Fertility

Reducing Toxic Exposure at Home to Protect Hormonal Health

Reduce Toxins in the home

Ellen and I made a family decision this January – We’re dedicating 2019 to decreasing our toxic exposure. This is not our first foray into the world of toxins. For close to two decades we’ve been studying natural medicine and have made sweeping changes in our lives to improve and protect our health. In 2005, I eliminated gluten and dairy (Ellen had already). In 2011, when Ellen and I met, we committed to purchasing only …

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Treating Endometriosis: Western and Eastern Toolkits

One of the things I most love about practicing natural medicine is that I have so much in my toolkit to work with.  Depending on the condition, the circumstances, and the available resources, I can draw from nutrition, vitamins/supplements, acupuncture, Western or Chinese Herbs, and mind-body techniques such as meditation and breath-work to design a protocol that best works for each patient.  All of these options can have powerful impacts and bring about sweeping change …

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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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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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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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