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Is Acupuncture Right For You? Here’s What You Need to Know About Fertility Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used in China since as early as 4,000 B.C., but Western research into acupuncture’s benefits began to increase dramatically in the 1960s and ‘70s with the advent of new technology and scientific techniques. Now, there are many options available to those who are hoping to conceive by using infertility treatments like In Read More

About the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT) are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is an external non-invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted. The technique works by relieving congestion and blockages to improve the flow of energy and fluids of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems to Read More

Male Fertility Self Care Guide

It takes 100 days for sperm to develop (74 to form and 20-30 to mature), therefore addressing sperm health concerns 100 days before conception is important. THREE MAIN FACTORS MAKE UP ‘GOOD SPERM‘: – Sperm count (more than 20 million per milliliter of ejaculate) – Morphology (shape of the sperm) – Motility (how fast and straight the sperm swim) Things to Read More

The Smart Couple’s Guide Is FINALLY finished! Thanks Mom:)

After years of editing and revising, my fertility guide is finally on Amazon! Today, Mother’s Day, marks the 3 1/2 year mark of a long journey of research and hard work but I am finally content with how the book has turned out. It is 15 years of questions, frustrations and hopes of the patients Read More

The Most Shocking Meta-Study of Fertility Acupuncture

A growing number of new parents are telling their friends and families that acupuncture helped them conceive – after seemingly nothing else worked. Acupuncturists who specialize in reproductive medicine, providing acupuncture within a Western medical setting as an adjuvant to in-vitro fertilization, report success rates of 70% and higher among patients in their own clinics. Read More

When To Consider Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Infertility

What do Mariah Carey and Celine Dion have in common? Besides their superstar celebrity status, both used acupuncture to get pregnant. As media coverage of acupuncture’s role in the treatment of infertility increases, certain questions repeatedly arise from prospective patients. As an acupuncturist specializing in infertility, I will attempt to clarify as much as possible Read More

Coping With A Failed IVF/IUI Cycle Or Miscarriage

Unfortunately, for some couples pregnancy remains elusive even after all of the preparation and hard work going into a cycle. What is the difference in pregnancy rates for couples with fertility problems between trying with regular intercourse versus IUI’s? A couple that has been trying for a year and a half and does not have Read More