Acupressure for PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain), labour preparation and tendonitis.

Acupressure for PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain), labour preparation and tendonitis.
Gallbladder 34, GB34, YangLingQuan “Yang Hill Spring”

We love GB34, it is a magnificent point for moving energy through the body. It also has a strong effect on sinews and tendons, so it is frequently used for any condition involving these aspects of our bodies. In clinic, it is commonly used for labour preparation at 36 < weeks, and also during later term,

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Did you know acupuncture can increase your chances of pregnancy when used with IVF?

In an effort to promote some of the benefits of acupuncture, Yinstill posted this early in 2015… (in reference to the study: SEE: INFLUENCE OF ACUPUNCTURE ON THE PREGNANCY RATE IN PATIENTS USING ARTIFICIAL REPRODUCTION THERAPY).


Nine months later, as this information was maturing on the Internet, one of our readers asked the question: What evidence do you have to make this claim?

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Acupressure for Fighting Colds, Battling Headaches and Improving Digestion

Acupressure is fantastic, not only because it works but also because you can do it on yourself. Here are two of the most commonly needled points in clinic that can improve our health and well-being heading into autumn. The video links will show you how to locate the points, as well as a simple technique for self-massage and stimulation.

LI4 – Large Intestine 4 – HeGu – “Hidden Valley”
This is an extremely useful point.

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Sperm Health, Fertility and Food

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The respected journal “Fertility and Sterility” published a significant study this month, relating to meat intake and how it is related to sperm quality and male fertility in conjunction with IVF. The study was focussed on couples undergoing infertility treatment with the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART), but I believe that these results are important for all men to consider as they move forward on their journey to grow/build their family.

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‘Qi’ Stagnation, not ‘cheese’ Stagnation

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Chinese medicine can be difficult to decipher sometimes; the language and methods it uses only makes sense within the system itself and without any background knowledge it can be confusing and annoyingly esoteric. Imagine hearing these words from your Chinese medicine practitioner “Your kidneys are deficient” or “Your liver qi is stagnated” or “you are suffering from blood stasis and dampness in the lower jiao”.

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Advancements in IVF Technology

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Advancements in infertility treatments have been evolving furiously over the past thirty years. Here at Yinstill we regularly support couples who are taking advantage of scientific developments including IVF (in vitro fertilization), IUI (intrauterine insemination), ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) and other pharmaceutical options including Clomiphene and Letrozole.

One of the newest developments in the world of fertility comes out of Toronto, and it is called Augment(sm).

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Smoking and Pregnancy

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The dangers of smoking before, during and after pregnancy are well known to all, but a new study out of England using 4D ultrasound imaging techniques sheds new light on the risks involved. If you had any doubts, please read this short article and then quit smoking!…

Wikipedia also has some good information here:

and here from the Mayo Clinic:…

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Jani White at the Integrated Fertility Symposium

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This past weekend a collection of experts, practitioners, students, and observers from around the world descended on SFU downtown for the inaugural Integrative Fertility Symposium. There were many excellent talks from Chinese doctors and acupuncturists, MDs and naturopathic doctors covering a range of topics including “Key Concepts in Embryo Implantation”, “ Chinese Medicine’s View of ImmunoIogical infertility” and much in between. The practitioners from Yinstill were there attending lectures to learn and share their newfound knowledge with each other.

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Acupuncture can reduce Cholesterol

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Keeping an eye on our cholesterol levels is essential for heart health and overall blood flow. While cholesterol is essential for bodily functions, too much of the wrong kind is bad. It comes in different forms in our body: low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which are sticky and clog our arteries, and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) which are not sticky and actually help to reduce cholesterol levels.

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