Research

Abdominal Massage and Fertility

Abdominal Massage and Fertility

Manual therapy for fertility enhancement is an effective treatment that should be incorporated into treatment plans for patients having a difficult time trying to conceive naturally and/or with the help of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). For women struggling to get...

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Convincing New Fertility Traditional Chinese Medicine and IVF Research

Convincing New Fertility Traditional Chinese Medicine and IVF Research

Convincing new research on Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and IVF. On live births with donor cycles: TCM was associated with a three fold increase in live birth rate. On non-donor cycles: TCM increased almost doubles live births. Reduced biochemical pregnancies by...

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How Much Acupuncture Do You Need With IVF?

How Much Acupuncture Do You Need With IVF?

Here is a link to a great article written by Lee Hullender Rubin, LAc, DAOM, from Portland, OR.  The article discusses how much acupuncture is appropriate in order to increase your chances of success when undergoing IVF.

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Frozen donor eggs are coming into their own.

Frozen donor eggs are coming into their own.

A new study by Seattle Reproductive Medicine shows that frozen donor eggs as efficient as fresh!  See Article.

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Increase fertility by reducing BPA exposure

Increase fertility by reducing BPA exposure

There are studies showing BPA levels may decrease male fertility and increase risk of miscarriage.  BPA is a synthetic estrogen found in the lining of cans and hard plastics.  It is slowly being phased out but is still in most...

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Acupuncture Research!

Acupuncture Research!

Research suggests that acupuncture helps activate the parasympathetic nervous system’s “relaxation response,” as well as boosting the nervous system’s production of mood-improving endorphins and encephalins.  Here’s the link.

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Healthy Living is Good for Men’s DNA

Healthy Living is Good for Men’s DNA

This study is fascinating! Healthy lifestyle positively affected the DNA in men.  Here’s the link. (Thanks Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin)

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Boost your fertility with Eastern Medicine!

Boost your fertility with Eastern Medicine!

Here is a great article on how Eastern fertility medicine increases Western fertility medicine outcomes!  But, we knew this already!! Article.

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Acupuncture and moxibustion improved IVF pregnancy rates in couples with history of failed IVF cycles

Acupuncture and moxibustion improved IVF pregnancy rates in couples with history of failed IVF cycles

A new study showed that IVF patients receiving acupuncture and moxibustion had pregnancy rates 500% higher than control groups and more than 300% higher than the sham acupuncture group.  Subjects in the study had a history of 2 prior failed...

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TV Watching, Exercise and Sperm

TV Watching, Exercise and Sperm

A Harvard study recently showed that men who watched more than 20 hours a week of TV had 44% lower sperm concentration.  However, those who are watching lots of TV also may have other lifestyle habits (drinking, smoking, poor diet,...

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