Treatment of infertility with acupuncture

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.

November “Thank you” – start treatment this month for $50 off!

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,



Acupuncture for Infertility

Acupuncture may help you overcome your fertility challenges.

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!

Call for an appointment now!  612-871-2288



Prevent Colds and Flu: Increase Your Immunity with These Suggestions

Autumn is here! The temperatures are dipping at night and there is a cool breeze in the air.

Help prevent colds and flu by clicking on the illustration below for an article that gives you specific acupoints to press to increase your immunity.

Have questions? Stop by and we can help you locate the points (we’ll even mark them!).

1 of the four points to boost immunity


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.

Mayway Plum Flower brand


Mayway Plum Flower Brand

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.


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.

Helpful & healthful TCM recipes: NourishU

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).

Herbal soup mix to benefit Qi and Blood
Herbal soup mix to benefit Qi and Blood

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, dang gui – 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!!!

Fertility Yoga / Chinese medicine for fertility class

I will be discussing Chinese medicine for fertility during a Yoga Sanctuary workshop on Yoga for infertility on Sunday May 5.

I’ll be giving some information on how Chinese medicine and acupuncture can benefit women and men in their journey towards conception.

You can sign up online here. – Select the “Workshops” tab and search for May 5.

Orchid blooming Feb-Apr 2013

NHFC orchid blooming Feb-Apr 2013

This is a slide show of a phalaenopsis orchid a past client of mine gave me a few years ago.  It sure is hanging in there and is looking beautiful yet again this year!

I hope you enjoy it!

Minneapolis Mayoral Candidates Forum April 3, 2013 at Solomon’s Porch

The League of Women Voters will moderate the  Minneapolis Mayoral Candidates Forum in the Solomon’s Porch Gathering Space on Wednesday, April 3 – click this link for more information!

Cedar Summit Farm petition


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.
The link is here:
Thanks for your time!
Jane Rosemarin,
for the board of Slow Food MN

“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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