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What you NEED to know about your thyroid

There is a huge problem in health care today. People are living with thyroid problems that are either being misdiagnosed, mistreated, or completely missed by their physicians. If you have any of the following symptoms, please read on to find out why your thyroid may be involved and what you need to do to get better.

Common symptoms of an under-active thyroid:
– fatigue
– headaches/migraines
– PMS

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How Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can Help with Stress

The role of stress and fertility is unclear, and it’s important to remember that stress itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It allows us to move faster, think clearer and is essentially a life-preserving response to external stimulus. Life without stress would be unusual indeed as even positive experiences and happiness will elicit a type of stress response in the body – most profoundly the release of the hormone cortisol. This hormone, released by the adrenal glands has a cascade of effects in the body,

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How Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help with Miscarriage

Affecting over a fifth of pregnant women, there’s often little information available about what went wrong in the case of miscarriage. In Canada, this translates to over 100,000 in a single year and that is only including those from known pregnancies. Further statistics tell us that potentially 70% of all pregnancies could result in miscarriage, with either a failure to implant or implantation with a failed pregnancy. Clearly a miscarriage is always a difficult time,

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Managing PCOS by Changing our Cooking Habits

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine abnormality, affecting 6-8% of the female population. There can be a cascade of hormonal imbalances causing irregular menstruation, insulin resistance and weight gain, excess androgens (male hormones) resulting in hair growth and other symptoms, and also systemic inflammation. There are a variety of supplements and strategies that health practitioners recommend to implement in an attempt regulate ovulation and support weight loss and hormonal health,

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How Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Can Help You Get Pregnant

In the modern context of reproductive medicine and fertility, Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are finding their place and becoming an integral aspect of men’s and women’s reproductive health. Alongside these modalities, a conventional medical diagnosis is an essential way to understand the body and correct treatment often relies on accurate information regarding our hormones, blood levels, and an array of other details. Now, in conjunction with Chinese medicine and Naturopathy, patients have powerful tools and treatment modalities to optimize their chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy.

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Chinese Medicine and Painful Periods

Many women experience painful periods, or dysmenorrhea. This pain can be debilitating while interrupting work, family and social life, as well as increasing our reliance on conventional pain killers such as Advil and Motrin. Here at Yinstill, we successfully treat painful periods by examining the quality and timing of the pain, as well as details of the menstrual history, menstrual blood and other related symptoms. These details allow us to diagnose the cause of disharmony and to choose the best acupoints to attain balance.

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Bowen & Fertility: A gentle approach to improve your chances of conception

What is Bowen Therapy?

Bowen Therapy is a holistic and multidimensional approach to pain relief and healing that has achieved remarkable results over the past 50 years. It is based on the recognition by Tom Bowen, its originator, who lived and practiced in Australia, that the underlying cause or source of many musculoskeletal, neurological, neuromuscular and other health or pain problems could be found in the soft tissue or fascia. Fascia is a specific type of connective tissue that forms a three dimensional web surrounding every tissue in the body.

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Naturopathic Medicine and IVF: How a holistic approach can help improve your chances of success

IVF or In Vitro Fertilization is now responsible for 1% of all births in North America. This assisted reproductive technology is definitely on the rise and is something I come across everyday in practice. Patients seek support at Yinstill Reproductive Wellness because there is something missing from their treatment regimen at the fertility clinic. Often times women come into Yinstill wanting to know how they can complement their upcoming IVF, FET (frozen embryo transfer) or IUI (intrauterine insemination) cycle with natural treatments.

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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).

“DID YOU KNOW…ACUPUNCTURE CAN INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF PREGNANCY WHEN USED WITH IVF?”

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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