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Fertility, Naturally

By: Randine Lewis, Ph.D., L.Ac. for Acufinder Magazine It can be frightening, this yearning for a child – it’s hard to fathom the desperate urgency.” –Wendy Wasserstein, award-winning playwright and first-time mother at age forty-six, from Creating a Life by Sylvia Hewett  Susie’s Story  Susie had been diagnosed with “unexplained infertility.” This meant that her doctors could …

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The basic foundation for Oriental medicine is that there is a life energy flowing through the body which is called

Acupuncture May Help Some Men with Infertility Problems

A study published in the July 2005 issue of the journal Fertility and Sterility found that acupuncture helped infertile men by apparently helping improve sperm quality in their semen. In the research project, 28 men received acupuncture in addition to traditional infertility treatments, while another 12 men received only the traditional treatments. All of the …

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Acupuncture, Fertility Research Delivers Healthy Results

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practiced for thousands of years. Amazingly, the first written gynecological records date back to the Shang dynasty (1500 BC- 1000 BC), but here in the U.S. and other Western countries, people are just beginning to understand and appreciate the effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  It isn’t easy to compare …

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Acupuncture: Essential Part of IVF Success, Research Finds

Paul Magarelli, M.D., Ph.D., an infertility physician at the Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center, and Diane Cridennda, L.Ac., an acupuncturist at East Winds, both centers in Colorado Springs, Colo., published their evidence of acupuncture’s demonstrable role in successful vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes in the journal Infertility and Sterility. In the study, they used a minimum …

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Acupuncture increases chances of success in IVF by 65%

By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM Women undergoing IVF were 65 percent more likely to become pregnant when they combined the procedure with acupuncture, a recent study has shown.  The remarkable success rate occurred across seven acupuncture trials involving 1,366 women in a systematic review and meta-analysis published in a February, 2008 issue of the British Medical …

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By: Randine Lewis, Ph.D., L.Ac. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, has also been known by the name Stein-Leventhal Syndrome, and includes a multi system presentation, having its effects on the skin, hair, body weight, endocrine system, and reproductive system. It is said to affect up to ten percent of women of reproductive age, and up …

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For Women With PCOS, Acupuncture May Bring Relief

Study finds acupuncture and exercise decrease a key marker for diseaseExercise and electro-acupuncture treatments reduce sympathetic nerve activity in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) . according to a new study. The finding is important because women with PCOS often have elevated sympathetic nerve activity, which plays a role in hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, obesity and …

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Enhance Your Endocrine Health with Acupuncture

The endocrine system is responsible for hormonal functions in the body and produces thirty distinct hormones each of which has a very specific job to do. This system controls your physical growth, mood, hormone output, reproduction, mental functionality, and immune system. When not working properly you become more susceptible to disease and your ability to …

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