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Are you missing the beat? How our internal "rhythm" affects hormonal balance and why this is important for fertilityJun 13, 2021 | Mariana Carranza, R.Ac
You don’t have to be a great dancer to have happy hormones, but your brain does. Your brain works through signaling pulses - hormones like GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) in your hypothalamus, FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), and LH ( leutenizing hormone) from your anterior pituitary gland in your brain, which regulate your menstrual cycle and ovulation, are dependent on these pulses.
Apr 13, 2021 | Mariana Carranza, R.Ac
Let’s begin by taking a look at what polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is to understand how we can resolve this condition with a natural and integrative approach. PCOS is a complex hormonal disorder that affects 6 to 10% of women of childbearing age and can present differently in each person.
Apr 01, 2021 | Mariana Carranza, R.Ac
There is a common misconception that getting an egg fertilized is the true challenge when trying to conceive, however, the ability of a fertilized egg (embryo) to continue developing and implant is a much bigger issue. Embryo development is a hefty process that requires a high amount of energy. Only about a third of embryos survive to become a baby. The reason why most fertilized eggs struggle to become a successful pregnancy lies in the DNA.
Mar 06, 2021 | Mariana Carranza, R.Ac
The male factor of fertility is often overlooked yet 50% of the cases of infertility are due to male pathology. As a matter of fact, semen quality has seen a steep decline in the last three decades and assisted reproductive technology is limited for men. The go-to medical solution only offers Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) where the sperm is injected into the egg after an IVF egg retrieval.
Jan 25, 2021 | Mariana Carranza, R.Ac
Acupuncture Dose - How many treatments to improve fertility & IVF success