Health

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,…

Top 5 Acupressure Points for Stress

Health, Stress, Uncategorized

As discussed previously, stress is a major issue for fertility patients. Today, we will discuss the top 5 Acupressure points for Stress. Acupoints are points on the body that runs closest to the surface. Acupressure uses those acupoints to stimulate energy with massage. 1.LV3: This point is located about one and a half inches between the first and second toes where the point feels tender. This point is often used…

Why Acupuncture Relieves Stress-Acupuncture Dallas

Health, Stress

Acupuncture has long been associated with relieving stress, but now there is a new study that explains's acupuncture's benefit at the molecular level. Dr. Eshkevari, a professor at Georgetown University, and colleagues tested acupuncture on rats using needles. They had a control group with no added stress and no acupuncture, a group that received additional stress but no acupuncture and a group that received both stress and acupuncture. As discussed…

How does stress affect reproductive hormones

Health, Hormonal Imbalance, Infertility, Stress

Everyone knows that stress negatively impacts your health, but how many people realize exactly how much stress may be affecting your reproductive hormones? When your body feels stressed it naturally releases hormones such as cortisol, which is derived primarily from progesterone, a reproductive hormone. Cortisol is similar to another hormone is known as adrenaline(i.e that fight or flight feeling), that might help us escape from danger but can actually prohibit…

Top 5 Ways to Balance Your Hormones Naturally

Fertility, Health, Hormonal Imbalance, Infertility

There are many ways to balance your hormones naturally but here are the top five ways. As we mentioned previously in how to know you have hormonal imbalance and how acupuncture regulates reproductive hormones, hormones play a major role in Fertility. Go ahead and read these blog posts as they will tell you the symptoms of hormonal imbalance why they are important to fertility. In this blog post, we will…

Superfoods for Fertility Part One

Fertility, Health, Infertility, Superfoods

Diet has long been associated with fertility, so it's no surprise that there are certain foods that particularly help with both male and female infertility. Enjoying more of these "superfoods" not only will raise your chances of getting pregnant but will also improve your general health. Below we have some of the most popular superfoods that help with fertility, in a later series we will cover how seed cycling can…

Superfood to the Rescue-Walnuts and how they can help infertility

Fertility, Health, Infertility, Superfoods

Eating nuts and seeds seem to always be thrown around when we think of eating healthy. Walnuts are one of the many that are out there.I guess the quote, “one small thing can make a big difference” is true after all. Walnuts can be beneficial for sperm quality, are excellent sources of omega 3 fats and vitamin E  which is great for endometrial health as well as B vitamins and protein.…

How Weight Affects Fertility Part One

featured, Fertility, Health, Infertility

Even though weight is one of the last variables looked at because it’s the least known it is worth mentioning that having regular workouts may help fertility. A study in Obstetrics & Gynecology concluded that women who exercised 30 minutes or more daily had a reduced risk of infertility due to ovulation disorders. On the other hand, some data links too much vigorous exercise with lowered fertility, as both a 2009 study in Human…