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Making sure you know all my tips and tricks about menstrual cramps, enhancing fertility, detecting ovulation, treating constipation, labor induction and morning sickness.  Read on and tell me what you think!

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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

New Year Rate Change

As of January 1st, 2018 I will be raising my rates for follow-up appointments to $90.00 per treatment. If you can believe it, in my nearly 10 years of practice, this will be the very first time I will have increased my prices. The new rate more accurately reflects the value I provide my patients and I know that the addition of Heather, my new associate and Rebecca, our massage therapist will continue to strengthen patient care. To ease the transition, I'd making a one time only package offer...

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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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Nov 30
2017

Using Chinese Herbal Medicine to Regulate Menstrual Cycles

If you know me at all, you know that I am a huge believer in the power of BBT Charts and tracking your menstrual cycle.  In my post, BBT Charting & Tracking: A Window into your Menstrual Cycle, I explain everything we can learn from charting and tracking your menstrual cycle and how your findings impact your ability to get pregnant.  Today, I want to tell you what I do everyday in my practice to help women improve their charts in order to optimize their chances of conceiving. Though die...

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Nov 30
2017

Organic Conceptions

I am pleased to announce that Heather Smidt, my acupuncture associate and I, have completed our training and are now Certified Organic Conception Coaches! It's something I've been wanting to do for a long time.  It means that I am now able to offer the Organic Conceptions 8 week online program to my patients!  I couldn't be more thrilled to be collaborating with such a wonderful company. Founders and developers, Dr. Kate Webster and Marc Sherman created a unique online program that focus...

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Nov 17
2017

Boston Voyager Magazine

This month I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Boston Voyager Magazine. It was the first time I talk publicly about how and why I became an acupuncturist and how I came to specialize in fertility, pregnancy and women's health. I would love for you to read the article and share it with your friends! http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/meet-angela-bell-acupuncture-cambridge-fresh-pond/...

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Nov 17
2017

Welcome Rebecca Geekie, LMT, Reiki Master

I'm thrilled to join you today with an exciting announcement! Ellen and I have searched far and wide for an experienced massage therapist who could meet the needs of both Inner Bridges Physical Therapy and Wellness (my wife Ellen's Physical Therapy practice with whom we share the office with) patients as well as my own acupuncture patients. Today I am so very pleased to introduce you to Rebecca Geekie LMT & Reiki Master. She was absolutely worth the wait! Ellen, Rebecca and I spent ...

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Nov 17
2017

Introducing Heather Smidt LAc.

Today, I am writing to you with some very exciting news. Something that I've been looking forward to sharing with you for quite some time. As you may have noticed the schedule has been a little tight lately. I've been wanting to bring on another acupuncturist for a while now, but waited until I found the exact right person! I am pleased to announce that I have hired an amazing new acupuncture associate, Heather Smidt, LAc. She comes to us as a recent graduate of the New England School of A...

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Nov 17
2017

My personal struggle with infertility

At the time I first opened my practice, nearly 10 years ago now, I had no idea that I personally would struggle with infertility. Like many women, I got married in my late 30's and though my wife Ellen and I knew we wanted children, we simply weren't ready. In the back of my mind I knew we couldn't wait long, so at 38, I began IUI's with donor sperm. We were elated and thrilled to have officially begun trying to build our family, but my age, endometriosis and ovarian reserve, quickly become a co...

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