Wild RosešŸŒ¹: mei gui hua for pain, beauty & pms

Admiring this stunning rose today made me think of the herb mei gui hua or dried rose buds (rosa rugosa) that are used in Chinese medicine often for women's health, periods and fertility. The rose is the universal symbol of love has been used for medicine purposes for centuries. It is fragrant, clearing, and mild … Continue reading Wild RosešŸŒ¹: mei gui hua for pain, beauty & pms

Keeping faith & staying positive on the fertility journey with acupuncture

A woman will often reach a point in her life where she knows she wants a baby. Men get this too. For a woman to embrace thisĀ natural maternal urge in this day and age it is rather complicated. Many women I treat in my acupuncture practice have underlying fears and self-doubts on their personal ability … Continue reading Keeping faith & staying positive on the fertility journey with acupuncture

Natural teeth care during IVF, pregnancy, post-partum & menopause: part II

Now on to the fun stuff, so what do we do to prevent gum and tooth problems in these changed hormonal states? First of all, you need a good dentist and hygienist. Having your teeth cleaned and removed of calculus every six months will prevent tooth decay and gum irritation and recession. Getting adequate rest … Continue reading Natural teeth care during IVF, pregnancy, post-partum & menopause: part II