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How Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine help Insomnia

Health, Insomnia

Previously, we discussed how to help yourself get a better night of sleep here and here. Today we will discuss how Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine help Insomnia. It is estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from a disorder of sleep and wakefulness, hindering daily functioning and adversely affecting health and longevity(NH1B1 2003). Researchers have found that restful sleep has incredible benefits: it makes you mentally sharper;…

How to help yourself get a better more restful night of sleep Part II

Health, Insomnia

Make sure that your pillows and mattress support your body well: It's nearly impossible to sleep without good support from your pillows and matress. If you suffer from neck and shoulder issues, look into purchasing a Tempurpedic mattress and pillows to sleep better. Develop a pre-bedtime routine that fits your life: They say it takes about 3-6 months to create a habit, so help your body by developing a consistent pre-bedtime routine. Your…

How to help yourself get a better more restful night of sleep Part I

Health, Insomnia

Many patients suffer from not being able to fall asleep, waking up too early, or waking multiple times in the night etc. There are multiple solutions to help yourself get a more restful night of sleep and wake up the next morning feeling refreshed. Limit Caffeine 4-6 hours before bedtime: If you truly suffer from insomnia, it is best to avoid caffeine(coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks etc.) after lunchtime. Oftentimes,…

How Chinese Medicine helps Autoimmune infertility

Fertility, Infertility

Women with autoimmune disease are clearly at risk for miscarriages and poor reproductive outcomes. Western Medicine often recommends blood thinners (Aspirin, Heparin and Levenox), steroids and intravenous immunoglobulin. Chinese medicine has been treating autoimmune infertility for thousands of years. Treatments focus on achieving inner body balance such as: Clearing the heat and draining dampness to reduce inflammation. Helping circulation to move obstruction and stagnation. Reinforcing Yin energy to tonify Kidney Yin…

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine for Luteal Phase Defect

Fertility, Infertility

The luteal phase is after ovulation has occurred, conception has taken place and the embryo is already in the uterus. During this period, we need to make sure that conditions remain favorable for an implantation and further growth of the embryo. Patients that have Luteal Phase Defect are often frustrated when they are trying to get pregnant. I often see patients have shorter or unpredictable menstrual cycle, spotting several days…

Treatment Plan of Endometriosis-Acupuncture Dallas Fertility

Endometriosis, Fertility, Infertility

Last time, we discussed how Acupuncture and Chinese herbs help endometriosis. Today, we will discuss the treatment plan. Dr. Zhou recommends weekly treatments for three months, once the symptoms are stabilized and the treatment will be reduced to maintaining the results. For people wanting to conceive, weekly treatments will be six months or longer according to the severity.  Chinese Medicine categorizes endometrial lesions into different patterns.  Dr. Zhou will do assessment using…

How does Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs help Endometriosis and acheive Fertility

Endometriosis, Fertility, Infertility

Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial tissue located outside of the uterine cavity. Most often, it is located on the ovaries but can also be found on any of the organs in the pelvic area. It leads to inflammation of the reproductive organs and causes pelvic pain, painful periods and infertility. Additionally, scar tissue in the pelvis can also occur. For patients who struggle with endometriosis and are trying to…

How Chinese Medicine help Poor Egg Quality before IVF

Fertility, Infertility, IVF Support

Poor egg quality often refers to a mitochondrial or chromosomal issue. Mitochondria is an energy producing organelle that also contains DNA and majorly impacts egg quality. There is not much that Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help with DNA damage related to age however as most of the genetic material was created decades earlier. Chinese herbs like antioxidants can often enhance the function of the Mitochondria. Specifically, Chinese herbs that invigorate the…

Acupuncture increases IVF Success Rate-Acupuncture of Dallas Fertility

featured, Fertility, Infertility, IVF Support

The success rate of treating infertility with Chinese medicine can be hard to determine since acupuncture's treatment of infertility is a cumulative one. However, in 2008 studies were done to show that Acupuncture may increase IVF success rates by 65%. While these numbers only show a quantitative increase, acupuncture also focuses on the overall well-being of a person. It's not just the number of eggs produced, it's the quality of…

Is your menstrual flow healthy?

Fertility, Healthy Menstrual Cycle, Infertility

Menstrual flow is all about shedding the uterine lining. The health of your menstrual flow can significantly influence embryo implantation. The orderly shedding and rebuilding of the uterine lining is important to stop any stagnation. Pain is the main indicator for poor menstrual health which includes stabbing pain and cramps. Other main indicators include color and quality of the menstrual flow. If the menstrual blood is dark and black, this…