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Beyond Fish Oil: Fertility Benefits of Ghee

by Beth Heller Ghee is a form of clarified butter used in Indian cooking. Butter is slow cooked until all of the water has evaporated and then the milk solids are skimmed off, leaving rich oil (ghee) ...
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Yoga Practice Raises Levels of DHEA in Women

by Beth Heller If you are trying to conceive here’s one more reason to take off your shoes, put on some comfy pants and hop on your yoga mat! A recent study conducted in India found a 50% ...
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My Journey through Natural Conception

by Tracy L I was put on birth control when I was 17 years old, though not for the implied purpose- because years after all my friends had started their period, I still had not. My doctor said late ...
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Marjoram and Fertility: A New Study

by Meghan McMillin MS, RD, LDN Long toted in traditional Chinese medicine for its ability to fight against infection and aid in digestion, the herb marjoram can now add fertility aid to its ...
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Summer in Traditional Chinese Medicine

by Meghan Gibson, L.Ac. It’s finally summer! Time for street fairs, farmers markets, outdoor concerts and hitting the beach. Summer in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the most yang time of ...
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Cucumber: A Cool Fertility Food

With June being Men’s Health Month our minds naturally turned to the health benefits of cucumbers. No seriously. Cucumbers are great for your guy and for you and here’s the low-down on ...
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The Male Fertility Diet

The Male Fertility Diet If you've been having difficulty trying to conceive, it's important that both partners be evaluated. Did you know that male factor infertility can account for up to 50% ...
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Anna's News: Applying Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory with Treatment Increases Odds of Live Birth Rate with IVF Cycles

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a unique medical system that when used accordingly, focusing the treatment on a patient’s individual pattern, can profoundly enhance the effects of Western ...
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Wake Up It's Spring Already!

Every year spring comes. I don’t know about you but each time it does it feels like a miracle. The colors shift slowly from winter gray to a piercing, almost electric, green and there’s a ...
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Research Round-Up: Lifestyle Intervention for Enhanced Fertility

Fertility Research Review April 2015 By Meghan McMillan, R.D. We are always reading up on the latest research regarding lifestyle factors and fertility to make sure that our clinical approach is up to ...
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Staying Healthy for Transfer!

IVF and IUI procedures are stressful enough when we are 100% healthy, but struggling through a cycle with a cold or other respiratory bug can be a misery. Now before you panic, we want to reassure you ...
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Nourish Sea of Blood: Using Aromatherapy for Fertility

You may have experienced lavender oil during one of your sessions with a Pulling Down the Moon acupuncturist. We regularly use aromatherapy during our fertility acupuncture sessions because the sense ...
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The Importance of Proper Protein

The Importance of Proper Protein By: Maria Bournas, MS, RD, LDN In today's world, just walking down the aisle of any supermarket is enough to make your head spin. The amount of options we have for ...
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Anna's News: New Research Supports Acupuncture for Postpartum Depression

Anna's News: New Research Supports Acupuncture for Postpartum Depression Now that your miracle baby has arrived you might surprisingly find yourself feeling less than thrilled. The postpartum ...
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5 Surprising Reasons to Start Yoga for Fertility in January!

1. Keep your New Year's Resolutions If you resolved to reduce your stress, be more positive and feel healthier in 2015 our Yoga for Fertility class is your one-stop shop for success. Previous ...
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Are You Thinking About Starting Yoga to Support Your Fertility?

Are You Thinking About Starting Yoga to Support Your Fertility? By: Beth Heller In January, Pulling Down the Moon and Fertility Centers of Illinois will be kicking off a study to look at how yoga for ...
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Anna's News: New Research Supports Acupuncture Point Stimulation & FET Cycle Success

Anna's News: New Research Supports Acupuncture Point Stimulation & FET Cycle Success Current research regarding transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation (TEAS) improves outcomes ...
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Fertility Acupuncture 101: Treatment Plans

Acupuncture Treatments for IVF cycle Here's a disclaimer. Everyone is unique and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based upon the tenet of uniqueness. That said, the most common question we ...
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Fertility Acupuncture 101: Tools of the Trade - Needles!

So let's get to the elephant in the fertility clinic waiting room…needles. Fertility patients are already familiar with needles. It seems like they are everywhere we look – at the ...
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New 5th Fertility Enhancing Massage Session: Unwind the Mind™

Here's a Quick Q&A with Meredith Nathan: Director of Massage, Massage Advisor about our New FEM Session: Unwind the Mind ™ What is the Fertility Enhancing Massage (FEM) Protocol ™? ...
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Fertility Acupuncture 101: "What is going to happen at my first appointment?"

As we mentioned in our previous post, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) works to determine the underlying patterns of disharmony in the body and based on your unique pattern your practitioner will ...
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Fertility Acupuncture 101: Part 1 When to Get Started?

Over the next few posts we will be providing an overview of how acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help support your fertility and help you achieve your goal of becoming pregnant. ...
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Anna's News: Acupuncture for Labor Prep

Anna's News: Acupuncture for Labor Prep Labor and delivery is one of the most intense beautiful life altering events that a woman can experience. One that I have been s o fortunat e to experience ...
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Anna's News: Ear Acupressure Enhances IVF Cycle Outcome!

Anna's News: Ear Acupressure Enhances IVF Cycle Outcome! Ear acupressure is a commonly used accessory technique in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that supports the main treatment which is ...
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Set Your Circadian Clock: Yet Another Role for the Bedroom in the Treatment of Infertility

Set Your Circadian Clock: Yet Another Role for the Bedroom in the Treatment of Infertility We all know the bedroom is important in the fertility process – but not only for the reason you think. ...
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