Here’s a link to a good article on the treatment of infertility with acupuncture.
In my experience: in most cases whenever possible, utilizing Chinese Medicine herbal formulas, in addition to acupuncture treatments, may further increase the chances of success in not only attaining pregnancy, but carrying the baby to full term.
I have been practicing in the Twin Cities for a total of 10 years in January, and I’ve been so grateful for all the people who have sought me out to help them with their health.
To commemorate this fact, and since Thanksgiving time prompts me to take stock of the many things I am thankful for, I am offering $50 OFF an initial intake and acupuncture treatment for the month of November 2013.
So, if for whatever reason you’ve been hesitating about setting up an appointment,
Have you been struggling with fertility challenges and are wondering if acupuncture and other Traditional Chinese Medical techniques might help you? While our website is full of information that is geared toward helping you decide if acupuncture is the right approach for you, I decided to post a link to another source of good information that might explain the benefits acupuncture and Chinese Medicine offers to those struggling with fertility challenges.
In my experience, many of the patients only find out about acupuncture for infertility treatments when at the end of their ropes – after multiple IUI’s, IVF’s and other assisted reproductive techniques. While these Assisted Reproductive Techniques are definitely helpful, and indeed necessary for many couples, I find that many of my patients may not have even needed to resort to these approaches if they’d found out about what Chinese medical approaches can do for them without hormones or other techniques with uncomfortable or harmful side-effects.
If you are one of those people thinking about using Chinese Medicine to help you conceive, contact me for a free half hour informational consultation, and I can give you more information about this comprehensive, time-honored and proven healthcare system and how it may benefit your fertility!
Have questions? Stop by and we can help you locate the points (we’ll even mark them!).
Two good herbal formulas you can find at local co-ops or health food stores are called Yin Chiao Chieh Tu Pien (or Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian in Pinyin) and Gan Mao Ling.
Plum Flower brand, by Mayway, is a very commonly-found brand.
Yin Qiao is more indicated for colds that have accompanying itchy or sore throat and where a fever is a more predominant symptom.
Gan Mao Ling is good for any type of cold, as it is a more modern formula using the herbs for their anti-viral/antibiotic qualities.
THE DOSAGE BELOW IS A SUGGESTION ONLY – TAKE AT YOUR OWN RISK. PLEASE CALL FOR A CONSULTATION IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE USING ANY HERBAL FORMULAS.
Dosage: I usually suggest taking 1.5-2 times the suggested dosage on the bottle at first signs of a cold. If there is a scratchy, irritated throat then take Yin Qiao, and add Gan Mao Ling at the suggested dose after a day or so if there’s no significant change to help boost the effect. Gan Mao Ling can be taken alone, if Yin Qiao is not available.
Here’s a website with many details about traditional Chinese Dietary principles, recipes, and help with cooking techniques.
PLEASE NOTE: The author sells herbs from the site, but ask us about the higher quality, pesticide and heavy metals tested herbs we can get for you from a source we trust – Spring Wind Herbs, Inc. in Berkeley, CA.
Fall is typically a dry season. Here is a sample recipe from the website, to address dryness of the lungs. This recipe uses American Ginseng, which is an expensive ingredient and usually highly treated with pesticides. A good substitute is dang shen 党参, which we currently have in stock along with the red dates – just ask about it!!! Add your favorite veggies to make a stew or soup about 20 minutes before the end of the cooking time (step #2).
Another version of this soup that tonifies Qi, nourishes Blood, and is also moistening to the internal organs is a mixture of dang shen-codonopsis 党参, hong zao-red date 红枣, gou qi zi-lycium (chinese wolfberry)枸杞子, danggui – angelica sinensis 当归, and shan yao-dioscorea 山药. We have this herbal soup packet available for purchase for $4.95 – get yours today!!!
I recently received this message from the Twin Cities chapter of Slow Food, asking for help in signing a petition for Cedar Summit Farm. If you’re interested in signing the petition to help save their organic, grass-fed milk operation, please do and send it on to anyone you think might be interested in signing as well. Thanks!
Just forwarding this in support of the Minars, who run Cedar Summit Farm, and hope you’ll consider signing their petition.
Dear Slow Food community,
At our annual meeting this afternoon, we heard from Dave and Florence Minar of Cedar Summit Farm about the fact that high voltage power lines are slated to run across their property. It’s too late to change this, but the state of Minnesota passed legislation requiring the power company to purchase the farm at market rate if the Minars (and others in their situation) wish to relocate.
The problem is that Cedar Summit Farm is certified organic and any new 400-acre farm would most likely not be. If the Minars relocate, it would take three years before their products could be certified organic. Our state legislature is considering a bill that would compensate displaced organic farmers for the cost of getting a new certified organic farm up and running. There is a petition you may wish to sign in support of this bill. Please consider signing it and passing the information on to your friends.
“Twin Cities” is part of our name because there are three other chapters in Minnesota. Our chapter is a large one, encompassing much of the state. Other chapters are in Duluth, Rochester and Fergus Falls.
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