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Acupuncture and Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy Loss Journey invited our amazing Acupuncture Director, Christine Davis to participate in their podcast. Hear this feature at: " Episode 45: Acupuncture and Pregnancy Loss " and ...
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Qigong for Fertility

Qigong (pron. “chee gawng”) is a 5,000 year old tradition of self-healing exercises that is used achieve wellness within the body, mind, and spirit. The word qigong means “energy ...
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Nutrition for Fertility Is Not Just for Women

by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN Nutrition and lifestyle habits can have an important impact on male fertility. Did you know that carrying extra weight is associated with lower sperm quality? Diabetes also ...
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Help for Secondary Infertility with Acupuncture

Help for Secondary Infertility with Acupuncture by Christine Davis, L.Ac., MSOM You have your perfect baby or toddler or big kid! You are so happy! It was pretty easy getting pregnant the first time. ...
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Man in the Moon?

Man in the Moon? by Meredith Nathan, LMT A man and a woman walk into a fertility center (I know, this sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but please bear with me). Both get tested. Both check out ...
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Acupuncture for Fertility, The Method Behind the Madness

Acupuncture for Fertility, The Method Behind the Madness By Meghan Gibson, MSOM, L.Ac. Close your eyes. Picture this, you’re lying on a soft table, there’s a warm feeling of heat above ...
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How Lateness Helped Me Find Greatness

How Lateness Helped Me Find Greatness by guest blogger, "Jugy" When it comes to being late, I am notorious for it. Late to parties, dinner reservations, weddings... you name it. I have had ...
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Grief and Infertility

Grief and Infertility by Meredith Nathan, LMT A colleague of mine heard this stat at a recent fertility conference: ‘One in ten people experiencing infertility is actively suicidal.’ Did ...
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GET SOME SLEEP!

by Stacy Dunn, ND, LAc, FABNO My patients are well accustomed to inquiries about their sleep - What time are you going to bed? Do you fall asleep easily? Do you wake frequently? What time do you wake ...
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AN EGG'S LIFE

by Meredith Nathan, LMT Let's face it - fertility can be frustrating. Depending on whether you've just started to dip your toe in the waters of fertility treatments or you've already dove ...
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POSTPARTUM CARE

by Meg Gibson, LAc. Phew! Congratulations Mama, you’ve made it to the other side. From trying to conceive to becoming a new mom there are so many changes you’re facing both physically and ...
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SUPPLEMENT FEATURE: RICE PROTEIN SHAKES (CHOCOLATE AND VANILLA) AND PHYTONUTRIENT POWDER

By Shawna Schwalb, MS, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist For the month of May, we wanted to give you a little more insight on two high quality supplements that might be helpful additions to your ...
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10 EASY WAYS TO EAT MORE GREENS

Green vegetables, especially leafy green vegetables are rich sources of nutrients, not only for your overall health, but also for fertility. Leafy greens are rich in folate, calcium, magnesium, and ...
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Let Acupuncture Put a Spring in Your Step!

Let Acupuncture Put a Spring in Your Step! By Anna Pyne LAc MSOM FABORM Acupuncture is a great remedy for alleviating depression due to any cause. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) every organ is ...
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Change the Message

Change the Message by Melissa Hinshaw, LMT A new year is rolling in and many of us will make a resolution or two: loose five pounds, give up dairy, hit the gym more, etc. Most of our resolutions have ...
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How To Stock Up on Qi For the New Year

How To Stock Up on Qi For the New Year by Lisa Meyerson, LAc, MSOM Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! 2016 was a very wild and unexpected ride for a lot of us with many twists and turns and now here ...
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Cozy Feet, Cozy Uterus

Cozy Feet, Cozy Uterus Anna’s News by Anna Pyne, LAc, MSOM, FABORM Needling the acupuncture points according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the most potent way to stimulate them for ...
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Remaining Hopeful

Remaining Hopeful By Christine Davis, LAc., MSOM The process of struggling to achieve something you really want can take a toll on you! If you have been trying to conceive for some time, maybe a lot ...
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Hands On Women's Wisdom: Thankful

Hands On Women’s Wisdom: Thankful By Meredith Nathan November is a month that draws our focus towards thankfulness. It is a time to reflect on what we are grateful for, and to pause and ...
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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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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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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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