09 Jan

Ibuprofen May Impact Male Infertility

Getting pain medicine is very convenient now a day by going to grocery store and making choice in OTC stands. However, not many people realize that taking pain medicine can affect men’s fertility functions. A small study, which was published Jan. 8 2018 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, discovered that […]

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28 Dec

Moxibustion and Acupuncture works faster for breech baby

Recently there has a trend that more and more pregnant moms of breech baby came for treatment at late weeks. For moxa working in optimal time window is between 32 weeks to 35 weeks, moxa turning breech baby from 35 weeks to 37 weeks can be very difficult. People come for treatment at later weeks […]

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20 Dec

Acupuncture for fertility: a stress relief ?

It has been more than 15 years since the first research paper of acupuncture in fertility by Dr. Paulus. In her paper, it was discovered that acupuncture can help IVF success rate by more than 20 percent. Since then there are more positive papers published after that. However, till now, acupuncture is accepted by most […]

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08 Dec

Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) can be treated with acupuncture and Chinese herbs

Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a condition in which an unborn baby is smaller than it should be. The baby is not growing at a normal rate inside the womb. Delayed growth puts the baby at risk of stillbirth, or the least certain health problems during pregnancy, delivery, and after birth. Such as Low birth […]

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29 Oct

Sperm morphology large heads and Chinese Medicine

Sperm morphology irregularity can have many different kinds of issues. One of them is the large head. According to some document, it may be related to urogenital infection, mumps complicated with orchitis, epididymal tuberculosis, varicocele or unhealthy lifestyle, such as excessive drinking. With these in mind, besides seeking advice from urologists, to help Sperm morphology […]

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23 Oct

Are FSH, inhibin B and AMH really associated with infertility or ovarian reserve?

Is diminished ovarian reserve, as measured by low antimüllerian hormone (AMH), associated with infertility among women of late reproductive age? Many people working in OBGyn or the fertility IVF fields would say ‘yes’ but until the recent study finds that Ovarian reserve tests aren’t a good predictor of fertility.  the new research, published in the […]

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22 Oct

Considering adding acupuncture, but it seems like SGF only offers it at their Rockville location which will not work for me

“What is acupuncture purported to do for infertility? And what is the mechanism by which it is done?” Better explanations of how acupuncture and herbs work can be found in Dr.Liang’s book “Acupuncture & IVF: Increase IVF Success by 40-60% ” According to German Dr.Paulus’s research in 2002, patients received acupuncture treatments had 42% clinic […]

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11 Oct

Herbs in GNC store claimed to have fertility functions

In Chinese Medicine, we use herbs polarity characters to address unbalance of body. Most of herbs are kind of dietary supplement which means consumption of herbs or combined formula is quite safe within a reasonable time. Some of herbs are not as safe and must be taken under doctor consideration. One of the reasons on […]

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06 Oct

Platelet Issues and Infertility

Platelet disorder can be alleviated sometimes with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. As acupuncture tunes up body to function more efficiently and herbs to supplement body for better nutrition for Blood. Low platelet count from Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP): the body produces antibodies against platelets. The platelet count then falls making bleeding more likely. ITP itself causes […]

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26 Sep

Is medication depleting ovary reserve and causing menopausal effect in IVF treatment?

I have patients who were scared of their high FSH or low AMH level. I always ask them, “did you just have IUI/IVF?” Some even has menopause sign – hot flashes. If they just had IUI/IVF medication, then it is not likely their nature ovarian reserve degraded. I feel the following statement from Shady Grove […]

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