Blog Posts in 2013

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Acupuncture and Chinese Herb May Help Egg Quality

By: HeJoo Yu, Licensed Acupuncturist, Arlington Heights Supporting egg health is important for every woman who is preparing for conception, naturally or with ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology). ...
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Lexi’s Blog

By: Lexi Hagenson, Licensed Acupuncturist, Chicago During challenging times it is easy to acutely focus on the negative and ignore the aspects of our lives which we are grateful for. What’s ...
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New Treatment Packages!

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Postpartum for the Second Time

By: Anna Pyne, L.Ac, FABORM Now that this is my second time experiencing what it’s like to be postpartum, I wish to emphasize the importance of taking care of your health at this stage of life. ...
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Fertility, Egg Selection and the Benefits of Acupuncture

By: Sabrina Uy, L.Ac Anyone who thinks of mothers or the possibility of becoming one realizes the importance of being in the utmost health to carry, care for and bring another being into this world. ...
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Massage as Treatment for Infertility

By: Carol Hayes, Massage Therapist There are many causes of infertility and just as many different types of treatments. From conventional to complementary, women choose a variety of options to ...
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What is Metabolism?

By: Nicole Holovach, MS, RD, LDN When someone says the word metabolism, what comes to mind? For most people, it's weight loss. They think of metabolism in terms of "fast" or ...
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Eating Healthier During Summer

Hi I'm Natalie. As a nutritionist at "the Moon", one of my main goals is to make eating healthy easier. When you are trying to get pregnant, the last thing you need is more stress from a complicated ...
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Mindful Points to Consider for Living a Free and Healthy Lifestyle

I'm a certified yoga instructor and Director of Yoga at Pulling Down the Moon. I teach Yoga for Fertility Phases 1 & 2 and Divine Prenatal Yoga at the Chicago location. In my job as director, I'm ...
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Fatherhood

This is an interesting moment for me to reflect on fatherhood. In a little under two months we are expecting our first child. I find myself in a bit of limbo. I reflect on how my father was and how I ...
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The Five Building Blocks for Optimal Wellbeing

Throughout my life I have seen health and disease, light and darkness, miracles and tragedies. Everything around us is in a constant state of flux; everything within us in a constant state of flux. ...
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Half-Price Initial Acupuncture Sessions in May

If you are considering acupuncture to support your fertility journey May is the time to get off the fence and give our expert staff a try. Call us at 312-321-0004 (Chicago) or 301-610-7755 (Rockville) ...
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Focusing on One’s Well Being: Putting a Stop to the Mothering

Often times when facing the fertility journey a women may feel challenged emotionally, physically and spiritually. As women, we may often take care of others before we care for our own health and well ...
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An Ounce of Prevention: Seasonal Allergies

As the seasons change, seasonal allergies can impact the way many people live their lives. Some might say, restrict their lives. Symptoms are commonly treated with medications such as antihistamines, ...
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Nutrition and Supplements to Support Egg Quality Workshop Wednesday 4/24

We are excited to bring together Pulling Down the Moon Nutritionist Margaret Wertheim and Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron RE from Fertility Centers of Illinois for this informative workshop examining ...
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First Line Therapy for Fertility and Supplements for Egg Quality

First Line Therapy for Fertility and Supplements for Egg Quality: A Case Study I'm so happy to share this inspiring story from one of my clients. Let's call her *Tanya. (*Name has been change to ...
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Nutritional Spring Cleaning!

Spring Cleaning is like a cleanse for your house, right? It's a good time to take inventory of things you might need and what you have too much of – especially in the kitchen! Making sure what ...
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Prenatal Massage: Benefits for You and Baby

We are fortunate to have significant research to show the benefits of prenatal massage. The short message is that it eases many discomforts of pregnancy, and, when received regularly during pregnancy, ...
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Couple’s Fertility Nutrition Consult!

There are steps that both a man and a woman can take to improve their overall health and their fertility. This month we are offering a special Couple’s Fertility Nutrition Consult for just $210 ...
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Fertile Weight: Why Weight Matters and How to Achieve a Healthy Weight for Optimal Fertility

There are so many different ways that nutrition and lifestyle can affect your fertility, but perhaps the most basic way is via weight. Weight is something that is often difficult to talk about and ...
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NEW PCOS Program Integrates Holistic Methods for Fertility

Affecting 1 in 10 women in theU.S.and the leading cause of female infertility today, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) can cause much frustration and difficulty for women who are suffering from it ...
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