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Feb 20
2018

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 clinics and most reproductive endocrin...

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Feb 19
2018

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 my favorite to receive. Applying moxa in this way ...

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Jan 05
2018

Join us for Preparing for Breastfeeding with Julie Brill, IBCLC

Pregnancy is the time to begin preparing for breastfeeding! Taking a breastfeeding class in the second half of your pregnancy will make the first few weeks postpartum smoother and easier for both you and baby. Join us for a prenatal breastfeeding class on Wednesday, February 7 from 6:30-8:30 at Angela Bell Acupuncture. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Email Julie@WellPregnancy.com or call (617) 714-5333 to register.  Tuition is $85. Check with your health insurance t...

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Jan 05
2018

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 of which is often insomnia! Hot flashes and nights swe...

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Jan 05
2018

Preparing for Pregnancy in the New Year!

The months before you start trying to conceive are actually super important. Most of us don't give these months much thought but if you plan wisely, you can increase your chances of conception and prepare your body so you can thrive during your pregnancy, all while providing your baby with the best possible opportunity for a healthy start. Pretty amazing when you really think about it. Where to start Where do you start? Well, food, of course! This time of year the Whole30 Diet is all anyone's ...

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Jan 05
2018

Pregnant? Prepare Now for Breastfeeding!

I am thrilled to share a guest post with you today but my long-time friend and colleague, Julie Brill, CCCE, CLD, ICBLC, childbirth educator, labor doula, and breastfeeding counselor.  We are so lucky to have her here locally as an advocate and amazing resource for breastfeeding mothers.  Please read on to learn more about the wonderful benefits of breastfeeding. Pregnant? Prepare Now for Breastfeeding! Our new scientific understanding of the microbiome and epigenetics is helping us ...

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Nov 30
2017

BBT Charting & Menstrual Tracking: A Window into your Menstrual Cycle

When I first learned about BBT (Basal Body Temperature) charts I thought they were a huge waste of time. Luckily, it didn’t take long for me to understand the value they provide us about our health and therefore, fertile potential. Combine the information you glean from charting with the details of your menstrual cycle (menstrual tracking) and you will truly have a wealth of information about your personal hormonal health. I’ve spent years using BBT charting and menstrual tracking to first, ...

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