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The Scoop on Cold Foods

If you’ve ever been to see an acupuncturist, you’ve likely received advice to steer clear of cold foods. This can be a tough pill to swallow, especially for people who love salads and iced drinks (venti cold brew, anyone?) The good news is that there are definitely some things that you can do to balance […]

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“I’m Pregnant! Now what?!” Finding your Dream Team

While you’re doing the hard work of nurturing the growth of a tiny human, who do you have taking care of you? Your OBGYN or midwife is one player on an all star team you get to select for this journey.

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Finding Support and Healing After Pregnancy Loss

According to the March of Dimes, as many as half of all pregnancies result in a miscarriage, most often occurring before a woman misses a period or even knows she is pregnant. Furthermore, roughly 20% of recognized pregnancies end in a miscarriage. This number is often surprising, as miscarriages or early pregnancy loss are not […]

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How to beat those Autumn Blues

The Fall Equinox is just around the corner: it’s time to say goodbye to summer and welcome in the autumn. Soon the leaves will change colors and we’ll trade in our flip-flops and shorts for long pants and jackets.

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Could Insomnia Be Affecting Your Fertility?

You may already know that sleep is important to your health, and surely you’ve experienced how vital it is to your state of mind. As it turns out, it is also valuable for fertility; lack of sleep can play a role in infertility.

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How To Use An Ovulation Predictor Kit

Here at the Yinova Center we’re experts when it comes to fertility counseling. We teach our patients how to know when they’re ovulating and the best times to have sex if they’re trying to conceive.

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Chinese Medicine is Energy Medicine

Did you know that acupuncture is one of the most ancient forms of energy medicine?

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Boo! The 13 Ghost Acupuncture Points

The 13 ghost acupuncture points are part of an obscure and esoteric tradition in Chinese medicine. They were developed in the 6th Century by a doctor called Sun Si Miao to address disturbances that were attributed to demonic possession. Disorders such as seizures, mania, confusion and nightmares were thought to have a spiritual origin and therefore […]

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Have you Used Acupuncture or Herbs for Fertility? We Need your Help!

We are thrilled to be taking part in a study that will provide more data about the benefits of combining acupuncture and other complimentary therapies with Western fertility treatments. Here at the Yinova Center, we have enjoyed building close relationships with doctors and many of the reproductive medical centers in our area.  One of these, Reproductive […]

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by Emma Thake

What Do I Look For in an Acupuncturist?

One of the most common questions that Dr. Jill Blakeway gets asked in interviews about the general benefits of acupuncture is “How can someone find a good acupuncturist near them?” 

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Focus on Cancer: Pain and peripheral neuropathy

Using acupuncture to reduce pain has been documented in many scientific studies over the years.  It is also one of the best ways to manage the pain associated with peripheral neuropathy induced by chemotherapy.  Damage to the peripheral nerves in the fingers and toes, but also radiating up into the arms and legs can occur […]

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Autumn and the art of letting go

In traditional Chinese medicine, autumn is linked to the metal element which is characterized by the color white, the lungs, and its paired organ the large intestine. To us and to others who feel the effects of seasonal changes, autumn is also linked to the emotions of grief and nostalgia. Autumn is the time when leaves fall […]

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