I wanted to write a case study about a particular patient who I believe is a great example of how powerful low level laser therapy and acupuncture can be. This patient, who I will call Sarah, was struggling with secondary infertility after naturally conceiving her son a few years prior...
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In early 2018 a patient of mine who was a voice over actor, he would sit or stand in a studio for 10 hours or more a day with ear phones on one ear or sometimes over both. Eventually after prolonged acoustic exposure this gentleman, we can call him Ben, developed a high pitch disturbance in both ears, mostly noted at night time but began to hear the ringing during the day which was disrupting his work.
If you’ve been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), then I’m sure you’re already aware of the importance of dietary changes to stabilize blood sugar for hormone balance. But what are you doing to reduce cortisol levels?
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. If you are someone who is grieving the loss of an embryo, pregnancy, infant or child, my sincerest condolences go out to you. There is no wrong way to grieve this. Some people are able to bounce back and get back to feeling like themselves again shortly afterwards; others will take their time.
Before you go and decide on getting that cortisone injection to help relieve shoulder pain from frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) symptoms you should consider acupuncture therapy. It is not only effective, it is gentle and has little to no side-effects when done by a registered acupuncturist.
In honour of pregnancy and infant loss awareness month, let me first give my sincerest condolences for all of those who have lost pregnancies, babies, children, and a little piece of themselves in the process.
During this time of year, many people will have the following symptoms: dry skin, dry cough, slight fever and a sore throat. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture coupled with natural food cures such as pears can help generate production of bodily fluid, moisten dryness, clear away pathogenic heat through the lungs, lubricate the throat, dissolve mucus, and relieve cough.
I’m not going to lie, I’m always a little disappointed at the lack of men in my schedule.
An embryo is 50/50 sperm and egg. Even if there is a known egg or uterine factor to infertility, sperm is still bringing 50% of the genes to the table.