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Category: Acupuncture

Detoxing after an IVF Cycle

After going through a cycle of IVF the body often needs a little extra TLC to come back to center. Irregular periods, hot flashes, muscle aches, and bloating are some common signs that your body might appreciate a gentle detox.  

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FertileGirl + Yinova: What not to say to someone who might be trying to conceive

Here at Yinova, many of our patients come to us to enhance their fertility. Whether we’re helping them conceive naturally or using acupuncture to accompany their IVF treatments, we know how difficult, stressful, and polarizing even, this experience can be.

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What Your Cravings Are Telling You (+ Some Tips For Healthier Alternatives!)

Ancient Chinese philosophers looked to the natural world to find a way of describing how we are similar, yet unique. They discovered that pretty much anything in the world could be broken down into five energy types, which they called the Five Elements.

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Spring is Here!

Spring is here! I know, I know –  it’s still quite cold; winter seems to be overstaying its welcome.  But, despite the stubborn chill and lingering snow, we have officially crossed the threshold into spring!

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What Can We Learn From The Color Of Our Flow?

If you’ve ever been to an acupuncturist, you’ve likely been quizzed extensively about the length, color, and consistency of your period. Why, you may wonder, are we so obsessed with your menstrual blood? Are we secretly vampires? Collecting research for Pantone’s color of the year?

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Medicinal Mushrooms: A Chinese Medicine Tradition

Among the vast trove of remedies in the pharmacopoeia of traditional Chinese medicine, some of the most revered medicinals are not plants, but fungi.

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Fight or Flight or Fertility

“Maybe you’re just stressed.” Time and time again, seemingly no matter what is going on with your health, professionals and friends alike all seem to lean on stress being the factor for everything from lack of sleep to colds; shoulder tension to fertility.

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by Emma Thake

What You Need to Know About Lubricant if You’re Trying to Conceive

Sexual lubricants, especially scented varieties, can interfere with conception. In general, they are too acidic for the sperm to survive and/or swim well in. In addition, the concentration of salts in the lubricants can cause sperm to either shrink or swell beyond their capacity to perform normally. That being said, if you find that you need […]

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Bullying Amongst Teens: Recognizing the Signs and How Chinese Medicine can Help

In the United States alone there are over 3.2 million students a year who fall victim to some sort of bullying, whether it’s verbal, physical, or cyber. Moreover; an astounding 71% of students report that bullying is a problem at their school. Attacks are often unprovoked, or simply brought on by a child seeming “different” […]

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by Emma Thake

4 Things You’re Better Off Without in 2018

Raise your hand if you have ever made a New Year’s Resolution, genuinely wanted to commit to it, failed a few months later, and then felt super guilty afterwards…

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