[20 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 2,405 views]
Welcome to Red Peony Acupuncture

Integrative Center for Women’s Health and Fertility

Services Offered:
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Nutritional and Lifestyle Counseling

Our areas of expertise include:
Fertility Support
Women’s Health
Pregnancy & Postpartum Care
Family Wellness

At Red Peony Acupuncture, our integrated approach to optimal health means we go to the roots to build a strong foundation for total mind, body and emotional wellbeing. We not only provide personal therapeutic treatments, we also help you take control of your health through knowledge and self-care.

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[1 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 1,627 views]

Preparing for an IVF transfer can be a scary and stressful experience. You have invested so much into the whole IVF process that you want to make sure you are doing as much as you possibly can to maximize your chance of success. Here are few tips that can help you make the whole journey smoother, more comfortable and hopefully more successful.
1. Listen To A Guided Meditation:
There are lots of guided meditations that are specifically created for people undergoing IVF or other forms of assisted reproductive technology. …

Fertility, New Story 2, Pregnancy »

[13 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 749 views]

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are phenomenal tools to support you from conception through postpartum. Pregnancy is a time of growth and change, during which many women experience discomfort. Chinese medicine brings balance to the body and reduces these common discomforts: nausea, vomiting, edema, fatigue, emotional stress, abnormal bleeding, threatened miscarriage, musculoskeletal pain, and much more. It is recommended you receive weekly treatment during the first trimester, monthly treatment during the second trimester and biweekly treatments during weeks 37 through 40.
Birth preparation treatments are focused on descending and optimizing position …

Fertility, News & Events »

[19 Jun 2010 | One Comment | 5,929 views]
Anti-depressants Linked to Increased Risk of Miscarriage

Recent case-control study published online on May 31 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) found that pregnant women who use antidepressants have a 68% increased risk of miscarriage compared with those who do not take the medications. The investigators found that the use of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) paroxetine alone and the serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) venlafaxine alone were also associated with an increased risk for spontaneous abortion.
Data were examined on 5124 women between the ages of 15 and 45 years from the Quebec Pregnancy …

Fertility »

[11 Jun 2010 | One Comment | 8,131 views]
IVF Tourism

Few people have to use IVF as their only hope for conceiving a child. Unfortunately, the cost of the IVF procedure may be a huge obstacle for many. I have been receiving quite a bit of inquires from my patients about the possibility of flying to other countries and arranging IVF procedure there for much lower cost. One of my patients decided to take a leap of faith and fly over to the Check Republic in order to have her IVF done there. After doing quite …

Chinese Medicine, Food »

[12 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | 6,464 views]
Spring Cooking!

Spring is the time of growth and renewal.  Our diet during this time should be simple, light and contain plenty of young plants, fresh greens and sprouts.  In the spring, food is best cooked for a shorter time but at higher temperatures.  That way, we preserve more nutrients.  Small amounts of raw foods are recommended especially for individuals with warm constitution and during periods of intense physical activity.  Large amounts of raw foods can weaken digestive fire so individuals with cold constitution and weak digestion should be cautious.
Last night I …

Chinese Medicine, Fertility, News & Events »

[3 Jun 2009 | One Comment | 19,714 views]
Acupuncture for Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Most women never suspect that they may have blocked fallopian tubes.  This happens mainly because women don’t experience any obvious symptoms that would lead them to believe that they have such a condition.  Infertility is what usually leads women to discover the state of their fallopian tubes.  If you have been trying to conceive for longer than a year and you are over 35 years old, you definitely want to consider checking the state of your fallopian tubes.
Fallopian tube obstruction can be diagnosed in a number of ways.  Laparsocopy is …