Traditional Chinese Medicine for PCOS

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of infertility in women. The condition is triggered by the dysfunction of the ovaries and hormonal imbalances. Women with this condition have multiple cysts on their ovaries and are likely to experience:

  • Anovulatory menstrual cycles
  • Elevated levels of androgens
  • Missing or irregular periods

According to CDC, the condition affects nearly 6 percent to 12 percent of the women in the US. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, then relax; you’re not ...

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How Chinese Medicine Can Help With Menopause?

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Menopause brings significant changes in a woman’s body. On average, the onset of menopause is 51 years, lasting between two to five years and even ten years. This stage of life can disturb women both physically and psychologically. However, the good news is that it is only temporary. And there are many ways to support and ease menopause symptoms—thereby making this transition smooth.

The two of the increasingly popular ways to ease the symptoms of menopause are:

  • Herbal Medicine
  • Acupuncture

Let’s take a look ...

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The Change – for the better

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Reflections on menopause

I blinked my eyes and there I was menopausal and considered an old crone or better to my ears, a wise woman. My children are grown up and leaving the house.

I cleaned out the bottom bathroom cabinet of my children’s bathroom. I could barely make out what was in there as all unwanted products were packed inside. I saw two large bottles of hair conditioner, a tangled cord connected to a hand held electric shaver out of it’s ...

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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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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 – ...

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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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