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Does Acupuncture Work for Fertility?

Infertility can be defined as the inability to achieve a clinical pregnancy, despite having unprotected sexual intercourse for 12 months. Ovulation problems commonly cause infertility. Some problems prevent eggs from being released at all, while others prevent eggs from being released during some cycles. Infertility is more common than people realize. Around 10 percent of women ages 15 to 44 in the United States have difficulty conceiving or staying pregnant.  Symptoms  One of the most...
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Acupuncture: Benefits, How It Works and Some Myths About It

Acupuncture is an ancient medical technique that originated in China approximately 3,000 years ago. Acupuncture treatments involve inserting paper thin needles (generally the size of a human hair) into the skin at strategic points on the body.  Benefits  Research suggests that acupuncture works particularly well on chronic pain, including back pain, neck pain, headache, and osteoarthritis/knee pain. No wonder people from all over the world use it to break the vicious circle of chronic pain....
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Some Interesting Facts About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is growing in popularity with every passing year. A study reported that around 10 million acupuncture treatments are administered in the U.S. alone every year. Its rise in popularity can be attributed to its effectiveness in the treatment of chronic pain. Various studies show that the ancient Chinese practice works particularly well on knee pain, neck pain, and back pain. It is an effective treatment for many health problems, including hypertension, hypotension, sciatica, and...
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Acupuncture for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is a hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges. The body of a woman with PCOS produces too much testosterone (the primary male sex hormones). This hormonal imbalance makes it difficult for them to conceive.    Genetic factors can make some women more vulnerable to PCOS. Other common reasons include insulin resistance and increased levels of inflammation. Some common PCOS symptoms are irregular periods,...
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Balance Your Hormones Without Ever Treating Them

Hormones are chemical messengers that control and coordinate different activities throughout the body. A hormonal imbalance occurs when there is excess or too little of a hormone in the body. Some common reasons for hormonal imbalances include chronic stress, an underactive or overactive thyroid, high cortisol levels, and eating disorders. People with type-1 and type-2 diabetes, cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, and people with tumors are also at increased risk. Some symptoms of a hormonal imbalance...
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Treating Infertility with Chinese Medicine

Infertility can imply the inability to get pregnant despite having unprotected intercourse frequently. Some common reasons for infertility include inadequate diet, stress, and exposure to certain chemicals. Many women with fertility problems are turning to Traditional Chinese Medicine. A TCM practitioner, or acupuncturist, uses pulse and tongue diagnosis to understand more deeply what is happening in your body. Your acupuncturist will also want to take a look at your medical reports to gain an in-depth...
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How Acupuncture Can Treat Depression During Pregnancy

It is estimated that around 20 percent of women experience symptoms of depression during pregnancy. Depression during pregnancy is particularly dangerous and can lead to many problems, including substance abuse and poor nutrition. In a worst-case scenario, stress and depression can cause a chemical chain reaction that may lead to miscarriage, birth complications, or preterm delivery. In many serious cases, depression can lead to suicidal thoughts. Many pregnant women with depression use antidepressants to manage...
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Can You Treat Hormone Imbalances with Acupuncture?

Hormones travel throughout the body overseeing several vital and complex processes related to growth, fertility, and metabolism. Hormonal Imbalance: An Overview A hormonal imbalance occurs when the body produces too much or too little of a hormone.  Even small hormonal imbalances can affect your sleep cycle, metabolism, reproductive cycle, and sexual function. Some common symptoms of hormonal imbalances are weight gain, insomnia, low libido, fatigue, and digestive problems. In a study, around 47 percent of...
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