Acupuncture

Finding Joy in Strange Places

March 15th, 2013
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In our attempts at parenthood, I have done my share of research.  I managed to overcome my needle-phobia so that I could benefit from acupuncture.  The meaning of this became especially clear when I was receiving after-transfer treatment last year.  Even though by then I had been going to acupuncture for some time, that day, [...]

Acupuncture & a Needle-Phobe

February 27th, 2013
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Our first two frozen embryo transfers* took place in natural, (mostly) unmedicated cycles.  We are dealing with strictly male factor infertility.  All of my tests have come back normal. Therefore, we saw no reason to introduce excess hormones into my body when I could ovulate and establish a thick enough uterine lining on my own.  [...]

Acupuncture

April 30th, 2009
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Much has been said about the benefits of acupuncture for someone suffering through infertility. Of all the crazy, wacky things I tried to help me get pregnant -ingesting Mucinex and Robitussin, anything to do with kegels, holding my legs propped against the wall for an hour, and so much more – the one thing that [...]

How to Find a Good Acupuncturist

March 20th, 2006

(a lot of my father’s patients seemed to think it cute to give him cactus-related things–get it, needles?–so hence the picture) Friends and acquaintances have been asking about how to find a good acupuncturist, especially as they see how much better I look after seeing Dr. Jiao. The good thing about where I live is [...]

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Can Acupuncture Help You Conceive? CBS Saturday Early Show

February 14th, 2006

Here’s a clip from CBS’ Saturday Early Show: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/23/earlyshow/saturday/main631441.shtml

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Acupuncture and Fertility

February 13th, 2006

My later father, along with being a “regular” doctor (anesthesiologist) was an acupuncturist as well. We lived in a tiny, isolated northern Minnesota town (think of the movie FARGO), and acupuncture (along with other Asian goodies, such as tofu, sticky rice, real soy sauce) was unknown in our part of the woods in the 70s. [...]

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