Having just returned from the International Women’s Health Seminar in Costa Rica, I feel compelled to share my experience with you. We discussed the heart of Oriental and Integrative Medicine–addressing the individual patient’s constitution in conjunction with treating disease manifestations and symptoms. For me, this seminar was very inspiring as it married several key concepts in my practice:
* How a person’s constitution plants the seeds that can give rise to symptoms and ill health
* The importance of strengthening the constitution first to facilitate deeper healing and the true resolution of symptoms
* Factors that slow or interfere with the body’s ability to heal, thus turning an acute problem into a chronic one such as: hormonal factors, poor digestion, structural issues, toxicity from drugs or environmental influences, stress and nervous system/adrenal gland imbalances
* The specific relationship between structural issues and gynecological problems
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I am so excited to be attending the seminar, “Gynecology, Fertility and Promoting an Easy Labor” in Costa Rica. It will be taught by one of my esteemed Japanese Acupuncture teachers, David Euler. Topics will include:
- Menopause Support
- Infertility Causes and Solutions
- Endometriosis, Ovarian Cysts
- Irregular Cycles, PMS
- Healthy Pregnancy and Delivery
The timing couldn’t be better, given that this month is National Women’s Health Month. While I am away, Jessica Parker, LAC, MTCM will be seeing patients on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. I will be back in the office on Saturday, August 21st and look forward to sharing my experiences with you!
I am frequently asked by patients if I treat cancer. Often, they are looking for help for a famly memeber or friend who has been receintly diagnosed. In California, licensed acupuncturists are not allowed under our scope of practice to treat cancer. HOWEVER, there there are several ways that acupuncture can help patients who are being treated for and recovering from cancer. Please read the following article from Acufinder to learn how Chinese medicine can benefit cancer patients.
and no, its not just because you think it will…
The following is an abstract from a very interesting study conducted in Germany. It has been well established that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicinals can dramatically improve semen parameters. But why? Is it the “placebo effect”? Not according to this groundbreaking research, the Correlation of psychological changes and spermiogram improvements following acupuncture.
Millions of couples in the United States struggle with infertility. In 2/3 of couples the “problem” does not clearly lie with the female or the male; both partners have some degree of subfertility. For example, she may have irregular cycles and he may have a boarder line low sperm count. In this common scenario, the optimum chances for conception are reached when both partners enhance their health and boost their fertility. Several research studies have demonstrated that Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can drastically improve: sperm counts, morphology, motility and Read more
Do you have abdominal pain, indigestion, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, gas, nausea and fatigue? You are not alone! Digestive problems are incredibly common. Unfortunately, many people suffering from these symptoms:
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Infertility and Miscarriage
By definition, those who have suffered a miscarriage are not infertile, although up to one third of these couples have faced fertility challenges before conceiving. It can be easy for fertility specialists and prospective parents to place so much attention and emphasis on getting pregnant that they loose perspective of what is important: delivering a healthy baby.
Below is an excerpt from my book, Practical Fertility.
Thyroid Questions and Answers
So far we’ve talked about the pituitary, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix and of course the UTERUS in regards to fertility, but what about that unsung hero, the thyroid? The thyroid gland Read more