pregnancy Articles

Naturally Treating the Baby Blues

Q - Is there a natural treatment for the baby blues?
A - During the course of a pregnancy, you are constantly nurturing your baby with your love, energy (Qi), and nutrition. During the postpartum period, you give anything you have left while breastfeeding, figuring out how the diapers work, and oogling over the cuteness of your baby. It is not surprising that you may have the baby blues; you have beentotally zapped of your Qi.
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Vancouver Fertility News - Acupuncture Treatment for Infertility: Mechanism for Improved Pregnancy Outcomes on IVF

Vancouver Fertility News - Acupuncture Treatment for Infertility: Study Identifies Mechanism for Improved Pregnancy Outcomes on In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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"We've suspected that stress affects fertility for a long time," says Dr Magarelli. “What's new about our study is that it indicates that acupuncture may positively adjust the levels of the stress hormones Cortisol and Prolactin during the stimulation phase of...

Inducing Labour with Acupuncture

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Debra Betts presents: Acupuncture in Pregancy and Childbith Refresher/Update course - Webinar October 14th, sponsored by Acubalance
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Inducing Labour Naturally

The attached article, written by Emilie Salomons, was featured in Urban Baby and Toddler magazine in winter, 2009. We are so pleased to have Emile join our team at Acubalance (August, 2010). She has been a positive influence for years in Vancouver and I personally want to welcome Emile and her patients from her previous private practice to Acubalance.

First Do No Harm: Treating Pregnancy Conditions with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

If you are a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner trained in North America. you know that beginner TCM texts forbid treating pregnant women with blood quickeners or using “forbidden” acupuncture points.
What you may not know is that Chinese medicine has a long tradition of and extensive literature on the subject of gynecology and obstetrics. Advanced Chinese medicine literatures contain descriptions on how and when pregnant woman can...

Cod Liver Oil and Vitamin A: Notes on the Manufacture of Our Most Important Dietary Supplement

When I began my quest to market cod liver oil, the biggest hurdle I had to overcome involved the myths and inaccuracies that are discussed in the market place. After 18 months of research, I was comfortable placing my first order. Eighteen months after making that first order it became apparent that to do justice to my efforts and to my customers, I needed to do a close-up, first hand study of the industry, including the harvesting and...

Acupuncture Offers Relief for Discomforts of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a joyous and exciting time but the enormous physical and emotional changes your body is undergoing can create uncomfortable symptoms ranging from nausea to back pain. Western medicine has little relief to offer for these common conditions of pregnancy, as many women are reluctant to take Western drugs due to the unknown effects they may have on the baby. Traditional Chinese Medicine, with its long history of treating pregnancy and...

Acupuncture helps pregnancy symptoms according to new research

Acupuncture can help relieve the symptoms of indigestion in pregnancy, new research suggests. A small study involving 36 women found "significant improvements" among those treated with acupuncture.
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