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Category: Acupuncture and Fertility

3 Tips To Improve Your Fertility

I’m very pleased to share another video featuring acupuncturist and teacher Naava Carmen, a specialist in the treatment of infertility, with 20 years of experience. Getting pregnant is not always easy and Chinese Medicine can do a great deal to improve your chances of conceiving and carrying the baby to term. However (as Naava so eloquently: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 20, 2018

Female Power And Chinese Medicine With Naava Carman

Are you ready? I am posting a portion of the powerful conversation I shared with Naava Carman. One of the more provocative topics we covered was feminism and her personal experiences over the past year after blogging about misogyny and female power in our field of Chinese Medicine. I think whether you‘re an acupuncturist or: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 3, 2018

A Beginner's Guide To Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, can treat many health issues. While Chinese Medicine is well known for pain relief, there is so much more it can do. Improved fertility, digestive disorders, allergies/sinus infections and stress relief, are just a few of the problems that can be addressed with Chinese Medicine. Let me go over some basics. Chinese: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on December 19, 2016

Acupuncture Increased Ovarian Function and Pregnancy Results

A very recent study in China observed the positive effects of “menstrual cycle-based acupuncture therapy” on specific patients undergoing treatment with IVF (In vitro-fertilization). The research was designed to look for changes in ovarian function and pregnancy rates after a series of acupuncture treatments. The study was comprised of a group of 63 women who: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 9, 2016

Real Housewives’ Acupuncture Round-Up

Time to get back to my favorite ladies – the Real (hmmm) Housewives of Everywhere. I am happy to report that the Bravo ‘Real’ housewives of three different cities have announced that they place their trust in acupuncture. Generally, this is not a group I seek to emulate. They live for unnecessary high drama and: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 9, 2014

5 Must Read Acupuncture Studies About Women's Health

2010 – The Journal of Clinical Oncology published the results of a study which showed that acupuncture helped relieve pain and stiffness in breast cancer patients who were being treated with hormone therapies. Acupuncture has always been great for pain; chemo patients are one specific group who benefit. 2010 – A study published in the: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 5, 2013

What You Need To Know About PCOS And Chinese Medicine

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that is estimated to affect five million American women every year. It often results in irregular or no menstruation and fertility difficulties due to the lack of regular ovulation. This condition got its name because most of the women with PCOS (but not all) have ovaries: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 22, 2013

Good Reads About Chinese Medicine and Fertility For Professionals

In my Chicago acupuncture practice, I treat many women who want to increase their chances of getting pregnant. I’ve had a good deal of success with this problem – it doesn’t surprise me because more and more studies are finding out about the effectiveness of acupuncture and herbs for fertility problems.  I want to pass: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 16, 2013

Acupuncture Improves IVF Success

I recently read another endorsement for using acupuncture to treat fertility problems. The director, Lai Jung-nien, of the Chinese Medicine Division at Taipei City Hospital’s Yang-Ming branch reminded people that recent studies show acupuncture can improve circulation to the pelvic area and maintain a stable endometrial thickness, which can improve fertility. Also, acupuncture helps anxiety and, as we know, women who: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 4, 2013

Acupuncture Clobbers Clomid

In 2012, a new Chinese study reported that acupuncture was more effective than Clomifene (better known as Clomid) for the treatment of infertility. It was a small study, using 65 women who were infertile because of problems with ovulation. They were divided into two  groups. One group received acupuncture treatment and the other group took: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on April 15, 2013
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