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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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The Benefits of Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Childbirth

Pregnancy and childbirth are pivotal events in a woman’s life. Pregnancy can be both exciting and stressful. The body undergoes several changes during pregnancy. These changes can take a toll on the body. From fatigue to anxiety, several problems can arise during pregnancy. Acupuncture can be used to treat health problems during pregnancy. The ancient Chinese practice involves inserting needles through the skin at strategic points to correct energy imbalances within the body. Acupuncture is...
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Improving IVF Success Rates Through Acupuncture

IVF treatment is a ray of hope for couples grappling with infertility. During IVF, a woman’s eggs are removed from her body and fertilized in a controlled environment (in a lab). Once the eggs start growing, they are transferred to the woman’s uterus for potential embryo development. Studies suggest that acupuncture for women’s health in San Francisco may raise the success of IVF treatment by 65 percent. No wonder many IVF clinics and doctors recommend...
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Acupuncture May Alleviate Pregnancy Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is a common problem for most pregnant women. It is caused by the body making room to help the baby pass through the pelvis during labor. Most pregnant women describe pelvic pain as intense menstrual cramps. Pelvic pain during pregnancy is often persistent with backache. The problem is more likely to occur in second and later pregnancies. Acupuncture can help alleviate pelvic pregnancy pain by stabilizing the pelvis and lower back. Researchers say...
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Health of Our Earth = Health of Our Bodies

According to a study, the menace of chronic diseases is rapidly increasing. Thankfully, today, western medicine has answers to many questions that have baffled humanity for years. Many diseases that were considered incurable earlier can be cured or at least managed today. Several drugs and treatments, however, can cause a variety of side effects that can adversely impact the quality of life of the patient. Many people, for whom conventional treatment had failed, turn to...
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