Summer is a time of openness and expansive abundance. The fresh vital flavors, colors and textures of many fruits and vegetables ripen and so do our senses. According to Chinese medicine, Summer is yang in nature. It is a time of expansion, growth, lightness, outward activity, brightness and
Taking Care of the Liver
The Liver is one of our largest internal organs and one of the most underestimated organs. It does so much for us, from detoxifying to purifying blood to regulating our metabolism.
Although the liver is wonderful at healing and self-recovery, it does take a
Hot flashes and night sweats are something we often work with in women’s health and fertility. Sometimes it happens after a woman has taken fertility medications; sometimes it happens gradually or sporadically. It can happen toward the end of our reproductive years, and it can happen during pregnancy. Sometimes the
If you haven't got there quite yet, then I am sure you have at least thought about it, or see the possibility out there on the horizon. 'Screw it, I am sick of trying'. On some level it feels freeing to say and feel this way I am sure, it
Women today have many demands in their day to day life which can all affect the menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle is linked to hormones and when the hormonal balance is not aligned irregular periods can occur. An irregular cycle can mean sometimes early, or sometimes late and is very
Almost 2 years ago I wrong a blog post about what you should eat during your IVF cycle, which can be found here: https://yinstill.com/what-should-i-eat-during-my-ivf-cycle/. This post has become such a hit and I still send it to many patients as a quick reference because it is such a common question.
Castor oil has been known for centuries to help with various health issues. In terms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) it is used as a natural remedy to help decrease the size of cysts, prevent growth of cysts, help decrease inflammation, hormone regulation and metabolic balance. It is one of
Yoga, including breathing exercises, meditative practices, and specific body postures, is widely practiced for its relaxation and overall health benefits. Many people I work with practice yoga daily and ask me if it is OK if they continue their yoga practice while they are undergoing an IVF cycle. The answer
The winter time has passed in its somber glory; having brought skies of marbled greys and trees so graceful in their naked beauty. Those cold days for slumber and reflection are waning and a new vitality rises. The air breathes balmy, dissolving the ice that keeps the seeds and tree
Most men experience some sexual function loss or dips in libido at some point in their lives, and it’s not always because you’ve had one too many at the pub last night. In fact if the subject weren’t such a taboo, experiences and solutions could be shared more openly leading
How Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Can Help Reduce Pain, Solve Urinary Problems, and Improve Sexual Function. Male Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) is a well-established condition known for the pain and discomfort it causes. It was long thought to be connected specifically with prostatitis or inflamed prostate
As our cultural and medical understanding of sperm health and male fertility grows, our sperm quality and quantity declines. A study published last year (https://academic.oup.com/humupd/article-abstract/23/6/646/4035689?redire...) found a hefty decline in sperm counts between 1973 and 2011, a 50-60% drop in this time; dramatic to say the least. Most disturbing is