Fertility

Assessing Fertility Through Western Medical Diagnostics​

As a fertility acupuncturist, I find conventional medical diagnostics can help refine and enhance traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment. For example, with a diagnosis of diminished ovarian reserve, it is important to treat Kidney Jing. Another example, with a diagnosis of luteal phase defect, it is important to build yin in the follicular phase …

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Optimizing Fertility Part III: Analyzing your BBT chart in the luteal phase

In Part I and Part II in this series of articles on fertility and traditional Chinese medicine, we discussed the how’s and why’s of basal body temperature (BBT) charting, and how to analyze the follicular phase of your BBT chart. BBT charting is an incredibly useful tool in identifying potential fertility challenges, and optimizing your reproductive health in preparation …

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Optimizing Fertility Part II: Analyzing your BBT chart in the follicular phase

In Part I in this series of articles on fertility and traditional Chinese medicine, we discussed the how’s and why’s of basal body temperature (BBT) charting, an incredibly useful tool in identifying potential fertility challenges, and optimizing your reproductive health in preparation for pregnancy. This following article focuses on BBT chart analysis of the follicular phase (Phase …

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Optimizing Fertility Part I: Basal Body Temperature Charting

Basal body temperature (BBT) charting serves many purposes, the most basic of which is to distinguish fertile times in a woman’s cycle and confirm if ovulation has occurred. If you are planning to conceive, BBT charting is also an incredibly useful tool in identifying potential fertility challenges, and optimizing your reproductive health in preparation for …

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