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5 Ways Chinese Medicine Can Support Your Fertility

Year over year, more couples are turning to Chinese medicine as a way to support and enhance their fertility whether just starting to try and get pregnant or if they have turned to help from Western Medicine. But just how does Chinese medicine positively impact fertility? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits.

  • Hormonal Regulation
    •  There are a number of key hormones that need to be in proper balance in order for an egg to grow, ovulate, be fertilized, and for a menstrual cycle to be a normal 28 days. Lots of things can throw these hormones off including stress, medications, diet, and lifestyle factors, to name a few. Chinese medicine seeks to restore harmony in the body, while helping all of our organ systems function properly. As these systems start to better communicate with each other, hormone levels begin to regulate. The body is always seeking to balance itself.
  • Improve Blood flow to the Pelvic Cavity
    •  This has huge implications. Blood flowing to the pelvis feeds everything. The better the quality of blood and blood flow, the better the quality of eggs, sperm, and the lining in the uterus to which the growing embryo attaches and burrows
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Balancing Out the Damage from Sitting

We sit.

We sit at work. We sit at school. We sit during our commute. We sit while waiting for appointments. We sit at the end of the day, on the couch or in the easy chair, book in hand or screens on.

Research shows that all of this sitting is bad for our health. Long sessions of sitting are associated with heart damage, and they may even shorten our life span. In addition to these very serious side effects, sitting may also cause pain in our spine, neck, and shoulders. So, what can you do? Read More

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Acupuncture Points to Relieve Anxiety and Calm Your Spirit

Anxiety is extremely common. In the U.S. nearly 1 in 5 adults has an anxiety disorder, and 30% of American adults and children experience anxiety at some point in their lives. Unsurprisingly, these numbers have risen in recent years.

Anxiety can be a normal response in stressful situations, such as public speaking or taking a test. It’s common to occasionally feel:

  • a little fearful or apprehensive
  • physically tense
  • mildly sweaty
  • unsure of oneself

This kind of anxiety is hard-wired into our systems like an alarm, originally meant to help us survive a predator attack in prehistoric times. Today, this response helps us sharpen our focus and drive in giving that speech or taking that big exam. It is situational and temporary.

When these feelings intensify, persist and affect daily life, this is clinical anxiety. Symptoms may include: Read More

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Endometriosis, What You Need to Know

What is Endometriosis? 

Endometriosis is a condition where cells typically found inside the uterus attach themselves to the other parts of the body, such as the outside of the uterus, the ovaries, the colon and sometimes the myofascial tissue surrounding the uterus. This causes issues like period pain or trouble concieving.  These cells create menstrual fluid during the time of the cycle, yet there is nowhere for this fluid to go. This can lead to widespread inflammation and pelvic pain. 

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