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Tips for a Smooth Embryo Transfer Day

Oct 02, 2018

For anyone undergoing IVF, embryo transfer day can be an anxious one - especially if you have never done it before and don’t quite know what to expect. I have had the honour of being part of hundreds of embryo transfers, performing acupuncture onsite at the fertility clinic around this procedure.

One Thing You Can Do To Increase Your Chance of a Successful Transfer by 15%

Oct 02, 2018

You’re almost there! You’ve gone through all the tests, the injections and the nail-biting suspense of waiting for the phone call to see how your embryos are. You are finally at the top of the proverbial IVF mountain. As a fertility acupuncturist, one of my favourite ways to support couples going through the fertility journey is to meet you at the top of the mountain for a treatment on the day of embryo transfer.

Low Level Laser Light Therapy (LLLT) in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis

Oct 02, 2018

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis affecting millions globally. It occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down and degenerate over time.

Symptoms

OA symptoms often develop slowly and worsen over time. Signs and symptoms of OA include:

7 Ways To Naturally Care For Your Breasts

Oct 02, 2018

October is breast cancer awareness month – and as breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women, with 26,300 women diagnosed in 2017, it’s important to consider that we’re all at risk. Rarely, breast cancer is also diagnosed in men – there were 230 new cases in Canada in 2017. Chances are you know and love someone who has, or has had, breast cancer. In honor of this, I’d like to share some strategies to proactively reduce your risk.

Pumpkin: Not Just a Projectile

Oct 01, 2018

This time of year, there seems to be an endless stream of things you can do with pumpkin: Beer, pie, wine, soup, lattes. What is it about this vegetable that inspires so much creativity?

Integrating Eastern and Western Medicine for the Treatment Hair Loss

Sep 25, 2018

Hair loss can be frustrating and embarrassing, and since there are so many factors that contribute to healthy hair production, finding the root cause of hair loss can be even more frustrating. But there’s a lot we can do to dig for the reason why this hair loss is happening, and what we can do to prevent more loss and even regrow hair.

Investigating

Sleep, Exercise and Hormones.

Sep 25, 2018

Sleep More

Sleep is SO important for your hormone function and bodily processes. When you get a proper amount of sleep (between 6 and 8 hours per night), your body is able to produce sufficient hormones (including DHEA) and neurochemicals. 

PCOS Awareness Month: My Top Four Supplements

Sep 24, 2018

PCOS represents one of the most common reasons a couple may have trouble conceiving. What better time than PCOS Awareness Month to revisit the best supplements for this very common syndrome.

Complications In Pregnancy and Acupuncture, Can Complete Placenta Previa Be Treated Naturally?

Sep 24, 2018
I have had the opportunity to treat a handful of patients over the years who have been diagnosed with placenta previa. This is a condition in pregnancy where the placenta forms too low in the uterus. This is a dangerous condition as the placenta covers the opening to the cervix and can detach early in labor. If the placenta doesn't move away from the cervix these pregnancies will end with a cesarean (C- Section).

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