Eastern Secrets to Increase Fertility and Intimacy

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What could you do to make trying to have a baby more intimate and loving? Sometimes we question our fertility, and creating a baby becomes more of a chore than a loving, magical experience. If you have never learned about Kama Sutra and what it really is, you should. Perhaps you’re in a “traditional” relationship, or one that’s same-sex. It really doesn’t matter, and how you create a precious new life isn’t what’s central to intimacy. ...

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A Commitment to Increasing Intimacy

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Intimacy is important whether or not you’re trying to conceive; it’s all about that crazy little thing called love. No, love and intimacy aren’t the same thing, but they are often closely connected. In today’s fast-paced society it’s sometimes hard to make time and create an intimate atmosphere for love-making, whether for heterosexual couples or those of the same sex. When you think of the Kama Sutra, what do you envision – and how could it apply to your own ...

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The Benefits of Prenatal Acupuncture

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If you are an expectant mom in Santa Monica or West Los Angeles, you may have wondered about the benefits of prenatal acupuncture. Maybe you have wondered why, with all of the aches and pains that come along with pregnancy, would anyone in her right mind want to get poked with needles? We can assure you that acupuncture is nothing at all like getting stuck in the arm with a painful needle – in fact, you may find it ...

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Natural Treatment for PCOS

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PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a hormonal disorder that affects many women and often causes symptoms such as acne, irregular menstrual cycles, excess hair growth and more. While the cause of this condition isn’t clearly understood, many who have it are curious about natural treatment for PCOS. You may be trying to become pregnant, or simply want to find relief from the symptoms. Women with PCOS may face an increased risk of diabetes, hypertension, obesity and endometrial cancer; it ...

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A Holistic Approach to Men’s Sexual Health

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As practitioners of holistic and traditional Chinese medicine we know that when it comes to erectile dysfunction, male infertility, low sperm count and other problems men often face there is a strong connection between sexual, physical, and mental health. By treating the whole person it is often possible for men to enjoy better sexual health!

Stress, depression, anxiety, hormonal imbalance, diabetes, nerve damage – the list of things that can impact men’s sexual health goes on and on. This is why ...

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The Formula for Living a Healthy Life.

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It’s February in the early morning and I am sitting in my cozy bed
listening to the rain. For those that know me, they can attest –  that
isn’t the norm for me. I am usually at yoga, the gym, the pool, a spin class,
hiking … whatever it takes to move my body. But today, with a bout of
laryngitis, I am still and reflecting about sickness and health.  Two
weeks ago, I spent time in the ER and ...

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10 Ways to Deal with Disappointment

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Disappointment affects us all. There are no exceptions. Perhaps you are struggling with trying to have a baby, and the immense disappointment that can come from yet another negative result; or perhaps you are experiencing the loss of a loved one. Whatever the cause of your disappointment, this post may help you.

I was spring cleaning with my bookkeeper and finally got around to organizing my big grey file cabinet – the home ...

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Is Your Lube Keeping You from Getting Pregnant?

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It’s the time you are ovulating and you are just about to “do it” but realize that you are a little dry so reach for the regular lube you have been using for a little help.

You might want to read onward to understand more about lube and fertility.

It’s common knowledge that what you put inside your body affects your health. Many of us are reaching for organic foods, plenty of vegetables, clean water (is there such a thing?) and have been told ...

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Interviewed On Fertility And Functional Medicine By Ben Weitz

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I was pleased to be interviewed by my colleague, Dr. Ben Weitz, on how to treat fertility issues with a functional medicine approach.  We spoke about many areas, including PCOS, hypothyroid, and other issues that affect fertility and how to treat them with nutritional changes as well as with acupuncture.

Would love to hear your comments as well as what other topics you’d like me to speak about.

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