12. April 2016 · Comments Off on If You Have Fertility Issues Acupuncture Can Help Resolve Your Problem Safely and Efficiently · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags:

A popular technique used for thousands of years to overcome various types of diseases and dysfunctions such as infertility, acupuncture has proven to be quite a successful treatment. It works by stimulating the nervous system and/or normalizing the circulation of energy and blood.

What is Infertility Acupuncture Treatment?

Acupuncture for the treatment of infertility has been used around for thousands of years and in our generation, several medical studies have been done to prove that it really works in curing several types of fertility problems. A survey conducted by a team of German researchers related to 160 women who had problems conceiving and were undergoing in vitro fertilization treatments. The survey showed that 50% of these women were regularly treated with acupuncture. The result showed a higher rate of success of pregnancy were in the women treated with acupuncture compared to those who underwent in vitro fertilization without receiving any acupuncture treatment.

How Does Infertility Acupuncture Treatment Work in Vancouver?

Acupuncture is a healing procedure that helps regulate a person’s body systems by boosting the flow of blood to all parts of the body including the sexual organs. Based on medical studies, the enhanced blood circulation to the uterus helps provide the best environment for fetal implantation.

Moreover, acupuncture infertility treatment stabilizes hormonal levels and so improves ovarian production. So, when this treatment is added to any type of infertility treatments (IVF, etc), it dramatically increases the person’s chances of pregnancy. Besides that, acupuncture has shown to significantly help people suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome. Because of this treatment, pregnant can significantly reduce the chance of a miscarriage.

Those are just a few ways acupuncture can help increase fertility. Besides this, getting regular acupuncture treatments can benefit people suffering from severe or chronic stress and other types of health disorders. It is worth noting that stress is deemed to be the most common reason behind infertility.

How does Acupuncture Help Address Male Infertility?

Acupuncture treatment can help boost the sperm production in men who are suffering from low sperm production and other types of male fertility problems. Furthermore, acupuncture infertility treatment has shown to help resolve sperm DNA fragmentation in men.

Acupuncture, combined with the conventional infertility treatment is becoming more and more popular because of its extreme effectiveness. This is the reason why infertile couples who before were disheartened and felt hopeless before can now look forward to having their condition cured by Infertility acupuncture treatment. But before you undergo this treatment make sure you find a qualified acupuncturist who specializes in infertility treatment or one who has extensive experience handling this type of problem.

12. April 2016 · Comments Off on Chinese Herbal Formulas That Can Help Resolve Acute or Chronic Types of Diarrhea · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags:

Diarrhea may be the outcome of a variety of factors. A person with acute diarrhea can become dehydrated very quickly, which is why it is very important to get medical attention promptly if the condition persists. If stomach upset or the common cold occurs along with an acute case of diarrhea and is accompanied by a lack of appetite, vomiting, and nausea, Huo Hsiang Zheng Chi Wan can be a reliable remedy you can avail of.

If the cause is contaminated water or food, a strong smell and a burning sensation may accompany the diarrhea. If this is the case, the Chinese medicine practitioner in Fremont can come up with a plan of treatment that kills the bacteria and restores normal digestion function. To accomplish this, he/she may use Huang Lian Su Pian and Mu Hsiang Shun Chi Wan. To make sure the pathogens are killed, most practitioners will recommend a laboratory test.

In the case of chronic loose stools, spleen qi deficiency is the underlying pattern of disharmony. Added symptoms may include gurgling sounds in the stomach, a pale tongue and face, poor appetite, and fatigue. To remedy this pattern an effective known as Shen Ling Bai SZhu Pian can be used. This formula is made up of Atractylodes and Codonopsis herbs that help tonify the spleen. Some astringent herbs such as lotus herbs are also added to the formula to stop the diarrhea.

A few days of herbal medicine and one to two acupuncture treatments are usually enough to treat acute diarrhea. A couple of stomach meridian points (25 and 37) are very effective and immediate relief is felt the moment these meridians are needled. For chronic types of diarrhea caused by a deficiency of yin or qi, moxibustion can be helpful when applied to the aforementioned points.

If parasites or bacteria are the cause of the diarrhea, herbal medicine as described above is the suggested treatment. In chronic types of diarrhea, the duration of the treatment may vary; usually the decisive factor is ultimately the person’s dietary habits. It may take a few weeks to a month to completely treat severe cases of qi deficiency.

Diarrhea of all types necessitates the continuous intake of adequate amounts of liquids to avoid dehydration. Vegetable broth and hot peppermint tea are ideal choices. The best solid food to eat is plain white rice to firm up the stools and calm the abdomen until the condition resolves.

12. April 2016 · Comments Off on Dispel All Types of PMS Symptoms with Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags:

The severity of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can be dramatically reduced with Chinese herbs and acupuncture. Hormonal cycle imbalances that can lead to PMS can be regulated with Chinese medicine. Moreover, PMS symptoms exacerbated by stress can be addressed by this type of medicine by promoting relaxation in the body. Also known as PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder), PMS usually occurs a week prior to a woman’s actual menstrual flow leading to a number of symptoms. These symptoms include: sleeping difficulties, pelvic pain, cramping, breast swelling and tenderness, weight fluctuations, irritability, food cravings, digestive problems, crying spells, moodiness, headaches, acne, and bloating. PMS symptoms can be mild to extremely intense that they can significantly disrupt a woman’s life.

From the viewpoint of Chinese medicine PMS or PMDD, is the result of a stagnation or blocked qi or life energy in the body of a woman. This slow down of blood and energy flow results in irregular hormonal fluctuations and a build- up of symptoms that is finally released when menstruation commences. If, for example, a woman suffering from menstrual cramps along with digestive problems and headaches prior to her period may indicate that she has Liver Qi stagnation which affects the circulation of energy through her muscles and organs. Tension and stress can contribute to the “trapping” of qi, preventing it to move which then results in body pain.

Acupuncturists work with each of their patients to smooth out and re-balance the flow of blood and qi so that patients can experience a menstrual cycle with no or very little emotional stress, discomfort, and pain. Since Chinese medicine uses a holistic approach in treating a particular condition like PMS, it is important that a thorough understanding of all of the body’s systems be taken into consideration during the first appointment. The acupuncturist should be able to address his/her patient’s specific issues in an effective, unique and customized manner. Chinese herbal formulas are also given to enhance the effectiveness of acupuncture treatments. The formulas can be taken in raw forms, mixed with water and drunk, or taken via pills or tablets.

Traditional needling acupuncture is a very effective treatment. It can lead to pain relief even with just a single treatment, but with regular treatment, the frequency and intensity of the symptoms can be significantly alleviated and even completely cured. However, most patients get much better after a treatment lasting four to six weeks one session a week.

Ivelisse DeJongh is a Miami acupuncturist and the medical director at DeJongh Acupuncture Clinic.