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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Recurrent pregnancy loss is a horrible experience for a couple to go through. This is especially true when there is no "reason" as to why it is happening. Women have to go through many tests (i.e: hystersalpinograms [HSG], hysteroscopes, blood tests, biopsy...) but men generally have it easier, only having to give a semen sample and possibly a blood sample.
Women undergoing fertility treatment are always looking for ways to improve their chances of success. In many, women weight loss could be that last influential key to a healthy pregnancy.
Acupuncture has been shown to reduce the rate of cesarean section by 32%. The use of a Cesarean section (C-sections) can be a life-saving procedure if complications arise during a birth; however, the rate of unnecessary and elective C-sections has almost doubled on the last 20 years and can be as high as 50% in women over 40.