Aug 25

Male factor infertility accounts for approximately 20% of infertile couples and a contributing factor in 20-40% of couples trying to conceive. A semen analysis is collected when a couple has been trying to conceive to rule out any male factors. The main areas considered are sperm count (overall sperm in the ejaculate), motility (how far the […]

Aug 18

Acupuncture Improves Outcome of IVF with ICSI A study published in 2006 in the journal of Fertility and Sterility indicates luteal-phase acupuncture has a positive effect on the outcome of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). 250 patients undergoing IVF/ICSI where divided into two groups. The first group receiving acupuncture according to […]

Aug 08

I have a confession. I absolutely love brussels sprouts and here is why! Not only do I love what they do for hormonal health and the metabolism of estrogen but also growing them. Here is a picture of what they look like in my garden right now. Many people are surprised to learn they grow […]

May 14

Tracking your Basal Body Temperature (BBT) is an easy and useful tool that can be done in a matter of minutes. Recording your basal body temperature can be extremely helpful to your acupuncturist to indicate if or when ovulation has occurred, how well the corpus luteum (progesterone) is functioning in the luteal phase, thyroid function and […]

May 06

As an acupuncturist, I often get a phone call from a soon to be mother very near, or past, her due date for an acupuncture induction treatment. They have heard from a friend that acupuncture helped them go into labor and avoid a medical induction. Yes, acupuncture can help induce labour. However, birth preparation treatments […]

Feb 24

Acupuncture can be a useful tool for dealing with monthly Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) including breast tenderness, irritability, cramping, bloating, fatigue, headaches and painful periods. Acupuncture can also help regulate PMS for future cycles. So how can acupuncture help? Acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments for PMS showed a 50% or better reduction of symptoms compared to […]

Sep 25

Thank you Edmonton for voting in Vue Weekly’s Best Of Edmonton Edition 2014! It was a wonderful surprise to have found out that I was nominated! I would also like to congratulate Andrea House, an exceptional acupuncturist I had the pleasure of learning from early in university, as well my amazing colleague Kevin Larocque.  

Jul 02
It seems that many couples are having harder times conceiving. Could it be the years of birth control that many women have been taking? Maybe, but none the less many couples are ending up in the fertility clinic for procedures such as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). These treatments are often expensive [...]
Jul 02
As an Acupuncturist, I’m often asked about cupping. Clients want to know how it works and what the benefits are. Cupping is one of the many modalities used in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is used for multiple types of conditions with the most popular being musculoskeletal issues such as back pain. This is [...]