Category: Complementary Medicine

How Can Acupuncture Help Fertility?

Approximately 1 in 6 couples have trouble conceiving. A combination of factors can contribute: delayed motherhood, toxins in the environment, and stressful lifestyles that affect the balance of hormones. Some studies show that acupuncture can help fertility by reducing the effects of stress and balancing the hormones. It may increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, increase the uterine lining, prevent...

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Yoga for Fertility

Brenda Strong can be seen (and heard) as Mary-Alice Young, the all-knowing narrator of ABC's smash hit "Desperate Housewives." While Strong's seemingly-perfect character committed suicide in the premiere episode, she starred in several flashback scenes as the mystery surrounding her death unfolded.

Strong is a certified yoga instructor who owns a studio in Los Angeles. She also produces and stars...

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Acupuncture, Stress and In Vitro Fertilization

Can acupuncture and IVF go hand in hand? Sandy Goodman, M.D. of Reproductive Medicine Group Florida and Kim Caporale, L.Ac, discuss stress reduction, acupuncture and IVF in this short, interactive video.

This video is made possible by a grant from Attain Fertility® Centers, an IntegraMed Specialty and provider of the Attain® IVF Programs.

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Optimizing Your Health Prior to Pregnancy

This week is National Women's Health Week which is a great opportunity for patients to be reminded of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Although experiencing infertility can be one of the most stressful times in a woman's life, it provides a unique opportunity to optimize both partners' health and, therefore, the health of future pregnancies.

Placental and fetal...

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