Category Archives : Maternal & Pregnancy


Natural Solutions for Pregnancy Complications

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 […]


C-Section Delivery Increases Risks of Childhood Obesity

My wife, Joy, and I work with many prenatal women. We certainly honor the birthing choices our clients would like however we also try to educate regarding options. Many people. including us feel the C-Section rate (over 33% in the Boston area) is a bit out of control. C-Sections are absolutely necessary. C-sections have saved […]


Probiotics During Pregnancy Reduces Eczema in Offspring

During pregnancy there are several supplements that show clear benefit in addition to a healthy non-junk food diet:  Vitamin D, Fish Oils (prefer high DHA) and probiotics. Here are a few articles posted in the past about the benefits of probiotics during pregnancy: Reduce infant dermatitis Reduce atopic dermatitis Reduces incidences of eczema Given to […]


Preventing Preeclampsia

A new study was released from the British Medical Journal showed the benefit of using L-arginine and antioxidants supplements during pregnancy to prevent preeclampsia.   Preeclampsia is a condition that comes on after the 20th week of pregnancy (but often 3rd trimester) where there is high blood pressure (over 140/90) as well as protein in the […]


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Why You Should Eat Organic Foods During Pregnancy

Given all the research about pesticide dangers and diseases it has been attributed to such as Parkinson’s it  still amazes me that foods grown with chemicals still make up the vast majority of foods consumed. This is probably largely due to the fact that  chemical companies have a ton of money and political lobbyists.   The […]


Acupuncture Improves Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a metabolic imbalance of a woman’s hormones. This imbalance can cause changes in the menstrual cycle (amenorrhea, irregular periods, dysmenorrhea), skin changes, small cysts in the ovaries, infertility, hair growth and other problems. In a woman’s normal menstrual cycle one (or more) eggs are released from the follicles in the […]

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Improving ‘Poor Egg Quality’

Chinese Medicine which includes acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition can often treat conditions concerning poor egg quality.   Often when a woman is labeled with poor egg quality they have other signs of poor circulation such as cold extremities, low energy and maybe skin conditions.   Most often the cause does not lie with the eggs, but […]

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Healthy Uterine Lining, Acupuncture & Pregnancy

A recent study showed that uterine lining health may be more important than egg quality in creating a healthy birth weight baby and carrying to term.    (Click here for the Time article about this published research).   This was a large study out of Baylor that reviewed over 300,000 IVF cycles  with specific interest in birth […]