Over the years we have shared these great books and websites with our clients facing fertility challenges. Some of them are framed in the eastern medicine approach, and some address a blend of eastern and western medical approach. Because our approach includes diet and lifestyle, some of the books and dvd’s pertain to that as well.
The Infertility Cure by Randine Lewis
Making Babies by Sami S. David MD and Jill Blakeway, L.Ac.
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This post is written for any of you who are curious about what regular acupuncture might do for your health and wellbeing.
Often, clients find us to address specific acute and chronic concerns, such as nagging headaches, or migraines that worsen during heightened stress or long work hours. Irregular and painful menstrual cycles that stops you every month and re-routes your plans for the day. Then there are the digestion complaints that come and go, and you aren’t sure what foods or events might trigger it. Many of us have experienced times when the demands of work or family bring on stress that leads to tired eyes, headaches, tense muscles, restless sleep, and a feeling of irritation and low energy. Perhaps you notice a vague sense of pressure or tension which seems to continue building, and your regular workouts or the occasional glass of wine helps in the short term, but it’s still there in the background. Injuries that haven’t completely healed may effect your ankle or your shoulder, limiting your enjoyment of a kayak outing or a hike with family or friends.
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There are two ways to approach natural labor preparation with acupuncture. One approach is to start acupuncture once weekly from 37-40 weeks. These sessions help to gradually soften and ripen the cervix, as well as address stress, anxiety, and physical discomforts women typically have in the last month of pregnancy.
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