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Resveratrol Found to Improve Embryo Quality

By | August 23rd, 2018|Acupuncture, DNA quality, fertility, Infertility, Low AMH, poor embryo quality, sperm, supplements, Uncategorized|

Improve egg quality with acupuncture, Chinese herbs and resveratrol For over a decade I have encouraged clients to use resveratrol to improve their egg quality. In this research article resveratrol was used in a unique way. What’s resveratrol? Resveratrol is found in peanuts, berries, the skin of red grapes, red wine, and in the Japanese Knotweed plant also known as polygonum. Research has proven it has strong antioxidant/estrogen protection which can enhance egg quality. Resveratrol increases the protein SIRT1, which slows a cell's aging process and improves the DNA quality within the egg to potentially enhance embryo quality. [...]

Part 2: Men, Depression and Lowered Pregnancy Rates

By | August 2nd, 2018|Acupuncture, fertility, Infertility, poor embryo quality, sperm, Uncategorized|

Depression in men lowers pregnancy rates. I believe Western Medicine is ignoring the emotional state of many couples undergoing treatment for infertility.  Read my other article on depression in men. Western medicine is only starting to understand the physical effects on men undergoing the emotional struggle with infertility. The Mayo Clinic has found headaches, heart disease, digestive problems, fatigue, irritability and low libido are often related to depression in men.  We are only starting to understand the effects of depression on sperm quality. For many reasons – down playing symptoms, reluctance to discuss issues and failure to understand [...]

AMH with Endometriosis do not Impact Pregnancy Rates

By | June 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

AMH and Pregnancy Rates. Acupuncture to improve egg quality. I came across this small study researching AMH levels in women undergoing surgery for endometriosis. The study followed postoperative pregnancy rates between women with low and normal AMH levels. There was no difference in pregnancy rates between the two groups. I think it’s so important to understand that AMH might impact the amount of eggs you make in an IUI/IVF cycle, but it doesn’t indicate your chances for a successful pregnancy.     A quick analyses of the study: • A new study (so many are outdated) and focuses [...]

Poor Sperm Related to Increase of Genetic Disorders in Embryos

By | June 12th, 2018|Acupuncture, DNA quality, fertility, Infertility, poor embryo quality, sperm, Uncategorized|

Poor sperm lead to poor embryos quality. Here’s another study correlating sperm with poor quality embryos. The study group is small. It involved genetically tested embryos (PGS) created from men with low sperm count and motility. The authors found reduced embryo quality in oligospermia (34%) and oligoasthenospermia (39%). I do believe we are on the cusp of a big change. For years, women have shouldered the blame of poor quality embryos. Men were seen as untouchable – they could be 70 years old and father a child. The old school mind set was – the sperm might be [...]