August 26, 2011
Ok, so it is a little broad of a title, but seriously in the last couple weeks I have seen a HUGE increase of allergy cough related illness. Many of these have been weeks long and can be triggered by both allergies and viruses. My best suggestion cut down on the dairy. ALL dairy- cheese, ice cream, milk etc. Dairy creates more dampness in your body and the last thing you need is to add more phlegm (dampness). I would also cut out refined sugars as much as you can. You should NOT put anything in your body you can not only pronounce, but also anything not derived from natural. With the FDA approving ingredients like antifreeze in our foods do we really feel not reading ingredient labels?
I would also try to keep the upper chest and lung region of your body warm. Air conditioning and windy weather have been making these lung related illnesses worse. Cupping (a vacuum-like technique done in Oriental medicine) works marvelous at relieving cough. We have been doing this technique on many of our patients this week! Cupping has been around for thousands of years in most cultures through the world, not just Asia.
There are many different herbal formulas specific to what you are experiencing to aid in your wellness. Depending on the color of your phelgm, cough, fatigue, wheezing, pain level, fever or no fever, digestion and many other issues there are dozens of formulas that can be specifically altered for you to regain your health and well being.
Acupuncture works great to aid your body into wellness, by helping stop the cough, boosting your immune system, transporting the fluids (phlegm, water etc), alleviating aches and pains including headaches and helping relax your mind and body relieving stress and anxiety often caused in our daily lives, but usually elevated when we are not feeling 100%.
Feel free to call us if you or anyone you know could benefit from our services!
Categories: Anxiety & Stress, Auto Immune Disorders, Health Care, Pediatrics.
August 1, 2011
For many women trying to get pregnant is difficult enough, but staying pregnant can be just as difficult. I often see women who have had 2-4 +miscarriages in just as many or less years. For some it as simple as increasing their progesterone along with weekly and biweekly acupuncture. For others it can be more complex. They may get pregnant, but the sperm may not be function properly. If the DNA of the sperm is not correct, the pregnancy will not take and /or hold to term.
Many women feel their infertility is only their issue, but it can affect the entire family. Whether it is a on the go fast food diet lifestyle, work related stress, relationship stressors or simply not getting enough sleep. There are things you can do to help aid in your fertility. However, it GREATLY helps if both you and your partner are both receiving treatments and focusing on these changes together. I see an overall much higher success rate in couples who complete their lifestyle and work together over those who simply feel fertility is all about the woman.
There are many steps you can do to ensure that you not only can get pregnant, but can stay pregnant. These can be quite often life changing. I often recommend patient specific dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes to help ensure that you are in optimum health during your pregnancy.
Some dietary recommendation may be removing all dairy, gluten or non natural sugars from your diet completely. I also have patient specific herbs and supplements that over the last 20+ years I have had incredible success with. I highly recommend specific exercises also. I cannot reiterate enough the importance of couple coming in together to ensure the growth of a family over those who simply look at it as a woman’s only issue or journey. though, I treat both views in my clinic. It is nice for me to get the whole picture.
I usually ask that you give 6 months of treatments without ARM (assisted reproductive means). However, being that I often see couples at their wits end and at the beginning stages of IVF or other ARM for fertility. Acupuncture, meditation, herbal and nutritional counseling can help during all levels of fertility issues. Before you give up and feel alone and barren give us a call. There is hope. I personally have seen cases in which patients were told they would NEVER get pregnant by western physicians and they now have healthy children of all ages. This is a common occurrence in our office.
Categories: Anxiety & Stress, Auto Immune Disorders, Fertility, Health Care, Pediatrics, Uncategorized.