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h by Diana Harris

The 10 commandments of living

As months go by, seasons come and go, transitions happen, and with that – so does change. It’s not uncommon to feel a bit like we have been in the spin cycle of the wash. We are constantly unlearning and re-learning how to be in the world. Because we are human, we sometimes get lost […]

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“We’re pregnant, now what?” Conquering pregnancy fatigue.

This is the first 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. What an exciting time it is anticipating the birth of your baby, whether it is your first or a new addition to your growing family.  We […]

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Should women trying to conceive cut out coffee?

“Do I really have to give up coffee now that I’m trying to get pregnant?” Patients ask me this question a lot and here’s how I usually answer it. If you’re trying to get your body healthy in order to conceive it makes sense to limit your coffee intake to one cup a day. However […]

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A Gentle Fertility Friendly Cleanse

Today’s blog was written by YinOva acupuncturist Amanda Silver. Amanda has over a decade of experience as an acupuncturist and herbalist and is a popular practitioner here at the YinOva Center where she is known for her practical, common sense advice on all matters related to OB/GYN. Spring is a great time to do a […]

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Pre-Labor Acupuncture-How to Avoid Medical Induction

YinOva acupuncturist Laurel Axen Carroll blogs about acupuncture before labor. I have had really great success treating pregnant women and helping them to go into labor “on-time”. These days not many doctors will allow their patients to carry past 41 weeks. Unfortunately, babies do not always know the time line which, leads to anxious moms […]

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More Evidence that Acupuncture Improves the Outcome of IVF

  Once considered an unusual treatment, acupuncture has become a valued and more mainstream method of enhancing an IVF cycle. As successive studies point to it’s efficacy, couples are more comfortable about adding a course of acupuncture to their IVF protocol. You can read more about how we, at the YinOva Center, treat women who […]

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Fertility and Exercise: Why it’s Good to Exercise but Not Too Much.

Whilst moderate exercise helps relieve stress and prepare a body for a healthy pregnancy, spending too much time in the gym can impair a woman’s fertility, according to a new study of 3,000 women published in last month’s edition of Human Reproduction. In our book, Making Babies, we suggest that women who are trying to […]

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Unexplained Infertility

Patients who have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility often find it a great relief that their seemingly random collection of symptoms make sense from a Chinese medicine perspective. They have usually undertaken a battery of tests by the time they visit us at the YinOva Center and their first question is, “If nothing is wrong, […]

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Fragile X Syndrome

I recently wrote a blog entry that was all about influencing the sex of your baby. All that talk about X and Y chromosomes prompted one of my patients to ask me about Fragile X syndrome. She had just been diagnosed as a carrier for this disorder and wanted me to help her sort through […]

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Alice Eve Cohen – What I Thought I Knew

I enjoyed this video by Alice Eve Jones performing an extract from her book, What I Thought I Knew. In it she describes how, after a long struggle with infertility, she was told she was in menopause, only to find out that she was pregnant. Recently Dr. David and I were consulted by a patient […]

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Fertility-Friendly Recipes from one of our Patients

Kathryn, one of our lovely YinOva patients was reading our book Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility when she had a thought. She Facebooked me to suggest that we start collecting fertility-friendly recipes and publishing them here on the blog. I loved the idea and thought her first two recipe suggestions were […]

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Acupuncture to Support IVF at the YinOva Center in New York City

Jill Blakeway is the Clinic Director of the YinOva Center. She is an acupuncturist, author and speaker who makes regular media appearances to talk about natural health care for women. Here she writes about how acupuncture can help women undergoing IVF. For the past 12 years here at the YinOva Center we have used traditional […]

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