Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fabulous Acupuncture Patient Testimonial Today!

Look what our patient Claudette posted on Facebook a few minutes ago!

Monica is wonderful! She provides a high quality of care with her knowledge and compassion. I was skeptical of acupuncture at first due to my fear of needles but would not give this up now. It makes a huge difference in my mobility and overall healthfulness.

Thanks so much, Claudette!

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Turtle Shell for Yin-Deficient Conditions such as Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, Rosacea

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The turtle exemplifies the quality of Yin in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Gui Ban, or turtle shell is used in Chinese herbal medicine to replenish deficient yin.  Disorders that are either partly or entiredly a result of “yin deficiency” according to Traditional Chinese Medicine include:

Night sweats

Rosacea

Insomnia

Restless Leg Syndrome

Infertility

Hot Flashes

Menopause-related hypertension

Dry, non-productive cough

Psoriasis

Dry & Bloodshot eyes

Heart palpitations  

Anxiety

All of these conditions can be successfully treated with a combination of acupuncture treatments, dietary modifications and an herbal prescription which replenishes the patient’s yin and includes Gui Ban, or turtle shell.   

The turtle shells used in Chinese herbal medicine come from farm raised turtles so the wild populations of turtles are not compromised or damaged by consuming an herbal prescription with Gui Ban in it.  

For patients who are vegetarian, there are many herbal prescriptions for yin deficiency that are 100% plants and do not contain any animal products or turlte shell.

If you have questions about acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, yin deficiency, or the treatment of yin-deficient conditions please do not hesitate to contact me!  Monica Legatt

 

 

Acupuncture For Fertility: Read Our Patients’ Stories!

Whether you struggle with infertility or just want to enhance your fertility naturally, fertility acupuncture can help you to conceive. In women, regular acupuncture treatments stimulate the production of follicles by the ovaries and improves cervical mucous. In men, acupuncture improves sperm quality, sperm motility, sperm morphology and sperm count.

Medical studies have shown that acupuncture treatments for fertility can improve the thickness of the uterine lining and facilitate embryo implantation. For this reason fertility acupuncture is recommended to women who have had a number of miscarriages or who are going through IVF or IUI treatments.

Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years to promote fertility and to cure infertility. It is successfully used to treat medical conditions that contribute to infertility such as endometriosis, PCOS, high FSH and luteal phase defect, as well as unexplained infertility.  For lots of great examples, see my   fertility acupuncture testimonials and don’t hesitate to contact me with questions!

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