Fertility

What to expect on IVF transfer day - Acupuncture Orientation

What to expect on IVF transfer day.

 

Times have changed for the better when it comes to integrative fertility care and being able to offer acupuncture before and after IVF embryo transfer onsite at the IVF clinics.

 

I have been in practice since 2000 and in 2002 I began to establish on site acupuncture for embryo transfers. The first few years the IVF clinics were not receptive to the idea of acupuncturist being on site and often would discourage patients from using fertility acupuncture.

 

Natural Approaches for PCOS and ovulatory infertility

During the month of September 2021, I asked our team of Acubalance practitioners to blog about PCOS since September is PCOS Awareness Month. They really delivered and I feel fortunate to work alongside such a devoted and brilliant group of health professionals.

While they posted PCOS blogs, I organized a PCOS resource page for you that includes past blogs, videos, and recipes to help resolve the symptoms and risk factors related to PCOS.  

Foods for PCOS

 

 

So you have been diagnosed with PCOS, now what? Often your doctor will suggest the birth control pill if you are not trying to conceive, or an ovulation induction medication like Clomid or Letrozole if you are. A lot of people are left wondering, ‘what else can I do?’

Fertility Burn Out - Top Signs to Watch Out For

Going through fertility issues can be one of the most stressful times of a person's life. With our hectic schedules, most of my patients do have a level of chronic stress that they are dealing with. This isn't a problem until it becomes overwhelming. This often happens slowly without us knowing on a conscious level that we are losing the battle and heading towards fertility burn out.  

The good news is our body does know when we are under too much stress, and it gives us clues to watch out for. If we ignore these warning signs we continue to head to burnout.  

Your Gut, Your Health and Your Fertility

When it comes to overall health and your fertility, gut health is a big player in your success. Science has been stumbling upon more and more research supporting the importance of your gut microbiome in almost all aspects of your health. This theory has been around for over 2,500 years and as time goes on science has been showing how accurate this statement really is. The ancient greek physician Hippocrates was the one who said "all disease begins in the gut".  

 

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