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Painful Periods - Acupuncture Is Effective

Oct 22, 2012

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!

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Sunshine and Your Fertility - Both Men and Women

Oct 17, 2012

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.

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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss - What Men Can Do!

Oct 11, 2012

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.

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Your Weight and Egg Quality

Oct 05, 2012

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.

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Could Dr. Google be guiding you down the wrong path?

Aug 26, 2012

Online fertility blogs and forums… the good, the bad and the counterproductive

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Vaginal births may be linked to brain-protecting proteins in babies

Aug 14, 2012

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.

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Exercising while pregnant

Aug 02, 2012

I get asked a lot about whether it is safe to exercise in the early stages of pregnancy. The answer is yes… though there are some caveats. Before starting any new exercise routine, always check with your doctor first.

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My baby is breech. Can acupuncture help?

Jul 27, 2012

I received this question from a Vancouver woman who wanted to know about turning a breech baby using acupuncture and moxibustion"

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Endometriosis surgery or natural approach

Jul 25, 2012

I received this question privately about what Chinese medicine and acupuncture can offer a young woman suffering with endometriosis who is scheduled for surgery. Currently, she is not trying to get pregnant. 


Hi, Lorne:

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Acubalance Fertility diet better than low carbohydrate diet when looking for both weight loss (long term) and health

Jun 30, 2012

The Globe & Mail article "How to keep the Pounds Off with the Right Diet" by Leslie Beck shares how anyone who has successfully lost weight only to watch the pounds slowly creep back knows that losing weight isn’t the hard part; it’s maintaining a weight loss that is difficult.  The good news is the Acubalance Fertility diet is better than a low-carb