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Feeling Broken on the Fertility Journey

By | October 10th, 2019|Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, fertility, Infertility, Low AMH, poor embryo quality, Uncategorized|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV7zCiRXOC4 Many women who have come into my practice feel they are broken.  As a practitioner and a woman, I understand how fertility clients can feel broken.  We are told as young girls; we will grow up and have babies…be mommies.  It’s just going to be “this way” when we are ready to have our baby. When you try to have a baby and things don’t go smoothly, it feels something is not working.  Often there’s no explanation or issue that can’t be easily treated, can leave you feeling broken. The topic leaves me concerned, because it is not widely [...]

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. [...]

Antimullerian hormone (AMH) is not an indicator of failure.

By | March 28th, 2018|Acupuncture, fertility, Infertility, live births, Low AMH|

Low AMH does not predict live births. Last month, Fertility and Sterility published a study involving live births from IVF and the measurement of AMH. What’s great about this study? It’s has a large study population (69,336 women undergoing fresh and frozen embryo transfers). The study clearly found AMH has no impact on lowering live births. My experience has been that fertility clinics feel AMH can only lead to poor results in IUI/IVF. My observation with women who have been diagnosed with low AMH, they can get pregnant. The most important concept to remember during IVF – quality [...]

Acupuncture and Infertility: Trust Your Gut Case Study

By | March 2nd, 2015|Acupuncture, Infertility, Low AMH|

Acupuncture for Infertility Robin came to me at 31yrs old. She had conceived a child naturally 2 years previously. Robin and husband wanted a second child. After giving birth to her son, Robin was experiencing PMS type symptoms all month long. When her cycles returned, they were irregular with heavy bleeding and cramping. Other symptoms were intense fatigue, heart palpations, poor sleep and a chronic feeling of being overwhelmed. Fertile cervical mucus was present all the time with cramping around ovulation. A previous doctor put her on progesterone which helped to lessen the PMS symptoms. The progesterone did not [...]