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After miscarriage, Chinese Medicine can help

Having a miscarriage can be difficult. There are no two ways about it. If this has happened to you, you may have felt wide range of emotions; grief, disappointment, guilt, shame and emptiness.  And what can you do when something so devastating happens? After all, this rush of emotions can leave you wondering where to […]

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Is stress lowering your sex drive?

My new book Sex Again: Recharging Your Libido comes out next year. I wrote the book because patients tell me they wish they were more interested in sex and when I ask them what they think lowers their libido they often mention stress. Stressed out people usually don’t feel like having sex, which is a […]

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What a difference a little surf makes

[pl_blockquote cite=”Urban Dictionary”] “Stoked” [stohkt] – adj.– to be “stoked” is to be completely and intensely enthusiastic, exhilarated, or excited about something.[/pl_blockquote] As I sit on the beach writing this, I am watching a dozen or so kids riding waves to the shoreline. Even though the sun is bright and their faces are backlit I […]

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DIY V-Steam

A vaginal steam (V-Steam) is an effective and relaxing way to promote reproductive health. The V-Steams are ph balanced to help the body naturally cleanse the vaginal and uterine linings in a safe and gentle way. The warm steam and natural essential oils from the plants nourish and tonify the vaginal and uterine tissues. While […]

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10 tips for reviving a flagging libido

[pl_blockquote cite=”Jill Blakeway”]Birds do it… bees do it…. sometimes my patients feel as if the only person who isn’t doing it is them. [/pl_blockquote] Time and time again women confide in me that they rarely feel in the mood for sex. They miss the connection that sex gives them and feel guilty that they have let […]

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Practicing meditation

Practicing meditation is a very simple way to help you manage your life and health.  Despite what you read or hear, there is really no right or wrong way to meditate.  In fact, one of simplest meditations is to just sit quietly and listen to your breathing.  Meditation can be as complicated or simple as […]

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“We’re Pregnant, Now What?” Morning Sickness and Heartburn

This is the second part of a series of articles about pregnancy by YinOva Acupuncturist and Obstetric Nurse, Laura Scheurer. You can read other articles in this series by clicking here. Morning sickness, one of the most common of complaints in pregnancy, can vary widely from person to person.  One might experience a mild aversion to aromas that […]

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Self-help Strategies for Women with Uterine Fibroids

[pl_blockquote cite=””]Jan was a 35 year old woman who came to see me because her periods were so heavy that she had been diagnosed with anemia.Carla was a 45 year old woman whose abdomen protruded so much that her friend had mistakenly thought she was pregnant.Lauren was a 39 year old woman who was having […]

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Eating to conceive: The importance of healthy fats

Anne had been a strict dieter since college. Maggie is a yoga teacher and considers herself a healthy eater. Sherrie prides herself on her macrobiotic diet and low body fat. All of these women have something in common. All of them came to the YinOva Center because they were having trouble getting pregnant. Each of […]

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Luteal Phase Defect

Overnight one of my patients “facebooked” me to let me know she’d had her baby – a happy reminder of all the reasons I love my job. Helping couples to conceive is rewarding and interesting work. When a patient first consults me I ask lots of questions, some of which may seem off-topic, but together […]

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Hair Loss – How Chinese Medicine Can Help

“It started with a few extra strands on my hair brush and before I knew it there were patches so thin you could see my scalp” Diana is a beautiful woman in her mid-thirties who was understandably devastated when her hair began to fall out. She had tried a variety of medicines before coming to […]

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