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Chinese Medicine for Endometriosis Treatment

Jan 07, 2013

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.

Pre Conception Care and IVF Success or Natural Pregnancy

Jan 07, 2013
Women who have not yet achieved a pregnancy often need a small adjustment to help them become more fertile. This life-adjustment can be a change in diet, lifestyle, acupuncture, or herbal therapy. It takes months for an egg to go through a recruitment process before it will be released to hopefully meet and be fertilized by waiting sperm.

Unexplained Miscarriage - Chinese Medicine can Help

Dec 12, 2012

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.

Thinking of a Home Birth?

Nov 14, 2012
Recently MacDiarmid, Health Minister of BC and former president of the B.C. Medical Association, said "there wasn't any difference between the outcomes for moms and babies whether they were at home or in a hospital." This show of support is a first of its kind from a goverment representative.

Infertility: A Sign of Possible Sub-Optimal Health

Nov 03, 2012

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!

Everyone is talking about optimizing male fertility

Oct 25, 2012

There was a great article in the Georgia Straight last week interviewing Dr. Al Yuzpe of Olive Fertility Centre. The article outlined many lifestyle choices that can impact male fertility. Things such as age, smoking, hot tubs and carrying your cell phone in your front pocket.

Painful Periods - Acupuncture Is Effective

Oct 22, 2012

Acupuncture can be more effective in decreasing menstrual pain than some medications. Next time you are experiencing dysmenorrhea (period pain), you may want to reach for your local acupuncturist instead of medication!

Sunshine and Your Fertility - Both Men and Women

Oct 17, 2012

Another study has shown the benefits of vitamin D and the health of our fertility.  

In male fertility, this study showed a reduction in both sperm motility and sperm count with abdnormal levels of vitamin D. Not only was sperm affected but testicular abnormalities were also identified.

Want to lower your chance of a c-section? The Amish might have the answer.

Oct 15, 2012

A recent study out of Southern Wisconsin, followed 418 Amish women, who delivered 927 babies.

The Happiness Bug

Oct 15, 2012

An elaborate study involving close to 5000 participants and conducted over a 20-year period confirms what we all know to be true: happiness is contagious. That is, if one given person is happy, their friends are more likely to be more happy, and not only that, but even their friends' friends' friends are more likely to feel happier too! The benefits seem to spread to up to three degrees in separation.