Acupuncture for Fertility

An article by American Pregnancy Association describes how acupuncture can assist fertility by supporting thyroid function (overactive – hyperthyroidism, or underactive – hypothyroidism). Herbs are a common addition to the successful treatment. “Acupuncture is similar to physical therapy in that it is a process-oriented method of medical intervention. It is better to do more than … Read more

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Women’s Health

“Elix, a new start-up that launches today that is the first tech-enabled hormonal health brand to personalize Chinese herbal medicine remedies that are backed by science to address women’s health issues.” “When I ask Glathe how Chinese medicine looks at and addresses women’s health issues she tells me, ‘Like western medicine, the menstrual cycle is … Read more

Support for New Moms

As an acupuncturist specializing in maternal care, I offer various treatment options to support new moms. This article describes other, non-medical, ways that they can be supported. “While physical gifts are thoughtful, if you’re a close friend or relative, what a new mom will really appreciate are small acts of encouragement and kindness in the … Read more

Acupuncture for Postpartum Depression

A really interesting podcast from NPR discusses postpartum depression experiences and myths. “An estimated one in seven women experiences depression during or after pregnancy. Among some groups, such as teenage moms and women with a history of trauma, the rate can be even higher. Left untreated, depression during this time can have serious consequences on … Read more

Acupuncture Beats Fertility Medications

“WOULD-BE mums should consider acupuncture with a recent study finding the treatment is better at helping women fall pregnant than fertility drugs. The alternative treatment was compared to popular drugs used to boost ovulation with scientists finding acupuncture increased the chance of pregnancy to 43.3 per cent compared to 20 per cent through the medication.” … Read more