achieved a pregnancy often need a small adjustment to help them become more fertile. This adjustment in their life can be found in many different forms such as diet, lifestyle, acupuncture, or herbal therapy.
Endometriosis is one of the conditions I truly enjoy treating in my practice. Results can be easily seen (ie painful periods improve) and with the use of traditional Chinese Medicine we can have very effective results and relatively quick relief.
Having the experience of going through a miscarriage can be mentally, physically, and spiritually traumatic. Some women have gone through this process several times without a reason as to why even after multiple tests show everything looks "fine." The way that Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at the body is different than that of Western medicine.
In Chinese medicine, we look at the body as a whole. If you are not healthy, the body shows signs and symptoms of sub-optimal health such as fatigue, headaches, insomnia, acne, constipation and possibly infertility!