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Can Acupuncture Regulate Your Menstrual Cycle?

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Are you tired of dealing with painful and irregular menstrual cycles every month or just not having regular periods?

Women around the world are looking for natural solutions to menstrual problems. They hope to find relief without having to take medication with side effects or surgery. One possible solution many women are turning to is acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture are effective in regulating periods. They also affect the pituitary ovarian HPO axis loop in the brain and overall hormonal levels.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help regulate, improve, and balance your hormones. This can bring comfort and relief from irregular menstrual cycles and hormonal levels. To learn more, explore this treatment option.

Lindsay Goodwin, LAc., FABORM, MSOM, BS, Dipl. OM, CH.t., CPNLP, CLC, EFT is a Fertility and Women’s Health Expert, a certified Fellow on The Acupuncture & TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine, and has over 13 years of experience in Fertility, Women’s Health, Hormones, & Pregnancy. Can Acupuncture Regulate Your Menstrual Cycle? 

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What is acupuncture, and how does it work for your menstrual health?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese Medicine practice. It has been used for centuries to manage various health concerns. These include menstrual irregularities and hormone level issues.

This technique involves inserting thin, sterile needles into certain points in the body. This is done to stimulate the flow of energy (or Qi) and assist in the healing process.

Acupuncture can be effective in addressing menstrual health issues. It can reduce pain, regulate irregular cycles, and promote a healthy flow. Additionally, it can help with other symptoms such as bloating, mood swings, and fatigue.

Acupuncture improves blood flow and releases endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals that help balance hormones and reduce inflammation. I am a licensed acupuncturist and a reproductive medicine certified Fellow on ABORM. I can confirm that acupuncture is effective in treating menstrual irregularities and hormone level issues. It also helps to improve reproductive health and overall wellbeing. Can Acupuncture Regulate Your Menstrual Cycle?

Benefits of acupuncture for regulating periods.

Acupuncture has been employed for centuries as an alternative medical treatment. It promotes holistic wellness and has been found to be highly effective in regulating periods and relieving menstrual irregularities.

The concept behind acupuncture is that specific channels or meridians exist throughout the body. A blockage or imbalance in energy channels can have serious health implications. This is due to a lack of regulated energy flow, leading to imbalances.

Acupuncture can boost blood flow. This increased circulation helps the body produce hormones. These hormones are important for regulating the menstrual cycle. It is a safe and natural alternative to pharmaceuticals.


What to expect from an acupuncture session?

Acupuncture treatment can be relaxing and calming.

If you are new to this experience or just curious, have no fear. When you arrive for your appointment, your licensed acupuncturist will review your health history. They will then discuss what you hope to achieve from treatment.

You will be asked to lie on a comfortable table. Your licensed acupuncturist will insert tiny, hair-thin needles into specific points on your body. This stimulates the body’s natural healing response. It can help with various conditions, such as pain, hormone imbalance, menstrual irregularities, stress, and insomnia.

You may feel slight tingling or pressure, but the sensation is relaxing and should not hurt.

Many people even fall asleep during their acupuncture treatment because it is relaxing! If you feel anxious, take a deep breath acupuncture is a gentle way to support your health and well-being.

How diet and lifestyle can affect your menstrual cycle & balance hormonal levels.

Many women can attest that their diet and lifestyle can significantly influence their menstrual cycle and hormonal levels. 

Foods & Lifestyle Factors: 

  • Eating sugary and processed foods can lead to irregular menstrual cycles. On the other hand, diets rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help bring regularity to menstrual cycles. 
  • Sedentary lifestyles can affect one’s period, as regular exercise is crucial for maintaining hormonal balance.
  • Stress can affect menstrual cycles. High-stress levels can disturb the hormonal balance responsible for regulating ovulation and menstruation. These hormones include estrogen, FSH, and progesterone, as well as LH.
  • It is important to focus on our diet and lifestyle. We must strive for a healthy, balanced lifestyle to keep a healthy menstrual cycle.

Key takeaways about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and your menstrual cycle.

Acupuncture treatment and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help regulate menstrual irregularities and flow. It can also reduce pain and cramping with menstruation. Additionally, it can improve overall balance hormonal levels and the function of the nervous system.

Acupuncture works by addressing imbalances in the body through the use of thin needles that are put into specific points. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can be overwhelming to some people. However, it is a gentle and effective way to address menstrual cycle issues. 

There is no denying that acupuncture treatment and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been used for centuries. This ancient practice is used to regulate menstrual irregularities and hormonal levels. The list of benefits, from pain relief to reduced nervous system issues, i.e., due to the stress response, is impressive.

At your appointment, your licensed acupuncturist will review your health history.

They will also insert needles gently into acupuncture points chosen specifically for you.

You must also pay attention to your diet and lifestyle factors that may affect menstrual irregularities and hormonal levels. 

If you experience hormonal issues, PMS, and painful and irregular menstrual cycles, these may be impacting your daily life. Consider consulting a professional who is a licensed acupuncturist, and who specializes in reproductive medicine and women’s health. To find the best specialist, visit the ABORM website. There, you can find certified Fellows who specialize in women’s health. 

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Hormonal Tests: Learning About Your Hormones

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Understanding Hormonal Tests and Your Cycle.

One of the best things you can do for your body is to stay in tune with its natural rhythms. But understanding your hormones and fertility journey can be so frustrating! Learn how Understanding Hormonal Tests and Your Cycle can make things so much easier. Garnet Moon Denver is the expert in Best Fertility & Women’s Health Acupuncture!

Lindsay Goodwin, LAc., FABORM, MSOM, BS is a Fertility and Women’s Health Expert, a Certified Fellow on The Acupuncture & TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine, and has over 13 years of experience in Fertility, Women’s Health, Hormones, & Pregnancy.

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Understanding Your Hormones and Cycle.

In this article, I will go over common hormonal testing I recommend or review for women in my clinic.

When understanding your hormones and menstrual cycle, several tests are available to help identify any potential imbalances and guide personalized treatment plans. At Garnet Moon Denver, we know the importance of working with all members of your healthcare team, including your Fertility specialist, gynecologist, reproductive endocrinologist, or medical doctor. Let’s look at the different tests that can help you gain insight into your health, overall wellness, and fertility if trying to conceive.

Hormonal Testing or Baseline Testing.

Hormonal Testing or Baseline Testing – is a initial screening tool before starting any Fertility treatment or helping to identify where there are issues with hormonal imbalances. This test measures hormone levels such as estradiol (E2, estrogen), luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), progesterone (P4), testosterone, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), and prolactin (PRL); and AMH (Anit-Mullerian Hormone) for ovarian reserve if trying to conceive.

The results from these tests will provide insight into your hormones and Fertility status and allow for suggestions on how best to proceed with treatments that align with your goals.

Hormones are tested at different times in your cycle. This gives a more accurate hormonal balance evaluation, how well your ovaries respond, and overall health. Some hormones, however, like AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) to see what the ovarian reserve (egg quality) level is and, will test on any day of the cycle for an accurate measurement. Testosterone is another hormone for testing at any time of the month and is crucial in Fertility and PCOS.

First, let’s briefly examine the menstrual cycle before diving more into hormone testing. A key part of Understanding Hormonal Tests and Your Cycle.

    • Day 1: the first day you start the full bleed of your period.
    • Day 14: the average day many women ovulate, but this varies from woman to woman and cycle to cycle based on hormones, stress, etc.
    • Day 28: (depends from woman to woman)- some women have shorter or longer cycles than 28 days. However, having a cycle of fewer than 25 days or longer than 31 days could indicate hormonal imbalances happening if it happens often.
    • Back to Day 1: your period returns, and a new cycle begins.

Day 3 Testing: 

The day 3 tests measure estradiol (E2, estrogen), follicular stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH). These tests show how your brain communicates with your ovaries. Testing on or around day 3 of your cycle can also be helpful in the diagnosis of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). It is important to note that even though estradiol (E2, estrogen) is generally tested on day 3 of your cycle, it can also be tested on days 19-22 or roughly 5-7 days after ovulation. Evaluating progesterone with estrogen can help to identify possible estrogen dominance, which can be a real problem in both trying to conceive and with hormonal issues like endometriosis, fibroids, and cysts. 

Additional testing may be suggested depending on individual circumstances. A vaginal ultrasound is usually done on the same day as the day 3 testing to check for ovarian activity through an antral follicle count (AFC) and to get a medical image of the uterus’s health. 

Mid-Cycle Testing:

Progesterone (P4) is generally at its peak 5-7 days following ovulation, so this test is recommended on days 19-22 of a typical 28-day cycle. Ovulation happens around day 14 of your cycle, but this can vary from woman to woman and cycle to cycle individually. The best way to gauge when ovulation occurs each cycle is through BBT charting, basal body temperature recording, and cervical mucus evaluation. Mid-cycle testing is done around day 14 of an average 28-day cycle (day 1 being the first day of bleeding). This test measures estradiol (E2, estrogen) and progesterone levels, which helps determine if ovulation has occurred or if further evaluation is needed, such as ultrasounds or bloodwork during other parts of the cycle. The results from this test may show hormonal imbalances that need further investigation, which can lead to targeted treatments that support reproductive health.

Tests to Consider Having Tested for Not Getting Your Period:

    • Prolactin 
    • Thyroid panel 
    • Luteinizing hormone (LH) 
    • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) 
    • Estradiol (E2 Estrogen) 
    • Free testosterone 
    • Androstenedione 
    • DHEA-S 
    • Fasting Insulin 
    • HgA1C 
    • Pregnancy test 

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Higher Fertility Fertilization Rates: Blood Supply & Circulation.

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Higher Fertility Fertilization Rates: Blood Supply & Circulation.

Why Blood Supply & Healthy Oxygen Levels Matter For Fertility Success. Learn why blood supply and healthy oxygen levels are important for fertility success, and the fantastic benefits of Fertility Acupuncture. Discover why eggs from follicles with optimal blood supply and oxygen levels have higher fertilization rates in both natural conception and IVF. Best Fertility Acupuncture | Garnet Moon Denver.

As a Fertility and Women’s Health Expert, a Certified Fellow on The Acupuncture & TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine, and over 13 years of clinical experience, I can share some great tips on increasing your uterine lining. 

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The Role of Blood Flow & Oxygenation in Fertility.

Blood flow and oxygen are essential for healthy ovaries and egg production. The better the blood flow to the ovaries, the higher egg quality, and the higher embryo quality, which contributes to more successful pregnancies. Studies have shown that eggs from follicles with optimal blood supply and oxygen levels have higher fertilization rates in both natural conception and IVF cycles. This indicates that blood flow may be essential in successful Fertility outcomes.

It is also possible that some women may not be producing enough viable eggs due to poor quality of the ovarian environment, which can lead to decreased fertilization rates or diminished egg quality (DOR). Various factors, including aging, genetics, lifestyle choices, or hormonal imbalances, can cause poor ovarian health. A decrease in ovarian health can lead to difficulty conceiving naturally and lower success rates with assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as IVF.

Once the egg is fertilized from an environment with optimal blood supply & oxygen, then the embryo has a better chance of developing into a viable pregnancy.

How Can We Increase Egg Quality?

Aging is a significant factor in egg quality, so it is essential to take steps early on to ensure your Fertility remains intact over time. Women can boost their egg count with supplements such as CoQ10, melatonin, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D3. 

But, it is crucial to note you should discuss any supplements or additions to your healthcare routine with your medical doctor first, especially if you are being treated for a medical condition, on meditations, or undergoing a medicated Fertility cycle. 

Additionally, lifestyle modifications such as regular exercise and eating a balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables can go a long way toward maintaining good overall health—including your reproductive health! Stress management techniques such as yoga or meditation can also help reduce stress levels known to affect Fertility outcomes.

It’s clear that optimal blood flow & oxygenation plays an essential role in Fertility; fortunately, there are many ways women can increase their chances of conceiving naturally or through ART treatments like IVF by taking measures now to boost their overall health – including their reproductive health! Taking proactive steps now could make all the difference when it comes time for you or someone you love to start trying for a family; understanding how blood flow & oxygenation affects Fertility will give you greater control over your reproductive destiny!

Fertility Acupuncture has been shown to increase blood supply significantly in the ovaries and endometrium (lining of the uterus). In fact, Fertility Acupuncture can increase your chances of achieving a healthy pregnancy by up to 60%! More on Fertility Acupuncture in a second… 

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What is Fertility Acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)? 

Acupuncture and TCM have been used for thousands of years to increase longevity and wellness. But recently, about 15 years ago, Acupuncture took on a whole new face when introduced into the world of modern science and medicine for Fertility, Women’s Health, and Pregnancy. This is where Fertility Acupuncture was born into modern science medicine when fertility clinics and medical doctors started recognizing and integrating this ancient and highly effective healing modality into the success rates of their fertility treatments. 

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice with over 2,000 years of history. It is designed to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself by providing access to the life force known as Qi – pronounced ‘chee’ – that circulates through pathways called meridians in the body.

Ultra-fine, sterile, highest-quality needles along these pathways on the body send signals to the body to influence blood flow and release blocking biochemicals such as endorphins. With increased blood flow and better circulation, the body is functioning at a higher state of wellness and producing better egg quality and fertility success. 

Fertility Acupuncture can significantly enhance a fertility journey with higher success rates! One massive benefit of using Fertility Acupuncture while TTC (trying to conceive) or undergoing ART (IVF, IUI, FET, or medicated fertility treatments) is improved blood flow and circulation, which generates better results for healthier follicles, eggs, embryos, and healthier pregnancy rates. In addition, Fertility Acupuncture also gives the body access to all its natural healing mechanisms, such as diminishing inflammation and pain, balancing hormones, activating the body’s biological responses, recovering faster from IVF and fertility drug cycles, balancing emotions, and strengthening the immune system. Healthy Blood Flow For Fertility Success! Best Fertility Acupuncture | Garnet Moon Denver.

Egg Quality In The TCM Clinic: Best Fertility Acupuncture | Garnet Moon Denver.

Egg quality in the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) clinic falls under three categories of the kidney energy, which in TCM is the genetics, life force, & root of Fertility.

Kidney Jing Deficiency: 
    • In this category, women have DOR (diminished ovarian reserve – low AMH), poor response to IVF stimulation for egg collection, low estrogen, irregular cycle, thin endometrium, no distinct change to BBT chart of LH surge or change to luteal phase, poor egg quality, & few embryos.
Kidney Yin Deficiency: 
    • Most commonly seen infertility in the USA is due to stress, diet, lifestyle, & more women starting families in their 30’s & 40’s. In this category, women have higher FSH & lower AMH (egg quality), lower estrogen, a shorter follicular phase, thin endometrium, poor egg quality & embryos.
Kidney Yang Deficiency:
    • Shorter menstrual cycle with luteal phase defect, low progesterone levels in mid-cycle, slow embryo growth in IVF, more common for biochemical pregnancies (low HCG), & higher miscarriage due to the body not being able to hold the Pregnancy from poor progesterone levels.

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Benefits of Reiki: Reiki 101

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Discover the secrets and power to unlocking your life’s true potential with the benefits of Reiki. Learn Reiki 101 to discover the ancient Japanese healing method.

Understand its history, philosophy, and energy healing benefits. Learn about modern applications to foster balance and well-being in your life. Find out why Garnet Moon offers one of the best reiki in Denver and long distance reiki as well.

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  • Have you wondered about the energy healing benefits and power of reiki? Have you heard about reiki?

  • Do you want to learn more about it?

  • Would you like to discover how to heal with reiki? 

Either way, if you’re looking for an introduction to the world of reiki, you’ve come to the right place! This article will cover all aspects of reiki.

Its history, philosophy, and modern applications will be discussed. Furthermore, the benefits of reiki and its magical healing power will also be explored. Knowing how reiki can heal is the ultimate goal of this energy medicine that has the power to remove blocks.

No matter your age or lifestyle or if you’re looking to heal in person or long distance reiki with a reiki master, there’s something in this ancient Japanese healing method that can’t help support balance and well-being in your life for almost all health conditions without any side effects! 

Reiki is has deep life force energy with amazing benefits and is a practice that has its roots in Japanese culture. The word “Reiki” comes from the Japanese words for “spiritual energy” and “universal life force.”

Unlike massage therapy, which uses physical touch to manipulate the body’s tissues, Reiki uses the benefits of energy and healing light and the natural flow of energy within the body. This non-invasive technique encourages healing with added health benefits by helping to reduce stress and bring about balance in the body’s systems.

If you’re curious about trying out reiki, read more about reiki healing 101 and learning the best benefits of reiki!

What is Reiki Healing 101 & Uncovering the Best Benefits of Reiki?

Reiki is an ancient healing modality. It works by bringing universal energy into balance. This creates overall well-being and a healthy energy flow. It has many healing benefits, including reducing stress and providing a deeply relaxing and peaceful experience, and can be added to many medical treatments to calm your energy and body.

According to a pilot study, reiki can profoundly reduce stress, pain, anxiety, blood pressure, and other emotional imbalances. 

Reiki helps to clear blocks in the body. It accesses intuition to identify areas where energy may be stuck or stagnant. This is often related to emotional trauma.

Reiki masters and reiki practitioners are energy healers that use universal energy to rebalance a person’s bio-field through energy healing sessions. This helps to achieve emotional and physical relief. 

We specialize in reproductive medicine and women’s health at Garnet Moon. We offer fertility reiki, pregnancy reiki, and womb healing reiki. Anyone who wants to experience the benefits of learning how to heal with reiki can also book a session. 

Some additional health condition benefits can include:

  • Reiki is an alternative treatment. It encourages a balanced energy flow in the body.
  • This helps reduce stress, elevate mood and foster wellbeing. Studies have demonstrated the advantages of this for both people undergoing surgery and those living with cancer. It can lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, and decrease pain. Additionally, it can be beneficial for those suffering from insomnia, providing improved sleep.

To find a reiki master in your area, search “reiki near me”. Alternatively, book a virtual session with us for reiki treatments. If you’re in the Denver area we offer the best reiki session in Denver, we’d love to see you in person! 

Reiki can be administered both in person and at a distance. We also offer virtual reiki, which is just as amazing and healing as an in-person session.

Energy is transferred to the recipient regardless of the distance.

This provides the same benefits in both cases. The is the beauty of intention and energy healing! 

Garnet Moon is located in Denver, Colorado. We offer reiki sessions and long distance reiki to help you explore healing and self-care, no matter your story. 

Reiki is an intuitive practice that teaches how to channel universal energy in self-treating, self-soothing, and self-awareness. 

What are some of the different techniques in Reiki healing?

Reiki is a holistic healing technique that seeks to restore balance and well-being by channeling universal energy. Reiki healers use their hands to direct healing energy. They place their hands either on or slightly above the client’s body. This energy is directed into various parts of the body. 

While this is the most common form of Reiki healing, other techniques include crystal therapy. Specific stones and crystals are placed around individuals to enhance their natural abilities and access their healing selves. 

Reiki practice often includes breathwork, meditation techniques, and color visualization. Clients report feeling uplifted and at peace after using these techniques.

If you’re interested in learning more about Reiki healing, booking a session at Garnet Moon is a great place to start. We have experienced practitioners that offer consultations and intuitive healing based on your unique needs. 

Reiki is a healing process.

An expert can help you to understand it better.

Gaining more knowledge about the healing process can give you an opportunity to comprehend it more thoroughly. Booking a Reiki session is a great first step to explore its healing potential. This type of healing can help to heal and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. 

Through its various techniques, Reiki has been proven to relieve pain and distress while improving overall well-being. Knowing Reiki’s methods is an excellent foundation for healing.

This applies whether you are looking to heal yourself or others.

It enables you to give and receive healing energy. So why wait? 

Embrace the beauty of your journey today. Explore the healing wonders of Reiki. Prepare to raise your vibrations. Feel your best! 

To learn more about Lindsay Goodwin, LAc., MSOM, BS, FABORM, Dipl. OM, a licensed health provider for Women’s Health & Fertility, and complementary and integrative Master Healer in energy and Reiki, Meditation Instructor, Reiki Healer, Certified Master Coach, and Intuitive Medium.

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Thin Uterine Lining? Increase it Fast!

Thin Uterine Lining? Increase it Fast!

Your uterine lining has to be just right before your upcoming embryo transfer; the thickness and quality of your uterine lining often are one of the most significant fundamental factors in whether or not your doctor can move forward with your fertility cycle or cancel. Hearing the words, “We may need to cancel this cycle and reschedule for a future transfer date,” is devastating. Unfortunately, this can happen more times than you’d think. But the great news is there are many natural ways to boost the thickness of your lining!  Often in fertility treatments, fertility doctors will increase estrogen when the lining is too thin. But sometimes, more blood-building is needed if your lining is stubborn. As a Fertility and Women’s Health Expert, a Certified Fellow on The Acupuncture & TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine, and over 13 years of clinical experience, I can share some great tips on increasing your uterine lining. 

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Top Five Uterine Lining Tips: 

Eat Blood-Building Foods. 

In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), a thin uterine lining is a sign of “blood deficiency” and poor uterine blood flow. Often when thinking of blood deficiency, iron is brought up, but in TCM, blood deficiency is different than a conventional medical diagnosis. Iron deficiency in conventional medicine is a form of anemia, and in many cases, in the TCM diagnosis, blood deficiency is much more than in conventional medicine. In TCM, we view blood as the “life force” in the body, the foundation substance that keeps the body from drying out and lacking vitality. Without proper blood formation, flow, and movement, parts of the body become dry. This can include the tendons, organs, hair, nails, and uterine lining. When the blood flow due to possible blood deficiency is lacking, the uterine lining can become thin and not have the thickness needed for a healthy embryo transfer.

So, what are some blood-building foods I suggest in my Fertility clinic?

  • Organic meat soups and stews (red meat organic, or free-range bones)
  • No salads and cold raw veggies – all are too cold for the uterus and cause a lack of blood flow. 
  • Warm foods: think warm and cozy earth foods; squash, sweet potato, pumpkin, beets. All organic.
  • Organic or free-range homemade bone broth
  • Barley
  • Spirulina
  • Cooked organic leafy greens and broccoli
  • Organic eggs
  • Plenty of protein, excellent quality organic meats
  • Organic beef or chicken liver

What to avoid when building your lining. 

  • Caffeine (none or no more than 200 mg per day)
  • Sugar
  • Dairy (organic yogurt is about it but without sugar)
  • Alcohol 
  • Iced drinks 
  • Processed chemical foods 

Castor oil packs over the uterus (never do this after ovulation or after an embryo transfer).

Castor oil packs warm the uterus and increase blood flow by breaking up stuck energy, which may be causing a lack of blood flow to your uterus. Of course, more blood flow means better lining. But remember not to do cast oil packs after ovulation (if trying naturally) or after an embryo transfer. Always discuss any new treatments/additions with your doctor. The magic of castor oil is it softens the tissue and helps to draw toxins out of the tissue, then flush them out of your system. Always drink plenty of water afterward.

SLEEP; Listening to your body.

Sleep is one of the most crucial tools to increasing your uterine lining and having a successful fertility cycle. When we don’t get enough sleep, we create adrenal fatigue, which causes an imbalance of hormones. Estrogen is substantial in the thickness of your uterine lining. In TCM, estrogen is known as Yin, which is the moisture in the body, i.e., blood, as we discussed earlier. The uterine lining suffers when the Yin (estrogen) is not abundant. Yin is depleted through the stress of not getting enough sleep and rest. It’s best to be in bed by 11 pm and aim for 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night for increased success during your fertility cycle. 

Practice activities that help reduce stress to have optimal blood flow throughout your entire body, including your uterus, for optimal Fertility success! Stress is one of the critical factors in the lack of blood flow in the whole body, including the uterus and ovaries. 

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Keep the exercise intensity to a minimum. 

I often hear, “I can’t do high-impact exercise?” The answer is no; I don’t recommend it. Frequently times I get asked why, so here it is. High-intensity exercise stresses your physical body out and can also dry you out (remember the Yin we discussed above). Fertility doctors do not recommend you do high-intensity exercising while going through treatments anyways, so this probably is already something you are staying clear of. The truth is some form of exercise, like walking, is excellent for keeping blood moving, so light to medium speed of walking is great, unless your doctor suggest otherwise.  So what can you do? Practice activities that keep you calm and manage stress. Stress causes a lack of blood flow, and when we are stressed, the muscles get tight, and surprising to note the uterus is a muscle!

So, practice activities that help reduce stress to have optimal blood flow throughout your entire body, including your uterus. 

  • Meditate each day (start with 5 minutes for newbies).
  • Practice journaling and affirmations.
  • Do activities that make you happy.
  • Buy and nurture a new plant (great for connecting to the feminine energy for fertility).

Want to learn more? I can help you if you are in the Denver area at my Denver-based clinic or from anywhere in the world; book a complimentary consult with me to learn more about how I can increase your fertility success and my highly successful signature fertility program, The Garnet Moon Fertility Method! 

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Regulate Your Hormones & Ovulation in PCOS

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) effects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. Regulate Your Hormones & Ovulation in PCOS. 

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder that affects women’s hormonal balance, fertility, and reproductive health. Learn how to regulate your hormones & ovulation in PCOS — fertility treatment for pcos.

A combination of symptoms such as irregular or absent menstrual cycles, elevated levels of testosterone, and an accumulation of cysts on the ovaries characterizes it. When left unmanaged, PCOS can lead to long-term complications such as infertility. Fortunately, acupuncture and Chinese medicine offer a natural approach to treating PCOS that can help restore your hormonal balance, regulate your cycle, aid in ovulation, and support your fertility journey.

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What is PCOS & what is fertility treatment for PCOS?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone imbalance affecting up to 10 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 44. Women with PCOS have higher than normal levels of male hormones (androgens), including testosterone, which can cause physical symptoms such as excess facial hair growth, acne breakouts, and weight gain. PCOS also causes changes in the production of other hormones like estrogen and progesterone, disrupting the regularity of your menstrual cycle.

How acupuncture treats PCOS naturally. Learn how to regulate your hormones & ovulation in PCOS. 

Acupuncture has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat many health conditions like stress relief and pain management. It has also recently become popular as an alternative treatment for PCOS due to its ability to help regulate hormones naturally without medication or surgery. Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points on the body with tiny needles, which helps improve circulation throughout the body and promotes overall health and well-being. The needles are inserted into key points around the body where they stimulate nerve endings which trigger the release of endorphins – our body’s natural painkillers – that help reduce inflammation throughout the body. This helps relieve some common symptoms associated with PCOS, such as abdominal bloating, fatigue, mood swings, and PMS-like cramping, without any side effects. Fertility treatment for PCOS.

Additionally, acupuncture can help regulate hormone production so that it returns to a balanced state, promoting regular menstruation cycles and even aiding in ovulation for those trying to conceive naturally!

While acupuncture is not a “cure-all” for treating all cases of PCOS, it does offer patients an alternative option when conventional treatments don’t seem to be working or when they prefer not to take medications or undergo surgery because its noninvasive nature makes it safe for almost everybody!

These herbs are primarily from natural sources like plants but can also include animal products like bee venom, so it’s essential to speak with your practitioner before starting any new supplementation regimen!

Get the answers you need with an expert in hormones & women’s health: fertility treatment for PCOS.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects many women’s reproductive health today, but luckily, natural options are available for helping with this condition, such as acupuncture & Chinese medicine! Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points on the body, which helps promote circulation throughout your system & helps healthy hormone production leading to more regular cycles & even aiding in ovulation if desired!

In addition, Chinese herbs may also be suggested along with dietary modifications based upon TCM principles to customize your treatment plan! With these tools, you will find yourself one step closer to achieving optimal fertility & restoring balance in your life!