Functional Medical Testing

At Yinstill we offer a variety of testing to suit the needs of each patient. Any combination of the tests listed below may be recommended to those struggling with reproductive and/or health challenges. Since we know fertility optimization is dependent on the cultivation of whole health, precision medical practices to individualize your treatment plan is necessary,

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The Use of Moxibustion in Reproductive Medicine

What is it?

Moxa or Moxibustion is a kind of external heat therapy treatment based in the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  Moxa is the herb mugwort, or commonly known in China as Aie-ya. Therapeutically, moxa is used to treat and prevent disease by burning moxa on specific areas and acupuncture points on the body which enhances the healing action of that specific acupuncture point.  

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After a few months of acupuncture at Yinstill, my next round of IVF was successful

I started going to Yinstill in the fall of 2018 after a failed round of IVF treatment. Right away, I felt welcomed by the front desk staff and the peaceful and inviting clinic. Dr. Pentland was extremely supportive and truly took the time to listen to my questions and concerns. He clearly has a wealth of experience working with fertility patients and in-depth knowledge of every step of the process.

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Embryo Transfer Day Acupuncture Points

For those who have chosen to utilize acupuncture on the day of their embryo transfer, the following post is intended to offer some insight into the functions of the acupuncture points administered.

There has been much research done regarding the addition of acupuncture treatments before and after an embryo transfer. Most of the evidence leans toward the results of increased live birth rates.

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Do we really need to take supplements?

I’m healthy, I eat well, prioritize sleep, exercise regularly, manage stress, get plenty of fresh air, and drink lots of quality filtered water – why would I need to take supplements?

If this is you, fantastic! You are really laying the foundation for good health. You may also already be taking some supplements such as vitamin D,

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IV Micronutrient Therapy and Fertility

Intravenous (IV) micronutrient therapy is a customized vitamin treatment that infuses nutrients directly into the bloodstream and is the most effective way to deliver vitamins and minerals to the cells and tissues of your body. When compared to oral supplementation (where absorption is maybe 30-40%), IV nutrient absorption is 100% because you bypass the digestive tract and do not need to be concerned with any digestion or absorption issues.

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Surrendering to yourself, one breath at a time

Giving back to your body after suffering loss is one of the most empathetic and compassionate things you can do for yourself. The energy that is put into trying to conceive whether it be naturally or with an IUI or IVF cycle, the financial resources, anticipation and unfortunately sometimes the result we didn’t expect, can be a hard hit to the soul.

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Progesterone and Yang: A TCM Perspective

Progesterone, also known as P4, is a reproductive hormone involved in the menstrual cycle. Influencing what is known as the “luteal phase”, it helps prepare the uterine lining for implantation. If implantation does occur, progesterone helps maintain the integrity of the endometrium, helping to secure the new pregnancy. It also plays a role in the development of an embryo.

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10 Lifestyle Suggestions to Decrease Stress During an IVF Cycle

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.

I wanted to elaborate on this topic and provide you with some helpful suggestions for other things that you can do during your IVF cycle that may increase your chances of success.

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