Fertility

My fertility journey

I never imagined it would be as hard as it was to get pregnant.   I knew I was older — 38 when we started trying. And I knew I had endometriosis. I also knew that infertility was real because I’d been supporting women struggling to conceive as an acupuncturist for many years…   But I did not think it would happen to me. My fertility journey was the biggest roller coaster ride of my …

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Pregnancy and Labor

5 Ways to Promote Labor Naturally

Many women come to me seeking help promoting labor naturally. They’re looking for ways to prepare their body and mind to encourage the natural onset and progression of labor. Many want to avoid or at the very least, minimize, the likelihood of medical interventions such as membrane sweeps, medical inductions, the need for Pitocin, and of course, Cesarean sections. Today I’m providing you with a key set of tools to help you do that and …

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Fertility

Nutrition, the piece of the puzzle almost every fertility clinic is missing

Nutrition, the piece of the puzzle almost every fertility clinic is missing I am so very grateful for our local fertility clinics and the amazing reproductive endocrinologists we have in the Boston area.  Without their incredible technology, science and expertise, my wife and I would never have been able to conceive. The same is true for many other women.  It’s truly a miracle what science can achieve. With that said, I strongly believe that fertility …

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Fertility

Okyu, a Little Japanese Magic

Other than a little Japanese Magic, exactly what is Okyu Okyu is a Japanese Acupuncture Style application of moxibustion. It’s typically referred to as “thread moxa” as it’s applied in small rolled, thread-like form. Once the moxa is in place, I light the small thread with a stick of incense and the patient experiences a pleasant warming sensation at the desired point. It is by far one of my favorite acupuncture techniques and one of …

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Women's Health

Menopause: Three easy steps to eliminate hot flashes

So many women suffer needlessly with symptoms of menopause. Often times women put up with hot flashes, night sweats, brain fog, irritability and insomnia for months or even years. Hot flashes are awful and they can happen as much as once an hour, leaving women soaked, embarrassed and now freezing. Night sweats are just as bad. They disrupt sleep, which is the last thing someone needs when dealing with the myriad of menopause symptoms, one …

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