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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 …
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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
You have probably come across this famous quote written by Hippocrates (460 BC-377 BC), an ancient Greek doctor who is considered the father of Western medicine. Sounds nice, right? But how many of us really take this quote to heart? How many of us really believe that we can cure ourselves with food? Ancient Chinese doctors were strong believers in that food can be used as medicine. During their time, when patients got sick, the first thing that the doctor would …
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So, you have decided you want to try acupuncture for your fertility concerns. If you don’t know anybody who is seeing an acupuncturist or if your doctor does not have any referral sources, what do you do? Do you start searching the Internet first or do you get your phone book out and call the first person that you randomly selected by sticking a pencil into the page with your eyes closed? How do you find an acupuncturist that you can trust who can address your needs?
Searching for the right …
Debra Betts, a renowned author, an acupuncturist and a midwife, writes about acupuncture as a prebirth treatment in her book The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth:
“Prebirth acupuncture refers to a series of treatments in the final weeks of pregnancy to prepare women for childbirth. Research has demonstrated that the mean duration of labor in a group of women giving birth for the first time was reduced from eight hours and two minutes in the control group (7o women) to six hours and 36 minutes in the group …
The presence of the cervical mucous (some women may know it as vaginal discharge) is closely interconnected with the hormonal fluctuations in the female body and can be used as a helpful tool in determining fertile times of the cycle.
The hormone responsible for the production of fertile cervical mucous is estrogen and its production peaks at about 6 days before the actual ovulation starts. However, not all mucous is created equal! There are four types of fertile mucous and while some types facilitate the movement of sperm others tend to …
Femoral massage is a simple technique that can help increase the blood flow to the uterus and ovaries and therefore increase your chances of conception. Anytime you increase blood flow to a particular organ you increase its function.
It’s easier to perform femoral massage if somebody else does it for you. However, it is possible to do it alone as well. If you are planning to do it alone, I recommend that you use a tennis ball instead of using your hands and lay on your abdomen instead of laying face …
America has a love affair with milk. Oh yes, that creamy white liquid that satisfies everybody’s taste buds. Statistics show that the average person living in the United States consumes over 600 pounds of dairy products every year, including about 420 pounds of fluid milk and cream, 70 pounds of various milk-based fats and oils, 30 pounds of cheese, and 17 pounds of ice cream. In aggregate, U.S. dairy farmers produce 163 billion pounds of milk and milk products a year.
Why is this a reason for concern?
Well, there is nothing …