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Women Who Inspire Us

For the month of March, Women’s History Month, we will be celebrating women in health + healthcare. Every day, we will be sharing with you a female hero of ours: from doctors to activists, midwives to scientists. Whether they’ve changed the dialogue surrounding our bodies, pioneered their industry, or changed the way we practice medicine […]

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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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What is Natural?

In her novel Red Clocks, author Leni Zumas imagines a world in the near future where both abortion and IVF have been outlawed and legislation barring single people from adopting is poised to take effect. The book was inspired by Zumas’ own experience of conceiving a son through IVF, her “wild, sweet, stubborn, beautiful boy.”

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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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by Emma Thake

Top 5 Food Remedies for Morning Sickness

Morning sickness may unfortunately be inevitable for some during pregnancy. However, fertility specialist and registered dietitian, Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, shares some of her top remedies to alleviate symptoms of uneasiness and nausea.

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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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Recovering from a Traumatic Loss in Fertility: How to Use Chinese Medicine to Treat Stress and Anxiety

We often talk about how to use acupuncture for assisting women and their partners in the pursuit of fertility but what about when trauma occurs and there is stress in trying to conceive again?

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How Acupuncture Can Assist You Through The Egg Freezing Process

Facebook, Apple, and Google are leading the way to a new era of family planning. With an uptick in progressive health insurance plans that cover elective egg freezing, an increasing number of millennials are now considering taking advantage of this new option.

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Post Surgical Recovery Using Acupuncture

There is a total of 100,000 miles worth of blood vessels in our adult bodies. Let’s just let that sink in for a moment; 100,000 is long enough to lap around the earth’s equator… 4 times. In other words: it’s a lot.

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