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Why and How Acupuncture Works for Infertility

Why and How Acupuncture Works for Infertility

Infertility struggles have become more and more common in recent years. There are many physical and environmental contributors to infertility, and couples dealing with this issue are desperate for solutions. As it makes its way into the mainstream health world, acupuncture has become more of a go-to treatment method for people with either male or female reproductive systems, and there is plenty of valid research to back up its effectiveness. A quick search of PubMed will give you hundreds of studies illustrating the positive effects of acupuncture on various issues related to infertility.  continue reading »

TCM and Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that disrupts the normal function of the epithelial cells in the body.  Epithelial cells line the passageways of many of our vital organs, including the lungs, liver, kidneys, reproductive system and the skin. Those who have cystic fibrosis have a defective gene that impairs epithelial cell function. This can lead to a buildup of sticky mucus throughout the body that may eventually lead to lung damage and chronic coughing, affecting how patients with cystic fibrosis breathe and filter air, digest their food and absorb the nutrients from that food. In the United States alone, there are nearly 12 million people who suffer from this disease. Unfortunately, there is no known cure and most of those affected with the disease only live into their 20s and 30s. Current modern medicine treatments focus on increasing the quality of life by managing symptoms. continue reading »

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