Endometriosis and Chinese Medicine

In my clinical practice, the number of women coming in with Endometriosis is many and I would say rapidly increasing. These women are often wanting to conceive or wanting to ease their discomfort that painfully occurs every single month. What is Endometriosis?Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that normally lines the uterus (called endometrium) grows Read more about Endometriosis and Chinese Medicine[…]

How Keeping Your Feet Warm Will Boost Your Fertility

If you’ve been trying to conceive and you’re seeing a fertility acupuncturist, you may have been told to keep yourself warm…particularly your feet!…but Why?? What does warm feet have to do with fertility?Well, Chinese medicine has been saying for thousands of years that warm feet is equal to a warm uterus. A warm uterus is Read more about How Keeping Your Feet Warm Will Boost Your Fertility[…]

Eating Through Your Cycle to Get Pregnant

Whether or not you’re trying to get pregnant, there are dietary recommendations for each phase of your cycle. These foods will help to balance your hormones, prevent PMS and maximize your fertility. Phase 1 Menstruation Eat Iron-rich foods to replenish the blood your body is losing. Examples are red meat, eggs, fish, kelp, spinach, broccoli, Read more about Eating Through Your Cycle to Get Pregnant[…]

How Acupuncture Will Increase Your In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Success

If you’re considering undergoing IVF to get pregnant, you’ll also want to consider Chinese Medicine (this includes acupuncture, diet & lifestyle recommendations and/or Chinese herbs) at the same time. Chinese medicine can complement and enhance the successes of the IVF cycles. During the 3 months prior to an IVF cycle, it’s strongly recommended to receive acupuncture Read more about How Acupuncture Will Increase Your In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Success[…]