Chinese Herbs in the Treatment of Infertility

Chinese Herbs in the Treatment of Infertility

Infertility is classified as the inability to conceive a child after trying to do so for a year or more, affecting as many as 1 in 8 couples. Both men and women may have a medical condition that prohibits conception, such as polycystic ovarian disease (PCOS), low sperm count or motility, irregular menstruation, and endometriosis. Although the Western names of […]

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Acupuncture and Premature Ovarian Failure

Acupuncture and Premature Ovarian Failure

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in general excel in the treatment of myriad hormonal conditions that are linked to infertility. Acupuncture has helped many women with varied fertility problems eventually conceive and give birth to healthy babies. Premature ovarian failure, abbreviated as POF, is the malfunctioning of the ovary before a woman hits 40 years of age. POF is mainly […]

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Smile and Say “Chee”

Smile and Say “Chee”

People who follow me on Facebook know that when I check-in for my acupuncture appointment, I usually tag the location with a somewhat glib “Getting my Qi balanced”. And just as usually, there is someone who sends me a text or Facebook message that bluntly asks, “What exactly are you talking about?” Truly, the concept of Qi is much more than a […]

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Treating IBS with Acupuncture and Herbs

Treating IBS with Acupuncture and Herbs

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a well-known gastrointestinal disorder. It is characterized by a group of symptoms with no known pathogen. Typical symptoms include abdominal cramps with bloating and excessive gas, diarrhea alternating with constipation, the abdominal pain triggered by eating and relieved after a bowel movement. In most cases, mucus is present in the stool. Other symptoms may include […]

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Acupuncture and the Theory of Yin and Yang

Acupuncture and the Theory of Yin and Yang

Most people have heard or read the words “Yin” and “Yang”; many are familiar with the Yin-Yang symbol consisting of a circle, divided by a curved line into a black (Yin) and white (Yang) side. That curved line symbolizes the constant change of balance between the Yin and Yang. Each side contains a small circle of the opposite color, demonstrating […]

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