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Category: 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

Acupuncture Works For Stress Relief

These days, it feels like everybody is suffering from stress and anxiety. Stress is real. It harms the body and exacerbates previously existing conditions. Oprah’s favorite doctor, Dr. Oz, says that the, “major agers,” the activities that age us the quickest, include a diet high in fat and sugar, not getting enough exercise, lack of: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 23, 2018

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

This Chicago Acupuncturist Loves Ginger

“Drink Ginger tea” this is one of the most common suggestions I make in my Chicago acupuncture practice. Don’t underestimate ginger just because it isn’t the fancy favorite of TV Chefs. Ginger root is a common herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (the Chinese name is Sheng Jiang).   Ginger’s rhizome (the underground stem) is: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 19, 2015

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

PCOS Symptoms Controlled By Acupuncture

PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome,  is a common female endocrine disorder that often results in irregular menstruation and fertility difficulties due to the lack of regular ovulation. Recently, researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology in Sweden published the results of a new study in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism. Their: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on April 7, 2013

The Top 6 Posts of 2012

1) Celine Dion Used Acupuncture To Improve Her Chances Of Getting PregnantSinger Celine Dion, had twins after years of trying to conceive. I was happy to see that CNN reported she used acupuncture to improve her chances of getting pregnant. 2) How to tell if you’re happy…  You Have A Sister ! “People with at least: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on December 31, 2012

Is Kate Middleton Using Acupuncture To Get Pregnant?

I’m feeling left out of the royal scandals. It’s my turn to start a rumor. Everyone gets to gossip and talk trash so here is my contribution – Kate Middleton is using acupuncture to get pregnant. Is she? Probably not but, if she wants to have that royal baby while enduring all the stress of: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on August 30, 2012
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