ABSCESS   
ACID/ALKALI   
ACNE   
ADRENAL
AGE SPOTS   
AGING   
ALCOHOLISM   
ALLERGIES   
ALUMINIUM TOXICITY   
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE   
AMINO ACIDS   
AMOEBA   
ANEMIA   
ANOREXIA   
ANTHRAX   
ANTI-AGING   
ANXIETY   
APPENDICITIS   
ARTHRITIS   
ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS   
ASPARTAME   
ASTHMA   
ATHEROSCLEROSIS   
ATHLETES FOOT   
ASTIGMATISM   
BACK PAIN   
BAD BREATH       
BED SORES   
BEE STINGS   
BELLS PALSY   
BLEPHARITIS   
BLOOD PRESSURE   
BODY ODORS   
BRAIN HEALTH   
BREAST CANCER   
BREAST PAIN   
BRONCHITIS   
BRUXISM   
BULIMIA   
BURNS   
BURSITIS   
CANCER   
CANDIDIASIS   
CANKER SORES   
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME   
CATARACT   
CELIAC DISEASES   
CHELATION THERAPY   
CHEMICAL ALLERGIES   
CHEMICAL POISONING   
CHICKEN POX   
CHLAMYDIA   
CHOLESTROL   
CHRONIC FATIGUE   
CHRONIC PAIN   
CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS   
CIRRHOSIS   
COLD SORES   
COLOR THERAPY   
COMMON COLDS   
CONCENTRATION   
COUGH   
CROHNS DISEASE   
CROUP   
CONSTIPATION   
CUSHING SYNDROME   
DANDRUFF   
DEHYDRATION   
DEMENTIA   
DENTAL HYGIENE   
DEPRESSION   
MENTAL DISORDERS   
DERMATITIS   
DIABETES   
DIARRHOEA   
DIGESTION   
DIVERTICULITIS   
ADDICTION   
DRY SKIN   
EFT   
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
EMPHYSEMA   
Endometriosis
ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICITY
EPILEPSY   
EYE HEALTH   
FAINTING   
FAT BURNING   
FATTYFATTY ACIDS   LIVER   
FEVER   
FIBROMYALGIA   
FLU   
FRACTURES   
FRIGIDITY   
GALL BLADDER   
GANGRENE
GASTRITIS   
GLAUCOMA
GOUT   
GINGIVITIS
HAIR LOSS   
HANGOVER   
HAPPINESS   
HAY FEVER   
HEARING LOSS   
HEART DISEASE   
HEART ATTACK   
HEMOPHILIA   
HEMORRHOIDS   
HEPATITIS A   
HEPATITIS C
HIATAL HERNIA   
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE   
HIVES   
HOT FLUSHES
HUMAN PAPILOMA VIRUS
HYPERACIDITY   
HYPERHIDROSIS   
HYPERTHYROIDISM   
HYSTERECTOMY
IMMUNE SYSTEM   
IMPETIGO   
IMPOTENCE   
INDIGESTION
INFERTILITY
INCONTINENCE   
INSECT ALLERGY
INSECT BITES   
INSECT REPELLENTS
INSOMNIA   
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME   
JAUNDICE   
JOCK ITCH   
JOINT PAIN   
KIDNEY DISEASE
KIDNEY STONES
KNEE HEALTH   
LACTOSE INTOLERANCE   
LARYNGITIS
LAW OF ATTRACTION
LAZY EYE   
LEAD POISONING   
LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE   
LEG ULCERS   
LIBIDO   
LICE   
LIVER HEALTH   
LONGEVITY   
LUPUS   
LYME DISEASE   
MALABSORPTION SYNDROME   
MASSAGE   
MEAT TOXICITY   
MELANOMA   
MELATONIN   
MEMORY LOSS   
MENIERES SYNDROME   
MENINGITIS   
MENOPAUSE   
MEN’S HEALTH   
MERCURY TOOTH FILLINGS   
METABOLIC SYNDROME   
MIGRANE   
MICROWAVES   
MILK’S DISEASE   
MINERALS   
MISCARRIAGE   
MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE   
MOLES   
MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE   
MOOD   
MOTION SICKNESS   
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS   
MUMPS   
NAIL PROBLEMS   
NAIL FUNGUS   
NARCOLEPSY   
NAUSEA   
NEURAL ACTIVITY   
NOSEBLEED   
NUTRITION DEFICIENCIES      
OBESITY   
OILY SKIN   
OSTEOARTHRITIS   
OSTEOPOROSIS   
OVARIAN CANCER   
PANCREATITIS   
PARASITE
PARKINSON’S DISEASE   
PERIODONTAL DISEASE   
PLANTAR FASCIITIS   
PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME   
PROSTATE cANCER    
PSORIASIS   
RABIES   
RAYNAUD’S DISEASE   
REYES SYNDROME   
RHEUMATIC FEVER   
RICKETS   
SCABIES   
SCHIZOPHRENIA   
SCIATICA   
SELENIUM   
SENSITIVE TEETH   
SHINGLES
SHIN SPLINTS
SIDS    
SINUSITIS   
SORE THROAT   
SUNBURN   
TENDINITIS   
TINNITUS   
TMJ SYNDROME   
TONSILITIS   
TRICHINOSIS   
ULCERATIVE COLITIS   
ULCERS   
UNDERWEIGHT   
URINARY TRACT INFECTION   
UTERINE FIBROIDS   
UVEITIS   
VAGINITIS   
VARICOSE VEINS   
VERTIGO   
VITILIGO   
WEIGHT LOSS   
WEST NILE VIRUS   
WHOOPING COUGH   

INFERTILITY

Puncturing Pregnancy Problems

There may not be much to it other than my own observation, but why is it that so many irresponsible mothers are able to conceive without a problem, while so many women who’d make great mothers can’t conceive because of problems with infertility?

Female infertility is a problem that spans all ages, races and ethnicities, and while it’s more common in later years than earlier years, 6 million women are infertile in this country annually – that’s the same number of estimated births in the United   States per year! Just as the treatments for infertility run the gamut, so too do the possible causes (e.g. age, hormonal imbalance, endometriosis, cervical disorders, etc). But another possible cause of infertility that you may not have heard of is called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is the leading cause of infertility in the United States and affects a staggering one in 10 women! Its name is indicative of how it affects a woman’s body: many (hence the term “poly”) cysts line the ovaries, disrupting a woman’s periods (many aren’t even able to have periods).

While it’s been recognized as an infertility issue for the past 75 years, the cause of PCOS remains enigmatic. What is known about it are its symptoms, which include weight loss, excessive thinning of the hairline (but excessive growing of hair in other areas, like the face), high blood pressure and of course infertility.

As I mentioned previously, the treatments for infertility are many, but they’re often extremely invasive and leave women doped up on excessive amounts of drugs and hormones. Besides the bloating, nausea and weight gain that often come with such treatments, a woman also increases her baby’s risk of birth defects upon pregnancy – if there even is a pregnancy. And then there’s the cost!

As an alternative to such risky, invasive, expensive treatments, researchers from the University of Virginia looked into a treatment not often associated with infertility: acupuncture.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “What possible good can shoving sharp pins all over someone’s body have on diminishing infertility?” But researchers like Lisa Pastore, an associate professor of gynecology and obstetrics from the University of Virginia, scoff at such skepticism.

“Over the last year we have seen women who never had a regular menstrual cycle start having regular periods,” said UVA’s lead researcher Pastore to Science Daily. “We can also boast several pregnancies since the study began.”

The positive results are best illustrated by one woman in Pastore’s study who hadn’t had her period for five years. But after one month of acupuncture treatment, her menstrual cycles returned – again, after five years without having one! And it wasn’t long before she, too, became pregnant.

Many people consider acupuncture to be something of a pseudo-science. But the University of Virginia’s study is proof positive that its effects are real, effective alternative treatments for many people. If you have problems with infertility, particularly if it’s related to PCOS, acupuncture might be something worth considering before committing to other far more invasive treatments.

 

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