Women’s Wellness

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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Acupuncture and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Acupuncture and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

The term pelvic inflammatory disease, abbreviated as PID, is used to describe all kinds of inflammations or infections that occur along the female genital tract such as the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, cervix, uterus and pelvic tissues. The inflammation and swelling usually cause the uterus and other reproductive organs to be scarred, which often results to infertility. Please follow and […]

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Acupuncture for Pregnancy Support

Acupuncture for Pregnancy Support

Pregnancy is an incredible journey that comes with a few bumps (pun intended) at every stage. Though some women experience a smooth sailing, a great number suffer from a range of ailments from as simple as nausea to complications like pre-eclampsia or depression. In addition to the prodding and raging hormones, the aches and pains associated with this period can […]

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Chinese Herbal Medicine for Endometriosis

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Endometriosis

Endometriosis, also called “endo,” is a condition where endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus and forms tumor-like nodules. Endometrium is the tissue that normally lines the uterus or womb, but in endometriosis it is often located on the ovary or on the pelvic peritoneum–even on the bowels or umbilicus. These pieces of tissue outside the uterus bleed each month when […]

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Acupuncture, TCM and Bones

Acupuncture, TCM and Bones

Lately, whenever my friends and I get together, there is always one, but usually more than one, who has been put on an additional supplement by their doctor. Some of my friends are taking up to six different supplements a day – in addition to prescribed medications to keep illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure in check. I’ve […]

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Uterine Fibroids and Chinese Herbs

According to the National Institute of Health, Uterine Fibroids, also called leiomyomas or myomas, affect 70-80% of women by age 50 and account for more than 200,000 hysterectomies per year. They are benign, non-cancerous, growths in or on the wall of the uterus, usually occurring in women ages 35-45. The symptoms of fibroids range from no symptoms to debilitating abdominal […]

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