While 14% of recent mothers experience some form of postpartum depression (PMD) We never think it’s going to happen to us. When I was pregnant, it never crossed my mind that the thing I wanted most in the world would also have me feeling bad about myself. Continue Reading
More sex doesn’t always equal better odds of getting pregnant. It’s undeniable that having sex in the time period when you’re actually ovulating is crucial to conception, where we’ve gotten it wrong is thing that more sex is better. How can that be you ask, more sex is always better. Isn’t it? Continue Reading
Traditional Chinese medicine comprises a broad range of medicinal practices sharing common concepts. Included in it’s various forms are herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. Modern Chinese medicine combines concepts of modern anatomy and physiology with traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment.
I recently listened to a compelling discussion on “designer babies” the ethical issues surrounding screening embryos for chromosomal disorders and abnormalities before implantation. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a gift to those challenged with natural conception, but it does raise deep philosophical questions when we have the ability to predetermine the sex of a child or screen for the abnormalities that have been a part of our natural evolution. Continue Reading
Getting pregnant can be the simplest thing in the world or the most complicated when it’s not going as planned. There can be so much pain and emotion associated with the struggles of conception. When a couple faces infertility issues and starts stressing about becoming pregnant, the added pressure and self doubt unfortunately don’t help the body get into a relaxed and receptive state conducive to getting pregnant.
Unlike most things in life, the goal of getting pregnant isn’t usually achieved by more planning, more research, and “trying harder”. While these strategies are great for other obstacles in life, they fall short for women struggling with infertility.
Acupuncture eases some kinds of chronic pain – and it’s not just a placebo effect at work, researchers who looked at data from nearly 18,000 patients found.
A new study has found that dementia rates among people 65 and older in England and Wales have plummeted by 25 percent over the past two decades, to 6.2 percent from 8.3 percent, a trend that researchers say is probably occurring across developed countries and that could have major social and economic implications for families and societies.
Historically the needles used in western medicine provide real justification for experiencing fear. When it comes to acupuncture, this is a question I get a lot. Does acupuncture hurt? I think we all remember the trepidation of getting shots as kids so the idea of voluntarily being stuck with needles seems down right terrifying.
While it’s not always the case, the majority of acupuncture treatments leave the patient relaxed and much calmer than when they arrived.