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Acupuncture: Our team approach

Acupuncture: Our team approach By Stacy Dunn, Acupuncture Director If you’ve seen multiple acupuncturists, you know that techniques among practitioners can vary greatly. But why is there so much ...
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Hands On Women's Wisdom: The Two Week Wait

Meredith Nathan, LMT ***BREAKING NEWS*** We are proud to announce that Pulling Down the Moon's FEM Protocol has been reviewed and approved by the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for ...
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Client Corner: Unexpected Miracle

My husband and I are like so many couples our age. We were married in our early thirties and knew we wanted to focus on our careers and travel as much as we could before trying to have children. We ...
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Fertility Friendly Menus

by Meghan McMillin MS, RD, LDN Meeting up with girlfriends for brunch after yoga class or planning a date night after acupuncture? Worried that you can't follow fertility-friendly diet ...
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Anna's News: Traditional Chinese Medicine Increases Breast Milk Supply

by Anna Pyne, LAc, MSOM, FABORM Acupuncture and herbs are the main treatment modalities in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). I have helped treat a myriad of postpartum women struggling with ...
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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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My Journey through Natural Conception

by Tracy Lingwai 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Faith, Hope and Detox

by Beth Heller, MS Eliminating environmental toxins may play a role in supporting our reproductive health. Here’s our short-list for minimizing exposure and maximizing defense against ...
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Fertility Yoga Poses You Can Use Now!

By Beth Heller, MS RYT As you may imagine, we get a lot of questions regarding fertility yoga. It would be helpful to know what's on your mind regarding the topic. Do you have any specific questions ...
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Inflammation, Fertility and Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)

by Beth Heller, MS Inflammation is our body's immune response to damaged cells, infection or allergy. Acute inflammation is our body's immediate response to injury or infection and is characterized by ...
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Anna's News: Chinese Medicine and Yeast Infections

by Anna Pyne LAc, MSOM, FABORM Normal vaginal discharge is a slight discharge that increases in volume as well as viscosity from the end of your period up to ovulation. Pathological vaginal discharge ...
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