Blog posts in: Fertility

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To learn more about my approach to fertility treatment, start by reading the featured post above. The rest of the blogs cover topics such as: how Chinese medicine helps fertility, successful cases from my practice, what fertility treatment schedules look like, and more!

If you’re considering starting acupuncture for fertility, this blog will help you understand what exactly Chinese medicine helps with in all the various phases of your hormone cycle. The main gist of what we’re doing is supporting the normal function of what SHOULD be happening in each phase. Women who have normal menstrual cycles where everything happens when it should, and how it should, usually won’t have problems with fertility. When women first start fertility...

Of all the great things that acupuncture can do to help fertility, one of them is improving your egg quality. Acupuncture for Fertility: the goal isn’t to just get pregnant In Chinese medicine, the goal is that you end up pregnant with a strong viable fetus in a strong balanced body that can sustain that fetus. This prevents miscarriage, and increases the chance of your pregnancy resulting in the live birth of a strong, healthy...

If you’re reading this post then you likely not only know what PCOS is, but you have it. Your symptoms might include those I most typically see in my patients: no or very irregular periods no or infrequent signs of ovulation trouble losing weight increased male pattern hair growth infertility acne Many PCOS patients also have hypothyroidism, but discussing that is beyond the scope of this blog, so perhaps I’ll write about that in another...

I’ll never forget when I first started studying infertility. Learning the incredible intelligence of the body where everything works together in perfectly coordinating unison, like an orchestra, just confirmed not only everything I believe about the body’s wisdom, but all the reasons I love doing what I do. The entire reproductive cycle, down to which hormones do what, which then triggers the next process, is simply amazing. But for whatever reason, learning about the simplest...

Since I just had two fertility patients this week give birth to bouncing little perfectly healthy babies, I thought I’d share a write-up of what the treatment process looked like for them both. Their cases were about as opposite as they come on the scale of both difficulty, as well as time to conceive & live birth. So I thought outlining the two cases would give people a perfect — and realistic — look at...

One of the most common things I see in new acupuncture fertility patients, is that they don’t have good fertile cervical mucous. Or, not enough. Most of us grow up as teens and then women, noticing that our cervical mucous changes throughout the month. But we might not notice it has a pattern to its quality, and that this pattern follows the rhythm of our cycle. Or, at least it should. The flow of cervical...

If you’ve gone through the horrible experience of multiple miscarriages, then you’ve probably been tested for blood clotting factors. While western medicine doesn’t really have any great treatments for this, Chinese medicine really excels at helping this condition. That’s because we recognize the underlying cause as an imbalance that we commonly treat every day: Blood Stagnation. And we have very effective ways to address it using both acupuncture and herbs. I’ll get back to that...

What is your Basal Body Temperature (BBT)? Your basal body temperature is your temperature when you first wake up in the morning, before you have gone to the bathroom, had sex, started a conversation, or done any other activity. It changes throughout your cycle and tracking your temperature gives us crucial information regarding when and whether you are ovulating, how well your hormones are regulating a healthy and balanced cycle, and the likely health and...