One of the most frustrating parts of coping with infertility is dealing with the assumption of friends and family members that you are “just too stressed out about the baby thing,” or that your high stress lifestyle is somehow contributing to infertility. “Move out of the city,” they say. “Quit your job. Relax. Stay at home all day.” […]
By Virginia Prior, DAOM, L.Ac. Fertility Acupuncturist Today there is a lot of discussion about what to eat to get pregnant, and as always, I promote a diet that is natural and based on organic, whole foods, with plenty of vegetables, fruits, less processed proteins and healthy fats. If you are a fan of the […]
Women with sufficient Vitamin D levels were twice as likely to get pregnant than those with Vitamin D deficiency. Make sure you check your Vitamin D levels and consider getting a little sunshine (and eggs or salmon) every day! Read about the studies here… http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/news/20140814/womens-vitamin-d-levels-may-play-role-in-ivf-success
Virginia Prior offers fertility-focused acupuncture which has been fine tuned by her expert knowledge of acupuncture, western medicine, nutrition, meditation and herbal medicine. Fertility-focused acupuncture helps women achieve radiant health, both for themselves and their future children.
Eating right and good nutrition are immensely important whether you are trying to conceive or not. Read a guest blog entry all about proper nutrition, written by Virginia Prior, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Fertility experts are increasingly finding that emotional health is an integral part of a patient’s journey through infertility. Read how many fertility clinics like ours now offer emotional and mental health services to their clients.
Massage therapy helps reduce anxiety, pain, headaches, insomnia and other stress related symptoms. It also aids circulation, helps with detoxification and enhances relaxation.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have long been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). There is growing evidence that the combination of TCM and Western Medicine synergistically improve the chance for pregnancy. I encourage my patients to adopt or continue a program of TCM under the guidance of practitioners trained in Fertility TCM.