Tanya Smith Acupuncturist Chinese Medicine Practitioner

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Therapy for Pregnancy Discomforts

A Little Known Therapy for Pregnancy Discomforts

There are things that happen in your body during pregnancy that nobody talks much about, common discomforts that can make your pregnancy uncomfortable or downright miserable. But you don’t have to suffer needlessly.

There is a lesser known technique in Chinese Medicine called Moxibustion (Moxa) that helps a great deal to gently alleviate symptoms. Moxa is a plant (Artemisia Vulgaris) that is used as a heat source to stimulate acupuncture points. Because it is so gentle, moxa can be used safely in pregnancy to treat a surprising range of symptoms!

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Fertility Diet

Fertility Diet May Improve Fertility Outcomes in Women

News Author: Laurie Barclay, MD
CME Author: Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd

November 12, 2007 — Higher intake of monounsaturated fats; vegetable protein; and high-fiber, low-glycemic carbohydrates improved fertility outcomes in women with ovulatory disorder infertility, according to the results of a cohort study reported in the November issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

"Although treatment options for infertility are available, their large cost and frequency of adverse events have motivated the identification of potentially modifiable risk factors," write Jorge E. Chavarro, MD, ScD, from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, and colleagues. "We...

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