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You Know You're Doing Something Right When A Patient Walks in With a Cane But Forgets It After Their Treatment

Apr 02, 2019

This happened to me recently and it brings so much joy to my practice knowing we can offer relief for those who are in pain.  

The Magical Disappearing Patient

Mar 28, 2019

If you’ve ever seen me in the clinic then you know I love the updates. When I haven’t heard from a patient in a little while, I’ll always send over a quick note to see how they’re doing. How did your cycle go? Are you finished the cleanse? Have the improvements held out? How are the herbs going? It’s a great way to get continuity of care while tracking successes and seeing where improvements are needed.

Endometriosis and Mayan Abdominal Massage

Mar 27, 2019

Throughout the month of March we have been promoting awareness of Endometriosis. This is a painful, sometimes debilitating condition that can cause fertility problems. It has been estimated that it affects 10-15% of women between the ages of 24 -40 years of age. However, the numbers are most likely even higher as it often takes many years to get properly diagnosed. This is a significant number of women of reproductive age affected.

Laser fertility plus acupuncture boost IVF

Mar 27, 2019

I interviewed Dr. K Nakamura of Japan about his experience and success using low level laser therapy (LLLT/Photobiomodulation) plus acupuncture to increase the blastocyst rate (number of day 5 embryos) for women previously unsuccessful with IVF.  

 

3 Home Remedies To Alleviate Painful Periods

Mar 25, 2019
Painful periods can be one of the most life-disrupting part of a woman's cycle interfering with some of the simplest daily activities. Although commonly associated with endometriosis, women can have pain with their periods without having this condition. These pains can come in a variety of combinations. Some women experience sharp abdominal discomfort while others get constant low back ache.

Acupuncture and IVF - When and How Often Should You Be Getting Treatments

Mar 18, 2019

There’s never a right or wrong time to get Acupuncture leading up to an Assisted Reproductive Technology procedure such as an IUI or IVF. However there is an optimal time to start. Ideally we’d like to start about 3 months before a retrieval or insemination because although the eggs you will be ovulating your current cycle have been developing for the past year, the last 3 months of development are the most crucial.

 

St. Paddy's Day Green Smoothie

Mar 17, 2019

If you’re anything like me, I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind on St. Paddy’s day is sitting down to a great big pint of green smoothie. Yes, a thick, cool, frothy green fruit and vegetable smoothie.

Why green? Besides the obvious celebration of the great Patron Saint of Ireland?

I have great news! The IVF was successful

Mar 06, 2019

"I have great news! The IVF was successful, I just found out I'm pregnant. I wanted to say thanks for all of your help! Of all of the therapies I tried throughout this whole process, yours felt the most healing." ~ J.A.

 

3 ways to Improve Egg Quality

Mar 05, 2019
A common diagnosis given to patients trying to conceive is that of poor ovarian reserve, sometimes known as diminished ovarian reserve. This condition is diagnosed when a woman's egg count (ovarian reserve) is low or comparatively low for her age. A Women's egg reserve started when they were born and will not produce more eggs throughout their lifetime.

Study Shows Laser Acupuncture is Effective in Treating PCOS

Feb 28, 2019

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women of reproductive age, and arguably one of the most frustrating. When trying to conceive, it can be difficult to pinpoint ovulation with long or irregular cycles.

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