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Treating PCOS with Traditional Chinese Medicine

By Xianmin Yu, R.Ac, R.TCMP Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common health issue among women of childbearing age, with the incidence as high as 10%. It is characterised by hormonal imbalance, and may be accompanied by many other abnormal metabolism. The ovaries may not be able to develop eggs or release eggs regularly. What are the symptoms of PCOS? Most commonly observed clinical symptoms are: Irregular menstrual period, including prolonged or irregular periods, or even stopped periods. Weight problems, including weight gain and very difficult to lose weight. Abnormal hair growth and loss in unwanted areas, including excess facial and body hair which are due to elevated levels of male hormone, and/or hair loss on the head. Acnes on face and chest, sometimes upper back. […]

Infertility – A Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach

By Xian Min R.Ac Infertility is is defined as unsuccessful attempts to get pregnancy with frequent and unprotected sex for at least 12 months. Females who are not able to stay pregnant after conception may also be regarded as infertile. Infertility is not always a female’s problem, it could be either female’s problem, or male’s problem, or a combination of both. There might be some accompanied symptoms such as irregular menstruation or even amenorrhea in women, or hairy, or obesity. In this article, we focus on female infertility. […]

By |2018-10-01T18:17:37-04:00October 1st, 2018|Acupuncture, Fertility|0 Comments

Pregnancy & Anxiety

By: Lindsey Danisch MSW, RSW I’ve never thought of myself a health nut, but I do consider myself a conscience consumer. Suddenly, when I got pregnant, I found myself questioning my entire lifestyle. It started with the questions I was being asked about the kind of mother I wanted to be. When I didn’t know the answers, I started to get a little nervous. But that’s what research is for! But then, otherpeople started asking me questions too: Do I want an epidural? Will I use a midwife or a MD for the birth? Do I want to breastfeed? Am I already on a list for childcare? Will I use cloth or disposable diapers? Will I co-sleep? While I choose to believe most people asking the questions had good intentions and aren’t trying to judge my answers, it was hard not to judge myself. This being my first baby, I had not made these decisions before.  This is where anxiety steps in. […]

By |2018-06-21T16:17:29-04:00June 21st, 2018|Mental Clarity, Women's Wellness|0 Comments