Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 4:47 pm
I often say that Chinese Medicine is one of the best modalities to treat chronic gynecological issues such as infertility, PCOS, dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea. There have been several studies recently that showed the benefit of acupuncture for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
This past spring a Swedish study compared using acupuncture to meeting with a therapist for 10-13 weeks. The author’s conclusions also showed that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for PCOS. A fantastic review article on acupuncture and PCOS was recently released. You can download the article here or get it here.
For those that are not interested in reading a research article the conclusion is that there is a lot of evidence on the benefit of acupuncture and PCOS. Given that there is also a lot of good research on diet and PCOS improvement I believe the best approach is not just using acupuncture but to incorporate diet and lifestyle changes to improve PCOS outcomes. As a dietitian I do have post graduate training in PCOS nutritional counseling and am very happy to help you improve your GYN symptoms.
Yours In Health,
George Mandler LDN LicAc
Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 5:56 pm
Pregnancy is a critical time for smart dietary choices and proper nutritional support to improve the health of a baby. But pregnancy and childbirth in the opinion of many has become has become a pathology and medical procedure with excessive interventions that can negatively influence a mother and babies’ health.
Of course a small percentage of pregnancies require modern medical intervention in the forms of medications and potential surgeries. Modern medicine has saved countless pregnant women and newborn lives. But I don’t agree with the unnecessary overuse of strong medicines or procedures that have little clinical evidence of safety and potential deleterious side effects when safer options are available. Read the rest of this entry
Sunday, July 10th, 2011 at 3:25 pm
The definition of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss is three or more miscarriages prior to 20 weeks gestation. However even one miscarriage takes it emotional toll. Even though the statistical chances of carrying a baby to term are much more favorable than having another miscarriage it is probably better to take the necessary preventative health steps before trying to conceive again. In Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine recurrent miscarriage shows that there is an underlying imbalance, either with the mother or father. This imbalance is a reason the pregnancy is not taking hold and should be corrected. Yes if your only goal is to have a baby then you can use IVF. But for the sake of the baby’s health and your health during pregnancy and postpartum it is wise to correct the underlying imbalance before getting pregnant.
The cause of miscarriage are multifaceted. Read the rest of this entry