Acubalance is pleased to announce the addition of Facial Fridays! Christina Ceconni has opened her schedule to offer 90 minute facial acupuncture and low level light therapy (LLLT) treatments. What better way to end your week or start your weekend than with a truly restorative treatment that is...
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Most people believe that working hard, following through, organizing, and planning lead to success. We see evidence of this everywhere from our professional lives to personal endeavors. This idea is part of a “grit narrative” that we tell ourselves. Push through; work hard; persevere! So why does it seem like this doesn’t apply to fertility? You track ovulation, get focussed, change your diet, check cervical fluid, do blood work on days 3 and 21, attend endless appointments, get sperm analysis, yet somehow never get closer to your goal.
The other day a patient asked me why her IVF doctor was using a specific protocol for her current cycle. It was her second round, and the medications and schedule were different this time. I explained that her doctor has a "fertility tool kit" that she can draw from; that new drugs and protocols are coming out all the time and that, based on research trials, her doctor chose what she believed was the best way forward for her individual case. This conversation got me thinking about my own tool kit, because Chinese medicine can sometimes be thought of strictly as Acupuncture. However, there are several modalities that I use with my patients, and I base those decisions on each individual pattern.
I am reminded that it is PCOS Awareness Month, which has brought to mind one of my favourite PCOS cases..
When Amy first presented, she had finally been diagnosed with PCOS by an endocrinologist via ultrasound. Up until then, her cycles were irregular and infrequent, only occurring naturally up to 2-3 times per year.
Laser For Fertility Success Story - Combining the Ancient Wisdom of Chinese Medicine with Cold Laser LLLTSep 11, 2017
I am passionate about Chinese medicine and its methods that allow my patients to experience life changing results.
There are so many things which can damage male fertility. Men are told to stay away from hot tubs, pesticides, beer, processed foods and dozens of other fertility slashing things. What if there was one simple thing that men can add into their lives which would boost both sperm motility and morphology? Wouldn't you want to try it?
The knees are an important joint for basic mobility. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most commonly injured. We’ve recently attracted quite a few knee pain patients the past couple of months and have had overwhelming success using our signature laser acupuncture treatments.